The World's Biggest Cowboy Boots
7400 San Pedro Ave.
Sitting right outside the bustlin' North Star Mall are the World's Biggest Cowboy Boots, a familiar oddity for San Anto shoppers.
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The Treue der Union Monument
Possessing a German title, the Reue Der Union Monument ("Loyalty to the Union") in Comfort, Texas honors the mass-grave burial site of thirty-four German Texans whom resisted Confederate governance and died at the 1862 Nueces Massacre. Almost lost in history, the obscure act of violent marked the general end to overt German Unionism in Texas for the remainder of the war.
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The Ghost Tracks
Corner of Shane and Villamain Rd.
A beloved spot for teenagers looking for trouble, the legend of the Ghost Tracks (a.k.a. Gravity Bridge) centers upon benevolent ghost children killed during a train collision whom push vehicles over the tracks to save strangers from their fate.
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The Chinese Graveyard
10359-10445 S. Zarzamora
Another eerie attraction good for a scare. Some say you can see the spirits of the graveyard floating above the supposedly haunted Chinese Graveyard on misty nights.
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"King of the Parc"
4203 Loring Park, 210-310-2550
A giant stag made of junk parts rusted fenders, license plates, typewriters stands as a centerpiece of a housing development named "The Parc at Escondido." The heroically posed stag was created by Mexico City sculptor Florentino Narcis, and remains a randomly cool photo opportunity outside of San Anto in Converse, Texas.
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Big Peanut for The Peanut King
1420 3rd St.
Outside of the Wilson County courthouse in Floresville, Texas approximately forty-five minutes from San Anto is one of the oldest big civic peanuts in America. This particular peanut honors Joe T. Sheehy, "The Peanut King," who experimented with peanut farming and introduced peanuts as a viable crop to Wilson County in 1916.
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