Kenedy, once known as “Six Shooter Junction,” is now the “Junction Where Good Friends Meet.” Folks can come to explore the rich heritage of the area, visit the museums and parks, as well as experience True Texas Hospitality. Joe Gulley Park is Kenedy’s premier destination with a little something for all ages. The park offers nature trails, great bird watching areas, aquatic plant exhibits, picnic areas, a playground and ball fields.
Joe Gulley Park
is also the host for Bluebonnet Days Festival in May. The festival is a fun filled weekend with activities for everyone: a Fun Run, parade, plenty of entertainment, vendors of all kinds, a classic car show and cook-offs.
Include Kenedy and the surrounding area on this adventure. The rolling hillsides are vibrant with an abundance of wildflowers. Driving the back roads can be a perfect day trip or weekend get-away. Explore the Heritage Historical Markers are placed around Kenedy to give visitors a glimpse of the town’s colorful past. Stop by the Chamber or check out the web site for a list of the markers and then set off on an adventure to find them.
Be sure to include a stop at the local Post Office to enjoy “The Grist Mill,” painted during the Great Depression 1934-43. It was part of a program called the New Deal Art Murals.
“Horned Lizard Capital of the Texas”
as proclaimed in 2000 by the Texas Legislature, is another claim to fame for Kenedy. From May through November visitors can call the Kenedy Chamber and arrange for a Toadyville Tour.
Kenedy is known as Hunter’s Paradise with an abundance of deer, hogs, quail and dove. The Chamber can provide information on seasonal or year round hunting leases that are available.
Fishermen and Golfers
Kenedy is located a short distance from a variety of fishing lakes and bay fishing opportunities. The golf enthusiast is invited to check out the 9-hole golf course just south of Kenedy.
is enjoying a rebirth with the restoration and remodeling of many historical buildings. There are several bed and breakfasts located in the downtown area which provide a unique get away experience. The Hwy 181 corridor offers gift and flower shops, restaurants, motels, RV parks, and is the gateway to Joe Gulley Park.
is the “Oldest Permanent Polish Settlement” in the USA and the Cradle of Polish Culture. Established in 1854, the buildings and museum house artifacts of several generations which preserve the heritage and culture. www.pannamariatexas.com.
Helena Court House Museum
is located between Kenedy and Panna Maria. It offers a view into what life was like in South Texas during the 1800’s. www.karnesmuseum.com
Welcome to All
Everyone is invited to come, and visit and stay a while. Enjoy the blue skies, fresh air, and friendly folks. Kenedy is a wonderful place to visit, raise a family or spend your retirement years.
205 South Second Street
Kenedy, Texas 78119.