The town is known at the crossroads of West Texas. The Texas Legislature has recognized Lamesa as the official legendary home of the chicken fried steak. The Annual Chicken Fried Steak Festival and Crossroads Balloon Rally is held in April. The historic downtown square provides shopping opportunities. A golf course, disk golf course, swimming pool, and parks provide recreation. Forrest Park offers free RV hooks-ups for up to 4 nights.