Sonora Community

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Sutton County, Texas
Points of Interest

Caverns of Sonora contain formations in delicate crystal beauty and amazing profusion on ceilings, walls, and floors. Guided cave tours regularly each half hour covers about 1.5 miles underground. Rest stops are provided, but the tours are strenuous, equivalent to climbing several hundred steps. West of Sonora about eight miles, exit I-10 on Caverns of Sonora Road (FM 1989). Camping area with hookups are available. Admission.

Miers Home Museum

Santa Fe Depot

Main Street

Sutton County Heritage Square

Covered Wagon Outdoor Dinner Theatre, 915-387-2381, performed in a small, natural amphitheater near the Caverns of Sonora. Costumed storytellers recall the early days of the area along with a variety of musical entertainment. Usually mid June through mid August. Call Chamber of Commerce for information. Admission.

Annual Events

January: Sutton County Stock Show
March: Ram Test Field Day/Sale
April: West Texas Championship Bar-B-Que & Chili Cook Off
May: Cinco de Mayo Celebration; Sonora Sensation (Calf, Team & Steer Roping)
June: Sonora Wool Show & National Judging Contest; Covered Wagon Dinner Theatre
July: Angora Goat Show & Sale
August: Sutton County Days & Outlaw Pro-Rodeo
September: Diez y Seis de Septiembre Celebrations
October: Ride from the Border Bike Tour
November: Annual Sutton County Game Dinner & Hunters Ball


Devils River Inn, 915-387-3516
Holiday Host Motel, 915-387-2531
Twin Oaks Motel, 915-387-2551
Zola's Courts, 915-387-3000


Big Tree Restaurant, 915-387-9923
La Mexicana, 915-387-3401
Rosie's Cafe, 915-387-5552
Sutton County Steak House, 915-387-3833

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