Climb to the top of this pink granite dome that rises 425 feet above the surrounding countryside. The natural area is popular for rock climbing, picnicking, geological study, birding, stargazing, hiking and tent camping. Occasionally the park fills to capacity. Reservations are recommended severa...
This is the site of the first federal frontier fort established in Texas in 1848. With a treaty between German settlers and the Comanches, the fort became a center of commerce. The fort, with 21 buildings, closed in 1853. The only original structure still standing is the post guardhouse, now rest...
View 12 historic country schools--complete with original desks and blackboards--in Gillespie County. These schools were active in the late 1800s-early 1900s. Free maps of the trail, including highlighted routes, are available at the main Visitor Information Center. Check website for open dates a...
This park features fully equipped RV sites (fees), 18-hole golf course, a hiking trail, swimming, tennis, volleyball and badminton. Shaded picnic areas and pavilions. Small creek for fishing. Texas 16, 3.5 miles south. Call for tee times. Information or RV reservations: 830/997-4202.
Settled in 1850 by German pioneers, this hamlet remained obscure until purchased in the 1970s by the late Hondo Crouch, Hill Country humorist, writer and authentic Texas character. A popular country/western song made the name known worldwide. Luckenbach remains as it wasone unpainted general stor...
This Texas Historical Commission property, operated by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, tells the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. Its six-acre campus includes the Plaza of Presidents, Veterans' Walk of Honor and Memorial Wall, Japanese Garden of Peace, and Pacific Combat Zone....
This once-functioning railroad tunnel is the seasonal home for up to 3 million Mexican-tailed bats. Bat viewing nightly May through October. Other activities at this day-use park include birding, nature walks and stargazing. Open year-round from sunrise-sunset for general use. Free. . 10619 Old...
The library, housed in a restored structure, was the Gillespie County courthouse from 1882-1939. It includes books brought by early German settlers and local artwork. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon., Tue. and Thu.; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.; and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 115 W. Main St.
An eight-room Victorian-style pioneer home and store, built in 1849, includes a wine cellar, barn, blacksmith shop, smokehouse, Sunday House, log cabin, one-room school house and fire museum. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Open Sun. and Mon. during summer. Admission charge. 325 W. Main Street. ww...
These tiny houses were built by early settlers who would journey into town for Saturday marketing and church on Sunday. Several of the small houses are marked by historical medallions. One is on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum Complex. Some are open only for occasional tours, and others serve a...
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