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This is a fascinating museum honoring the heritages of the settlers who created Texas. Twenty-seven cultural and ethnic groups are represented in detailed exhibits featuring religious artifacts, household items, clothing, tools and more. The multi-screen video presentation shouldn't be missed, as it enhances the experience. As part of the University of Texas system, the museum offers educational programs, special exhibits, entertainment and symposia.
The Guenther House makes its home in an elegant historic mansion on the property of Pioneer Flour Mills in the historic King William area. From its not-so-humble beginnings as the home of Carl Hilmer Guenther in 1860, it has been restored into one of the more unique dining experiences in the city. The breakfast menu (served all day) offers Southern Sweet Cream Waffles and breakfast tacos, among other items. At lunch, choose from such entries as Champagne Chicken Enchiladas and Pioneer Taco Salad.
Located in downtown San Antonio, the Alamodome employs the latest in dome architecture and engineering technology to maintain a state-of-the-art facility for sporting events, concerts and conventions. The facility is used for purposes as diverse as basketball, football and baseball while the expansive space can accommodate up to 65,000 spectators. The stadium also has ice rinks, in addition to the other sport facilities. Restaurants and luxury suites form a part of the sports complex. Various local and national level stature have also taken place at the Alamodome.
Sala Diaz is an innovative art space whose mission is to support the local art community. Exhibits from local artists vary, but no matter when you visit, you're bound to see something beautiful. National artists are also featured from time to time. The gallery has been around since 1995 and has even developed a program to host artists traveling through San Antonio.
Originally founded in Chicago, Unit B has been focusing on Texas artists since it relocated to San Antonio in 2006. See the works of contemporary local and national artists in a unique atmosphere. Unit B is located in a converted bungalow, giving the space an intimate feel. Sometimes exhibits even extend to the lawn and the house itself, making for quite a sight.
Housed in what was once the Lone Star Brewery, this museum boasts fairly comprehensive collections of both ancient and Asian art. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art displays what is probably one of the most impressive collections of pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, and Latin American modern and folk art in the United States. On Sundays, the museum sponsors educational workshops for children, in which they can create their own pieces of art to display at home. The museum also plays host to touring exhibits such as one featuring Egyptian artifacts on loan from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.