Historic Overnights: Mason County
Into the Frontier
About this Project
Settling in Comanche Territory
The Raids Continue
Progress in Fits and Starts
Book a Topaz Hunt
Thanks to its position on the Llano Uplift, the land around Mason yields a rare blue topaz (the state gem) found only in this part of the state.
Catch a Flick at the Odeon
Mason's neon-lit Odeon Theater was built in 1928 and is the longest continually operating theater in west Texas, still showing new releases every week.
Enter the Bat Cave
Though the Eckert James River Bat Cave is one of the largest bat nurseries in the country, it was once ranch owner W. Phillip Eckert's personal cache of bat guano.