Things to Do in Hill Country

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You can chow down on grilled steaks and two-step to live country music at this family-friendly bar and restaurant. Read More

This main street staple has original 1950s wood floors and pressed tin ceilings. Practice your bowlegged saunter up to the shop’s old-fashioned... Read More

Get ranch-ready at Bunkhouse Leather & Biker Shop where owner Michael Hancock tools just about anything out of leather, including reigns, saddles,... Read More

The oldest brew pub in Texas has a biergarten and its own blonde ales and porters on tap. You can also spend the night in one of 11 rooms—a bed... Read More

Head to the tasting room to sample wines—including ports and sherries—made from Texas-grown grapes at this family owned winery in downtown... Read More

Dan Garrison of Garrison Brothers Distillery attributes his whiskey’s superb taste to the organic wheat grown on his 213 acres as well as the area... Read More

Gruene (pronounced green) is famous throughout Texas thanks to this 1878 saloon, the oldest in the state. The tap doesn’t run dry at the Gruene... Read More

Long privately held but open to the public because its owners didn't feel right about not sharing it, Hamilton Pool is now the centerpiece of a nature... Read More

Step into this historic Main Street building to see paintings and sculptures by American artists, many of whom focus on Texas and southwest subjects. Read More

Stop in this favorite local lounge during happy hour (3-7 p.m. Monday to Friday) for $5 frozen margaritas and $1 off beers and cocktails such as mojitos... Read More

This main square landmark, built in 1886, was mostly indistinguishable from other limestone courthouses that anchor small Texas towns until the Coen... Read More

Dress up in bonnets, bandanas, and chaps at Smiling Eyes Photo Gallery and pose for Old West sepia snapshots. Read More

Antique shops are a dime a dozen in Texas’ small towns, but this shop looks for global pieces as well as costume jewelry, vintage furniture, and... Read More

This funky museum, located on one corner of the historic town square, has an impressive collection of antique timekeepers from Germany, France, Austria,... Read More

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