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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


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

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


Concho Avenue

Was the first street in downtown area in "Santa Angela," and street's colorful history is reflected in its stores and buildings. Also features Miss Hattie's, the "Best Little Bordello Museum inTexas."

San Angelo, TX History

Things to do near San Angelo, TX

Tule Lake Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Texas Agriculture Experiment Station

Established in 1905 stemming from a request by local farmers due to a lack of feed grains available to the region, this stati...

Stationmaster's House Museum

Two-building complex includes restored depot agent's home; exhibits feature home life, general history of Hansford County. Ou...

The Old Jail Art Center

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

Potton House

Restored Victorian home of Joseph Potton family, circa 1901; listed in National Register of Historic Places; excellent showca...