Local Attractions

Hamilton Pool Preserve
Hamilton Pool Preserve is located about 30 miles west of Austin on FM 3238. From SH 71/U.S. 290 junction southwest of Austin, take SH 71 about 81/2miles to FM 3238 (Hamilton Pool Road), turn left and travel about 13 miles to the preserve. The entrance to the 232-acre preserve is on the right. Image by Shaun Goffe

The preserve is managed as a natural area (preserve) with emphasis on habitat protection and restoration, environmental education for public and private groups, and ongoing research; it offers limited, day-use only, with recreational opportunities such as picnicking, hiking, swimming and nature study.

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Reimers Ranch
This pristine parkland, open space and reserve land in western Travis County with almost 3 miles of continuous frontage along the Pedernales River is the largest parkland acquisition in the history of Travis County.

The Reimers Ranch parcel is already well known and well loved by many potential park users. The sizeable Central Texas rock-climbing community views Reimers Ranch as a destination with world class rock climbing. The active local mountain biking community likewise enjoys Reimers Ranch’s over 18 miles of trails through the classic Central Texas landscape. Local anglers have come to Reimers’ for generations to fish for white bass in the Pedernales River. The Pogue Springs Preserve/Hogge Reserve component of the land acquisition is less known but equally spectacular with Pedernales River frontage, deep canyons and panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country.

The land acquisition includes 1,267 acres purchased from Milton and Joy Reimers and a contiguous 1,160 acres purchased from Hogge Canyon Springs, Ltd., a Texas limited partnership. The acquisition consists of 505 acres of the Reimers tract along the Pedernales River, which will become the Travis County Milton Reimers Ranch Park, along with a 29 acre tract for public access, 733 acres of Reimers Parkland Reserve, 500 acres of Pogue Springs Preserve and 660 acres of Hogge Parkland Reserve, for a total acquisition of 2,427 acres of parks and open space.

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Wimberley Texas
Wimberley is the geographic center and the aesthetic heart of the Wimberley Valley and is located at the confluence of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River. The natural beauty of the softly winding Blanco River, shaded Cypress Creek and the stunning views of Lone Man Creek call to artists, retirees and anyone seeking escape from city life.

The Texas Hill Country is unique and special and the Wimberley Valley is nestled right in the heart of it all. Located in the central flyway for migrating birds and sitting atop the Edwards Plateau, where a huge variety of natural fauna and abundant wildlife can be found, it's a perfect place for anyone who loves nature. Wimberley has been a retreat for artists, musicians and writers for many years. Art galleries, quaint shops and performing arts venues showcase the local talent year round. Wimberley hosts the most popular Market Day in the area. From March through December, on the first Saturday of the month,  Market Day beckons treasure hunters from all over the country. Visitors can choose from a wide variety of bed and breakfast inns, motels, resorts or RV parks. The climate and setting make Wimberley a desirable place to live and a favorite vacation getaway.

Come see why Wimberley is known as "a little bit of heaven".

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Fredericksburg Texas
Come to Fredericksburg ‚ where Texan hospitality and German traditions thrive. We’re up for everything — fun, golf, food, wineries and serious business. Be sure to schedule time for strolls along our historic Main Street, alive with shops, galleries, restaurants and music. And our excellent hotels, inns, B&Bs and meeting places are as charming as our town itself.

The Fredericksburg area offers:
•Over 1,100 hotel/motel rooms
•More than 400 B&Bs, guesthouses, guest ranches and inns
•Distinctive off-site venues
•Unique conference facilities & meeting space
•80+ restaurants and more than two dozen wineries
•Some of the best one-of-a-kind shopping anywhere
•Central location in Texas with easy access via U.S. and interstate highways
•Airport for private aircraft
•Approximately 1 1/2 hours from San Antonio’s & Austin’s International Airports

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Salt Lick BBQ
Just after the Civil War in 1867, the Roberts family loaded their possessions onto a wagon and set out from Biloxi, Mississippi, eventually settling in Driftwood, Texas. On the trip, they barbequed meat by searing it and then slow-cooking it over coals on a pit made with rocks. An earthen berm was created to block the wind and hold in the smoke. Those original family recipes from the Southeast are the basis for what we do now.

