Bonnevilla’s Guidebook

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Bonnevilla’s Guidebook

City/town information

Coleman area, 5 lakes, and 5 towns within about 1 hour of Coleman
Coleman is a small town in West Texas but close to Central Texas - about 30 minutes west of Brownwood and 1 hour east of Abilene. Coleman is about 2.5-3 hours southwest from Dallas/Fort Worth and about 3 hours northwest from Austin. The nearest commercial airport is in Abilene; the nearest international airports are in DFW and Austin.
Coleman
Coleman is a small town in West Texas but close to Central Texas - about 30 minutes west of Brownwood and 1 hour east of Abilene. Coleman is about 2.5-3 hours southwest from Dallas/Fort Worth and about 3 hours northwest from Austin. The nearest commercial airport is in Abilene; the nearest international airports are in DFW and Austin.
Abilene is about 55 miles, 1 hour, north of Coleman. Places to visit: Frontier Texas! museum Jacob's Dream Sculpture Fort Phantom Hill historical site Swenson House Historical Society site The Grace Museum Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
9 locals recommend
Abilene
9 locals recommend
Abilene is about 55 miles, 1 hour, north of Coleman. Places to visit: Frontier Texas! museum Jacob's Dream Sculpture Fort Phantom Hill historical site Swenson House Historical Society site The Grace Museum Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden
Brady is about 55 miles, 1 hour, south of Coleman. Places to visit: Heart of Texas County Music Museum D and J's Good Ole Days Antiques and Oddities
Brady
Brady is about 55 miles, 1 hour, south of Coleman. Places to visit: Heart of Texas County Music Museum D and J's Good Ole Days Antiques and Oddities
Dublin is about 80 miles, 1 1/2 hours, east of Coleman. Places to visit: Veldhuizen Cheese farm - sample/purchase cheeses Ben Hogan Museum Dublin Historical Museum Dublin Bottling Works factory tour (originally known for Dr Pepper) Lucky Vines Vineyard & Winery
Dublin
Dublin is about 80 miles, 1 1/2 hours, east of Coleman. Places to visit: Veldhuizen Cheese farm - sample/purchase cheeses Ben Hogan Museum Dublin Historical Museum Dublin Bottling Works factory tour (originally known for Dr Pepper) Lucky Vines Vineyard & Winery
San Angelo is about 70 miles, 1 hour 15 minutes, west of Coleman. Fort Concho historical site San Angelo Visitor Center Miss Hattie's Bordello Museum Concho River Walk Chicken Farm Art Center Historical Murals of San Angelo San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Railway and Heritage Museum of San Angelo
10 locals recommend
San Angelo
10 locals recommend
San Angelo is about 70 miles, 1 hour 15 minutes, west of Coleman. Fort Concho historical site San Angelo Visitor Center Miss Hattie's Bordello Museum Concho River Walk Chicken Farm Art Center Historical Murals of San Angelo San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Railway and Heritage Museum of San Angelo
Nearby Brownwood is about 30 miles east of Coleman and offers additional shopping and restaurants, railroad museum, as well as Howard Payne University.
Brownwood
Nearby Brownwood is about 30 miles east of Coleman and offers additional shopping and restaurants, railroad museum, as well as Howard Payne University.

