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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...

  • 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...

  • The Landmark Inn, built in the mid-1800s and located in the heart of Castroville, began serving travelers in 1853. However, the original structure was built as a home and dry goods store for owner and Swiss merchant Cesar Monod and featured a...

Travel Themes


    • Paris, Texas

      GAIN A TREASURED MEMORY

      A successful, long-term preservation program for our historic places often guarantees an engaging heritage tourism experience, especially in a First Lady’s Texas Treasures community. First Lady...

    • 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...