Over the years, the recipes were “Texafied” taking on the local flavors of the land – like chili, cumin and cayenne. In 1967, one hundred years after the Roberts family settled in Driftwood, Thurman Roberts cleared an area on the family’s land and built a barbeque pit. The limestone used to make the pit was quarried from the land. (That pit is still in use today.) He would start cooking on Thursday night, sleep on a cot next to the pit, and sell the meat until it was all gone.

From those small beginnings, we now seat over 800 people and on an average Saturday we feed around 2000 people.

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Deep Eddy Vodka
Born in Austin, Deep Eddy Vodka is handcrafted in our Texas distillery by a team serious about creating a great spirit. Our vodkas are column-distilled 10 times using corn, the finest Texas water and natural flavors. Nothing but smooth, clean vodka reaches the bottle to deliver an award winning taste.

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Twisted X Brewery
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We love craft beer as much as this Lone Star State! We create handmade Texan-American beers focused on high quality and local products. We are driven by our passion to make great beer, so let's celebrate it!

 Our mission is to have fun, treat people right (both customers and employees) and bring something new to our local market through beer. We’re passionate about combining hops, grains, yeast, and water into your glass to create something unique that we’re really proud of and that we hope you enjoy and share with your friends and family.

 Some people drink the same beer they always have and are afraid of the unknown, but there is so much more to our Tex Mex Beer™. We want to educate people on how different ingredients can make complex beers that will make you rethink how you view beer. Our team of brewers come from diverse backgrounds, but they all share the love of great beer and bring their own unique recipes and ideas to the table. We have maintained the 3 barrel brewing system that Tex Mex Beer™ was founded on to allow our brewers to create small batch beers that capture the types and styles of beer they love. These beers are packaged in firkins and sold by the glass in our tasting room and to local bars that are dedicated to craft beer.

 Give us a chance, we truly love good beer. Thank you for your support!

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Dripping Springs Vodka
Handcrafted in the Texas Hill Country, Dripping Springs Vodka and Dripping Springs Orange Vodka is made with sweet, Mid-Western non-GMO corn, is naturally gluten free, and is Certified Kosher by the Houston Kashruth Association.

Dripping Springs is micro-distilled over 20 times in small 50-gallon batches using hand-made copper pot stills. To create the signature taste of Dripping Springs Vodka, we mix our vodka with pure, mineral-rich artesian spring water from the Texas Hill Country then slow filter through Swedish activated carbon. The result is a lush and balanced vodka with a smooth finish—an ideal sipping vodka.

Dripping Springs Orange Vodka is made with hand-zested Texas oranges and is 100 percent natural.

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Jester King Brewery
Jester King is an authentic farmhouse brewery committed to making wild ales and spontaneously fermented beers that reflect the unique character of our location in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Like the small farmhouse breweries that inspired us, we pursue beer making that involves time, patience, unique fermentation, full attenuation, and refermentation in the serving vessel. We use water from our well, locally grown and malted grains, and native wild yeast to make beer with a sense of place unique to our brewery.

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Hill Country Wine Trail
Four times a year, we plan special Wine Trails and Events to make your visits even more rewarding. The trails are self-guided driving tours, with wineries offering special tastings of newly released wines, demonstrations and tours. Some even pair wine and food (like wine and handmade chocolates for Valentine’s Day!). You’ll meet the winemakers and hear first-hand their enthusiasm for what they do. The trails are also a chance to enjoy legendary Hill Country musicians, artists, chefs and entertainers of all kinds. Other Events include trail Kick-off Tastings focusing on a smaller group of wineries in one location and Barrel Tastings where you get access to pre-released wines and time with owners and winemakers.

 You’ll find more specific information on each trail and event, including dates and prices, under the “Wine Trails” and "Buy Tickets" tab on this site. Note that some wineries charge for tastings, must be notified of groups of 8 or more and have pet restrictions (just look for those icons on individual winery pages).

 Please join us on a trail or at an event for an even better taste of the good life.

 Please drink responsibly and use a designated driver.

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