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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

El Paseo de Santa Angela

El Paseo extends between Fort Concho and Concho Avenue and follows a footpath from the fort used by the soldiers stationed here to the village across the river. The heritage trail covers the heart of San Angelo encompassing the "Pearl of the Conchos"

San Angelo, TX Historic Trails

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

Visitor Information Center

Brand new facility located on the banks of the Concho River between U.S. 87 north and south. Close to the Historic District, Museum of Fine Arts, Paseo, Fort Concho, Water Lily Garden and other attractions. The 1,600

San Angelo, TX Information Centers


San Angelo Nature Center

In former Lake Rangers Headquarters building at Lake Nasworthy built by Works Progress Admin. Natural science and history museum interpreting the Edwards Plateau region. Displays feature native wildlife: live reptiles and amphibians, mounted birds and other wildlife, 200

San Angelo, TX Nature Centers

Things to do near San Angelo, TX

Abraham Family Art Gallery

One of the first art centers in the Southwest is in the Learning Resources Center on the Wayland Baptist University Campus. R...

Don Harrington Discovery Center

In a 51-acre park with lake and picnic area, this center offers a variety of attractions. The center hosts a diverse collecti...

Shore Art Gallery

Traveling exhibits and works by students and faculty displayed throughout year. ...

Meadowbrook Golf Complex, The -The Creek

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...

The Old Jail Art Center

Exceptional permanent art exhibits include works of Giacomo Manzu, John Marin, Charles Umlauf, Louise Nevelson, Henry Moore, ...