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San Angelo, Texas

San Angelo grew around the frontier site of Fort Concho, established in 1867 at the junction of the north and middle branches of the Concho River. San Angelo became an early ranching center for cattle and sheep, and today, the nation's largest primary wool and mohair market and major livestock auction center, as well as, the regional hub of cotton, grain and pecan production.

A variety of industries, medical and retirement facilities and Goodfellow Air Force Base lend diversity. Cultural resouces are supported by the symphony orchestra, ballet, the Cactus Jazz Series at the Cactus Hotel, and the Cactus Jazz and Blues Festival at the River Stage, and the state's oldest civic theater. San Angelo is the home of Angelo State University.

Birding in and around the Concho Valley is great. More than 332 species of birds have been confirmed in the area.

Also, check out the old Cactus Hotel that was built in 1929, among the first Hilton Hotels. It houses a children's museum, as well as a restaurant and coffee shop. The Crystal Ballroom is worth a peek.

Other spots of interest include the International Water Lily Collection, located in Civic League Park, the Old Chicken Farm Art Center, and the River Walk features beautiful gardens, 14 water displays, playground, walking/jogging trail, and a nine-hole golf course - all in downtown San Angelo.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Education Center

This sleek, new facility offers varied and changing exhibits of different media from many eras. This is a cooperative project between SAMFA and Angelo State Univ. The 22,000-square-foot facility is on the Concho River adjacent to the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage. It'

San Angelo, TX Museums


E. H. Danner Museum of Telephony

Models of telephones from Alexander Graham Bell's "Gallows Frame Phone" (only five ever built) through wooden phones and push-button phones of the 1880s to present models. Open museum hours; in Officers' Quarters No. 4

San Angelo, TX Museums

Concho Avenue

Was the first street in downtown area in "Santa Angela," and street's colorful history is reflected in its stores and buildings. Also features Miss Hattie's, the "Best Little Bordello Museum inTexas."

San Angelo, TX History

Miss Hattie's Museum

Restored "ladies of the evening" saloon/"parlor house" that was a surreptitious San Angelo landmark for decades. Faithfully re stored with original furnishings and fashions to depict living style of those who entertained soldiers, ranchers and cowboys. House operated from mid-1800

San Angelo, TX Historic Buildings

Things to do near San Angelo, TX

Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad Depot

Three-story structure built in 1908 in Spanish mission style with red Ludowici Seville tile roof. An extension of the Hardema...

Hilton Museum

Bought by Conrad Hilton in 1919 when that was the only way he could get a place to sleep, hotel became first in Hilton chain....

Canyon Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Amarillo Botanical Gardens

Completely renovated in 2000, this museum with a living collection. Botanical Garden features outdoor and indoor educational ...

Lake Sweetwater Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...