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John Nance Garner Home & Museum was built in 1920. It was once the home to Vice-President of the United States under Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Nance Garner. This museum, now managed by the University of Texas, contains important papers and memorabilia from Garners' private and political life.

Hunting is practically a year round sport in Uvalde and the surrounding area. Whitetail deer, dove, quail, turkey, javelina and feral hog abound. Sporting clay ranges are available within 5 miles of Uvalde. There is a wide selection of hunting leases by day or season.

Cook's Slough Sanctuary- is a natural birding habitat. Uvalde has been designated by the National Audubon Society as one of the best birding locations in the United States.

El Progreso Memorial Library & West Main Project - "Uvalde citizens unite to build a state of the art library. Dignitaries for the dedication include Rev. Ben Kinchlow, Archbishop Patrick Flores, US Congressman Henry Bonilla, Actor Tom Fox and more."

Sahawe Indian Outdoor Theater - Sahawe Indian Dancers thrill audiences throughout the country with colorful costumes and fast dances of the Indians of America and Mexico.

Aviation Museum of Texas at Garner Field - The Museum is located at the Uvalde municipal airport in one of the original hangars built for Garner Army Air Field, a World War II primary training base.

Briscoe Art & Antique Collection- is located within First State Bank of Uvalde. Over 6,000 visitors a year, view an extensive collection of art and antiques at the most unique bank in Texas. Masterpieces by Rembrandt and Gainsborough are on open display.

Uvalde Honey - During the 1870's, when pioneer settlers were creating early farms and ranches in Uvalde County, they discovered caves and hollow trees full of bees and honey. The land was nicknamed "brush country" because of the cat claw, kinnikinnick, white brush and huajillo bushes. The huajillo was the main honey plant and the bees that fed on the huajillo blooms produced a mild, light colored delicious honey. The Southern Pacific Railroad initially played a major role in marketing Uvalde Honey beekeepers traveled to Uvalde to ship their honey all over the world Uvalde became famous for producing and shipping delicious honey and was often called "The Honey Capital of the World."

Janey Slaughter-Briscoe Grand Opera House - was built in 1891 and restored in 1982. Community theater productions, children's theater and concert series, and professional talent such as Santiago Jimenez, Jr. and Ray Price have performed in this historic location. It also houses a group of pictures of Uvalde's history and memorabilia from Governor Briscoe's campaign.

Uvalde Golf Club manages an 18-hole public golf course.

Uvalde Memorial Park & Recreational Complex - provides shaded park and picnic areas on the banks of the Leona River; Amphitheater, fountains, playground equipment, basketball & volleyball courts, covered pavilion and walking trails.

Alamo Village - is located 40 miles west of Uvalde, in Brackettville. This is the set location for John Wayne's classic, Alamo, and other movies, this authentic western town is used as a set for film and television; museum, gift shop & cantina.

Garner State Park - Deep canyons, crystal-clear streams, high mesas, and carved limestone cliffs are the brush strokes in the geologic painting of this intriguing terrain. Garner State Park is found in the northern part of Uvalde County. Located thirty miles north of Uvalde and seven miles north of Concan, Garner State Park has ten acres of riverfront. Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock here each year to enjoy its matchless vacation facilities. The park offers camping, hiking, nature study, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, swimming in the Frio River, seasonal miniature golf, paddle boat rentals, juke box dancing at the concessions building, and bike riding. "Friends of Garner State Park" has introduced a new program called "Cowboy Sunset Serenade." This program gives an overview of the history of the American Cowboy through songs and cowboy poetry. These performances are held from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

The Uvalde Riverwalk- is located a short distance from downtown Uvalde. Originally designated to utilize the flood plain area, the Leona River is a host to the Town Easter Egg Hunt, a variety of festivals and events, and 0.6 miles of beautiful walking trails. The riverwalk is under consideration to be expanded--stage one is to connect the riverwalk North to the High School--stage two is to extend the riverwalk South to the wetlands sanctuary (also currently waiting approval).

Kimberly Dow Art Studio - Located on the downtown square, this art studio of original art work is a great place to relax and enjoy the talents of a local artisan.

Southwest Texas Junior College - SWTJC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates, the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees. SWTJC is also approved by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

South of the Border - An hour's drive away are Piedras Niegras, Del Rio, and Ciudad Acuña.

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