Located within an hour’s drive southwest of Dallas and only 40 minutes south of Fort Worth, Cleburne makes an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Enjoy great city parks, a variety of water activities at Lake Pat Cleburne, river skiing on the Brazos River at Hamm Creek County Park and mountain bike trails at Cleburne State Park. Bring the family to Splash Station and enjoy the two 120’ winding slides, large pool and fun for all ages on a hot summer day.
For golf enthusiasts, the new 18- hole Cleburne Golf Links overlooking Lake Pat Cleburne will test the skills of even the most avid golfer. Come play a course where you can see the lake from every hole and then relax on the outdoor deck at the rustic new club house with a snack and cold beverage.
If culture is what you crave the Carnegie Players, Plaza Theater and the Brazos Chamber Orchestra will satisfy you at a price you can afford. Our rich historic past includes the Santa Fe railroad and Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum. Visit the outdoor museum and see the oldest log courthouse in Texas, built in 1854, or take a picture in a stagecoach used in several John Wayne movies and walk the actual land where the Chisholm Trail once was used to move millions of cattle to rail yards in Oklahoma and Kansas.
You can visit one of the few remaining Carnegie Library buildings built in 1905 that houses the Layland Museum of History and learn about historic life in Johnson County. Stop by our quaint downtown area and stroll around our square. There you’ll find the Johnson County Courthouse built in 1913 in all of its grandeur.
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Merchants in our downtown area will greet you with friendly smiles and help you find that special antique or collectible you’ve been looking for. While you’re there visit Cleburne’s 216 ft. long Mural depicting the history of the area for the last four centuries.
If you’re visiting in November or December come to our Whistle Stop Christmas festival in Hulen Park featuring over 3 ½ million lights and Christmas displays that will amaze and delight the whole family.
Our bi-annual Antique Alley and Yard Sale runs over 25 miles along FM 4 and will keep you coming back time and time again to find that special memorable item you’ve been searching for. With events like our PRCA Rodeo and Goatneck Bike Ride which draws over 2,500 riders and held in the summer, Cleburne has something to offer everyone no matter what time of the year.
Go for a relaxing drive or walk through our historic neighborhoods and watch the sun set along Buffalo Creek. Whether you want an action packed weekend full of sightseeing or just want to relax and enjoy the outdoors- Cleburne is your next vacation spot.