Get crackin’ and plan your visit to Seguin, Texas. While the city of just more than 30,000 people might be best known for being home of the world’s largest pecan, it has a lot more to offer visitors. From it’s founding in 1838 by 33 Texas Rangers, Seguin’s legacy keeps growing with new attractions and the preserved historic downtown district linking visitors to the days of old.
Visitors today can shoot down the lazy Guadalupe River on inner tubes. Recreationists also can flock to Max Starcke Park to kayak on the four-mile Lake Seguin Paddling Trail, take on the surf at the Max Starke Park Wave Pool or sink a knee-knocking three footer at the 18-hole championship golf course along the river beneath the pecan trees.
Nothing is gentle about the ZDT Amusement Park, an indoor-outdoor thrill ride extravaganza covering the gamut of adrenaline rushes to your system. Check out the custom-made Switchback roller coaster. The world’s first wooden shuttle roller coaster, Switchback snakes through the historical buildings before reaching the Grand Spike, a section of angled track at 87 degrees—a record!
Seguin’s downtown historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is filled with significant buildings. See a variety of building styles from across several eras as well as some unique shopping with a visit to downtown.
The Pape Pecan House and Nutcracker Museum displays more than 8,000 nutcrackers, the largest collection in the world! Not surprisingly, Seguin is also home to the World’s Largest Pecan, well two of them. The original sits on the Courthouse lawn, Seguin built an even larger pecan that can be found at the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center along with the Pecan Museum.
Pick your weekend, and start planning your visit to Seguin. For more information, visit www.visitseguin.com.