Home to one of the ten largest colonies of the Mexican Free-Tail bats in the world. Also serves as one of a small number of summer maternity caves with the special temperature and humidity conditions needed to raise young. Open to the public mid-May through October; Click through or call (325) 347- 5970 for info
First opened in 1928, the Odeon is the longest, continuous running movie theater in Texas.
Showing first run movies on Friday - Monday evenings, admission is still only $4.00! Film Festivals and live performances also benefit the Odeon Preservation Society. Click through for calendar!
FORT MASON OUTPOST
To protect the early German Settlers from Indian raids, a line of forts was established across Texas, including Mason. Today, there are buildings and homes constructed from the rock taken from the original Fort Mason after it was decommissioned. The local museums also house fort artifacts.
Mason native, Fred Gipson, creator of Old Yeller, Savage Sam and other favorites is remembered with a historical display and statue at Mason County's M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Click through to the library. Be sure to stroll the brick walkway honoring local heros.
MASON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Classical Revival, built in 1909, serves as the center of the Mason "2-block square" where on two sides, it is two blocks long. There are only nine courthouse squares in Texas of this design. Click for more county history.
Mason -- "Best Kept Secret in the Texas Hill Country!"
The state gemstone is only found in Mason County. Click for information and how to hunt this treasure for yourself!
Mason County Museums
The Mason County Historical Society sponsors two musuems, each filled with wonderful displays of historical memorabilia and artifacts.
Each is open Thursday - Saturday or by appointment.