San Angelo Community

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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 Tuesday–Saturday, 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 Tuesday–Saturday, 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.

Cactus Hotel

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

Annual Events

Fort Concho and San Angelo

March: San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo; Fort Concho Equestrian Review
April: Texas Wine Festival; Fort Concho Equestrian Review
May: Full Riding Fiesta
June: World Championship Goat Roping; Wild West Balloonfest; Juneteenth
July 4: Fiesta Del Concho; Pops Concert
September: Fiestas Patrias
October: Octoberfest
November: Steer and Calf Roping Fiesta
December: Christmas at Old Fort Concho


Julia Wermer B&B, 438 W. Twohig, 325-659-1027
River Inn B&B, 305 W. Twohig, 325-658-9747
Miss Lissia's Plantation Bed & Breakfast Cottage c. 1890, Water Valley, TX 325-465-4710
Contact Chamber of Commerce or Yellow Pages for listings of major chains.


Cactus Coffee & Tea, 36 E. Twohig, 325-659-1470
Concho Pearl/Raphael Tuck's English Pub, 2400 College Hills Blvd., 325-655-0967
Fuentes Original Cafe, 9 E. Ave. K, 325-658-4081
Old Time Pit Bar-B-Q, 325-655-2771
Contact Chamber of Commerce or Yellow Pages for complete listings.

Specialty Shopping

American British Antiques, 87 South, 325-658-6541
Arc Light Antiques, 230 S. Chadbourne, 325-653-8832
Concho Confetti, 42 E. Concho, 325-655-3962
Dee's Centerpiece, Airport Lobby, 325-944-1221
Eggemeyers's General Store, 35 E. Concho, 325-655-1166
Fiesta! Dolls & Collectibles, 226 S. Oakes, 325-658-4023
Jewel of the Concho, 10 E. Concho, 325-653-8782
Miss Hattie's, 18 E. Concho, 325-655-2518
Needful Things, 20 E. Concho, 325-659-6930

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