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San Marcos Texas, Gateway to the Texas Hill Country.

    

San Marcos offers outstanding recreational, dining, shopping, lodging
and educational facilities.   Located halfway between Austin and San Antonio

on the banks of the San Marcos River, San Marcos truly has it all. 

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Gruene Texas tourism, travel, lodging, restaurants, dining, shopping and historyan Marcos is located on the edge of the Hill Country and was once the temporary site of  two Spanish missions which were relocated from East Texas because of  French and Indian difficulties.  The town was laid out for Anglo-American settlers in 1851 along the clear, cold San Marcos River which rises from mammoth springs within town; noted for profusion of both plant and animal aquatic life, the river is ranked among the world's most fertile.  White-tailed deer are numerous in the Hill Country.  Hunters also take dove, quail squirrel, fox and an occasional bobcat.  Fishing is enjoyed year round in the San Marcos and nearby Blanco Rivers. This is the perfect place to enjoy recreational opportunities throughout the year.

jhays2A.jpg (4238 bytes)San Marcos is the county seat of Hays County, named after the famed Texas Ranger, Jack Hays.  The city is the home of San Marcos Baptist Academy; and the alma mater of  President Lyndon B. Johnson, Southwest Texas State University whose campus commands an impressive view of the city.

Belvin Street Historic District in San Marcos has superb examples of 19th Century homes along streets shaded by huge live oaks.  This district is well worth a stroll (only a few blocks) in southwest San Marcos.   All are private residences not open to the public except during Tour of   Distinction during the first weekend in May.

The San Marcos River Walkway unites three city parks along the picturesque river, accented by lush landscaping.  Access from Jan Veramendi Plaza, C.M. Allen Pkway. at Hopkins St.   A scenic drive on FM 12 northwest of   the junction with RM 32, the winding ridge route called "Devil's Backbone," offers exceptional views of Hill Country scenery.

musichistory1smA.jpg (11676 bytes)Another attraction, Wonder World,   is an earthquake-formed cave, wildlife park, observation tower, and gift shop.   Cave tours are offered every 15 minutes; There is also an Anti-Gravity House, an elevator from cave to Tejas Tower that offers impressive overlook of town and Hill Country.  A miniature train through their wildlife park with animal feeding and petting areas.  Open daily, summer 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; winter 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 


"In every society, music serves as an important form of cultural expression through which different groups communicate social, political, and economic concerns. The Institute for the History of Texas Music at Southwest Texas State University is an interdisciplinary program designed to help students and the general public better understand how music reflects the richly diverse ethnic and cultural heritage of the American Southwest. Through a variety of activities and projects, the Institute is striving to increase awareness and appreciation for the important role music plays in shaping and reflecting the historical development of American society. (more)" -- The Institute for the History of Texas Music

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Aquarena Springs
Wonder World
Southwestern Writers Collection
LBJ Museum of San Marcos
San Marcos Area Arts Council
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Driving Tour of San Marcos
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