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Menard County, Texas
Points of Interest

Ruins of Real Presidio de San Saba, Spanish fort established in 1751 to protect Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba. Ruins maintained as county park two miles weset off Texas 29. Picnic facilities and adjacent campgrounds.

Menard County Museum, 100 Frisco Avenue, contains local history exhibits and frontier artifacts housed in small, vintage railroad depot. Open Monday–Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission.

Historic Ditch Walk, which features remnants of the old irrigation ditch built by the Spanish in the mid-1750s, several early churches, the Pioneer Rest Cemetery, the San Saba Presidio, and Fort McKavett State Historical Park.

Country Store contains locally produced handicrafts, arts and foods.

Annual Events

September: Jim Bowie Days
October: Silver Mine Classic Lamb Show

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