1401 N. Harborth Ave.
Three Rivers, TX 78071
Phone: (361) 786-3563
Fax: (361) 786-2628
Fishing fans from across Central and South Texas flock to this lake. Operated by the San Antonio River Authority, Braunig Lake offers a chance for anglers of all ages to catch catfish, shad, bluegill, crappie and red drum. For the inexperienced, there is a fishing guide service on the lake. You will also find boat rentals, picnic areas, and camping grounds. Regardless of the season, be sure to pack your sunscreen; the South Texas sun can be brutal.
This 7,004-yard, Denis Griffiths-designed course is one of the few in town that is friendly to golfers who like to walk. Greens on this municipal course are slightly undulating and usually run pretty fast. As far as trouble goes, Mission Del Lago has some water, a few dry creek beds and several bunkers to contend with. The course marshals take their jobs seriously and keep players moving at a decent rate. However, like most municipal courses, they allow fivesomes to play the course, which tends to slow things down at times.
Grab your cowboy hat and head to San Antonio Western Shooting for a day of fun that's purely Texan. You'll have the opportunity to shoot reproductions of old-school guns in a safe environment. Sessions last from two and half to three hours. It's somewhat pricey, but the experience of pretending to be a cowboy from the good old days is unforgettable.
Las Palomas Country Club is situated in the rolling hills of South Texas. It is a links-style course, covering 7,028 yards, with 18 holes and par 72. So, go ahead and test your golfing skills!
This is for all the fast and furious types. San Antonio Speedway at Texas is a racing track not meant for the faint-hearted. The tracks cater to car racers and you can catch some adrenaline boosting racing at the speedway.
Harlandale Memorial Stadium is home to Harlandale Little Indians football and cheer leading teams. The stadium can be reached via Highway 281 through Loop 410. The seating capacity of this stadium is 10,000 and it has disabled access. This stadium is open for game practices.
The wilderness that is now known as San Antonio and South Texas was primarily settled by Spanish Catholic priests. And apparently priests with exquisite taste in architecture. Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada, the four historical missions that compose what is known as the Mission Trail, all possess very distinct and beautiful detailing in their designs and constructions. The history behind each is intriguing; as far as attractions go, this one is definitely a "must see." Admission is free.
The Silverado Rodeo arena hosts various wrestling and rodeo tournaments the year round. Catch all the action at this well-facilitated arena and be a part of the enthusiastic crowd bidding for it's favorite team.
Riverside Golf Course opened to the public in 1974. It offers an 18-hole regulation course as well as a nine-hole par-three course for those who want to work on their short game. The river comes into play often on this course. Both courses are walker-friendly and you might as well walk because, like most other municipal courses, Riverside allows fivesomes, which can slow down play considerably.
Built in 2005, this family friendly baseball field is a favorite summertime destination for locals. Sitting right next to the bay with views of the Harbor Bridge, every seat is a good seat. Reminiscent of old-fashioned fields from baseball's golden age, the facility offers some very thoughtful and modern features. All concession stands are designed so that patrons never have their back to the field and never miss a play. The kids play area features a play ground, scaled down baseball diamond and full sized basketball court. There's even a pool overlooking the field available for groups and parties. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop to pick up your own official Hooks gear.
This retired aircraft carrier was once used as a training facility but is now a floating museum. Resting pleasantly on Corpus Christi Bay, this impressive ship is a sight to see from the coast. There is a free shuttle that takes you from land all the way up a long ramp to the ships hangar entrance. Aboard the ship you will be able to explore the flight deck, the control and navigation rooms and even the captain's quarters. Also on the ship is an extensive World War II and Pearl Harbor exhibit. Be sure to drop by the theater to catch some authentic military footage and exceptional documentaries. The gift shop is a must for souvenirs and military memorabilia.
One of the cities main attractions, the Texas State Aquarium is a family favorite. Located on Corpus Christi Bay right next to the entrance to the USS Lexington, the aquarium is a great refuge from the heat of a typical Texas summer day. Exhibits change occasionally featuring exotic sea life and local specimens. Interactive aquariums are a kids favorite as well as the dolphin training demonstrations throughout the day. Dining facilities and a children's playground are available. Check website for varying hours.