Llano, TX 78643
The Land of Legend & Lure
Llano is a premier Texas Hill Country destination with spectacular landscapes and the gorgeous running waters of the Llano River. Our city bridges a unique blend of historic and modern attractions to create a distinctly memorable experience. Live music, tasty food, shopping, well-kept city parks along the river, and the breathtaking views of Enchanted Rock State Park, combine with affordability to provide an unbeatable vacation. Llano, the county seat, sits at the junction of highways 16, 29 and 71. We are located within a two hour drive of Austin or San Antonio. Whether by automobile or plane (Llano Municipal Airport), Llano offers the peace and pace craved by so many city dwellers.
Llano, tagged The Deer Capital of Texas, welcomes thousands of hunters every year and they are treated to a Hunter’s Appreciation Day the Friday prior to opening. Llano is surrounded by numerous ranches that offer hunting leases. Many of the ranches raise more deer than livestock.
Ways to while away a day in our city include shopping for art and antiques in and around our charming Main Street, fishing or kayaking on the river, day tripping to surrounding wineries, musing at our historical museum, playing a round or two of golf, and hiking the magnificent Enchanted Rock. For the cowboy enthusiast, our new covered arena (Llano Events Center) hosts rodeo and roping events most weekends. The Llano Country Opry and Heart of Texas Country Music Association bring fans of traditional country music from near and far. After an evening performance of traditional country rhythms and a peaceful night’s rest in one of a myriad of B&B’s, cabins and hotels, your rural senses will be rejuvenated.
Chuck Wagon Cook Off
The Llano County Courthouse, built in 1893, is still used today to hold district court. Monuments that surround this city sentinel are dedicated to war veterans. The oldest B&B in Llano would definitely be the Llano County Red Top Jail which served the community from 1895 to 1982. A landmark and historical site today, the Red Top Jail housed jailors and their families as well as the prisoners. The LanTex Theater, on the courthouse square, is one of the few remaining one-screen movie theaters and is also home to the Llano Country Opry. The theater housed a variety of other businesses before settling on a theater in 1927. The Llano County Historical Museum, originally a drug store, still displays the old soda fountain. It is filled with items collected from area residents and families. Llano’s original railroad depot, built in 1892, was decimated by a fire in 1961. The new Llano Depot, built in 2007, serves as the Llano Visitor Center, Llano Chamber of Commerce and Railroad Museum. The Roy Inks Bridge, built in 1935, crosses the Llano River and its trellised walkways allow visitors to enjoy unique views of the river.
In addition to our wonderful attractions, Llano is home to several events and festivals held annually. Please see our website for more information or contact our friendly Visitor Center staff at 325-247-5354. When planning your overnight stay, go to www.llanolodging.com for a listing of our numerous hotels, B&B’s, cabins and RV parks. We invite you to come and enjoy our ‘peace’ of the Hill Country where the river is always open.
Llano, TX 78643