Places to Visit

Angelo State University Planetarium
Dr. Mark Sonntag
2333 Vanderventer
San Angelo, TX
The ASU Planetarium is the fourth largest planetarium in the nation among universities.
E. H. Danner Museum of Telephony
Bob Bluthardt
630 S. Oakes Street
San Angelo, TX  76903
This museum exhibits more than 100 antique telephone displays, original telephone directories dating back to the 1800’s and an authentic switchboard from 1920. This exhibit is located within the Fort Concho grounds.
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
Bob Bluthardt
630 S. Oakes Street
San Angelo, TX  76903
The fort was established by troops of the 4th US Cavalry on December 4, 1867. After the Civil War the increase in westward traffic through Indian lands caused conflicts with area tribes. The army was instructed to establish many forts along the frontier in West Texas. The specific location for Fort Concho is quite strategic with the junction of the three Concho Rivers. Also, several mail/stage routes passed through the immediate area.
Historic Orient-Santa Fe Depot and Railway Museum of San Angelo
David Wood
703 S. Chadbourne St.
San Angelo, TX  76903
The museum houses depot memorabilia and artifacts, including a permanent model train layout depicting San Angelo in 1928.
Miss Hattie’s Bordello Museum
Mark Priest
18 1/2 E. Concho
San Angelo, TX  76903
Although it served for 50 years as a “gentleman’s social center,” Miss Hattie’s eventually was closed by the Texas Rangers. Today, in its original location on historic Concho Avenue, Miss Hattie’s remains furnished much like it was during its heyday. Regular tour hours are Tues-Wed 2pm – 4pm and Fri-Sat at the top of each hour from 1pm to 4pm.  The museum is closed on Sunday & Monday.
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
Howard Taylor
1 Love St.
San Angelo, TX  76903
Exhibits of all cultures and time periods are complimented by close to 300 programs offered annually.  These include adult workshops, children’s art classes, lectures and a Chamber Music Series.  The education studio is home to children’s art activities, known as ‘Art Thursdays” which occur weekly 2-6 pm from August to June.  SAMFA also is home to the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, an event widely recognized for its importance in the art world. Meeting room plus kitchen.
San Angelo Nature Center
 7409 Knickerbocker Rd.
San Angelo, TX  76904
The center includes a museum with changing displays to show the “hidden wonders of West Texas,” including live animals and an interpretive garden.
The West Texas Collection
ASU University Center
San Angelo, TX
A collection of photographs, books, documents & artifacts
Concho Christmas Tree Farm
22310 Toenail Trail
Christoval, TX  76935
Choose & cut your own tree.  Also included are:  Farm tours, fresh wreaths, live potted trees, gift shop, hay rides and games, photo opportunities and snacks.  Open Saturday before Thanksgiving until December 21st.  Monday – Saturday 10am to 6:30 pm and Sunday 2 pm – 6:30 pm.  Bed & breakfast guest house also available – call for details.
Ft. McKavett
 FM 864
Ft. McKavett, TX  76841
Open Daily, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fees – Adults: $3.00  –  Students: $1.00 – Children 12 years of age and under free
School tour rates vary; contact the site for more information. Originally called Camp San Saba because it overlooks the headwaters of the San Saba River Valley, Fort McKavett State Historic Site was established by five companies of the Eighth Infantry in March 1852 to protect frontier settlers and travelers on upper ElPaso Road.  The camp was later renamed for Capt. Henry McKavett, killed at the battle of Monterey on Sept. 21, 1846.  The Fort was abandoned in march 1859 and reoccupied in April 1868.  By 1880, the fort was no longer needed and it was again abandoned on June 30, 1883.  Gen. William T. Sherman once called Fort McKavett “The prettiest post in Texas”.