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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

Historic Orient-Santa Fe Depot

The history of railroading in West Texas comes alive at the old depot. In addition to housing the Railway Museum of San Angelo, the facility features an operating diorama depicting the city in 1928 as well as static displays of railcars. Open Sat. 10 a.m. - 5

San Angelo, TX Railroad History

Historic Murals

Located across from the Santa Fe depot, murals that depict early day transportation, from the 1840s to 1940s, are 85 feet long and 14

San Angelo, TX Murals




Things to do near San Angelo, TX

San Angelo State Park

Some 7,000 acres provide excellent facilities for the outdoor enthusiast. The park is around the popular O.C. Fisher Reservoi...

Adrian Lions Farm & Ranch Museum

Collection of antique farm equipment and machinery and is a tribute to the agricultural community. Exhibits include a Caterpi...

Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge

Founded 1935, oldest national wildlife refuge in Texas. Established principally for migratory waterfowl, also home of native ...

Buffalo

View from Texas 114 of private herd of buffalo (American bison) and elk pastured across from highway rest area 8 miles east o...