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Tripadvisor named the San Angelo Visitors Center as one of The Traveler's Choice Best of the Best in 2020. Reviews from millions of Tripadvisor travelers place this Attraction in the top 10% worldwide.
True West magazine named San Angelo the #1 True Western Town of the Year 2020.
Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue is the largest donkey rescue in the United States with 47 facilities located across the country and headquartered in San Angelo. They have saved more than 10,000 donkeys to date.
Angelo State University's Nursing Program Ranked in the Top 10 Nationally in 2019.

The Tule Princess Steamboat on Lake Nasworthy is the last operational, full-size Walking Beam Steam Engine powering a Side Wheel Paddle Steamboat in the world.

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark is one of only 47 National Historic Landmarks in Texas and among only 2,500 National Historic Sites in the U.S.
For the 11th year in a row, Downtown San Angelo was named Outstanding Main Street City by the National Main Street Center and The Texas Historical Commission, Main Street Program.
At the International Chocolatiers Convention in New York City, Cowboy-Up Chocolates won 1st in new flavors with their Almonds de Leche.
Ceramics Monthly has cited the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts biannual National Ceramic Competition as “the premier clay show in America.
Holland's Jewelry is the oldest jewelry company in West Texas, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018. Known for their silver spur tie clasp, Holland's first “spurs clips” were presented to President Franklin Roosevelt and Vice-President John Nance Garner.
The House of FiFi Dubois was named as one of the Top 15 Texas Music Venues for Live Country Music by Wide Open Country and Galleywire recently named them as one of the Top 5 favorite venues in Texas.
EnPleinAirTEXAS raised more money in its first year of existence than any EnPleinAir event in the U.S. and funds go to support FREE museum projects in the community.
In 2018, Angelo State University was listed by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education for the 10th year in a row.
For the 16th year in a row, the San Angelo Independent School District has received the highest rating of "A" (Superior) on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST).
Forbes Named San Angelo one of the 25 Best Places to Retire in 2015
Forbes Named San Angelo Top 100 Best Small Places for Business and Career in 2019
CNN named Mark Meyers with Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue a Top 10 CNN Hero
San Angelo ISD was ranked in the Top 10 in the Nation for High School Graduation rates.
Quicksand Golf Course was named one of the Top 25 economy golf courses in Texas in 2019 by SportsDay.
Angelo Civic Theatre is the longest running civic theatre in Texas, started in 1885.

The San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo ranks as one of the nation's largest rodeos in total contestants and the livestock show ranks 4th in the nation in entries.

San Angelo has received the prestigious Altus Trophy twice in 12 years, recognizing the community for providing the best support for a local military installation.

TheInternational Waterlily Collection has been designated by the International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society as a premiere collection of waterlilies in existence.

Seven San Angelo stores were named the Best in Texas by ShopAcrossTexas.com in 2018 and M.L. Leddy Boots was named Best of the Best.

Forbes named San Angelo one of the Top Seven Places in America to be an Entrepreneur in 2017.
The Latest Scoop was recently named one of the Top 10 Ice Creams in Texas by Wide Open Eats AND was featured on Texas Country Reporter in 2018.

Texas Monthly named the Concho Christmas Celebration one of the five celebrations to attend during the holiday. 2018 marked the event's 25th anniversary.

Bollman Industries is one of only a few wool scouring operations in North America and they also make a great hat.
Shannon Medical Center was named one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the Nation in 2018.
San Angelo was named one of the Top 10 Cities for Veterans by Livability.com.

Hank the Cowdog, the main character in the longtime loved and esteemed children's book by renowned author John Erickson, now has a permanent residence in Heritage Park of San Angelo. The park honors San Angelo's ranching culture and history.

San Angelo ranked #2 out of the 2019 Top 10 True Western Towns of the Year by True West Magazine.
The Concho River Walk was named a Great Place in America by the American Planning Association.
The San Angelo Cowboy Gathering was named the Venue of the Year by the 2016 Cowtown Society of Western Music.
The San Angelo State Park is one of only 103 state parks in Texas and serves as only one of four parks that are home to the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd.
The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts received the National Award for Museum Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the country’s highest honor for museums.
Bentwood Country Club was the United States Tennis Association's 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year for the nation.
Miss Hattie’s Restaurant and Cathouse Lounge was named to the Texas Bucket List in 2016 and Miss Hattie’s Brothel Burger was named the #4 Burger of the Season.
The Peasant Village Restaurant was named one of the 15 Best Restaurants in Texas by Best Things Texas.
San Angelo was one of the recipients of the First Lady’s Texas Treasures Award from the Texas Historic Commission.
San Angelo is home to The Aermotor Windmill Company, which has a rich history and started in 1883.
Timeclock Plus ranked as one of the best workplaces in technology in 2018, according to Fortune.com.
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