San Marcos Like A Local

History Lovers Guide To San Marcos

San Marcos has a rich and unique history. Well, what would you expect from an area considered the longest continuously inhabited site in North America? San Marcos has been a popular spot for visitors and locals since roughly 12,000 years ago! Check out our guide to learn more about some of the…

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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 5k in the morning, visit the Calaboose African American History Museum and celebrate with a wonderful lineup of art, education and community at the celebration. The end of slavery in the United States has been…

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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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A Presidential Guide to San Marcos, TX

A fun fact about San Marcos is that at one point it was home to a future United State President! Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States, was a student at Texas State University back when it was Southwest Texas State Teachers College and became a San Marcan. From a museum in his name…

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Black History in San Marcos, TX

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 a community-wide celebration, with art or time of reflection, we have some ideas for how you can honor and recognize the holiday. MLK Day Celebrations MLK Children's Crafts and Fun January 15 | 10:30am-12:30pm Bring the kids to the…

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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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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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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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School of San Marcos

We know how difficult it can be to insert some educational time into our kids’ days while they’re not in a classroom. So, we decided to open the School of San Marcos! Science, art, history – there’s plenty of ways to learn, connect and be entertained! (You’re on your own with math though…)…

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