4.5 based on 92 reviews
This family owned amusement park/video arcade is in the middle of nowhere, but is a great way to spend a few hours. Highlight is the one-of-a-kind Switchback which is a wood roller coaster that goes both forward and backwards - a real thrill and very aggressive for it's size. They also have 3 water slides which were MUCH better than they looked and an amazing indoor/outdoor go-kart track. There are a few other amusement rides, plus many video games (included with admission), climbing wall and trampoline. If you're in the area, you won't be disappointed.
4.5 based on 32 reviews
The Sebastopol House is certainly worth a visit. It has real history behind it, and a marvelous docent to provide all kinds of in-depth information. The one negative thing I would say about my visit there is that the subject of slavery is merely glanced over. There are pictures of slaves building the house, and the "task master" standing over them. Our docent explained that the taskmaster was teaching them, but honestly, don't we all know what went on with taskmasters and slaves? It was not a happy, sunny, work relationship at all. But the house is pretty cool, and since there's very little else to see around there, it's a good place to visit.
4.5 based on 14 reviews
We stopped here on our way home from visiting family, one of the owners was manning the bar and he was super friendly and I️ could tell he was passionate. All of the beers were great, my wife’s favorite was the “Face Plant IPA” its a lot smoother than it sounds and is a session IPA, the 9 Pin and Bock were other favorites. Stop by, check out the beers and bring some home with you.
4 based on 27 reviews
The Seguin downtown historic district is worth seeing. There are examples of interesting architecture, beautiful parks, rich history, and a variety of places to eat and shop. And what more, the people one encounters are friendly. As some of the previous reviewers have suggested, the downtown area of Seguin is a "work in progress."
4.5 based on 14 reviews
Small winery offering an excellent variety of table wines and meads, including varietals and blends. Great flavors and the wines really opened up. The meads were a bit sweet for my preference, but it was wonderful to have the opportunity to sample and learn about them.
The building is modern and overlooks the vineyards. There is seating inside or on the back patio. The folks running it the day we visited were friendly and informative. We had a relaxing afternoon and will definitely return.
4 based on 11 reviews
Seguin is a historically significant town, and the Heritage Museum has done a good job collection artifacts and information. The docents are knowledgeable and helpful. The hours are a bit quirky, but if you can catch them when they're open, it's worth a look.
5 based on 4 reviews
The Texas Agricultural Education & Heritage Center is a 501c3 Non Profit. The Mission of the Center is to educate the public and our young people about the importance of agriculture in our society and to promote the heritage of farming and ranching in Texas.
There's lots going on here...barns, gardens, a really cute chapel...a nice collection of buildings and exhibits to show how life was lived back in the good old days. Take the children!
4 based on 5 reviews
Built in 1849 for a German immigrant, using adobe, which was unknown in Germany, of course. The adobe bricks were made from caliche (a kind of gravelly clay deposit) that was dug out to create a basement for the structure constructed above it. For many years it was believed that Mexicans from nearby San Antonio had done the work. Yet the Census of 1850 counted 350 African-American slaves, and adobe is a common building material in Africa. But no record was left of who actually did the work, so feel free to speculate.
The pioneer house known as Los Nogales was saved from destruction and restored by the Seguin Conservation Society in 1952. In later years, other structures were rescued and moved here to Live Oak St. @ South River St.
Each one has a story: a log cabin was built by an Irishman who then returned to his homeland during the Great Famine and brought back about 20 relatives who lived in (and around, under, nearby?) the one-room cabin, which was soon expanded to two rooms. A child's playhouse was built by a skilled cabinet maker for an adopted daughter who arrived on an orphan train from NYC. A wheeled calaboose with barred windows hauled prisoners to work on country roads and in cotton fields.
Today the glory of the collection is the Oldest Church, built in time for a statewide conference of Methodists in 1849. Of course, other Texas congregations had put up their first churches earlier. But apparently those others have all been lost to fire and flood and dreaded "progress" -- destroyed to make way for newer, larger, better buildings that took their places. So now this handsome little building claims to be "the Oldest Still Surviving Protestant Church" in all of Texas.
Call the Seguin Convention & Tourism Bureau to arrange for a guide and an indoor tour, or just nose around outside if you only have time for a short visit.
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