Day Trips

    4 N Ranches
    Alvin New
    11948 Knickerbocker Road
    San Angelo, TX  76904
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    Lodging, Hunting, Bed & Breakfast, Meeting facilities and family day trips
    Concho Christmas Tree Farm
    Shawn Upterrove
    22310 Toenail Trail
    Christoval, TX  76935
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    Choose & cut your own tree.  Also included are:  Farm tours, fresh wreaths, live potted trees, gift shop, hay rides and games, photo opportunities and snacks.  Open Satruday before Thanksgiving until December 21st.  Monday - Saturday 10am to 6:30 pm and Sunday 2 pm - 6:30 pm.  Bed & breakfast guest house also available - call for details.
    Concho Cruises - Pearl of the Concho
    Captain Danny
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    Accomodates up to 32 people.  Two-hour cruise or all day party on beautiful Lake Nasworthy and along the Historic Concho River, featuring air conditioned and heated comfort.  Perfect for weddings, receptions, company parties and more!  Swimming is optional or you can enjoy a more formal dinner or banquet cruise.  Rent pontoon boat, deck cruiser, fishing boat and paddle boats.
    Ft. McKavett
    FM 864
    Ft. McKavitt, TX  76841
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    Open Daily, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Fees - Adults: $3.00  -  Students: $1.00 - Children 12 years of age and under free
    School tour rates vary; contact the site for more information

    Originally called Camp San Saba because it overlooks the headwaters of the San Saba River Valley, Fort McKavett State Historic Site was established by five companies of the Eighth Infantry in March 1852 to protect frontier settlers and travelers on upper El Paso Road.  The camp was later renamed for Capt. Henry McKavett, killed at the battle of Monterey on Sept. 21, 1846.  The Fort was abandoned in march 1859 and reoccupied in April 1868.  By 1880, the fort was no longer needed and it was again abandoned on June 30, 1883.  Gen. William T. Sherman once called Fort McKavett "The prettiest post in Texas".
    Hummer House
    Dan & Cathy Brown
    P.O. Box 556
    Christoval, TX  
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    Wheather you are an expert in the study of animals or just appreciate the beauty of nature and it's creatures, visiting the Brown Ranch (hummer house)is a uniquely enchanting experience.  Eighteen miles south of San Angelo, TX.  This ranch is recognized by Texas Parks & Wildlife as the largest concentration of breeding black-chinned hummingbirds in the USA.  The air-conditioned viewing room will accommodate individuals, families and or large groups.  Open to the public on Saturday's ONLY from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
    Mt. Carmel Hermitage
    Father Fabian
    P.O. Box 337
    Christoval, TX  
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    Visiting & Gift Shop hours: 9:00 am - 11:30 and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm daily
    The hermits of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel are a community of men called to a life of silence, solitude, prayer, and penance for the good of the Church and the salvation of the world.  The hermits live in a Laura, a colony of Hermits living in separate dwellings around a central chapel, following the original Carmelite rule.
    Paint Rock Excursions
    Fred & Kay Campbell
    U.S. Hwy 183
    Paint Rock, TX  
    Admission charged.  Call for reservations

    One of the largest Indian pictograph sites in the nation.  It is located 32 miles southeast of San Angelo.  More than 1,600 ancient paintings are visible along a limestone bluff just north of the Concho River.  Easily viewed from a footpath 50 feet below; no climbing necessary.
    Tule Princess Steamboat Co.
    Mack Fox
    7407 Knickerbocker Road
    San Angelo, TX  76904
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    Steamboat rides and tours around Lake Nasworthy. Seats up to 20 passengers.
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