Sonora, Texas: A Life Changing Experience

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Curiosity and questions are ever present in this hub of history. Located within easy driving distance from San Antonio, Austin, and Houston, Sonora will fulfill all your needs in less than a day, from a step back in time to a step forward in dreams.

1. The Old Sonora Ice House Ranch Museum

Photo: Sonora, Texas Chamber of Commerce

The Old Sonora Ice House Ranch Museum features the legacy of Will Carver who was a member of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch. He was shot and killed in the Owen’s bakery by Sheriff E.S. Briant while trying to arrest Carver on suspicion of murder in 1901. John Eaton, Jr., authored “Will Carver-Outlaw”, a book about Butch Cassidy’s Hole-in-the-Wall Gang found in the museum that boasts about many cultural and historical finds from the area. This museum contains history you won’t discover anywhere else.

2. Eaton Hill Nature Center & Preserve

Photo: Sonora, Texas Chamber of Commerce

Eaton Hill Nature Center & Preserve is a showcase of vegetation and wildlife that epitomizes the Texas Hill Country. It consists of over two miles of hiking trails with rocky ledges, brushy plum thickets, and native critters such as jackrabbits, cottontails, lizards, and, of course, the occasional snake and coyote.  There are five water features, predominately for the animals but one, in particular, is peaceful, tranquil and offers a place to just stop and breathe. If you love to take photos of plants, insects, and small animals these trails are a paradise for the camera bug in you.

3. Plenty of Places to Stay and Eat.

Photo: Sonora Texas Chamber of Commerce

For the modern vacationer, this quaint little town offers a very well designed nine-hole golf course that has a five-star rating. There is an airport and several hotels, as well as many restaurants that offer Mexican food, fine Texas steaks, Mom’s homestyle cooking, pizzas, fast food and the ever popular Texas BBQ.  You can find everything from quaint to elite cuisine.

4. Get in the Game.

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