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Spooky San Marcos Stories

From folklore and hearsay, to hauntings and unexplained occurrences, you don’t have to look hard for someone with a spooky San Marcos story… Thompson Island Bridge Probably the most well-known spooky San Marcos tale revolves around a soldier who had a promise to keep. Legend has it that a…

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Celebrate Juneteenth in San Marcos, Texas

There are several ways to commemorate Juneteenth here in San Marcos! Take part in a virtual 5k in the morning, visit the Calaboose African American History Museum, chow down on some excellent food at the Cook-Off and celebrate with a wonderful lineup of art, education and community at the…

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Rainy Day Activities in San Marcos, Texas

Rainy days can throw a wrench in your SMTXperience if you planned a weekend of outdoor adventures. However, some of our favorite things to do in San Marcos take place indoors (or underground) and away from any gloomy weather! Wimberley Glassworks Known worldwide for their beautiful hand-blown…

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Black History in San Marcos

Black History Month is a great time to honor, learn about and celebrate our San Marcos Black community. From a larger-than-life jazz icon to The Calaboose African American History Museum, gorgeous pieces of art and rich history – San Marcos wouldn’t be the place we all know and love without our…

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MLK Day in San Marcos, Texas

Whether you observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on your own or via virtual celebrations, with art or time of reflection, we have some ideas for how you can honor and recognize the holiday. Visit the Crossroads Memorial and Diversity Mural The LBJ MLK Crossroads Memorial celebrates and honors the…

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21 SMTXperiences To Do In 2021

After the year we’ve just experienced, setting goals for the year ahead brings about a bit of, well, skepticism. The idea of setting goals like “lose weight” or “stop biting nails” after a year of sitting on our couch in stretchy pants that used to be a little looser and biting our (freshly washed…

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History of Tourism in San Marcos

San Marcos has been a popular spot for visitors since, well, roughly 12,000 years ago… The Clovis Indians, the oldest known inhabitants of the western hemisphere, left some artifacts behind from their stay and ever since then people have been coming to enjoy the wonders of San Marcos. Wonder World…

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Legend Has It...

From tall tales to totally true and everything in between, San Marcos is full of interesting, quirky and downright thrilling stories. Bank robberies, brave citizens, old rivalries and more than our share of mischief – we’ve rounded up a couple of local legends to share with you. The Newton Gang…

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7 Things You Can Only Do in San Marcos, Texas

Take a Glass-Bottom Boat Tour on Spring Lake in San Marcos. San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau San Marcos is a charming college town halfway between Austin and San Antonio known for the country’s largest outlet mall, a historic downtown square, and tons of waterways to kayak, paddleboard or…

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