San Angelo /sæn ˈændʒəloʊ/ is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green County, Texas, United States. Its location is in the Concho Valley, a region of West Texas between the Permian Basin to the northwest, Chihuahuan Desert to the southwest, Osage Plains to the northeast, and Central Texas to the southeast. According to a 2014 Census estimate, San Angelo has a total population of 100,450. It is the principal city and center of the San Angelo metropolitan area, which has a population of 118,182.
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4.5 based on 159 reviews
We visited on a holiday when the visitor center was closed, but it still warrants an excellent rating. The building and grounds are beautiful, with lush landscaping, water features and sculptures. We parked our car at the visitor center and walked on the lovely Concho River Walk, which passes right by. Public restrooms are provided for visitors and trail users. It's the perfect place to begin your visit to San Angelo and get information about the local attractions. Open weekdays 8:30-5:00, Saturday 9:00-4:00 and Sunday 12:00-4:00.
4.5 based on 189 reviews
This attraction was not what I was expecting; it's more an industrial plant than a garden with lots of concrete and many empty tanks when we visited. That plus the fact that few blooms were to be seen and that we've seen far better gardens of this type in other locations provides an average rating for us. Having said that, all respect to the people involved for producing such an unusual facility for San Angelo.
4.5 based on 209 reviews
This was a great detour on our road trip driving from Austin to Midland. It is a great piece of TX history done up on a well-preserved Fort of days gone by. Of all the things we saw on our recent TX road trip, this was a real highlight and a totally unexpected one. Got a tip to see this from a book we have had forever from Readers Digest called ‘Off the Beaten Path’, and we still use it to this day to check out places across the US. Check it out!
4.5 based on 78 reviews
West Texas' most notorious bordello operated from 1902 until it was closed down by the Texas Rangers in 1952. Tour times: Tues-Thurs 2PM and 4PM. Fri-Sat 1-4PM top of each hour. No children under 6 please.
The guided 25-30 minutes one spends upstairs at Miss Hattie's, seeing the décor and furniture of nearly a century ago, viewing the bedrooms in which the girls serviced the males with money are fascinating. This on-and-off business (kind of literally in more than one sense, I guess) lasted until 1952. Its' location downtown certainly prevented it being a secret. You buy your tickets in the jewelry shop at street level, and there is no choice but to climb a flight of stairs to see the parlor and bedrooms and kitchenette. If you can manage the stairs, I highly recommend paying the modest fee and investing the time to see a part of the old West that was present in almost every cow town or fort village.
4.5 based on 86 reviews
A cornerstone of the art community in San Angelo, The Chicken Farm Art Center was founded in 1971 to promote the arts, artists, and art education in West Texas. We have 15+ resident artist studios, a restaurant, B&B, and host art and music events throughout the year. Events: First Saturday Art Festival - The First Saturday of every month join us for amazing Art, Live Music, and Food Second Thursday Concerts - May-October - Free concert featuring local musicians in a comfortable evening setting Annual Open House - Thanksgiving Weekend - This three day art festival features our resident studio artists, invited artists, and musicians. All events are indoor/outdoor. We also have an amazing B&B, the Inn at The Art Center, stay with us for a unique get-away or a stay-cation if your local. While you're here check out the fantastic menu options at the Silo House Restaurant, the chefs are ready to cook up a splendid bistro lunch or a reservation dinner Fri-Sat evening.
Friend and I went to the chicken Farm center because I had heard so much about it! However, the Friday we visited there were only 2 stores open and no artisans were around. We had thought since the San Angelo Blues Festival was that weekend there would be lots happening. The ceramic ware / pottery were absolutely beautiful and so detailed but on the expensive side. I would only go again if a friend was wanting to go.
4.5 based on 49 reviews
San Angelo has become known for it's public art, and the historical murals are a main reason why. These vivid paintings take you back into the experience of San Angelo's history. Make sure you see them.
4.5 based on 59 reviews
This art museum is housed in a truly unique building. Once you see it, you will not forget it. It's distinctive shape and roof line can be seen from many parts of the city. It appears in the shape of a giant Conestoga covered wagon. When we visited, there were 4 gallery's on display. We were told the exhibits change on a regular basis. Some treasures are owned by the museum and are always on display. Other items are on loan and come and go on a regular basis. Admission is too cheap, only $1.00 for seniors. This is a nice stop and you can easily relax away a half of day or more. You shouldn't miss this one.
4.5 based on 54 reviews
Snakes and reptiles are creepy! And there are some little ones and BIG ones.
The help working walk around with different animals for patrons to pet.
Out the back door is more animals. Funniest thing is watching all the kids pretending to be scared, but reach out to touch.
Will definitely go again when out of town family come in.
4 based on 44 reviews
Took the scariest shower of my life with a family of hornets. This was the shower located right next to the main entrance. If they hadn't been in there it is actually a clean large shower.
The rest of the camp area is just fine. Enjoyed some beautiful scenery. Lots of different birds and of course the long horns were not shy!
4.5 based on 41 reviews
This Museum of Railroad and Local History in West Texas Area is housed in a historic two story brick passenger depot built in 1910 as the Texas Corporate headquarters of The Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad. This international Railroad was bought out in 1928 by the Santa Fe Railroad during the First Oil Boom in the largest oil field in the world the famous Permian Basin in West Texas. The Museum features 7 full size Railroad engines and cars inside and out side this beautiful Nationally Recognized building. Displays for all ages include 5 running model train layouts, Railroad equipment from 1850 to present day and over 500 historic photos of the San Angelo Texas Area. Guided tours included in admission price. Check out the Museums Web site for information on annual and other special events.
I have tried to take my kids several times during the week but the hours are not great. When we have gone we have enjoyed it tremendously, so great for kids. I also wish they would do more fun family activities as well, like the Christmas open house. We are looking forward to Hobo Day that's coming up.
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