Comfort, Texas: Things Made from Armadillos (In Transition)

Collection of sewing baskets, lamps, purses, and other curios made out of nine-banded armadillos by the long-gone Apelt Armadillo Company.

Armadillo Farm General Store and Museum

Address:
636 High St., Comfort, TX
Directions:
Armadillo Farm General Store and Museum. Downtown, on the north side of High St., just west of its intersection with 7th St.
Hours:
June 2021: Closed while seeking new location.
Status:
In Transition
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Things Made from Armadillos

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Display of armadillo souvenirs.

Armadillo Farm Museum

The Apelt Armadillo Company opened in Comfort in 1894 and closed in 1971. They specialized in sewing baskets, lamps, and other curios made out of nine-banded armadillos (Buckhorn Saloon was one of their larger retailers). They were designated a Texas landmark in 2015.

The Armadillo Farm Museum in downtown Comfort has a large collection of Apelt Armadillo Company original armadillo relics. It also has an attached general store with a large collection of Texana, gas station, general store, advertising, and transportation artifacts.

[Jay Gruen, 09/22/2019]

Nearby Offbeat Places

The Cartoon SaloonThe Cartoon Saloon, Comfort, TX - 5 mi.
Bat Tornado at DuskBat Tornado at Dusk, Fredericksburg, TX - 11 mi.
Texas-Shaped Swimming PoolTexas-Shaped Swimming Pool, Kerrville, TX - 14 mi.
In the region:
The Grotto, San Antonio, TX - 44 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Texas Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

International Spy Museum, Washington, DC (Oct 11-17, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now