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Recreation

Play it your way in Wharton.

In a state “wide open for business,” Wharton is also the wide-open Texas destination for all kinds of stay-and-play recreation and fun. Since it’s set amidst thousands of awesome outdoor acres, it’s no real surprise that Wharton is the naturally-superior home for hunters and fishermen. Like to relax and recharge tracking deer?  Or maybe you enjoy the pulse-pounding excitement of hauling after feral hogs. Like to set your sights for duck, dove or other migratory waterfowl, or would you prefer casting your line for redfish, flounder or trout? Wharton lets you play it your way, with an abundance of options right here in the county or just next door at locations like Matagorda Beach. In fact, whether your idea of a great wall-mounted trophy is the perfect wildlife photo or you just want to enjoy the perfect day hiking and nature watching—or the ideal night camping under a spectacular canopy of stars—then Wharton is also the place to make your play.

What’s more, if a great hunt for you involves bagging a great deal or beautiful find, you’ve got some truly happy hunting ahead in downtown Wharton, where emporiums and boutiques beckon from our historic downtown square, as do the menus of excellent dining establishments ready to host you with delicious downtown-downhome hospitality. If outdoor camping isn’t your thing, you may enjoy a night at one of Wharton’s beautifully-refurbished hotels, or the charming (and aptly named) Tee-Pee Motel where unique architecture and home-made quilts are all part of the classic Americana experience.

Your playtime calendar in Wharton also stays packed with an ongoing array of community celebrations and events that range from the Wine and Arts Fair to the Lion’s Club Pancake Supper to the city’s Chocolate Walk—not to mention the Rotary Club Gala, the City-Wide Garage Sale and concerts at Wharton County Junior College. Speaking of play, the gloriously-restored, historic Plaza Theatre is one of the region’s leading centers for performing arts.

Don’t forget you’ve got the entire Houston metro at your door, a region that has “rocketed” to the top in the sports, arts and culture, dining and more.

Prefer to play it spontaneously? You can get away at moment’s notice at any one of Wharton’s 11 city parks, including the scenic Riverside Park perched on the banks of the Colorado River. A gorgeous landscape, plus inviting facilities make this a great spot for picnics and gatherings.

Life isn’t always a picnic, but it certainly feels like it when you make your play—your way!—in Wharton.

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