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San Angelo, Texas
San Angelo, Texas
418 West Avenue B
San Angelo, TX 76903

Attractions in San Angelo

You’ll discover a well-rounded mix of attractions in San Angelo when you visit. Outdoor enthusiasts no doubt already know they’ll have lots of ways to keep busy, from hiking and biking at San Angelo State Park to fishing at O.C. Fisher Lake. If you’re an art lover or history buff, you’re in luck. San Angelo boasts an exceptional crop of fascinating historic sites and a plethora of art galleries and public displays.

Discover the many attractions in San Angelo and start planning your next road trip to this one-of-a-kind West Texas charmer.

ASU Planetarium
Angelo State University’s newly renovated planetarium opens its doors to the public for shows in its tilted dome theater with HD digital projector capable of projecting more than half a billion stars. Previous shows include “Solar Superstorms,” detailing the solar tornadoes and coronal mass ejections of the sun, and “Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West.” Programs are available while ASU classes are in session.
2333 Vanderventer Avenue
San Angelo, TX 76904
(325) 942-2136

Chicken Farm Art Center
Named for the renovated farm buildings it calls home, the Chicken Farm Art Center is an eclectic community of local artists and an awesome place to spend an afternoon browsing unique artwork. With more than 15 studios represented at any given time, you’ll see painstakingly crafted glassworks, metal works, pottery, woodworks, and much more. Stop by on First Saturdays for food, live music, kids’ activities, demonstrations, and as many as 30 vendor booths. 
2505 Martin Luther King Boulevard
San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 653-4936

Civic League Park
This San Angelo park is the home of the famous International Waterlily Collection, starring "Texas Dawn" as the Official Water Lily of the State of Texas. Catch the beautiful flowers in bloom every year from April to October. Other amenities include a nature trail, artwork, rose garden, and pavilion.
2 South Park Street
San Angelo, Texas 76903
(325) 657-4450

Fort Concho
What was once a vital force in protecting settlers of the San Angelo area is now a national historic landmark and museum. Built in 1867, Fort Concho gives visitors a look inside 23 original and restored structures, including the enlisted men’s barracks, the hospital, and officer’s row. During weekends and special events, you can catch reenactors firing cannons, cavalry competitions, old-fashioned baseball, and more.
630 South Oakes Street
San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 481-2646

Historic Murals of San Angelo
Since 2002, San Angelo has been graced by these moving murals that depict important events, eras, and people in the city of San Angelo and the Concho River region. Now totaling 12 murals, you’ll find homages to local author Elmer Kelton, the old Santa Fe Depot, the stagecoaches that brought settlers to San Angelo, and more.
Various Locations
San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 201-9037

Miss Hattie’s Bordello Museum
Now open strictly for educational purposes, the famous Miss Hattie’s is housed in the same 1896 building where an enterprising divorcee created a booming business above her ex-husband’s saloon. Inside you’ll find lots of original bordello accoutrements, with each room telling the story of the women who lived (and worked) there. Group and private tours are available in the afternoon, Tuesday through Saturday.
18 East Concho Avenue
San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 653-0112

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
The award-winning facility is housed in a gorgeous building with three spacious galleries and a beautiful rooftop view of the city, plus a research library, gift shop, and education wing. Pottery and sculpture pieces are the standout exhibits, but artwork runs the gamut from oil paintings to glassworks and Martelé silver. 
1 Love Street
San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 653-3333

San Angelo Nature Center
Bobcats, skunks, turtles, lizards, snakes, tarantulas, scorpions, and even a porcupine await you at the San Angelo Nature Center. The small animal sanctuary shines with the help of a friendly, knowledgeable staff who can give you an on-site “interpretive” tour while regaling you with interesting facts, or an off-site tour where they bring the animals to you.
7409 Knickerbocker Road
San Angelo, TX 76904
(325) 942-0121

San Angelo State Park
Some of the best outdoor fun in town can be had at San Angelo State Park. Fishing, swimming, picnicking, and camping are all popular activities, plus there is a three-level orienteering course and a wildlife observation area. If you have access to a horse, the park offers 50 miles of equestrian trails, or you can hike or mountain-bike while you enjoy the beautiful and natural surroundings.
3900 Mercedes Street
San Angelo, TX 76901
(325) 949-4757

San Angelo Visitor Center
One of San Angelo’s top attractions is also one of its most welcoming. The visitor center boasts charming scenery that includes a waterfall, views of the River Walk, statues, manicured grounds, elegant stonework, and art installations. The helpful staff inside will be happy to point you in the right direction to all San Angelo’s great attractions.
418 West Avenue B
San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 655-4136

The Cactus Hotel
A San Angelo landmark for almost 90 years, the Cactus Hotel is the tallest - and by popular opinion, the prettiest - building in San Angelo. An elegant ballroom and mezzanine make it a favorite wedding destination in town, with ceremonies also held in the “Top of the Cactus” or even the lobby by the Grand Staircase. Though it no longer functions as an overnight hotel, swing by to take in this piece of local history, browse the shops and art galleries, and have a meal in the Mesquite Bean Cafe located inside.
36 East Twohig Avenue
San Angelo, Texas
(325) 655-5000

Vino Dipinte Art Gallery
You bring the wine, they’ll bring the paint at Vino Dipinte Art Gallery. The downtown location hosts paint-and-sip events that are a big hit with couples and ladies’ nights, where the in-house artists guide you through the creation of your own masterpiece as you enjoy an adult beverage and conversation with your fellow painters. You can also purchase original works from local artists and catch special events and art shows.
602 Orient Street & 113 Concho Avenue
San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 262-3693

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San Angelo, Texas
San Angelo, Texas
418 West Avenue B
San Angelo, TX 76903

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