O.H. Ivie Lake
Located 30 miles northeast of Eden, this lake's reputation for excellent fishing has brought visitors from as far away as Minnesota, the "Land of 10,000 Lakes." Crappie fishing is excellent and bass fishermen expect to break last year's record of 10.81 pounds this spring. A spokesman for the Texas Parks and Wildlife said "This is remarkable for a lake that has been open for only five years. But optimism is running high and development in the lake area is booming."
Indian Painted Rocks
Located just north of the town of Paint Rock and 22 miles north of Eden, this historic site has the largest single collection of pictographs in the United States, painted by various tribes into the late 1800's. The bluffs that feature the paintings are next to the Concho River and excursions are available weekends in the spring and fall and daily in the summer to take a boat up the Concho River and then follow foot trails to the bluffs.
Earnest and Dorthy Barrow Foundation Museum
Located northwest of Eden approximately 25 miles, this "Museum in a Pasture" is a surprising treat. Founded by the Barrows to house their extensive collection of memorabilia from the early days of Concho County, the Museum has grown to include items the Barrows have collected from all over the world. Outside one finds a large collection of windmills, some very rare, antique farm implements, a working cotton farm and a herd of registered Longhorn Cattle. Inside, multiple buildings house wonderful collections which range from delicate crystal, china, Hummel and Goebel figurines to a huge pipe organ. Visitors can step into the past as they visit an early kitchen, dining room, bedroom, soda fountain, post office, hospital operating room, old time beauty parlor, and authentic red caboose. Antique furniture and musical instruments share space with large arrowhead, mineral and gem collections.
Eden Fall Fest
Each 4th weekend of September Eden celebrates the pretty fall season with a community festival. All remote friends and family of Eden try to come back on that weekend. There is all day entertainment from the gazebo on the town square, face painting and games for the children, craft fairs and competitions for adults, a big BBQ dinner and then a street dance on Saturday night.
Eden boasts a 12.5 inch telescope owned by Eden CISD and located on the Spiller Ranch 5 miles north of Eden. A Ballinger dentist and a member of an astronomy club, Dr. Eoff introduced Ms. Ivie Spiller (Eden school teacher), with Ms. Estelle Harris of Kerrvile. Ms. Harris wanted to donate the telescope to someone or some entity who would utilize it. Her husband built the telescope and the 16' X 18' platform, but it sat unused for six years, after his passing. Ms. Harris donated the telescope and the platform to the Eden Public Schools in 1984. Public tours and Star Parties are available. For more information - Spiller Ranch (325) 869-2461 or City of Eden (325) 869-2211.