Canyon is a vibrant small town and the county seat of Randall County, Texas. The population was 14,432 during the 2014 census, and because it is home to West Texas A&M University, the median age is just 25 years. The town is known as the gateway to Palo Duro Canyon State Park, one of the state's most popular tourist attractions. The Park offers hiking, camping, biking and birdwatching, all with beautiful views, and is the setting for the world-famous outdoor musical drama TEXAS. Canyon is listed on Livability's Top Ten Small Towns list. For a few years it was home to artist Georgia O'Keeffe, who was inspired by its natural beauty.