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LEISURE

Here is a sampling of the diverse fun Seguin has to offer. For more detailed information and listings, please visit the Seguin Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Recreation and Sports

Golf

  • Max Starcke Park 830-401-2490. 18-hole layout in Starcke Park that winds along the Guadalupe River. Cart rental, pro shop, practice tees. Open daily.
  • The Golf Club of Seguin 300 Chaparral Drive. 830-379-6313.Try your game on this recently refurbished championship 18-hole course.

Bowling

  • Pin Twist 308 Hwy 46 S. 830-379-0658. 20 lanes with automatic scorers. Tuesday is Family Night. Snack bar open daily.

Rodeo

  • Seguin Events Complex Fairgrounds on S. Austin St. 830-379-6477. Join cowboys of all ages at one of the oldest fairs in the State: the Guadalupe County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, held the second weekend of October. Other rodeos take place about every month. Covered arena, exhibit buildings, dance hall, 250 horse stalls, and RV hook-ups.

Baseball

  • The Fields At Huber Ranch 3000 Huber Rd. 830-372-3044. Relax and enjoy the exciting action of girls’ fast pitch softball at one of the top complexes in the state. Tournaments are scheduled each weekend throughout the year, as well as league play on weekdays. This complex includes five competition fields, climate controlled concession stands, and covered seating.
  • Fair Park - “Smokey” Joe Williams Field. Watch CMC Steelers and other local teams play on this field.

Wave Pool:

  • Max Starcke Park 830-401-2482. 15,000 square-foot wave pool with a zero-depth beach type entry, splash pool, raindrop mushroom and a floating snake sculpture. Volleyball courts, picnic tables, and playground next to pools.  Open from the end of May through mid August

Lakes & Rivers:

Guadalupe River Boat ramps, fishing piers, commercial campgrounds, and picnic areas. Game species: Guadalupe (spotted) bass, largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish.

Lake McQueeney Located off FM 725, 5 miles west of Seguin. Long known as “Water Ski Capital of Texas.”

Lake Placid Exit 605 off I-10, stay on access road to public boat ramp under the bridge.

Parks:

Park West Near the intersection of San Antonio St. and North Vaughn Street. This is the culmination of a voter-approved 2013 bond project. Park West offers a skatepark, splash pad, an ADA-accessible playground, soccer fields, covered picnic tables with grills and nature trails

Max Starcke Park South of downtown off Austin St. (SH 123 Business). 830-401-2480.Explore an exceptional public park, see waterfalls over a gracefully curving dam at the historic Troell hydroelectric plant and check the flood levels at the nearby waterworks. Get active at the safe, active, shaded playground. Or get in the game with golf, volleyball, basketball, tennis, and softball. Unwind at pavilions, picnic areas, and a hike-and-bike path.

Walnut Springs Park 317 W. Court St.$2 million in improvements have been completed in spring 2010.Features of the new park include walkways, pedestrian bridges, landscaping, lighting and seating along the spring-fed stream.

Central Park 201 S. Austin St. A landmark of historic downtown Seguin featuring many park benches, statues and a large fountain. Located within walking distance to many local restaurants and boutique, offers free Wi-Fi and an annual summer music series.

Outdoor Learning Center:

  • Seguin Outdoor Learning Center E. Hwy 90 past Geronimo Creek. 830-379-7652. Experience hands-on learning for kids and adults, individuals and groups. Finest facilities in this neck of the woods include mulched trails through prairie and woodlands, and a stocked pond to fish or canoe on. Free ‘Star Party’ twice monthly with the San Antonio Astronomical Society. Outdoor education classroom, ropes course, archery, camp craft, mountain biking, arts & crafts, and birding.

Amusement Center:

  • ZDT Amusement Park 1218 N. Camp Street. 830-386-0151. Max out at a largely indoor adventure jungle playland for all ages. Switchback, the only wooden shuttle roller coaster in the world. Ballocity, Trampoline, parachute drop, indoor go-karts, rock climbing wall, MaxFlight roller coaster simulator, and an arcade with tons of video games set on “free” mode.

