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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

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

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

Robert Wood Johnson Museum of Frontier Medicine

Instruments, medicines, surgical kits, hospital furniture, and other items of a typical 19th-century frontier hospital; some on loan from Johnson & Johnson collection. Also items related to San Angelo'

San Angelo, TX Museums



Things to do near San Angelo, TX

Slaton Museum

Step into the city's past, and visit the old Post Office and a 1940s drug store's soda fountain. Unique photo exhibit feature...

Lake Brownwood State Park

538-acre park offers swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, nature study, trailer facilities, rest rooms, shelters, cab...

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...

Fort Chadbourne

Established in Oct. 1852 by elements of 8th Infantry, and named for 2nd Lt. Theodore Lincoln Chadbourne who was killed in the...

Millers Creek Fishing

The predominant fish species in the lake are Largemouth Bass, White and Hybrid Striped Bass, White Crappie, Channel, Blue and...