This museum in the historic Cornelson-Fehr house, built in 1850, features historical items and a 15-minute video on the history of Bastrop. Open 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Admission charge. 702 Main St.
Built in 1889, this venue hosts theater productions year-round in an informal Victorian setting. Performances are usually Friday and Saturday evenings. . 711 Spring St. www.bastropoperahouse.com
This park, set among the "Lost Pines," features fully equipped cabins and a group facility built by the CCC in the 1930s out of local sandstone. A wildfire in 2011 affected 96 percent of the park, but most trails, facilities and campsites have reopened. Park also includes a golf course and swimmi...
Offers a picnic area, petting zoo and a natural zoo setting. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, and other seasons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission charge. 376A Jenkins Road, Cedar Creek. www.capitaloftexaszoo.org
Educational and fun facility features 10 life-size dinosaur replicas on display throughout nature trails. Also enjoy a dino-dig, playground and picnic area. Admission charge. 893 Union Chapel Road, Cedar Creek. www.thedinopark.com
A constant-level lake near Bastrop, is managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority. South Shore Park and North Shore Parks offer swimming, fishing, and boating. Parks also have RV campsites, mini-cabins, and picnic areas. North Shore access via Texas 95 north, F.M. 1441 east. South Shore acces...
See the furnishings and equipment of a 19th-century doctor's office and drug store, along with an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Open 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. 1003 Main St. www.lockdrugs.com
This 1,100-acre nature park covers three large box canyons and four ecosystems. There are nine miles of walking and horseback trails, including one mile that is wheelchair accessible, and a Natural Science Center. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission charge. 1884 Texas 71...
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