Arts, Entertainment and Culture

Museums:

  • Seguin Heritage Museum 114 N. River at Gonzales St. 830-372-0965. Learn about archeological work at the Wilson Pottery, the first business in this state successfully operated by freed slaves. View a collection of Native American artifacts recently discovered just south of downtown Seguin.
  • Texas Agricultural Education & Heritage Center Cordova Road off N. Hwy 123. 830-379-1122. See a working fifth generation farm. Meet the animals - pigs, donkeys, ducks, guinea fowl, and more. Explore a garden. Get up close to crops such as cotton. See antique tools, buggies, cars, the 19th-century pioneer home and barn, blacksmith shop, post office, and one-room schoolhouse.

Theatres:

King Ranger Movie Theatre Behind H-E-B in 1300 block of E. Court St. 830-379-4884. Catch the latest flicks at the 9-screen theatre.

The Stephen and Mary Birch Texas Theatre 425 N. Austin at Ireland St.Renovated 1930s historic theatre features live music and theatre performances throughout the year.

The Palace Theatre 314 S. Austin St. 830-372-0752. Renovated 1940s historic theatre features musical and theatre performances, live music, and karaoke.   

Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin 921 W. New Braunfels St.830-401-0232. Explore Mexican-American culture through art exhibits, performances of the Ballet Folklorico Noche de Gala regional mariachi competition, and Conjunto Festival.

Festivals:

Guadalupe Valley Gardeners Market Central Park - 201 S. Austin St. Enjoy local food and have fun while shopping and meeting your friends. Local farmers and gardeners sell a variety of homegrown seasonal produce and agricultural products – organic and non-organic – every Saturday. 

Fiestas Juan Seguin Central Park - 201 S. Austin St. Free annual event includes arts & crafts, a washers tournament, Chihuahua dog races, and live music.

Freedom Fiesta Central Park - 201 S. Austin St. Free annual patriotic event featuring parade, games and musical entertainment.

Biggest Small Town 4th of July Celebration in Texas Central Park - 201 S. Austin St. Crowds of flag-waving people, estimated at over 10,000, line the streets of historic downtown Seguin for the annual 4th of July celebration. No one knows for sure how long this event has been held…perhaps since 1838 when Seguin was founded. Bands, military units, and many local and regional entries create the continuous parade that runs for about two hours.

Fiestas Patrias Central Park - 201 S. Austin St.  The three day cultural and historical event features folklorico dancing, mariachi music and entertainment by some of the most popular Tejano, regional conjunto and ranchero bands. Exhibit booths with free give-away. Proceeds benefit LULAC college scholarships.

Pecan Fest Once each year, Seguin locals Break out of their shells and throw one great party. Three-day fun-filled family event celebrating area pecan growers and the community's rural heritage. The event takes place at various downtown Seguin venues and at the nearby Texas Agricultural Education & Heritage Center (Cordova Road & Highway 123, two miles north of Seguin).

Holiday Stroll in Central Park Annual festive parade, Christmas lights twinkle in the park as holiday sounds fill the air. The little ones have a special photo opportunity with Santa and everyone can enjoy horse drawn carriage rides.

Nightlife:

  • Visit the lively scene at The Oak, the town’s oldest tavern, located in the downtown historic district. Step to the Friday night dances at the Silver Center and dance your boots off.

Don't Forget the Pecan:

  • Seguin is proud to be home to the world’s largest pecan. The Texas-sized pecan is 16 feet long, eight feet in diameter. It can be seen at Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center. A replica of huge pecan seen on the Courthouse lawn is a popular place for taking photos.

Dining and Shopping

Restaurants - Think Tex-Mex with a Cen-Tex accent, and BBQ joints that hint of the Old Country. Steaks, shrimp and catfish, burgers, home-style and fine dining, Chinese and Italian food, and national chains, too. You’ll find just about everything to your taste here in Seguin.

Seguin Historic District – Seguin’s historic downtown is home to over 20 unique shops, boutiques and eateries. For a detailed listing of the dining and shopping options please check out the downtown guide.

*Information on this page provided by the Seguin CVB and is subject to change. For more information visit Seguin Tourist Information Center located in the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce building at 116 N. Camp Street in Seguin, Texas. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Or please call: 800-580-7322 or 830-379-6382.

 

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