Food scene

All restaurants are in Coleman
Black Cur is Coleman's celebrated 5-star steak house. This joint is smooth, modern, and the food is AMAZING. Top notch wine selections. (closed on Sundays)
Black Cur
414 South Commercial Avenue
Black Cur is Coleman's celebrated 5-star steak house. This joint is smooth, modern, and the food is AMAZING. Top notch wine selections. (closed on Sundays)
RLV is an awesome winery right on the Commerical Avenue downtown strip. They offer wine tastings, bottles, charcuterie boards, and more. The atmosphere there is relaxing, modern, and friendly. Live music most Friday and Saturday nights. (closed on Sundays)
7 locals recommend
Rancho Loma Vineyards
411 S Commercial Ave
7 locals recommend
RLV is an awesome winery right on the Commerical Avenue downtown strip. They offer wine tastings, bottles, charcuterie boards, and more. The atmosphere there is relaxing, modern, and friendly. Live music most Friday and Saturday nights. (closed on Sundays)
This super-modern wood-fired pizzeria is definitely a must-visit. Their food is fantastic and local wine selections are delicious! (open on Sundays)
6 locals recommend
Rancho Pizzeria
414 South Commercial Avenue
6 locals recommend
This super-modern wood-fired pizzeria is definitely a must-visit. Their food is fantastic and local wine selections are delicious! (open on Sundays)
The Owl is Coleman's own vintage pharmacy and old-fashioned soda fountain, opened in 1923. It boasts a boutique gift store offering décor items as well as clothing, and serves delicious breakfasts and hamburgers. (closes at 2pm on Saturdays, not open on Sundays)
Owl Drug Store
312 S Commercial Ave
The Owl is Coleman's own vintage pharmacy and old-fashioned soda fountain, opened in 1923. It boasts a boutique gift store offering décor items as well as clothing, and serves delicious breakfasts and hamburgers. (closes at 2pm on Saturdays, not open on Sundays)
Big O's Restaurant in Valera is a locally famous Texas BBQ joint, serving delicious BBQ, burgers, and butter fries. High on taste, in a tiny little place. (closed on Sundays)
Big O's Restaurant
10511 U.S. 67
Big O's Restaurant in Valera is a locally famous Texas BBQ joint, serving delicious BBQ, burgers, and butter fries. High on taste, in a tiny little place. (closed on Sundays)
Watson Vineyard began developing the vineyard in January of 2011, marking the beginning of our life-long love of growing grapes and producing quality and enjoyable wine for all our fans and future customers. A tasting room is scheduled to be open by Spring 2022.
Watson Vineyard
210 South Commercial Avenue
Watson Vineyard began developing the vineyard in January of 2011, marking the beginning of our life-long love of growing grapes and producing quality and enjoyable wine for all our fans and future customers. A tasting room is scheduled to be open by Spring 2022.
The Cattle Drive Cafe is one of Coleman's newest steakhouses. It is housed in a 100 year old building conveniently located in downtown Coleman. A variety of foods are offered for your enjoyment.
6 locals recommend
Cattle Drive Cafe
213 South Commercial Avenue
6 locals recommend
The Cattle Drive Cafe is one of Coleman's newest steakhouses. It is housed in a 100 year old building conveniently located in downtown Coleman. A variety of foods are offered for your enjoyment.

Outdoors area

All outdoor areas are near Coleman
Lake Scarborough is a 116 acre reservoir located just 4.6 miles from Coleman, in Coleman County, TX. Lake Scarborough offers excellent fishing opportunities.
Lake Scarborough
Lake Scarborough is a 116 acre reservoir located just 4.6 miles from Coleman, in Coleman County, TX. Lake Scarborough offers excellent fishing opportunities.
For fishing and camping opportunities, visit Hords Creek Lake is a 510 acre lake located 10 miles west of Coleman, TX.
Hords Creek Lake
For fishing and camping opportunities, visit Hords Creek Lake is a 510 acre lake located 10 miles west of Coleman, TX.
Lake O.H. Ivie borders Coleman County, TX. It is a 19,149 acre lake offering fishing, boating, picnicking, water sports for the whole family.
O.H. Ivie Lake
Lake O.H. Ivie borders Coleman County, TX. It is a 19,149 acre lake offering fishing, boating, picnicking, water sports for the whole family.
Lake Coleman is a 2000 acre lake and is a local favorite for boating, swimming and fishing. It is 13 miles north of Coleman.
Lake Coleman, Texas
113 Angela Dr
Lake Coleman is a 2000 acre lake and is a local favorite for boating, swimming and fishing. It is 13 miles north of Coleman.
Lake Brownwood is a 7,300-surface-acre lake, which includes Lake Brownwood State Park. Activities available are fishing, boating (water ski, jet ski, paddle), and swimming.
Lake Brownwood
Lake Brownwood is a 7,300-surface-acre lake, which includes Lake Brownwood State Park. Activities available are fishing, boating (water ski, jet ski, paddle), and swimming.

