Texas Eiffel Tower Replica
In the early 1990’s Babcock & Wilcox Company built an Eiffel Tower replica in Paris, Texas using volunteer parts and labor. This metal structure replaced an earlier wooden version that was destroyed by a tornado.
Unlike other Eiffel Tower replicas around the USA, the city of Paris, Texas chose to add a touch of “yee haw” to their “ooh-la-la” by topping their tower with a bright red cowboy hat.
I think it looks pretty spiffy!
At a height of 65 feet, the replica is pretty teeny compared to the original Eiffel Tower in that other Paris. It also looks a lot like an oil derrick, but – hey – this fits right in with the Texas side of things. Plus, as you can see, it’s much taller than anything nearby and is mighty photogenic.
The town of Paris, Texas makes a fun day trip. There’s a gorgeous Italian marble fountain in the town square, which is flanked by antique shops. The day I visited the local bakery was closed, but I hear they make great pastries. For details on what to see and do, check out my post, Weekend Road Trip to Paris, Texas
Paris, Texas Eiffel Tower Address
If you’re ever in Paris, Texas here is the address for the Eiffel Tower Replica: Love Civic Center, 2025 South Collegiate Drive, Paris, TX 75460.
More A to Z blog posts
This was my post for the letter E of the A to Z blogging challenge. Tune in tomorrow to see what quirky Texan thing the letter F will bring!
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