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Texas Hill Country Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Plan Your Adventure

  • Museum of Western Art, KerrvilleMuseum of Western Art, Kerrville
  • The Alamo, San AntonioThe Alamo, San Antonio
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical ParkLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park


Destination Highlights


  • BEAUTY, HEALTH AND PROSPERITY

    In 1839 a site-selection committee, appointed by the Texas Congress, chose a special location for the Republic’s new capital and, in fact, the characteristics influencing the committee’s...

  • FROM NATIVE WOODLANDS TO LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS

    San Antonio’s Brackenridge Park, located near the city’s center, is the result of a gift from philanthropist and San Antonian George Washington Brackenridge. Brackenridge, a...

  • The late J. Marvin Hunter, Sr., former Bandera resident and founder of the community’s Frontier Times Museum, once remarked that he did not collect items so much as they collected him. Hunter established the museum in the 1930’s and passed away...

Travel Themes


    • OVERNIGHT DELIVERY NOT AN OPTION

      The Southern Overland Trail, also called the Butterfield after John Butterfield who had been awarded the contract to deliver mail along the country's southern route, was as remarkable as it...

    • Rusk

      "I PLEDGE YOU, I PLEDGE MYSELF, TO A NEW DEAL FOR THE AMERCAN PEOPLE"

      The stock market crash in 1929 sent the U.S. economy plummeting along with it. By 1932, U.S. domestic industrial output had fallen more than 50 percent...

    • Rafters in the river

      MAKE A SPLASH

      Texas may have a reputation as dry, dusty cowboy country but that’s only because Hollywood westerns don’t usually feature waterskiing, world class bass fishing, and kayak trails, three things of which Texas...