Sealy, Texas Visitor Information
Attractions: What to Do & See In & Around Sealy
Antiques, Gifts and Collectibles
Sealy has numerous shops around town including antique, collectable, specialty gifts shops and more.
American Saddle Bred Horses. Bluebonnet farms maintains a large number of horses and opens up their farm to welcome visitors by appointment only (horses are not always at the farm due to various competitions). The friendly folk's at Bluebonnet Farms offer a tour of the barn and also a workout of the horses. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday by appointment. Contact Sandy Currier, 746 FM 529, Bellville, 979-865-5051
Rancho Texcelente IXL
Paso Finos, Saddlebreds, Miniatures, Warn bloods, Reining, Green Colt Breaking Clinic, Alpacas and Miniature Donkeys, Olympic Dressage and more....Shows are by appointment only. The Paso Fino horse is considered to be the premier performer in the arena. The ranch has regular scheduled workouts in a covered arena with a spectators seating area to accommodate approximately 75-100 visitors. The horses travel all over the US to compete in shows. Shown by appointment only. www.paso.net
Lonestar Motorsport Park
Lonestar is an IHRA sanctioned 1/4 mile dragstrip, and is in the planning phase of building a 2.4 mile road race course. In late 2007, Lonestar Motorsports Park will open the Dyno Shop at Lonestar. Super Pro Race Car and Street Rods, Top Fuelers, Harley Davidson State Finals, Custom Built Cars, Jr. Nationals competition are just a few of the sights you'll witness. Open year round. Shown by appointment only. www.LonestarMotorsportsPark.com
Haynes Mattress Factory
Daniel Haynes moved to Sealy in 1882 and entered the mattress business in 1885. His first patient was taken out in 1889. He sold his first factory and later built this one in 1909. The machinery and equipment still stand in this building as it did in the early 1900's. The best known patient developed by Daniel Haynes was the "World Famous Sealy Mattress®". Shown by appointment only. (Donation)
Santa Fe Park Museum
Artifacts from the early days of Sealy and Austin County are displayed, including a caboose and early maintainer. Shown by appointment only. (Donation)
Virnau's Antique Car Collection
Mr. Virnau has an extensive collection of very fine antique cars and farm implements. Shown by appointment only. (Donation)
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Visitors Center
Early history of San Felipe "The Cradle of Texas Liberty." Built in 1847, the store now serves as the Visitors Center for the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. San Felipe is the only home Stephen F. Austin (The Father of Texas) ever claimed he had in the state. Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9am to 5pm. Call 979-885-3613 or visit www.visitsanfelipetx.com.
Hackbarth House, built in 1916. Haynes/Riley house built in 1909 and many more....
Austin County Jail
Built in 1896 it served as both living quarters on the left side and a jail on the right. The building was constructed with a space on the small fourth floor for a gallows used only one time. The jail was used until 1982 and was entered on the National Register of Historical Places in 1980. In Bellville. Open Saturdays and by appointment. (Donation)
The Old Sealy Jail
The jail was originally built in 1884, burned in 1887 during a jail break, and rebuilt that same year.
Built in 1897 in Bellville, this building has 12 sides and was used as a social club by the German immigrants living in the area. Shown by appointment only.
Colonial Capital of Texas
With reverence, I shall honor Stephen Fuller Austin for my heritage and I will cherish with dignity the memory of those courageous souls that gave their lives for freedom. I will be free and stand tall and proud as another flag shall unfurl over my charred ashes. Will rejoice at the silence of cannons and know that the tainted smell of war shall fill my senses no more. I am the Cradle of Texas Liberty - the once colonial capital of Texas - I am San Felipe and I shall rise again!! Open Sat. 12-5, Sun. 11-5 also shown by appointment Mon-Fri. (Donation)