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Blanco, Texas

Attractions in Blanco 

Blanco is a lively riverside town that is located near many of the places that makes the Texas Hill Country a popular place to visit. The Blanco River is one of the town’s big attractions, especially in the summer as families from all over the state come to swim and play in its cool and clear water. But that’s not all there is. Blanco is also home to one of the biggest craft breweries in Texas, the first commercial lavender farm in the state, and offers easy access to the many wineries and vineyards throughout the region. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or some fun in the sun, Blanco has you covered. Read on to discover all the attractions in Blanco.


Blanco Pioneer Museum

Learn about Blanco’s early history and western heritage at the Blanco Pioneer Museum, located in a historic house just one block from the courthouse square. The museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Group tours can be scheduled by calling 830.833.5774. 
418 Pecan Street
Blanco, TX 78606


Blanco State Park

Blanco State Park is a riverside outdoor recreation area on the south side of Blanco. Swimming, fishing, hiking, tubing, canoeing, and camping are all available in the state park, which is open every day of the year.
101 Park Road 23
Blanco, TX 78606


Buggy Barn Museum

Enjoy an up-close look at rare 18th- and 19th-century horse-drawn buggies, carriages, and wagons at Blanco’s Buggy Barn Museum. The museum’s collection, one of the largest in the United States, includes vehicles used in such movies as True Grit, Lonesome Dove, and There Will Be Blood.
1915 Highway 281 North
Blanco, TX 78606


Garrison Brothers Distillery

Sample some of the finest whiskey in the state at the Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, Texas, 16 miles north of Blanco. The distillery, the oldest legal whiskey maker in Texas, offers guided tours Wednesdays through Saturdays that can be booked on its website.
1827 Hye-Albert Road
Hye, TX 78635


Hill Country Lavender Farm

Blanco is known as The Lavender Capital of Texas in part because it is the home of the first commercial lavender farm in the state, Hill Country Lavender Farm. The farm welcomes visitors to walk the lavender fields and collect their own bushels of aromatic plants from late May until early July.
4524 North Highway 281
Blanco, TX 78606


Real Ale Brewing Company

Real Ale Brewing Company is one of the largest craft breweries in Texas, and it’s located right in Blanco. If you’re a craft beer aficionado, don’t leave town without stopping by the brewery’s tap room, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Free tours are also available on Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
231 San Saba Court      
Blanco, TX 78606


Rain Bird Gallery

The Rain Bird Gallery is an art and antique store on the south side of Blanco. Much of the gallery’s stock is handcrafted and locally made and includes rustic furniture, oil paintings, and jewelry.
103 Main Street
Blanco, TX 78606


Old Blanco County Courthouse

The Old Blanco County Courthouse, built in 1885 and 1886, is the centerpiece of Blanco’s downtown square. According to the National register of Historic Places, the building is “one of the finest examples of courthouse architecture from the late 19th century in Texas.” Today it houses the Blanco Visitor Center, which has historic photos displayed on the walls and is one of the best resources in town for information on things to do and places to eat in the Hill Country.
300 Main Street
Blanco, TX 78606


Vaaler Creek Golf Club

Golfers looking to play a relaxing, yet challenging, round should visit Vaaler Creek Golf Club, one of the Hill Country’s best courses. Vaaler Creek Golf Club boasts well-placed bunkers and gorgeous water features that enhance the already scenic Hill Country landscape. The course is open year-round and tee times can be scheduled on their website.
228 Jeff Vaughn
Blanco, TX 78606

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