About Uvalde Texas
Juan de Ugalde first referred to the area as Ugalde, but later in 1852 the name was changed to Uvalde, which means city of Trees. Uvalde is known for having an abundant oak tree population. The city is also known for their great location for soaring and has been referred to as one of the best in the United States. The World Gliding Championships were held in Uvalde back in 1991 and 2012.
- Population: 15,751
- Elevation: 909 ft
- On July 4th, an annual golf tournament is held at the Uvalde Memorial Park Golf Course.
- Residents go crazy for the Rocky Road Shakes at the soda shop in lifecheck drugs.
- Uvalde is home to the Aviation Museum of Texas and Janey Slaughter- Briscoe Grand Opera House.
Uvalde, Texas has always had an extremely rich culture. Most of their attractions are based off culture, some of which include the Aviation Museum of Texas, Janey Slaughter- Briscoe Grand Opera House, and many more. The Aviation Museum houses several military aircrafts and is located on a major WWII training base.
Uvalde Memorial Park Golf Course has an 18-hole course that can be an enjoyable, challenging course. On July 4th, an annual golf tournament is held at this course. Uvalde also offers facilities to hunt several animals, a few of which includes whitetail deer, turkey, quail, dove, and so on.
Nearby attractions to the area include Seaworld (in San Antonio), Cook’s Slough Sanctuary, Garner Memorial Museum, and Garner State Park.
Shopping can be found on Downtown Getty Street. The Cake Boutique has delicious pastries and coffee. Another great stop is the soda shop in lifecheck drugs, which has unique Rocky Road shakes. People will be pleased with the variety of shops offered on Getty Street. There is also a bowling alley and a Forum 6 Movie theatre in the area for those that do not want to shop.