Hollywood Park, 78232

Hollywood Park logoWe are a beautiful community in Bexar County located within the far north central San Antonio metro area.Presently the Town enjoys a diverse population of approximately 3,272 residents.

Most of the property in Hollywood Park remains private residential property, with large lots, and an abundance of trees.  We are a community shaped by the inflections of its early days along with a spirit of cooperation and pride that continue to keep Hollywood Park known as one of the best places to live.

The city’s population is a cross-index of young professionals, lawyers, teachers, doctors and businessmen.

 

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Museums and Historical Sites

Museums and Galleries

While the collections in some of the museums focus on local, regional and Western art, great works by international artists from antiquity through modern times are well represented in museum galleries.

Artpace

Founded by legendary art patron Linda Pace, Artpace has earned international acclaim for its innovative artists’ residency program. Located in a converted 1920s automobile dealership, Artpace presents original works created by Texas, national and international artists during their residencies, along with contemporary art exhibits, lectures and other avant-garde events in the Hudson Room. Every Friday, a mobile food truck serves delicious tacos curbside in the courtyard.

McNay Art Museum

The McNay Art Museum, housed in a Spanish Colonial Revival estate, has grown into one of the best small museums in the country—the Wall Street Journal puts it in the top four—with a world-class collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century European and American art, along with changing exhibits in the Stieren Center for Exhibits.

San Antonio Art League Museum

The 100-year-old San Antonio Art League makes its home in the King William Historic District. The organization is dedicated to the support and exhibition of local and regional artists, with exhibits of various artists’ works featured throughout the year. The museum’s permanent collection includes 400 works of all media, primarily by Texas artists—paintings and water-colors, graphic art, photography, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, silverware, furniture, fabric and wall hangings.

San Antonio Central Library

San Antonio’s main library is also an award-winning architectural masterpiece and a good place to view art. The “enchilada red” library was designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. The gallery focuses on local artists and the spectacular hanging glass sculpture is by Dale Chihuly.

The San Antonio Museum of Art

Tour the world of art in encyclopedic exhibits ranging from ancient Greek and Egyptian art to Asian ceramics and Latin American, American, European and contemporary art. Out back, the new Museum Reach of the San Antonio River Walk features public art installations such as Donald Lipski’s giant, lighted sunfish and a fantastic carved concrete grotto by San Antonio artist Carlos Cortés.

Southwest School of Art

Outstanding contemporary shows, most for free, are held in the Russell Hill Rogers Galleries of the Southwest School of Art, one of the largest art schools in the U.S. The school occupies the campus of a Catholic girls’ school founded in 1851. The grounds are breathtaking and slope down to a beautiful garden on the San Antonio River Walk. Stop in for lunch at the Copper Kitchen and don’t miss the gift shop, one of the best places to buy handcrafted art in San Antonio.

Witte Museum

One of the city’s most popular museum, the Witte Museum, hugs Brackenridge Park and the banks of the San Antonio River. The Witte is primarily devoted to science and natural history, with wonderful children’s exhibits and stellar traveling exhibits from around the world, but also boasts the best early Texas art collection in the state. The museum is undergoing expansion, and the 20,000 sq. ft. South Texas Heritage Center opened in 2012 to tell the real-life stories of those who were integral to the history of South Texas, including Native Americans, Spanish settlers, Tejanos, ranchers, trail drivers, farmers and oil and gas pioneers.

 

San Antonio Art Galleries
It’s great fun when you travel to find pieces of art you love and bring them home. If you don’t know a city very well it can be difficult to figure out where to start. Here is a list of the city’s main commercial galleries, featuring well-curated shows by dealers knowledgeable about the local art scene.

 

Downtown

Lawrence Markey: Drawings, paintings and sculptures from 1960 to present.

Monte Wade Fine Arts Gallery: Contemporary and traditional art.

Nueva Street Gallery: Contemporary works by Texas artists.

Southtown

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum: Four on-site galleries hold more than 20 contemporary art exhibits annually.

North

AnArte Gallery: Contemporary artwork across all media by both established and up-and-coming artists.

Greenhouse Gallery of Fine ArtNationally and internationally known artists working in a variety of media.

Hunt GalleryRealistic and abstract works by regional and national artists.

