Superb examples of 19th-century homes sit along tree-shaded streets. Drive or stroll the streets. All are private residences but open to the public for the Tour of Homes in May. 700-800 blocks of Belvin Street and 227 Mitchell St.
Housed in a 1943 vintage wooden hangar, the Centex Wing is home to 12 airworthy vintage military aircraft. A Japanese "Kate" torpedo bomber replica--built for the movie Tora, Tora, Tora--is displayed with other vintage aircraft. Donation recommended. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sat. A...
The collection of more than 80 classics includes many of the finest cars made in the United States, with models dating to 1929. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission charge. 120 Stagecoach Trail. www.dicksclassicgarage.com
This museum focuses on this U.S. president's formative years and how his early experiences as a college student and schoolteacher influenced San Marcos and the nation. Open 1-5 p.m. Thu., Fri. and Sun. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 131 N. Guadalupe St. West side of the courthouse square. www.lbjmuseum...
Connects five city parks along the picturesque river, accented by lush landscaping. Access from Juan Veramendi Plaza. C.M. Allen Parkway at Hopkins Street.
R.M. 12 northwest to R.M. 32, the winding ridge called the "Devil's Backbone" offers exceptional views of the Hill Country. It also is a great place for wildflower viewing March-April.
The center has exhibitions related to Southwestern writers and photography of the Southwest and Mexico. Also on permanent display are costumes, props and memorabilia from the movie Lonesome Dove. Exhibits open daily. . Free. Albert B. Alkek Library, 7th floor, at Texas State University-San Marco...
This earthquake-formed cave is unique in that it is not harmed by touch or light, so visitors are free to take photos and touch the cave. Get an aerial view of the Balcones fault line from the Tejas Observation Tower. There also is a wildlife petting area, train ride, anti-gravity house and gift...
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