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.
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.
Historic Concho Avenue offers fun and funky downtown shopping at one-of-a-kind stores.
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.
Several annual outdoor concerts and events are held at the city’s River Stage, including an Independence Day fireworks display.
The River Walk features four miles of trails peppered with gardens, sculptures and wildlife.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?