Explore Fredericksburg, Texas Recreation

We have fine museums that you should include on your trip. The National Museum of the Pacific War is world-class, and world-renowned. Chester Nimitz, a Fredericksburg native, ran the Pacific campaign during World War II, and this museum is the most comprehensive museum of the Pacific war. It includes the George Bush Gallery, and an Historical outdoor area that has exhibits and special reenactments of combat. The Pioneer Museum Complex is our own museum of German heritage. Eleven structures spread out over this 3 acre site. Supported by the Gillespsie County Historical Society it is an ever-improving legacy to Fredericksburg.

Enchanted Rock State Park is just a 20 minute drive north of Fredericksburg. The massive dome of pink granite is an impressive, but do-able climb for those who want to get the best view of the Hill Country there is! If you are a serious rock climber, there is Turkey Peak next to it, which often has the more ambitious climbers scaling its walls. If you are bringing children to Fredericksburg, this is very enjoyable.

LBJ State Park just outside Stonewall is a great tour.  Arrive at the Visitor’s Center where you can catch a short movie about life on the ranch, and then tour the ranch in your own car!  Stop at the re-creation of LBJ’s boyhood home, the Johnson Cemetery on the Pedernales River, and go on up to the Texas White House which has been under renovation and restoration to it’s original look.  Step inside where Park Rangers will take you on a tour around the house.  Back outside check out the original plane the family used to fly in from Washington.  Behind the Visitor’s Center is the Sauer-Beckmann Farm – a real self-sufficient living history farm!

Other Fredericksburg, Texas Recreation

Wildseed Farms – the largest working wildflower farm in the nation, with seasonal flower meadows and great shopping – and a butterfly house!

Rockbox Theater – our very own live theater with immensely talented performers doing ever-changing rock and roll reviews. Three performances on weekends.

Fredericksburg Trade Days – monthly market of vendors just outside Fredericksburg features local vendors of old and new treasures.

Luckenbach, Texas – home to some famous music – dance hall, saloon, and general store with musicians often picking and grinning. Bikers often stop here for some refreshment.

Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area – from May to September, see 3 million Mexican free-tail bats emerge from this abandoned railroad tunnel.

Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course and Live Oak Wilderness Trail – great golf course and acres of natural landscape. One mile walking trail along Live Oak Creek – great birding!

Art Galleries – all up and down Main Street, featuring many locally talented artists. Home of G. Harvey.

Peach Season – Gillespie County is the largest producer of peaches in Texas. Starting the end of May, and through early August, there are peach stands in every direction. Come pick your own! Enjoy homemade jams and jellies, ice cream, pies and cobblers.