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Uvalde County
PO Box 52
Concan, TX 78838
Uvalde County

Attractions in Uvalde County

The cool blue waters of the Frio, Nueces, and Sabinal Rivers, the stately Cypress trees of Garner State Park, and the wildflowers of Sabinal Canyon make Uvalde County a great place to explore. However, there are lots of fun man-made destinations that are also deserving of your precious vacation time.

Uvalde County’s historic buildings and museums, nightclubs, spas, movie theaters, resorts, and golf courses provide plenty to see in this beautiful part of Hill Country. Below are some of the top attractions in Uvalde County that you won’t want to miss.

Aviation Museum at Garner Field
Head to Hangar No. 1 at Garner Field Airport for an up-close look at aircraft and memorabilia from WWII, such as a Wildcat Fighter plane and the compass from the USS Uvalde. Open Tuesday and Friday.
301 Airport Boulevard
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 278-2552

Briscoe Art & Antique Collection
One of Uvalde’s best art collections is located in an unlikely spot: the First State Bank of Uvalde. Donated by former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe and his wife, the collection includes masterpieces by Gainsborough and Rembrandt, as well as Western art, bronzes, and antiques that the couple acquired during their travels. The collection can be seen during regular business hours, and guided tours available on request.
200 East Nopal Street
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 278-6231

Briscoe-Garner Museum
The home where two-time Vice President John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner lived for 30 years is today a tribute to him and fellow Uvalde native, Governor Dolph Briscoe. Items from Garner and Briscoe’s personal and professional lives, like a baseball autographed by Babe Ruth and a letter from President John F. Kennedy, Jr. are on display in the museum that is open Tuesday through Saturday.
333 North Park Street
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 278-5018

Frio Bat Flight
As many as 12 million Mexican free-tailed bats hang in the Frio Bat Cave, and their emergence in the evening is a sight to behold. The cave itself is on private land, but the people at Frio Bat Flight will guide you to a perfect spot on their property to watch one of the world’s largest bat colonies take flight.  
FM 2690, 1st Gate South of the Frio River
Concan, TX 78838
(888) 502-9387

Garner State Park
The most popular state park in Texas for overnight camping, Garner State Park encompasses more than 1,400 acres of pristine Hill Country scenery. Fishing, swimming, and tubing the Frio River are some of the biggest attractions, but the hiking and biking trails, geocaching opportunities, and miniature golf course are just as grand. Make reservations as far in advance as you can.
234 RR 1050
Concan, TX 78838
(830) 232-6132

Grand Opera House
Built in 1891, the Grand Opera House is the oldest functioning theater in the state of Texas. Stop in for a play, concert, or other live event, or just to take in this piece of local lore that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
104 West North Street
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 278-4184

Lone Star Saloon
Grab your “pardner” and hit the floor of this popular dancehall in Uvalde. Live country and Tejano acts take the stage every weekend, with some major names like Eli Young passing through for performances from time to time.
2429 Milam Street
Uvalde, Texas 78801
(830) 591-9191

Ox Ranch
If you’re a hunter in Texas, chances are you recognize the name Ox Ranch as the home of some of the best exotic game hunting in the state. But non-hunters will find plenty to do on this 18,000-acre spread as well, like driving and firing a Sherman tank, embarking on a photo safari, feeding giraffes, racing watercrafts, wakeboarding, and spelunking.
1946 Private Road 2485
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 275-4962

Rexall Drug & Soda Fountain
Grab a stool and enjoy a burger, sandwich, or good old-fashioned float from this old-timey soda fountain at Rexall Drug. In continuous operation since 1883, it’s the oldest retail establishment in the community.
201 North Getty
Uvalde, Texas 78801
(830) 278-2589

The Golf Club of Texas - Concan
The Hill Country naturally lends itself to beautiful golf courses, and this 7,333-yard championship course near the Frio River is no exception. Designed by the critically acclaimed team of Roy Bechtol and Randy Russell, the course is a challenging mix of tight fairways and numerous bunkers. Once you’ve sunk the last putt on Hole No. 18, reward yourself with a Concan Burger and a beer from The Patio Grille.
520 Mountain Valley
Concan, TX 78838
(830) 232-4471

Utopia Golf Course
This little course in the lovely Sabinal Canyon region bills itself as “the most beautiful nine-hole golf course in Texas.” Hollywood agreed with that sentiment enough to set a movie there, Seven Days in Utopia starring Robert Duvall. By the time you hole out on number one, you’ll probably agree, too.
20567 FM 187
Utopia, TX 78884
(830) 966-5577

Uvalde Memorial Golf Course
Uvalde’s 6,200-yard municipal course is a great option for golfers looking for challenging play at an unbeatable price. Each hole offers four tee boxes to accommodate all skill levels. Interesting fact: the course is located on a Native American archeological find.
221 East Doughty
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 278-6155

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PO Box 52
Concan, TX 78838
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