Museum in Fredericksburg

National Museum of the Pacific War

This museum complex consists of three war-centric galleries: the Admiral Nimitz Museum, chronicling the life and career of Fredericksburg's most famous son; the George HW Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, a large, im…
Park in Hill Country

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

What's so enchanting about a rock, you might ask? Well, when you see the dome of pink granite dating from the Proterozoic era rising 425ft above ground – one of the largest batholiths in the US – you certainly know …
Historic Building in Fredericksburg

Vereins Kirche

Your admission to the Pioneer Museum includes a visit to the city's Vereins Kirche, which was the original town church, meeting hall and school. The tiny building contains archival photos and historical artifacts th…
Arts Center in Kerrville

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center

Catch the pulse of the Hill Country art scene here. Located in the old post office, it frequently changes exhibits, which could include anything from quilts to watercolors to gourd art.
Historic Building in Kerrville

Schreiner Mansion

Check out the opulent former residence of Charles Schreiner (the man who built half the town). The exterior stonework is impressive, and if you like historic homes, head inside to see more.
Museum in Kerrville

Museum of Western Art

This is a nonprofit showcase of Western Americana. The quality and detail of the work, mostly paintings and bronze sculptures, is astounding; all depict scenes of cowboy life, the Western landscape or vignettes of N…
Museum in Bandera

Frontier Times Museum

To get some historical perspective, stop by this museum which displays Western art, cowboy tchotchkes such as guns, branding irons and cowboy gear, and 'curiosities' collected by the museum's founder, J Marvin Hunte…
Park in Boerne

Cibolo Nature Center

East of Main St, this small park has rewarding nature trails that wind through native Texan woods, marshland and along Cibolo Creek. Call the park visitor center to ask about a series of live-music concerts and even…
Park in Hill Country

Guadalupe River State Park

Thirty miles north of San Antonio, this exceptionally beautiful state park straddles a 9-mile stretch of the sparklingly clear, bald-cypress-tree-lined Guadalupe River, and it’s great for canoeing and tubing. There …
Park in Hill Country

Lost Maples State Natural Area

The foliage spectacle in October and November at Lost Maples State Natural Area is as colorful as any you’d see in New England. In autumn, big-tooth maple trees turn shocking golds, reds, yellows and oranges. In the…