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George West, Texas: Stuffed Longhorn On Courthouse Lawn

"Geronimo" was the pride of the George West Ranch, with horns nearly 10 feet across, when he died in 1927. He's been stuffed and on display on the courthouse lawn ever since.

Address:
301 Houston St., George West, TX
Directions:
Downtown. From US Hwy 281/Nueces St. turn east at the stoplight (gas station on opposite corner) onto Houston St. Drive three blocks. On the right you'll see Geronimo's enclosed shed on the courthouse lawn.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Geronimo on display.

Stuffed Longhorn on Courthouse Lawn

Geronimo is in excellent condition today! Just three blocks off the main road through town.

[Joe Teeples, 04/06/2022]

Geronimo on display.

Geronimo Long Horn

This Texas-size longhorn is immortalized on the front lawn of the county courthouse.

[Robin Cohea, 10/29/2016]
Stuffed Longhorn on Courthouse Lawn

Longhorn from the original George West Ranch. Taxidermied "Geronimo" even traveled to Moscow in the 1970s! Located on the courthouse lawn.

[Jennifer, 05/30/2015]

Geronimo died in 1927 and has been on the courthouse lawn ever since -- except for 1976, when he was shipped to Russia as part of an American Bicentennial exhibit.


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