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

FREE

ALR #208 Bike Nite

February 23 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

American Legion Riders Post #208 will be hosting Bike Nite at Conroy’s Irish Pub. Come out and enjoy the fun, live music, door prizes and raffles!
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FREE

2019 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This year’s Texas Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum will provide important information to riders, instructors, and traffic safety professionals who are interested in improving rider safety. The Forum is FREE to attend and lunch will be provided (does not include nightly stays at the Y.O. Ranch). Topics will include: Identification of the extent of the rider safety problem. Activities that TxDOT, DPS, NHTSA, FHWA, and AMA are doing to improve rider safety. Legislative activities in Texas….
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$20.00

Gurene Country Ride

February 23 @ 12:00 pm

It’s Gruene in the Texas Hill Country! Time to check out the beautiful wildflowers on this ride! Please come join ALR 208 for some Wind Therapy! Registration begins: 12:00 pm Kick Stands Up: 1:00pm Donation: $20 per Rider – Includes Poker Hand Passenger – FREE $10 per Passenger for Poker Hand * Minimum of 15 paid riders to hole Poker Ride Ends at Conroy’s Irish Pub, 9190 Fair Oaks Parkway, Boerne, TX 78015 Proceeds benefit…
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Free

2nd Annual Vintage Bike SMASH UP @ MotoLiberty – Dallas

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  It’s a meeting of the Classic Motorcycles and the Contemporary Customs when the North Texas Norton Owner’s Association and their collection of Vintage Bike mingle with the Cafe Customs of the Denton Moto Collective at MotoLiberty’s 2nd Annual Vintage Bike Smash Up. The theme is “Young meet the Old”. This eclectic assortment of motorcyclists and their machines is a once a year affair jointly hosted by the NTNOA and the Denton Moto Collective at Dallas’ top gear shop, Moto…
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$175

Eurosport Cycle’s Spring Track Day

March 11

Eurosport Cycle’s track day is designed for street riders. It will be held at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, TX. You use your own street bike and street riding gear (protective jacket, pants, and gloves, full face helmet, boots over ankles). No leathers or special set up needed for your bike. It’s pretty laid back with small groups and plenty of one on one instruction. If you’ve ever thought of doing a track day this is…
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