Arts & Culture

The sights and colors of Downtown San Marcos are one of the most unique parts of the city! From mini murals hidden in plain sight to gigantic artworks that take up the whole side of a building, and of course, who could miss the mermaid statues of the Mermaid March? All of them ready for their photo op. And no Downtown adventure would be complete without a stop to check out the San Marcos Art Center. Soak up the culture and history of Downtown San Marcos by visiting the LBJ Museum of San Marcos provides a personal glimpse into the life of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson's formative years as a student at what is now Texas State University. And of course, the heart of Downtown San Marcos is the historic Hays County Courthouse, which has historic exhibits housed in the lower levels.