NanEtte Richardson Fine ArtRegional and national painters and sculptors.

Parchman Stremmel: Contemporary works by American and Latin American artists who are recognized regionally, nationally and internationally.

REM Gallery: Contemporary art featuring Texas artists.

Gallery Nord: Contemporary works by local, national and international artists

Family Fun

There is no way you can visit San Antonio and not stop to visit the state’s most-famous historic site. Here fell Davy Crockett and 188 other defenders of the Alamo after repeated …

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Areas of the park get kids up-close-and-personal with aquatic wildlife, including sea lions, dolphins, penguins, beluga whales, stingrays and alligators. Some areas allow kids to …

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SeaWorld’s water park features sandy beaches, a giant wave pool, a lazy river, a family raft ride, three-story splash area, toddler pool, water slides and a surf area. Changing …

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SeaWorld’s water park features sandy beaches, a giant wave pool, a lazy river, a family raft ride, three-story splash area, toddler pool, water slides and a surf area. Changing …

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A visit to SeaWorld isn’t complete without watching Shamu swim and splash during the “One Ocean” show. Killer whales, fountains and music come together for an environmental show, …

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When driving along and seeing signs for attractions a little out of the way, I sometimes cringe and wonder if they are actually worth the drive off the beaten path. These caverns …

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The longest running safari park in Texas features 50 species of animals from around the globe, including zebras, rhinos and giraffes, over 400 sprawling acres. Located just beside …

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After remembering the Alamo, walk across the street to the largest, most-interactive Ripley’s in the U.S., featuring plenty of oddities to make the kids scratch their heads. Louis …

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Below street level, winding through downtown San Antonio, is a two-mile stretch of shops and dining known as River Walk. One of the first of its kind in the country, the beautiful …

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Wet or dry, SeaWorld provides a host of scream machines that will spin, loop, and drop daredevil kids from great heights. Younger kids may even enjoy the Journey to Atlantis water …

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Although you can easily walk along the meandering river, stopping to shop and eat in the many River Walk stores and restaurants, elect to ride a scenic cruise in a colorful …

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By far one of the main family attractions is SeaWorld, located just outside downtown near plenty of hotels in Hill …

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In the San Antonio area and looking for some thrills, chills, and excitement? Then you’re in luck — Six Flags Fiesta Texas is just around the corner and is sure to be nothing but …

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Visible from any entry into San Antonio’s downtown is the Tower of Americas, a 750-foot structure left over from the 1968 World’s Fair. At the top, catch panoramic views of the …

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Day Trips from San Antonio

Daytrips from San Antonio

Created by Adrienne Lawrence

State Capitol

State Capitol

If it’s in Texas, it must be bigger and better. That is the motto that architects followed with the Capitol Building in Austin. At one time, it was the tallest capitol building in the nation. Others might be taller now, but this is still a beautiful building that shows off many of the natural resources which are so prevalent in Texas, such as limestone and the landscapes.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

The Austin bridge is where nearly 1.5 million bats live.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Austin City Limits Live

Austin City Limits Live

Austin City Limits     According to the mythology, Austin City Limits is taped on an Austin hillside above the city. In reality, the show is recorded… more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Bishop's Palace

Bishop’s Palace

Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural significance, this ornate 1893 building was the home to the family of Walter Gresham, a former Confederate colonel and U.S. Congressman.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ashton Villa

Ashton Villa

Galveston has some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture, including this one. Col. James Moreau Brown bought land on the corner of 23rd and Broadway streets in Galveston to build his future home. Brown designed Ashton Villa by studing several architectural pattern books and modified his building plans accordingly. The villa was built in 1858 and completed in 1859 with slaves… More

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Moody Mansion Museum

Moody Mansion Museum

This elegant late 19th-century mansion of red brick, limestone and terra cotta tile, houses a collection of decorative arts, silver and furnishings associated with the Moodys, one of the city’s most prominent families.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

Visitors will enjoy a self-guided driving tour through the land where the former president was born and buried, plus his 717-acre ranch, you won’t have to walk your feet off to see this state park. The park is home to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. The farm is a working farm that lets visitors step back in time and experience life on a German farmstead in the early 1900’s… More

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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