San Angelo Sights and Landmarks Guide, Texas
San Angelo in Texas is known as the ‘Queen of the Conchos’ not only because of its natural beauty but because of its rich history and cultural heritage. No wonder San Angelo sights and attractions have principally to do with the historic districts and cultural venues. We here brief you about the different San Angelo sights:
San Angelo Sights – Historic Sites
The name that comes to mind when we speak of the city’s historic links is Fort Concho. The Fort that was once occupied by American garrisons has now become the chief attraction of San Angelo. This national historical landmark was built back in 1867 as a frontier post with a view to provide security to the people who had settled in the Texan neighborhood immediately after the civil war.
The other historically significant zone in this Texas city is Concho Avenue. Being the oldest street of downtown San Angelo, a trip to this part of the city is definitely going to fascinate you. Here you will come across many old buildings and shops. The antique shops are ideal for picking up some souvenirs.
The Railway Museum of San Angelo (at 829 Chadbourne Street) is also a part of the city’s history. The museum site was once an Orient-Santa Fe Depot and the exhibits include objects that relate to the history of railways in this region. A model train that gives you a glimpse of life in San Angelo in the late 1920s is the main attraction of the museum.
San Angelo Sights – Cultural Venues
Various art-forms have strong following in San Angelo and now the well-kept cultural venues have turned into popular San Angelo sights.
We first name Chicken Farm Art Center. Standing at 2505 Martin Luther King Boulevard, the Art Center has studios (there is a clay studio, a ceramic studio and a painting studio) other than art galleries. Then, there is the San Angelo Art Club-run Kendall Art Gallery, which has works of local artists on display. Art lessons are given to willing learners. The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, at 1 Love Street, is the other fine arts’ venue in the city. The museum exhibits include ceramic items, oil-paintings, sculptures, etc., which are displayed in the three galleries of the museum.
Your trip will be incomplete without your gaining a little knowledge about the Angelo Civic Theatre. The oldest of Texas’ theater groups, they have been staging comedies and musicals with great panache all these years.
The San Angelo Symphony, quartered at 36 E. Twohig Ave., that organizes musical shows year-round, is also a great hit with tourists.
Before we bring this discussion to a close, we must name two other San Angelo sights – San Angelo State University Planetarium and San Angelo State Park. While the former transports you to the world of stars and galaxies, the latter promises a whole lot of activities, including fishing, hiking and horse-riding.
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