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Texas Hill Country starts in the west in Crockett county, to Austin and Travis county in the east, with Mills county the northern fringe of Hill Country with Kinney, Uvalde and Medina counties making the southern end. The capital of Texas, Austin, is the Hill Country Big City. Hill Country has quite a few popular tourist towns, like Fredericksburg, Wimberley and Kerrville. Hill Country is where you'll find Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

San Marcos with its Aquarena Springs and New Braunfels with its Schlitterbahn and Guadalupe and Comal Rivers, famous for their crystal clear, spring-fed water. If shopping in a mega-sized sporting goods store is your idea of fun, a short distance north of San Marcos you will find a Cabela's in Buda.

Due to its many attractions and scenic beauty, the Texas Hill Country is one of the most popular tourist areas in the southern United States. In the spring you'll find the best wildflower viewing in Texas on the rolling hills of Hill Country. You'll find good antique hunting in Hill Country in towns like Wimberley, Burnet and Dripping Springs, among others. In Hill Country you'll find a couple dozen state parks where you'll find rivers and lakes to swim and fish in. Or set up a tent before you put your boat in the water to do some waterskiing.

Hill Country is where you'll find the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin and the LBJ National Historical Park in Stonewall, with the LBJ Ranch along the Pedernales River nearby. In addition to LBJ history you'll find other historical museums and buildings, vineyards and wineries, orchards, dude ranches, caves and caverns, cowboys and a lot of music in the heart of Texas known as Hill Country.

Are you planning a Texas Trip? Do you need a Travel Guide, or a Brochure about a Texas Attraction like Six Flags or Schlitterbahn. Are you looking for information about Lodging or Camping? Do you need Maps with good directions? You will find all the Texas Information you need by visiting one of the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers located at convenient locations throughout Texas.

Texas National Parks, Monuments, Preserves, Historic Site & Recreation Areas

Texas Highland Lakes
Seven dams on the Colorado River create seven reservoirs. Also known as lakes. Those 7 lakes have become very popular recreational venues for Texas, each with their own attributes.

Austin

Billed as the "Live Music Capital of the World" Austin is home to a lot of musicians and music venues. Austin's unofficial slogan is "Keep Austin Weird", which references Austin's reputation, in Texas, for its more progressive, free-spirited, liberal, west coast type lifestyle than more conservative parts of Texas.

Bandera
Known in Teas as the "Cowboy Capital," Bandera celebrates its cowboy heritage. Today, visitors to this Hill Country town will find a variety of shops and attractions, plus festivals held throughout the year.

Blanco
The "Gateway to the Texas Hill Country," Blanco is home to Blanco State Park.

Boerne
Boerne is where you will find a Cave Without a Name, the Cibalo Nature Center, Enchanted Springs Ranch, Guadalupe River State Park, the Agricultural Heritage Museum, Sister Creek Vineyards and Ye Kendall Inn, the Inn being a Stagecoach Inn built in 1859.

Brackettville
In Brackettville you will find Fort Clark Springs, with a giant spring-fed swimming pool, historic buildings, Kickapoo Cavern State Park and Alamo Village, it being a fun family park built around the set built for John Wayne's "The Alamo."

Brady
This little Central Texas town has a widespread reputation due to its bed & breakfast accommodations at the geographic center of the Lone Star State.

Buda
Less than 20 minutes from Austin, tiny Buda is a great getaway for Central Texas visitors who wish to be close to everything, but away from city traffic. There is a Cabela's Sporting Good Store in Buda.

Burnet
Burnet is home to Inks Lake and Longhorn Caverns State Parks, Canyon of the Eagles, Vanishing Texas River Cruise and Fort Croghan & Highland Lakes Air Museums.

Canyon Lake
With its location Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River, the town of Canyon Lake claims to be the "Water Recreation Capital of Texas" providing visitors numerous water and outdoor recreational venues as well as close proximity to a number of Hill Country attractions, towns and cities.

Cedar Park
In Cedar Park you can hop aboard the Hill Country Flyer for a vintage steam train ride through scenic Hill Country.

Dripping Springs
Often called "Gateway to the Texas Hill Country," Dripping Springs has historical sites to tour as well as a wide variety of outdoor venues, including Pedernales State Park.

Fredericksburg
One of the most popular small towns in Texas, Fredericksburg offers visitors fun shopping and fine dining in a relaxing Hill Country town with German atmosphere.

Georgetown
In Georgetown you will find San Gabriel Park where you will find Family Playscape. Georgetown is home to 3 National Registry Historic Districts and Inner Space Cavern.

Johnson City
Captain Perry Texas Ranger Museum, wildflower tours, Pedernales State Park and other attractions gives visitors to Johnson City plenty to do.

Kerrville
Home to the Kerrville Folk Festival, Hill Country Museum, Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, the Museum of Westen Art, Kerrville-Schreiner Park and Riverside Nature Center..

Llano
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is nearby. In Llano you will also find Hill Country Wildlife Museum, Llano County Museum, Illano Fine Arts Guild and Historic Inns.

Luckenbach
Made famous by the Willie Nelson song, the tiny Hill Country town of Luckenbach, to many, continues to symbolize all that is Texas.

Marble Falls
Less than an hour from Austin, Marble Falls is right in the center of Texas' "Chain of Lakes," on the banks of Lake Marble Falls and a short distance from Lake LBJ.

New Braunfels
New Braunfels.visitors enjoy Schlitterbahn Water Park, floating and fishing on the Guadalupe River, horseback riding and touring local vineyards, among other things.

San Marcos
Home to Texas State University, San Marcos is also home to great watersports on the San Marcos and Guadalupe rivers, Wonder World, Aquarena Springs, and many more attractions, plus a huge Outlet Mall. San Marcos is one of the most popular small towns in Texas. San Marcos is a short drive from either Austin or San Antonio. Although San Marcos, is a popular tourist destination year around, it is summer when the city truly shines, due to the fun to be had in the San Marco and Guadalupe Rivers.

Stonewall
In Stonewall you will find the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and the LBJ State Park and Historic Site. Along with Becker Vineyards and Grape Creek Vineyard.

Taylor
The Hill Country town of Taylor, now pretty much a suburb of Austin, is well over 100 years old with many points of historical interest, including Moody Museum.

Utopia
Yes. You can find Utopia in Texas, just south of Lost Maples State Natural Area. In Utopia you will also find Sabinol Canyon Museum.

Uvalde
In Uvalde you will find Fort Inge, the National Fish Hatchery, Garner Memorial Museum, Briscoe Art & Antique Collection, the Aviation Museum at Garner Field and a scenic drive, U.S. 83 north going through Concan, past Garner State Park.

Wimberley
An old-fashioned shopping square, restaurants, an outdoor theatre, The Blanco River and Cypress Creek, cabins and cottages, all await your enjoyment when you escape to Wimberley. A quaint village with picturesque views situated within an hour's drive to either Austin or San Antonio. Wimberley is conveniently located by many Hill Country attractions.

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