Fort Concho Museum, South Oakes Street, San Angelo, TX, USA
Fort Concho Museum
Established in 1867, along the banks of the Concho River, Fort Concho was built to protect frontier settlements, patrol and map the vast West Texas region, and quell hostile threats in the area.
Constructed for the most part of native limestone, Fort Concho consisted of at least forty buildings and covered more than 1600 acres.
Fort Concho served as regimental headquarters for some of the most famous frontier units like the 4th and 10th Cavalry. Notable military commanders such as Ranald Mackenzie, Benjamin Grierson, and William 'Pecos Bill' Shafter commanded here. Elements of all four regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers were stationed at the post during its active period.
At full strength Fort Concho supported 400-500 men made up of companies of infantry and troops of cavalry, staff officers and support personnel.
In June 1889 the last soldiers marched away from Fort Concho and the fort was deactivated. After almost twenty-two years Fort Concho’s role in the settling of the Texas frontier was over.
Today, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark encompasses most of the former army post and includes twenty-four original and restored fort structures. The old frontier army post is now a historic preservation project and museum which is owned and operated by the City of San Angelo, Texas. Don't miss Christmas at Old Fort Concho
Concho River, Texas, USA
Concho River Walk
The Concho River Walk in San Angelo is only one mile from El Patio Inn and has a beautiful jogging trail. Concho is Spanish for "shell." The river got its name due to its abundance of freshwater mussels, such as the Tampico pearly mussel (Cyrtonaias tampicoensis).
Lake Nasworthy, San Angelo, TX, USA
San Angelo Drag Boat Races - Lake Nasworthy
If you like speed, then you need to experience the Showdown in San Angelo Drag Boat Races - part of the Lucas Oil Drag Boat series. The event takes place in June on Lake Nasworthy, with boats running a liquid quarter mile at speeds of 250 miles per hour, in less than 4 seconds.
El Patio Inn is only 6 miles from Lake Nasworthy; it's the place to stay when you're in San Angelo to enjoy the Drag Boat Races!
50 East 43rd Street, San Angelo, TX, USA
San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo
You'll have a hard time choosing which events to attend at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. Held annually in February, this is one of the largest rodeos in Texas and has something for everyone, young and old alike. Events include cattle shows, barrel racing, steer wrestling, and the big Saturday night dance. And, don't forget the Cinch Roping Fiesta in October of each year.