Shiner is situated at the junction of Hwy 90A and Hwy 95 in Lavaca County. The Methodist Church crosses and the Catholic Church steeple greet visitors from the east. From the west travelers can view the new Shiner ISD building. North or south travelers are treated to a skyline of church steeples, and glimpses of the historic downtown area. 


Arrive at the Chamber of Commerce office in the historic Ehlers Cigar Factory, 817 Ave. E. Visitor’s Guides are available. Guided Chamber City Tours, arranged in advance, can include the following: 


  • Spoetzl Brewery, 603 Brewery, 361-594-3383, the oldest independent brewery in Texas.

  • The Wolters Museum, 306 S. Ave. I, 361-594-3774, housed in the 1915 Wolters home. Landscaped grounds include the Farm Implement Shed, 1870’s Herder House, Old General Store, and Shiner Jail. 

  • Historic Shiner Opera House, 7th St. & Ave. D., built in 1895, includes the Gaslight Dinner Theatre, the place for live entertainment.  

  • SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 424 S. Ludmila St., 361-594-3836, listed in the National Register of Historical Places. 

  • 1893 Wolters Brothers Mercantile and Bank Building/Peachtree Emporium, 123 7th St., period memorabilia displays.

  • Driving Tour and Lunch at one of Shiner’s local restaurants 

  • The Green-Dickson Park, 2086 CR 351, features picnicking, baseball fields, tennis courts, walking trails, RV hook-ups and the Veteran’s Memorial. Site of Half Moon Holidays 1st weekend in July.

  • Welhausen Park occupies a downtown city block and has a quaint bandstand and playground equipment. Site of “Christmas in the Park” 1st Thurs. in December.