Columbus, Texas: Industrial Country Market

Off-the-grid, solar-powered general store, an Arcosanti of the 21st century, with the aesthetic of a Martian outpost.
Address:
1799 Hwy. 71, Columbus, TX
Directions:
Columbus is on Interstate 10 between Houston and San Antonio. Take 71 north for about 15 minutes, it's on the right, at CR 23.
Hours:
M,Th-Sa 10-6, Su 11-6, Closed Tu-W (Call to verify)
Phone:
979-732-6565
Admission:
Free.
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People at the Industrial Country Market are awesome and very friendly. They have a great model train running in the back art shed.

[Betsy Joyce, 11/26/2011]
Industrial Country Market. Industrial Country Market

An eclectic compound of stuff run completely off the grid. The general store, a menagerie of overstock merchandise, is in the main building. I bought a couple journals made of recycled cow poop as well as some yard art, a purse and a few other funky items. In back of the store, there are composting toilets, greenhouses, gardens, an industrial art yard and an art gallery. It appears to be a work in progress and everything is run on solar power, they are 100% self sustainable. Solar panels are everywhere. They also offer classes on how to get off the grid and go green. I'd say it's well worth a visit.

[Elizabeth Bailey, 04/21/2011]

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