Introduction to Converse, Texas
Converse, Texas, in Bexar county, is 12 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas. Part of the surrounding San Antonio metro area, Converse is home to some 11,508 residents.
Converse was named after the Southern Pacific Railroad’s chief engineer. The city was chartered on August 8, 1981. The city is a part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. The region was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Converse experienced a population boom between 1970 and 1980, when the population of the city increased by around 254 percent.
Converse and nearby Attractions
- Natural Bridge Wildlife Park
- San Antonio Children's Museum
- SplashTown Waterpark
- Six Flags Fiesta
- San Pedro Park
- Sea World San Antonio
Things To Do In Converse
Converse offers easy access to various museums and historical sites. Among these are the San Antonio Children's Museum, Witte Museum, Casa Navarro State Historic Site, O. Henry House and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The Schlitterbahn Water Park, SplashTown Waterpark and Six Flags Fiesta are also popular local spots. The Natural Bridge Wildlife Park at Schertz is another popular tourist spot.
Randolph AFB Airport is nearby.
Converse Higher Education
University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio College, St Philips College and Trinity University are some of the nearby colleges and universities.