Known for its wonderful shops, Main Street in Fredericksburg offers stores for antiques, furniture, Christmas items, specialty foods, home décor and quaint dining options.
Inks Lake State Park is 1201 acres of recreational facilities adjacent to Inks Lake on the Colorado River in Burnet County. The park was acquired by deeds from the Lower Colorado River Authority and private owners in 1940 and was opened to the public in 1950. Inks Lake is located in the Highland Lakes chain (7 lakes) surrounded by granite hills.
Located at 340 East Main Street, The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg is the only institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific and Asiatic Theaters in World War II. It was founded with the mission to honor the 8 million Americans who served in the war against Japan and the more than 100,000 who gave their lives.
Fredericksburg and the surrounding Hill country boasts more than 30 wineries and vineyards. Choose among wineries, wine tasting rooms and bars and even wine tours.
Wildseed Farms is located just 7 miles east of Fredericksburg. It is open seven days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It has 200 acres of wildflowers in various stages of development. In spring, visitors will likely see Texas bluebonnets, red corn poppies, phlox and a gorgeous array of other spring flowers. Summer visitors will enjoy cosmos, sunflowers, zinnias and other warm weather bloomers. In the fall, the fields are planted for the following year’s color. There is also an incredible selection
Pioneer Museum is a memorial to celebrate a unique community that was created by early settlers for future generations. Immerse yourself in the life of Fredericksburg through exploration of historic structures, authentic objects, photographs, and much more. Together, this creates a shared narrative of this community's past. Located on 3 acres of shaded grounds, the museum is landscaped with plants native to the Texas Hill Country. Frequent activities and educational programs enliven the visitor
Watch the latest movies at the Stagecoach Theater, located 2254 S US Highway 87, Fredericksburg. The Theater has three screens with Stadium seating, high-back lounger seats with cupholder armrests, state of the art DTS surround sound in all theaters and no pre-show advertising.
In 2006, the Gillespie County Commissioners Court established the Gillespie County Country Schools Trail, linking 16 former historic country schools and the Vereins Kirche (Community Church), the replica of the first school in Gillespie County on Market Square in Fredericksburg. This "schools" trail is a first in Texas. The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, in cooperation with the Gillespie County Historical Society, the LBJ National and State Park, the Cherry Mountain Community Club,
This popular park is nestled along the banks of the Pedernales River, across from the famous LBJ Ranch. This site, and the nearby Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, both honor the 36th president of the United States. Bus tours, administered by the National Park Service, depart from the visitors’ center for the LBJ Ranch, the one-room schoolhouse attended by President Johnson, his reconstructed birthplace and the Johnson family cemetery. Bison and longhorn cattle are pastured within sigh
The Old Tunnel WMA is the smallest Wildlife Management Area in Texas, containing only 16.1 acres of land. Despite its small size, there are a variety of recreational and wildlife-viewing opportunities at Old Tunnel WMA. The abandoned railroad tunnel is home to up to three million Brazilian free-tailed bats and 3,000 Cave myotis from May to October, more mammals than any other WMA. From May to October, visitors come to watch the bats emerge from the tunnel each night, and nightly educational prog
This tiny hill country hamlet where “Everybody’s Somebody” was established as a Trading Post in 1849 making it one of the oldest settlements in Gillespie County. The Luckenbach General Store has been in operation since 1849. Events and evening concerts are held almost daily.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area consists of 1643.5 acres on Big Sandy Creek, north of Fredericksburg, on the border between Gillespie and Llano Counties. It was acquired by warranty deed in 1978 by the Nature Conservancy of Texas, Inc., from the Moss family. The state acquired it in 1984, added facilities, and reopened the park in March 1984, but humans have visited here for over 11,000 years. Enchanted Rock was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1970 and was placed on the National Regi
Pedernales Falls State Park, 5211.7 acres, in Blanco County east of Johnson City, was acquired from private owners in 1970 and was opened to the public in 1971. It is located along the banks of scenic Pedernales River. This area, formerly the Circle Bar Ranch, typifies the Edwards Plateau terrain
Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole, which was designated a preserve by the Travis County Commissioner's Court in 1990. Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50-foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. The waterfall never completely dries up, but in dry times it does slow to a trickle. However, the pool's water level stays pretty constant, even during perio
Longhorn Cavern State Park features Longhorn Cavern, a Texas Hill Country wonder created over thousands of years by the dissolving and cutting action of water on the limestone bedrock of the area. Fossil remains show that many Ice Age animals once occupied the cave. Longhorn Cavern is one of the few river-formed caverns in Texas.
The cowboys, the Native Americans, the settlers, the mountain men and others who tamed the West...share their adventure through the rotating exhibits on display and the legend of the American West lives on.