Lakes and Rivers
Lake Nasworthy and the Concho River Walk
Points of Interest
Concho River Pearls, formed in freshwater mussels, pearls range in color from pink to rich purple. Local jewelers offer a large variety of unique settings for these rare pearls from the lakes and rivers around San Angelo.
Concho River Walk, located downtown, has over six miles of jogging/walking trails, with flowing fountains and water treatments, outdoor stage, small amusement park, nine-hole golf course.
Concho Street, El Paseo de Santa Angela, across Concho River from Fort Concho, is a street that hosted off-duty soldiers from the fort. This historic district features antique shops, saddle shops, cafes.
Museum of Fine Arts, contains changing exhibits of different media from many eras. Open TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Fort Concho quartermaster building at Burgess Street and Avenue G.
E.H. Danner Museum of Telephony contains models of telephones from Alexander Graham Bell's Gallows Frame Phone (only five were ever built) through wooden phones and push-button phones of the 1880s to present day models. Open museum hours in Officer's Quarters No. 4.
Miss Hattie's Bordello Museum, upstairs at 18 East Concho,is a restored "ladies of the evening" saloon parlor that was a surreptitious San Angelo landmark for decades. Faithfully restored with original furnishing and fashions to depict the living style of those who entertained soldiers, ranchers and cowboys. The house operated from the mid 1800s until closed by the Texas Rangers in 1946. The museum is open TuesdaySaturday, 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
Robert Wood Johnson Museum of Frontier Medicine contains instruments, medicines, surgical kits, hospital furniture, and other items of a typical nineteenth century frontier hospital, some on loan from Johnson & Johnson collection. Also contains items related to San Angelo's medical history. Located in North Ward of the Post Hospital.
Old Chicken Farm Art Center
San Angelo Nature Center, located in the former Lake Rangers Headquarters building at Lake Nasworthy, built by Works Progress Administration. Natural science and history museum emphasizing understanding of Edwards Plateau region. Displays feature native wildlife, live reptiles and amphibians, mounted birds and other wildlife, 20 gallon aquarium, glass enclosed beehive and ant farm. Audiovisual programs. In Mary Lee Park on Knickerbocker at Lake Nasworthy.
Angelo State University Planetarium, the nation's fourth largest university planetarium, features a three dimensional view of the universe. Open when classes are in session. Thursday 8 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m., in Nursing-Physical Science Building on campus.
Pictographs of Paint Rock
Fort Concho and San Angelo
March: San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo; Fort
Concho Equestrian Review
Julia Wermer B&B, 438 W. Twohig, 325-659-1027
Cactus Coffee & Tea, 36 E. Twohig, 325-659-1470
American British Antiques, 87 South, 325-658-6541
Communities and Related Links