Cuero Municipal Park
Cuero residents can support an active lifestyle with city’s the multi-use public park which includes a pavilion with basketball courts, regulation size swimming pool, sand volleyball court, soccer, tennis, baseball/softball complex, golf and rodeo facilities. Also located in Cuero’s 180-acre park are barbecue grills and covered areas with picnic tables and a fenced-in playscape area adjacent to the golf course. There is also a gazebo surrounded by a native plant area and community garden plots across the street. In addition, located in the park is the 6.8 acre Cuero lake and pier. It offers great fishing! Citizens also enjoy feeding ducks and geese in this area. In the heart of the park is the Cuero Golf Course with pro shop and cart sheds, City Clubhouse, and a 4-field baseball/softball complex. There is a paved running/walking path extending throughout the park. For more information, please visit the City of Cuero website’s Parks & Recreation page.
History and Heritage Museums
Cuero’s heritage also plays a major role in the community. There are currently four museums located in Cuero.
The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum is located at 302 N. Esplanade in the historic Knights of Pythias Jewel Lodge which was built in 1903 and has been extensively restored and rehabilitated. The museum, which opened to the public in 2013, features a world-class exhibit of authentic artifacts celebrating Western and ranching heritage and the roots of the Chisholm Trail in DeWitt County. For more information, visit the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum’s website (www.chisholmtrailmuseum.org).
The Cuero Heritage Museum is located in the Federal Building at 124 E. Church St., built in 1915 as a federal office building and post office, and is where the Chamber of Commerce is also housed. The Cuero Heritage Museum is open to the public and features both permanent and rotation exhibits celebrating the history and heritage of Cuero and its people. For more information, visit the at Cuero Heritage Museum’s website (www.cueroheritagemuseum.org).
The DeWitt County Historical Museum is located at 312 E. Broadway. The DeWitt County Historical Museum is a historical Victorian home formerly known as the Bates-Sheppard house. Behind the home sits a two-room log cabin, once known as the Dentler log cabin. These buildings are part of the great history of the early settlement days. This museum conducts guided tours where patrons will learn about the local history. For tour reservations, call (361) 275-6322, and for further information, including hours of operation, please visit the City of Cuero website’s DeWitt County Historical Museum page.
The Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas is located at 114 E. Main St. Reuss Pharmacy is the oldest pharmacy in Texas and its Cuero branch was located on Main Street for 99 years, established by Dr. Joseph M. Reuss in 1872 when he learned the railroad would be built through Cuero. In 2013, the former Reuss Pharmacy Museum moved from Esplanade to its current location on Main Street and was renamed the Pharmacy and Medical Musuem of Texas. At that time, ownership of the museum was transferred to the City of Cuero and it became a branch of the Cuero Heritage Museum. For more information please see the City of Cuero website’s Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas page.
Cuero Municipal Library
The Cuero Municipal Library, located at 207 E. Main St., has free Internet access on public-access computers, CDs, DVDs, videos, an interlibrary loan program, a summer reading program, toddler storytime, genealogy information, an adult literacy program, GED classes and testing, and rooms available for meetings during business hours for non-profit groups. For further information, please visit the City of Cuero website’s Library page.
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Shopping & Commerce
Cuero is filled with shops that cater to a niche market. Whether it’s gifts, home décor, clothing, auto parts, antiques, furniture, or kitchen supplies Cuero has the store for you! For more information, please visit the Cuero Chamber of Commerce’s website (www.cuero.org).
Bed & Breakfasts and Guest Houses
Hotel / Motel / Rental
See also, the Cuero Chamber of Commerce website’s Accommodations webpage.
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