From the Folks in Albany: "If you're looking for a getaway that combines rare, historical atmosphere with no hassles, regular cultural events, friendly people, good food, a great museum, remarkable shopping, a beautifully restored Main Street, inspiring war memorials, a hunter's paradise, a variety of accommodations, and much more, load up the whole family or just your sweetie and head to Albany."
Nearby: Abilene: 31 miles; Ft. Worth: 115 miles
Profile: Albany, a Preserve America Community and the oldest town on the Northwest Frontier, is a cultural gem where restored historical buildings house shops, restaurants, theaters and much more. A great vacation destination, Albany's citizens are Texas friendly, and the area offers unsurpassed big game and bird hunting.
To Do: Albany is home to Fort Griffin Fandangle
, a theatrical take on the history of Albany and the oldest outdoor musical in Texas. The Fort Griffin Historical Site
offers hunting, fishing, camping, and guided nature tours. Local ranches, theaters, galleries, and shops fill Main Street. Be sure to go directly to jail: The Old Jail Art Center
is the primary cultural resource for the region, providing visual art, performing art, and local history resources for residents and visitors.
Restaurants: Beehive Restaurant
, Vintage Vanilla
, Prairie Star
You’re Invited: Shackelford County Youth and Livestock Show, Classic Car Show and Chuckwagon Breakfast, Polo on the Prairie
, Fort Griffin Fandangle, Old Time Albany Chistmas Parade, Christmas Tour of Homes.