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
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.
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
The "Gateway to the Texas Hill Country," Blanco is home to Blanco State Park.
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.
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
This little Central Texas town has a widespread reputation due to
its bed & breakfast accommodations at the geographic center of the Lone Star State.
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 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.
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.
In Cedar Park you can hop aboard the Hill Country Flyer for a vintage steam
train ride through scenic Hill Country.
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
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.
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.
Captain Perry Texas Ranger Museum, wildflower tours, Pedernales State Park and other
attractions gives visitors to Johnson City plenty to do.
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..
Rock State Natural Area is nearby. In Llano you will also find Hill
Country Wildlife Museum, Llano County Museum, Illano Fine Arts Guild and
Made famous by the Willie Nelson song, the tiny Hill Country town of Luckenbach,
to many, continues to symbolize all that is Texas.
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.visitors enjoy Schlitterbahn Water
and fishing on the Guadalupe River, horseback riding and touring local vineyards,
among other things.
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.
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
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.
Yes. You can find Utopia in Texas, just south of Lost Maples State Natural Area.
In Utopia you will also find Sabinol Canyon Museum.
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
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.