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Salado is the Texas Mecca for Art Lovers & Historians

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The welcoming community of Salado has so much to offer visitors as well as its residents. In fact, two of its most famous visitors have been Sam Houston and Henry Kissinger!

This quaint modern-day village is rich in history. It was a stop along the famous Chisholm Trail cattle drive from 1866-1885, and the Stagecoach Inn was one of those stops. (This restored inn will reopen in the Spring of 2016.) This hotel is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Texas. A bridge was built across Salado Creek in 1867, and it is the first Texas Natural Landmark.

Salado is the Texas Mecca for Art Lovers & Historians

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History is one of the many reasons to explore this unique village. But the shopping is quite another. With more than 60 quaint shops and art galleries, there is something for everyone!

Salado is the Texas Mecca for Art Lovers & Historians

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Griffith Fine Art Gallery is just one fabulous stop which offers original paintings using a variety of mediums. The Thomas Kinkade Stagecoach Gallery is a must see gallery on your tour. Prepare to spend a lot of time here appreciating the attention to detail in his remarkable paintings. The Salado Glassworks will mesmerize you with their talents for glass blowing. It will be difficult to resist taking home a treasure from each gallery!

Salado is the Texas Mecca for Art Lovers & Historians

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Two wineries you can’t miss in Salado are the Salado Lone Star Winery, which is dog friendly, and the Salado Wine Seller. This shop offers live music on the first Saturday of the month from 4-7 PM. Don’t miss their monthly art exhibits! Be sure to take home a bottle or two of your favorite wine before you leave.

Salado is the Texas Mecca for Art Lovers & Historians
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If you’re looking for an escape from the fast pace of life, you need to consider making a reservation at one of the local bed and breakfast inns. Salado’s first bed and breakfast, the Inn at Salado, is in the center of this village, and it is convenient to shops, restaurants and all the hotspots in town! You’ll fall in love all over again when staying at this romantic getaway complete with picturesque areas on the property to relax and unwind. The signature breakfast completes a perfect weekend with delicious quiche, biscuits and gravy as well as waffles! Mouthwatering…

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