Surround yourself with adventure
Uvalde, Texas is a one-of-kind rich oasis surrounded by all the adventures of Texas including River Country, the Hill Country, wild game and more. Take a drive to Uvalde this weekend and rediscover what makes U…you.
Stroll through the First State Bank of Uvalde, which houses a multi-million dollar art & antique collection, and join the 6,000 visitors who annually view this extensive collection at the most unique bank in Texas. Masterpieces by Rembrandt and Gainsborough as well as a significant collection of Western art are on open display during banking hours.
Tour the John Nance Garner Museum. Built in 1920, this was once home of United States Vice-President John Nance Garner and his wife Ettie. The museum, now managed by the University of Texas, contains photographs and artifacts from the Garners' private and political life. Don't miss the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House, the oldest in Texas, a beautiful and active opera house rich in history and still very much alive. Built in 1891 and restored in 1982. Note the dragon at the top of the cupola and various details of the building. Programming includes community theater and children's theater productions, concert series and professional performers. Housed in the historic building is an antique shop and the Briscoe Visitors Center.
Take a break at the only soda fountain between San Antonio and El Paso. Uvalde Rexall Drug, the oldest retail establishment in the community, has been in continuous operation since 1883. An ice-cream soda at the drug store will take you back in time! Learn about our National Fish Hatchery, established in the late 1930's, offers many wildlife viewing opportunities. The station cultivates various species, including Guadalupe bass, channel catfish and Texas wild rice. For enthusiasts, Uvalde NFH maintains a two-acre wildlife pond with large bird blinds. Over 200 different species of birds have been documented utilizing the facility.
Explore Fort Inge, built as a U.S. Cavalry post in 1849 and listed in the National Registry of Historic Sites in Texas. Established as a part of the first federal line of frontier forts in Texas, Fort Inge served as a base of operations for army troops and Texas militia. The missions of the soldiers included guarding the San Antonio-El Paso military road, protection for frontier settlements and guarding the international boundary.
Arrive at the Aviation Museum at Garner Field. Garner Field was established in 1941 as a primary training base and was named in honor of Vice President John Nance Garner, a Uvalde resident. Housed in one of the original hangers, the museum contains aircraft and memorabilia from the World War II period.
If you are an avid golfer, you will want to play a round of golf at the Uvalde Memorial Park Golf Course. Our unique 18-hole course offers a challenge to the golfer and is also the site of a Native American archeological find, located near the Leona River Walk. Come be a part of the annual 4th of July Golf Tournament.
Experience one of the oldest newest attractions in Uvalde, the El Progreso Memorial Library and Archives has served citizens of the area for over 100 years. El Progreso Memorial Library was organized in 1903 by 31 women who gave their time, money and books to start the only library west of San Antonio at that time.
Take some time to experience the small town charm of Uvalde, a community surrounded by adventure!