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Fort Concho

630 S. Oakes, San Angelo, TX 76903
325-481-2646
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in San Angelo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Birdwatching
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San Angelo, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you like history then you will love ft concho. Christmas at Fort xoxo is also a blast. Many vendor selling home made goods, fresh rootbeer, kettle corn and a pancake breakfast. Well worth the visit.

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Austin, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

When you drive up to Fort Concho, you are almost shocked to see how well preserved the old Fort has been maintained. The width of the central parade ground is about 100 yards and looks to be about a quarter mile long, with original buildings lining the sides and the back. Only one spot on one side has ruins where... More

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San Angelo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a authentic U.S military fort from the 1800s several of the original buildings are well preserve and they have lots of display of life in those days

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San Angelo, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of the best restored frontier forts in all of Texas. There is a small visitor center with books and pamphlets explaining the importance of this fort to the development of the West. Attached to this visitors center is a museum showing the life style of the soldiers who lived here. The grounds are a center for living... More

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

For a European, forts in Texas are not quite what you have in mind - no castles or fortifications or anything, but this is a beautifully preserved for straight out of the Old West. The buildings are all perfectly intact and the interiors are carefully re-created. Staff on hand are incredibly knowledgeable and happy to discuss all aspects of life... More

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Junction, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

An enjoyable way to spend a part of your day in San Angelo is to go to Fort Concho. You can get a tour by a docent or just do a self-guided tour. It's been carefully recreated. An adventure you'll remember.

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Bedford, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fort Concho is a beautiful restored fort and since it is made from limestone rather than wood the majority of the original fort still exists. We started at the visitor's center and watched the film about the history of the fort and the part it played in the settling of the Texas frontier. There was not a tour guide available... More

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houston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Be sure to see this in the morning before it gets hot. There is a lot of walking involved, and most of it is in the open. No A/C in any of the buildings except two. Take some water as well as you walk from building to building in the fort

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Fort Concho, San Angelo, was one of several military posts built to establish law and order in West Texas after the Civil War. Initial construction began in 1868. One of the better forts we have seen. Small museum but very well done. The E. H. Danner Museum of Telephony is on site and contains interesting models of telephones from the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Amazing exhibit and exciting to bring your family to if you have a couple extra hours in the San Angelo area. The cleanliness and amount of people there was surprising, but it is the summer months, so nothing unexpected.

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