Shopping

Shopping is in downtown Coleman. In addition to Bonneville & Bonnevinyl, visit Odd and Company, Parkers Goods, Bucketheads, Prickly Pear, and Blessed Mess.
Bonneville & Bonnevinyl offers over 4000 square feet of upscale, one-of-a-kind Mid Mod Furniture. We search high and low for the coolest period pieces for your home! When you're ready to escape those box furniture stores, come see us! Each piece is unique and skillfully restored to its hay day glory so your home can look as fresh and unique as you are! ​Because each item is one of a kind, our inventory is always changing. Don't let your favorite piece end up in someone else's home! Come by today or check out our Facebook and Instagram for our featured awesome finds! The Bonnevinyl record room has all your favorite artists on vinyl as well as vintage audio and music memorabilia.
Bonneville
304 S Commercial Ave
Bonneville & Bonnevinyl offers over 4000 square feet of upscale, one-of-a-kind Mid Mod Furniture. We search high and low for the coolest period pieces for your home! When you're ready to escape those box furniture stores, come see us! Each piece is unique and skillfully restored to its hay day glory so your home can look as fresh and unique as you are! ​Because each item is one of a kind, our inventory is always changing. Don't let your favorite piece end up in someone else's home! Come by today or check out our Facebook and Instagram for our featured awesome finds! The Bonnevinyl record room has all your favorite artists on vinyl as well as vintage audio and music memorabilia.

Sightseeing

The museum displays Coleman county history, and features a gallery of local artists as well. (open Thursday-Saturday)
Coleman Museum
400 W College Ave
The museum displays Coleman county history, and features a gallery of local artists as well. (open Thursday-Saturday)

Chamber of Commerce

July 17th, 2021 - Cook-off under the mountain, vendors Santa Anna Texas July 24th, 2021 - Farmers Market - Sock -Hop – Cruise TBA July 31th, 2021 – 11:00 AM - Bucketheads Grand Opening July 31st, 2021 - Coleman County Together is hosting a completely free back to school Bonanza at the Bill Franklin Center 10 AM – 2 PM for school children in Coleman County. September 4, 2021 – Dove Fest September 10th - 11th, 2021 – Pioneer Opening September 24th, 2021 – Coleman Homecoming October 1-2, 2021 – Fiesta De La Paloma 2 nights of entertainment, Cornhole Tournament, Cook-Off, Crowning Miss Coleman County Scholarship Pageant and much, much more. October 6 – 10th, 2021 – Bass Champs Championship – Lake O.H. Ivie – over 600 anglers. Hosted by City of Coleman / Coleman County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture 1and Tourist Bureau October 16, 2021 – Coleman High School all class reunion November 5, 2021 – Hunters Festival December 4, 2021 – Downtown Family fun / Lighted parade March – November 2021 - Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas begins
Coleman County Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Bureau
218 S Commercial Ave
July 17th, 2021 - Cook-off under the mountain, vendors Santa Anna Texas July 24th, 2021 - Farmers Market - Sock -Hop – Cruise TBA July 31th, 2021 – 11:00 AM - Bucketheads Grand Opening July 31st, 2021 - Coleman County Together is hosting a completely free back to school Bonanza at the Bill Franklin Center 10 AM – 2 PM for school children in Coleman County. September 4, 2021 – Dove Fest September 10th - 11th, 2021 – Pioneer Opening September 24th, 2021 – Coleman Homecoming October 1-2, 2021 – Fiesta De La Paloma 2 nights of entertainment, Cornhole Tournament, Cook-Off, Crowning Miss Coleman County Scholarship Pageant and much, much more. October 6 – 10th, 2021 – Bass Champs Championship – Lake O.H. Ivie – over 600 anglers. Hosted by City of Coleman / Coleman County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture 1and Tourist Bureau October 16, 2021 – Coleman High School all class reunion November 5, 2021 – Hunters Festival December 4, 2021 – Downtown Family fun / Lighted parade March – November 2021 - Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas begins