San Marcos Things to Do

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  • 1. Historic District

    Another historic district of interest, especially to music lovers, is the Durham District. The district is named after Eddie Durham (father and son) who were both well-known jazz musicians. The...

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  • 2. San Marcos River

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    The town got its name from the San Marcos River which got its name because it was discovered on the day of the Catholic Feast of St Mark. The river starts at large natural spring and flows through...

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  • 3. Hays County Courthouse

    San Marcos is a fast growing small city of about 50,000 (up 44% since 2000) located along Interstate 35 in Hays County a short distance southwest of the capitol Austin. San Marcos has been named both...

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  • 4. Aquarena Springs

    The old Aquarena Springs on Spring Lake that boasted beautifully manicured & landscaped grounds with a well managed program that controlled non-native plant growth in the lake is history. The Texas...

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  • 5. Southwest Texas State University

    Texas State University was established in 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School to instruct students to become teachers. One of the most famous students here was Lyndon B. Johnson who would...

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  • 6. Blanco River

    A nice park on the Blanco River during the week. There are only a few choice spots right on the water with trees for shade and easy access to the water. Get there early to score a spot! Beware the...

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  • 7. First United Methodist Church

    First United Methodist Church is a Victorian Gothic styled church was completed in 1893 and has been serving congregations since that time. In 1939, 20 stained glass windows were added as memorials to...

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  • 8. River Road

    River Road on the East side of 35 provides a nice refuge from the crowds and a quiet place to throw a ball to your dogs in the river off season. This area is pretty packed during the summer as it is...

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  • 9. Old Triangle

    Also of interest is the old triangle located on the grounds of the Hays County Courthouse. The triangle hung from a tree outside the courthouse and was used to...

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  • 10. The Marc

    The Marc was built as a movie theater but has morphed into a multi-purpose entertainment venue with live music and more. Popular place to go for the college...

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  • 11. Veterans Memorial

    There is a nice little park with a Veterans Memorial located along C.M. Parkway in San Marcos. I feel it is important to remember the sacrifices made by our...

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  • 12. Dick's Classic Car Garage

    Dick's Classic Car Garage is a museum filled with classic cars that opened in 1980. They have a variety of really nice cars, some of which are very, very rare....

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  • 13. Calaboose African American Museum

    This building was completed in 1873 as the first jail for Hays County. When a newer larger jail was completed next door this building became the annex where...

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  • 14. LBJ Museum - FREE

    In 1927 a young college student arrived at what is now Texas State University to study to become a teacher. During his time here he refined his love for...

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  • 15. John Coffee Hays

    San Marcos is the county seat of Hays County which was named for John Coffee Hays. John Hays was a captain of the Texas Rangers and a military officer for the...

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  • 16. Small Town Main Square

    As in all these small towns, the main square is the heart where various activities during the year are held. This part of the city is listed in the National...

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  • 17. Visit the earthquake formed...

    Visit the earthquake formed cave at Wonder World.Though Wonder World is just blocks from my house, I have never visited but it seems to be a very interesting...

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  • 18. San Marcos Bell

    On the grounds of the new city hall is the old San Marcos Bell. It was purchased by the town in 1890 and was used to call the firefighters and for other...

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  • 19. Pool parties

    San Marcos is a student town and is the place to go for pool parties. Have a swim, shoot some hoops, sink some beer, before getting into the hot tub with the...

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  • 20. The First Baptist Church

    The present church has been completed in 1928. By chance, I passed there on a sunday morning, at mass time, it was amazing to see this huge parking in front of...

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  • 21. The First United Methodist Church

    This is the fist church in Hays County. Built in 1893, the actual building is indeed the third one erected on this site. This is a good example of Gothic...

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  • 22. Two Little Pals

    These two little pals were inseperable even when it came to fetching the stick in the river... they were having such a great time retrieving the stick over and...

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  • 23. Go shopping at the outlet...

    Go shopping at the outlet malls just outside of town. It's the largest outlet mall in the state!I work here at a furniture store called Cassona Home...

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