Hill Country

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.

Below is a list of some of the towns and attractions in the Texas Hill Country Region. For more Hill Country Region information go to our Eyes on Texas Hill Country Region webpage....

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 year.

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 Alamo."

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.

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.

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.

Johnson City
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..

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.

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.

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.

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 Park.

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.

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.

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