Hill Country is made up of lakes, spring-fed rivers and rolling
hills, creating some of the most beautiful landscape in central
Texas. River rafts, canoes and sailboats are as much a part
of daily life as cowboy boots.
of spring wildflowers tuns the green hills into a breathtaking
sight. The state capital in Austin is a perfect place to
who wish to pursue activities other than golf, the Hill Country
has plenty to offer.
From Austin head north to Georgetown, with its restored Victorian
buildings and pretty town square, which has earned it a place
in America's National Register of Historic Places.
The nearby Inner Space Cavern contains remains of prehistoric
ice age creatures. Travelling west on Route 29 to Burnet,
you can take the Vanishing Texas River Cruise, a two and a
half hour narrated journey across lake Buchanan, passing through
huge limestone cliffs.
south at Llano for Route 16 and Fredericksburg, you can encounter
the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, a massive pink granite
dome revered by the Comanche Indians.
south-west,the area around Bandera, "The Cowboy Capital
of the World", is full of welcoming guest ranches; Kerrville
is home to the Cowboy Artists of America Museum and New Braunfels,
one of several area towns retaining a strong German tradition,
is home to Gruene Hall, the oldest continuously operating
dance hall in Texas.