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Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum: Top-Flight Fun

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A one-fourth-scale model of the Stanzel brothers’ “20th-Century Stratos-Ship” amusement ride hovers above the adjacent factory.
The Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum, operated by the Stanzel Family Foundation, is at the intersection of Baumgarten St. and Kessler Ave. (US 77 Bus.); 979/743-6559; www.stanzelmuseum.org. Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri-Sat 10:30-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. On Sep. 24, the foundation celebrates the opening of the restored Stanzel Brothers Factory with a model-plane airshow. (In 2006, the foundation and museum revives its annual October "Joy of Flying" celebration, including model-aircraft competitions and a Cub Scout space derby.) Two blocks south of the museum is the factory store of the Victor Stanzel Co., 1201 Kessler Ave. (US 77 Bus.), 979/743-4121 or 800/422-6823 (www.stanzelflyingmodels.com).

While in Schulenburg, learn local history at the Navidad Valley Heritage Museum, downtown at 631 N. Main St. (979/743-4241 or 561-8616). Catch a first-run movie at the historic Cozy Theater (979/743-6521), downtown at 607 Lyons in the 1927 Von Minden Hotel. Sate your appetite with kolaches and strudel at Kountry Bakery (979/743-4342), barbecue and German sausage at City Market (979/743-3440 or 800/793-3440), and home-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets at Oakridge Smokehouse (979/743-3372 or 800/320-5766).

For more information on Schulenburg, or to schedule a tour of the Painted Churches (in nearby Ammannsville, Dubina, High Hill, and Praha), call the Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce (618 N. Main St., 78956); 979/743-4514 or 866/504-5294; www.schulenburgchamber.org.

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