You'll Think You've Traveled To Eastern Europe When You Visit The Tiny Town Of West, Texas
By Katie Lawrence|Published November 11, 2022
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
If you want to get a little taste of Eastern Europe right here in the Lone Star State, start planning a trip to the small town of West. This quaint, rural community off of I-35 boasts the best kolaches in Texas (which makes sense, considering the town has more Czech-American residents than anywhere else in the state).
West also hosts a yearly festival, Westfest, that pays homage to the town’s Czech heritage.
Have you ever been to West? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article for a nearby attraction where you can see the fossilized remains of ancient woolly mammoths.
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