Attractions in Brownwood

Marvel at the beauty of the Texas Hill Country as you explore a hiking trail in Lake Brownwood State Park. Step inside a historic jailhouse, climb aboard a vintage train car, and escape the summer heat at a family-friendly aquatic park. These are some of the experiences you can have at the attractions in Brownwood, a small Hill Country town full of friendly folks and Texan charm. If you love being outdoors or you’re searching for a weekend getaway in Texas, plan your next trip to Brownwood. Read on to see Brownwood’s attractions so you don’t miss out during your stay.   

Brown County Museum of History
Explore the broad and compelling history of Brown County and Central Texas at the Brown County Museum of History. Located within the four-story Old Brown County Jail, which resembles a medieval European castle, the museum features artifacts and photographs dating back to the era of the Plains Indians. Exhibits related to World War II and Camp Bowie, as well as a Kidz Zone with hands-on displays, are part of the museum as well.
212 North Broadway
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 641-1926

Brownwood Store
There’s gift shops, and then there’s the larger-than-life Brownwood Store. Make a beeline for the store once you arrive in Brownwood and you’ll find everything you need to get the most out of your stay. Pick up a free map, brochure, or pocket reference guide for all those birds, snakes, and fish you’re going to see when you explore the great outdoors. Come back before you leave town for a history book; spices, jams, candles, and other goodies made right here in Texas; or wine glasses painted by local artists Ted and Martha Shelton.
600 East Depot Street
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 646-9535

Camp Bowie 36th Division Memorial Park
During World War II, Brownwood was home to the largest military training center in Texas, Camp Bowie. Although the camp closed soon after the war ended, it still left an indelible mark on the town that can be seen to this day. The impact, and the service of those who trained at the base, is commemorated at the Camp Bowie 36th Division Memorial Park, located across the street from the Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Tour the 8.71-acre park today and you’ll encounter a variety of military equipment and vehicles used during World War II and beyond, including tanks and artillery pieces.
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 646-9535

Camp Bowie Family Aquatic Center
Soar down a waterslide, float along a current channel, and escape the summer heat at the Camp Bowie Family Aquatic Center. Open during the summer, the center offers a bit of something for swimmers of all ages. Let the youngsters play on the themed tot slide or under the raindrops while you kick back and relax on the zero entry beach. If you’re looking for some exercise, swim until you’re breathless in the four-lane lap pool.
3201 Milam Drive
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 646-8388

Fabis Primitive Park
Grab your fishing gear or kayak and travel up to Fabis Primitive Park, an undeveloped 22-acre tract of land off of FM 2125 just north of Brownwood. Wander through a large pecan orchard until you scope out that ideal place on the bank of Pecan Bayou, where you can snag a fish or do some bird watching. A public boat ramp offers a convenient spot to put your kayak in the water, giving you another way to enjoy a day outdoors.
FM 2125
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 646-9535

Historic Downtown Brownwood
A variety of boutique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and concert venues reside in Historic Downtown Brownwood, the epicenter of leisure and culture in the city. Catch a drama or a musical at Brownwood’s Lyric Theatre, indulge in some retail therapy, and stroll the courthouse square. Who knows what you’ll find in downtown Brownwood?
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 646-9535

Lake Brownwood State Park
Admire the scenic beauty of the Texas Hill Country when you visit this state park near Brownwood. Hike the three miles of trails that weave between oak trees and along the stunning Lake Brownwood. Keep an eye out for colorful wildflowers and the spectacular array of native wildlife, including white-tailed deer and birds, or cast a line off the fishing pier to catch a bass, catfish, crappie, or perch. Swimming and boating are also great ways to enjoy a day at the park, which is open year-round.
200 State Highway Park Road 15
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 784-5223

Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum
Marvel at a variety of railroad equipment and memorabilia, photographs, and stories of how the early railroad changed Brownwood and life in America. Located across the street from the Santa Fe Depot and Fred Harvey House, the museum features a mini-train that both adults and children can ride, as well as a children’s play area. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday (except holidays) throughout the year.
700 East Adams
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 643-6376

Riverside Park
A disc golf course, hiking trails, boat ramp, and camp sites reside within Riverside Park, a sprawling park perched on the bank of Pecan Bayou. The bayou boasts a consistent year-round water level, making it an idyllic spot for boating, swimming, and fishing. Stay the night at one of the camp sites and RV spots with Wi-Fi and cable, and make full use of the on-site showers and laundry facilities. Restaurants, shops, and a grocery are within walking distance, meaning you can make the park your launch pad for exploring this corner of Central Texas.
320 Riverside Park Drive
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 642-5033

The Blanket Museum of History
Dive into the intriguing past of the small town of Blanket at this quaint museum. See an antique Model T Ford, a bay window from a prominent home, old-fashioned surgical tools, and the original safe used in the Blanket State Bank from 1913 to 1966. Tours of the museum are only offered by appointment, which you can set up by calling (325) 748-2491.
712 Main Street
Blanket, TX 76432
(325) 748-2491

The Gordon Wood Hall of Champions Museum
Gordon Wood is a Texas sports legend and the winningest high school football coach in the Lone Star State who led the Brownwood Lions to 17 district or co-district championships and seven state titles. Wood’s accomplishments are immortalized in this museum, which showcases memorabilia, playbooks, and videos from his nearly 50-year career. 
600 East Depot Street
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 646-9535

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort
Verdant greens and rolling fairways sit among thickets of oak trees that provide a spectacular backdrop for this 7,000-yard, 18-hole golf course. Sand traps and ponds add a degree of difficulty to the golf course in Brownwood, which was designed to appeal to both novice and expert golfers. An on-site restaurant serves up breakfast and grilled goodies, and there are two lodge rooms available for rent to the general public. If you’re just looking to play, book a tee time on the course’s website. 
6680 FM 2632
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 784-4653

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