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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 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

Fort Concho

One of the best preserved frontier military posts west of the Mississippi, this National Historic Landmark consists of 23 original and restored buildings on 40 acres near downtown. Established 1867

San Angelo, TX Forts


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

Things to do near San Angelo, TX

Paramount Theatre

An Abilene Historic Landmark, the Paramount Theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside the beautiful art ...

Magnolia Station

Built in the early 1920s, this station was one of the first along Old Route 66. Recently restored through the Route 66 Corrid...

Dalhart Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Lubbock Visitor Information

Literature about attractions, visitor sites, events and information about dining and accommodations can be obtained at the Lu...

T-Bar Country Club

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