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Boys Ranch, Texas

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch is a nationally known home for boys and girls who benefit from guidance and education in a ranch setting. Established in 1939 by the late Cal Farley, Texas businessman and world welterweight wrestling champion of the 1920s.

The first boys who came to the ranch lived in the abandoned courthouse of Old Tascosa that is now the Julian Bivins Museum. Founded and expanded by private donations, the ranch today covers 11,000 acres. Facilities include a chapel, clinic, schools, auditorium, visitors center, and 27 homes for children.

More than 400 boys and girls help operate the ranch, attend school and vocational classes, and enjoy a year-round program of athletics. A popular annual event is the Boys Ranch Rodeo, Labor Day weekend, featuring competition among youths of all ages. Approximately 40 students graduate from the fully accredited Boys Ranch High School each year, entering the adult world as useful, self-reliant citizens. Visitors are welcome at the ranch; open daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Millers Creek Reservoir

Their is a public boat ramp. You can put an RV on lake property but there are no hook ups. If you have any further questions ...

Parks

38 parks offer outdoor recreation, including swimming pools, jogging trails, golf, tennis, picnicking and children's fishing ...

San Angelo Children's Art Museum

In the Cactus Hotel, kids of all ages find hands-on activities to explore and create....

Center for Contemporary Arts

The downtown gallery show cases contemporary art, sculpture and photography in its three galleries. Exhibits by local, region...

Mclean Golf Association

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...