6 Ways to Beat the Heat

With the heat of summer upon us, here are some local places to cool off and chill out.

Drink Up
We may be far from the sea, but you can still enjoy the ocean (water, that is). Let your mind wander to the seaside as you sip an ocean water from Dixie Dog.

1610 S. Main
Thursday 10 a.m.9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.10 p.m.

Shaved Ice, Ice, Baby
With more than 70 flavors, Hydro Snow has you covered when it comes to snow cones. Some of the most popular shaved ice flavors include strawberry cheesecake, silver fox, Bahama Mama, sour apple, wedding cake, tsunami, peach, and fuzzy navel.

1610 S. Main (parking lot of Dixie Dog)
Monday–Saturday 1–10 p.m.

With unique combinations such as Piccadilly—your preferred flavor of snow cone sandwiched between layers of pickles—Alfaro’s Snow Cones offers a variety of flavors to choose from. This shaved ice stand also serves numerous sugar-free options. Fresh fruit flavored with chili powder and other spices is also available.

Ash and 8th (next to Ranger Car Wash)
Daily 3–8 p.m. (weather permitting)

Sunnytastic—another local option for snow cones—is conveniently located next to Perryton Cleansers. So when you’re running errands, you can swing by to cool down.

7th and Main (next to Perryton Cleaners)

Yummy Yogurt
To cool off with another sweet treat, try Perryton’s newest addition—3 Sisters Frozen Yogurt. The self-serve shop offers 10 froyo flavors and a number of toppings, so you can create a new cold concoction each time you visit.

9 SW 2nd
Daily 11 a.m.
9 p.m.

Pool Play
To really beat the heat, take a dip in the city pool. Toddlers can play in the kiddy wading pool, and older kids can practice their diving skills on the low and high boards. Following renovations set to begin this fall, next summer the pool will include a large circular slide and a water bowl slide. In addition, a toddler water park will replace the wading pool. There also will be a new bathhouse and concession area.

1502 S. Jefferson
Monday–Saturday 12–5 p.m.; Sunday 2–5 p.m.
The pool is also available to reserve in the evenings for private parties.

Fun in the Sun
You can also take a swim at Wolf Creek Park’s Lake Fryer, located 18 miles southeast of town. Or if swimming isn’t your thing, hook some expert swimmers—fish! While you’re there, you can grab a bite to eat at the Lobo restaurant.

The Lobo
13560 Co. Rd. U
Tuesday–Thursday 11 a.m.–3 p.m.; Friday–Saturday 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

An Indoor Excursion
If you want to escape the heat entirely, venture to the (air conditioned) Museum of the Plains and take a walk through our area’s history. With collections ranging from cut glass and horse sculptures to tractors and historic buildings, there are a variety of exhibits, artifacts, and replicas to view.

1200 N. Main
Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday 1–5 p.m.

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