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About San Angelo

Angelo State University is located in San Angelo, a West Texas community of more than 100,000 artists, ranchers and small business owners. The city offers the amenities of a large city with small-town charm and convenience.

Downtown and Shopping

For those who like the hustle and bustle of the city, there is always something to do downtown.

The Bosque at Bart Dewitt Park

Bart Dewitt Park

Bart Dewitt Park hosts festivals and features picnic areas, a mini golf course, paddle boats, and more places to relax and play every day.

Shops on Concho Avenue in Downtown San Angelo

Concho Avenue

Historic Concho Avenue offers fun and funky downtown shopping at one-of-a-kind stores.

Stephens Central Library

Stephens Central Library

The Library serves as a hub for the downtown area with its café and live music performances. Patrons can also use the makerspace that features a 3D printer, laser cutter and video production tools.

July Pops Concert at the San Angelo River Stage

River Stage

Several annual outdoor concerts and events are held at the city’s River Stage, including an Independence Day fireworks display.

Mermaid Statue on the San Angelo River Walk

River Walk

The River Walk features four miles of trails peppered with gardens, sculptures and wildlife.

International Water Lily Collection

Water Lilies

The International Waterlily Collection features a beautiful display of lilies from around the world.

Various downtown dance clubs and pubs offer every kind of live music, from country and rockabilly to jazz and Tejano. San Angelo also offers all of the big box stores and restaurant chains found in metropolitan areas, and two multiplex movie theaters are also popular entertainment destinations.


Arts

Whether it’s the Starlight Studio at The Chicken Farm Art Center, a favorite for ceramics enthusiasts, live performances at the Angelo Civic Theater and the San Angelo Symphony, or the monthly Downtown Stroll of the Cultural Arts District, San Angelo truly is an arts epicenter.

Chicken Farm Art Center

Chicken Farm Art Center

 The Chicken Farm is a compound of galleries, studios and restaurants, featuring work from artists of all mediums. First Saturdays are always special with their live music and vendors.

San Angelo Art Museum

Museum of Fine Arts

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, a work of art in its own right with architecture designed to reflect the Concho River, features both renowned permanent collections and diverse traveling exhibitions.

Photo courtesy of Ballet San Angelo

Performing Arts Center

The newest gem in the local art scene, the San Angelo Performing Arts Center hosts numerous music, theater and dance performances, and is home to Ballet San Angelo, offering classes for all ages.


Culture

Of course, with rolling hills full of mesquite and prickly pear cactus, this West Texas town wouldn’t be complete without a rodeo and a historic Civil War Era fort.

Fort Concho Post Hospital

Fort Concho

The Fort Concho National Historic Landmark was established as a U.S. Army post in 1867. Today, it’s a popular tourist destination consisting of 23 original and restored buildings, housing several museums and hosting the annual “Christmas at Old Fort Concho” festival the first weekend of December.

Dia de los Muertos Sheep Statue

Sheep Spectacular

San Angelo has been nicknamed the “Wool and Mohair Capital of the World.” The Sheep Spectacular celebrates this tradition with dozens of painted fiberglass sheep that can be spotted all around town.

Barrel Racing at the San Angelo Rodeo

Stock Show & Rodeo

The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo, held every year during the last two weeks in February, offers an authentic West Texas experience. It is ranked as one of the top 10 largest rodeos in the U.S., and with all of the sights and sounds of the midway, it has something for everyone to enjoy.


Outdoors

San Angelo boasts an average of 251 sunny days each year. The weather allows the city to offer a variety of outdoor options for all interests.

Golf Ball on Tee

Golf

San Angelo boasts five golf courses, three public and two private.

Jet Skier on Lake Nasworthy

Lakes

Boating, fishing, wind sailing and wakeboarding are popular activities at nearby Lake Nasworthy.

Cycling at Middle Concho Park

Parks

Outdoorsy types can enjoy hunting, camping and cycling in areas surrounding town, including the San Angelo State Park.


In his song “Only a River,” the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir sings that he’s “going back to San Angelo,” so won’t you join us too?