Floresville to Victoria

April 1, 2016
US 181 / TX 239 / US 59

History hangs thick in the air of the South Texas Plains, where historical markers pepper the landscape. Extending 87 miles, this route offers peeks into the past, from the echoes of battle at Fannin Battleground State Historic Site to shades of old ways at Wilson County Jailhouse Museum in Floresville. Enclaves like Panna Maria and veritable ghost towns like Helena attest to the area’s unique German, Czech, and Polish influences, while delectable Mexican food awaits at surprising turns. In between all that culture and history, don’t hesitate to try out a few backroads for the fun curves and peaceful views.

Along The Way

FLORESVILLE

CANARY ISLANDER CEMETERY

U.S. Hwy. 181, one mile west of Floresville
830-393-0074

FIREHOUSE B & BISTRO

1009 C St.
830-393-8719
firehousebandbistro.com

TRAIL RIDERS STEAKHOUSE

1031 C St.
830-393-8703

WILSON COUNTY JAILHOUSE MUSEUM

Courthouse Square
830-216-2225

GOLIAD

EMPRESARIO RESTAURANT

141 S. Courthouse Square
361-645-2347

GOLIAD GOLF CLUB

1103 W. Fannin St.
361-645-8322
goliadgolf.com

GOLIAD STATE PARK & HISTORIC SITE

108 Park Rd. 6
361-645-3405
tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goliad

MARKET HOUSE MUSEUM

205 S. Market St.
361-645-8767
goliadcc.org/museums

VICTORIA

FRIENDLY OAKS BED & BREAKFAST

210 E. Juan Linn St.
361-575-0000
http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/

HILLER HOUSE

3003 N. Vine St.
361-571-0582

MUSEUM OF THE COASTAL BEND

2200 E. Red River St.
361-582-2511
museumofthecoastalbend.org

RIVERSIDE GOLF COURSE

302 McCright Dr.
361-573-4521
vpiariversidegolf.com

TEXAS ZOO

110 Memorial Dr.
361-573-7681
texaszoo.org

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On The Road

Pit Stops

1. E-Z STOP
1311 10th St., Floresville

2. MURPHY USA
8508 N. Navarro St., Victoria

Grab A Bite

1. THE PUMPHOUSE RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT & BAR
1201 W. Stayton Ave., Victoria
361-572-9800
victoriapumphouse.com

2. RAUL’S ENCHILACOS
101 Creekwood Dr., Floresville
210-394-8437

Stay The Night

1. 505 BED & OFFICE LODGE
505 W. Main St., Kenedy
866-603-1142

2. THE QUARTERS AT PRESIDIO LA BAHIA
217 Loop 71, Goliad
361-645-3752
presidiolabahia.org

Diversions

1. COLETO CREEK PARK
365 Coleto Park Rd., Victoria
361-575-6366
gbra.org/coletocreekpark

2. CYCLE RANCH MOTOCROSS PARK
2066 County Rd. 405, Floresville
855-571-6686
cycleranchmx.com

Only In Texas

1. FANNIN BATTLEGROUND STATE HISTORIC SITE
734 FM 2506, Fannin
512-463-7948
visitfanninbattleground.com

2. PRESIDIO LA BAHIA
217 Loop 71, Goliad
361-645-3752
presidiolabahia.org

Events

$10

Independence Day Pro Cup

June 28 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

The newest annual Pro/Am race to hit the Texas motocross scene. Now sanctioned by the AMA, featuring factory contingency money and hosted at Oak Hill Raceway. The event includes a fireowrks display and live entertainment. Visit their website for more info. Sponsored by Law Tigers, Maxim Motorsports and others
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Route 66 – Family Freedom Motorcycle Rally

July 4 - July 7

Route 66 – Family Freedom Motorcycle Rally Family Friendly Motorcycle Event – Everyone Welcome Bike Games, People Games, Kids Games, Fireworks Display, Fishing Derby Bands, Vendors On-Site Camping and a whole lot more A motorcycle event you can bring the entire family to! Dry RV and Tent Camping FREE – Full RV Hookup AvailableLocation Located between Bristow and Stroud Oklahoma on Old Route 66 Highway. 26101 Milfay Road Depew OKLAHOMA 74028 C(918) 645-9029 – Charlie
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$20.00

Desert Storm & Desert Shield Memorial Honor Ride 2019

July 6

This is a Motorcycle Ride hosted by VFW Motorcycle Group of Texas in support of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial – a new Memorial to be built in Washington D.C. This Ride is in conjunction with the Penelope Street Patriot Fest which is also taking place in Belton, Texas on July 6. https://www.facebook.com/events/644965369285881/ All proceeds from this Ride will help to fund the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial. For more…
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Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm

The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is held annually in mid-July to commemorate the life and music of Woody Guthrie. The festival is held on the weekend closest to July 14 – the date of Guthrie’s birth – in Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma. Daytime main stage performances are held at the Crystal Theater and the Pastures of Plenty day stage. Evening main stage performances are held outdoors at the Pastures of Plenty. The festival is planned and implemented annually by the Woody Guthrie…
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Gage Hotel 92nd Anniversary Party

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Calling on all Gage friends and family to celebrate 92 years of the enduring legacy and rich history of the Gage Hotel with a delightful evening of food and music. Proceeds to benefit the expansion of Marathon Public Library, Museum and community square.
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