Texas Hill Country Trail Region Attractions
Texas Hill Country Trail Region is a vast 19-county area full of peaceful lakes, pristine rivers, stark limestone canyons, and scenic rolling hills. Including the cities of Austin and San Antonio, as well as such one-of-a-kind towns as Fredericksburg, Kerrville, New Braunfels, and San Marcos, the region is home to diverse cultures and spectacular attractions.The
Whether you’re indulging in delicious Texas wine at one of the Hill Country’s many vineyards, two stepping in a historic dance hall, or exploring 17th-century Spanish missions, you’ll find more adventures than you can fit into one trip. Get to know a few of the attractions in the Texas Hill Country Trail Region, then plan your next trip here.
Dr. Pound Pioneer Farmstead Historical Museum
Experience life on the Central Texas frontier at this historic attraction in Dripping Springs. Built in 1854 by a local physician and one of the town’s founding families, the home is now a museum full of family furnishings and heirlooms. Tour the home, then stroll around the rest of the farmstead to see the barn, smokehouse, windmill, and other structures that have been restored to appear just as they did a century ago.
570 Founders Park Road
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Four historic Spanish colonial missions, located within a walk or a bike ride of each other, make up this national historical park. Learn about Spanish settlement in Texas and life at the missions, for European settlers and Native Americans alike, as you check out the exhibits at Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion. Visit at the right time and you might hear mass in service as all four missions are still active Catholic parishes.
6701 San Jose Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214
Bullock Texas State History Museum
See the preserved hull of La Belle, the ship of famed explorer Rene-Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle that sank in Matagorda Bay in 1686. Explore the history of the Lone Star State from the time it won its independence to the development of the oil industry in the modern era. Discover Texas’ past and its people as you browse three floors of exhibits featuring artifacts, documents, films, and even an AT-6 “Texan” flight trainer plane used during World War II. Don’t forget to catch a movie at the onsite IMAX Theatre and to get a bite to eat at the Story of Texas Cafe.
1800 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
National Museum of the Pacific War
The National Museum of the Pacific War is one of the most significant museums in the United States dedicated to the Pacific Theater of World War II. Through state-of-the-art displays and exhibits of aircraft and other military vehicles, the museum tells the story of war and its many heroes.
340 East Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Garner State Park
Dip your toes into the crystal-clear water of the Frio River as you take in the view of a towering limestone cliff and hike through deep canyons and lush woods at this popular state park in Concan. With more than 1,770 scenic acres of bucolic Hill Country terrain to explore, there’s enough here to keep you busy. If you’re looking to swim, float, or enjoy nature, visit Garner State Park. Staying overnight? Book a campsite, screened shelter, or cabin.
234 RR 1050
Concan, TX 78838
These are just four of the many attractions you’ll find in the Texas Hill Country Trail Region. Plan your trip here by visiting the region’s website.
Austin, TX 78709