Check out these places in town

SAN ANGELO, Texas — If you’re looking to have fun in the comfort of your hometown, here’s a list of some of the things you can do as a family!

Go out

  • San Angelo State Park
    • There are over 80 miles of trails in San Angelo State Park, perfect for all levels of hikers, and it’s about a 12-minute drive from downtown San Angelo. Bring your binoculars for bird watching and pitch a tent or book a cabin to spend the night and enjoy swimming and fishing in the lake and river! Once in the park, visiting our population of bison and longhorns is highly recommended – San Angelo State Park is home to the official Texas State Longhorn herd! There are a few new additions to the herd so you can see baby bison and longhorns.
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  • Natural Center of San Angelo
    • The nature center has over 100 different animals to see, many of which are native to the area. Some of these animals include a tortoise, various lizards, wild rabbits, gray foxes, porcupines, snakes, tarantulas, and hissing cockroaches. The nature center offers many programs that provide hands-on experience with these animals. It’s as fun as it is educational.
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Photo of San Angelo Nature Center holding baby Burmese python
  • Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue
    • At Peaceful Donkey Rescue you will find that donkeys are extremely intelligent and friendly animals and you will be able to see and interact with them while supporting a great cause. The organization welcomes abused, neglected and abandoned donkeys from all over the country to give them another life. The facility spans 172 acres and cares for approximately 1,000 donkeys at any one time. Visits are by appointment and can be scheduled for most days.
    • For more information go here
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  • Wood
    • The Bosque offers a scenic walk along the Concho River, putt-putt, bocce, sand volleyball, oversized chess and more. Keep an eye out for photo opportunities with the mosaic car or rent a pedalo for a leisurely ride on the water. There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat along the river as well as beautiful artwork spread throughout the area.
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Courtesy of the City of San Angelo
  • The international water lily collection
    • This collection houses one of the best collections of water lilies in the world and is conveniently located near several restaurants, hotels, shops and transportation services.
  • Alley of brushes
    • Paintbrush Alley is a project facilitated by Downtown San Angelo, Inc. and Art In Uncommon Places with over 50 artists volunteering their time to provide artwork in the alley. This is a great spot with multiple photo opportunities located in the heart of historic downtown San Angelo near several shops and restaurants.
Alley of brushes

To be active

  • Sports Next levelI
    • This sports complex offers several ways for athletes to hone their skills or simply have fun, including practicing their swing in the batting cages or using the multi-sport simulators. You can play mini-golf and golf, and even zombie-dodgeball. After you’ve had your fun, you can grab a bite to eat on the patio at Next Level Grill.
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  • Ultimate Aerial Trampoline Park
    • This trampoline park features a zipline, rock faces and ninja courses, plus dodgeball cages and interactive games throughout! All ages, sizes, and physical abilities are welcome, and there’s a special spot for the littlest bouncers.
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Stay inside

  • Think in an escape box
    • Bring your curiosity as you work with friends to solve your choice of the 6 available escape rooms while racing against the clock. Each room is set for different ages and experience levels. Themes include a mysterious laboratory, a Cold War-inspired fallout shelter, and a power plant that is in danger of exploding.
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  • Stadium Lanes Bowling Center
    • What’s more fun than a bowling night with friends and family? It’s fun for all ages with bumpers available for young bowlers and music and light shows on Friday and Saturday nights for teens and adults.
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  • San Angelo Railroad Museum
    • If you’ve always wanted to travel back in time, the Railway Museum is a great place to start. The museum is housed in a former train depot that was built in 1909 and served the community well into the 1980s. Inside you’ll see historic memorabilia, equipment and photos, as well as model trains made of functioning.
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The San Angelo Railroad Museum, a former train station, with a disused blue train engine in the foreground.  The railway tracks move away.


  • Wild West Party
    • This annual event will run from July 29 to August 5 and will feature bands such as Whiskey Myers and the Turnpike Troubadours. This is a community driven fundraising event that strives to raise money for local organizations through live music
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wild west festival flyers
  • farmer’s market
    • The Concho Valley Farmers Market takes place three times a week and sells vegetables, fruits, plants, herbs, honey and nuts from early spring until early fall.
    • For more information go here
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  • Cactus market days
    • Visit Cactus Market Days to see local arts and crafts vendors every 3rd Saturday of the month in the Cactus Hotel parking lots. Vendors include local candle makers, handmade soap, clocks, birdhouses, jewelry, paintings, woodwork and more!
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  • Movie nights downtown
    • This event is free to the public every Friday so the family can hang out and enjoy movies such as Sing 2, Jungle Cruise, Spiderman No way home and Clifford the Big Red Dog, providing a movie for everyone in the family! Be sure to bring a blanket and your own seat as it is located in the parking lot between the Cactus Hotel and Miss Hatties.
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