Region: Llano


Land of Legend and Lore

Find Great Places to Stay, Eat, Play & More in the Llano Area

Llano, Texas was founded in 1855, on the clear, spring-fed Llano River.

The town of Llano, Texas became the county seat in 1856. Well established by 1860 with stores, saloons and a hotel, there was no church in the rough frontier Llano. The Llano, Texas courthouse dates back to 1892.

Llano, Texas the present farm-ranch community, bills itself the “Deer Capital of Texas” and hosts many hunters seeking abundant white-tailed deer during the fall-winter season. Llano, Texas visitors enjoy year-round fishing in the picturesque Llano River and nearby Highland Lakes. The entire downtown Llano, Texas square is designated a National Historic District.

Llano, Texas has become home to many world champion team ropers, and hosts rodeo events attracting participants and spectators from all around the state.

An entertaining and educational walking tour is sure to interest visitors to Llano, Texas.

City-County Parks

Camping and picnicking are available at all Llano city-county parks. Some have RV hookups, lake and pool swimming, fishing, boat ramps, playgrounds, an 18-hole golf course, hiking trails, and scenic views. Black Rock and Shaw Island Parks are on Lake Buchanan. Robinson City Park is on the Llano River. The Llano County Community Center (park) is on the west edge of Llano.

Just south of Llano, Texas is Enchanted Rock State Park is a massive dome of solid granite famed in Indian legend. It is said to be the site of human sacrifices. Some tribes feared to set foot upon it. Others used height as a rallying point. All held it in awe and reverence. Indians believed that ghost fires flickered on the crest on moonlit nights. It covers about 640 acres, and is 500 feet high. It is open year round. Call 915/247-3903 in Llano, Texas for more information.

Llano County Museum

General county historical displays are housed in this refurbished old-time drug store. It is open Jun. – Aug. 10 a.m. – noon, 1 – 5 p.m. except Mon. It is open Sept. – May Fri. – Sun. 1:15 – 5:15 p.m. It is on the north end of the Llano River bridge, on Texas 16, in Llano, Texas.

Hill Country Day Trippin’

There’s plenty of opportunities for day trips from the LIano area.

Enjoy a relaxing drive through the spectacular Texas Hill Country on wide-open roads lined with breath-taking flowers and trees. Relish views only available in the Hill Country. You’ll feel like you’re light years away from a crowded freeway…because you are.

And, you won’t have to pick up and move. No packing and unpacking. While based in LIano, you can stay as long as you want and experience an abundance of places to go and things to see and do.

Here are a couple of the possibilities:

City/Attraction Miles Approximate Drive Time
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Canyon Lake 90 miles 1 hr 38 min Directions
Gruene 96 miles 1 hr 43 min Directions
Wimberley 90 miles 1 hr 38 min Directions
Lake Buchanan Area 22 miles 24 min Directions
Burnet 30 miles 30 min Directions
Buchanan Dam 17 miles 17 min Directions
Inks Lake Area 20 miles 23 min Directions
Lake LBJ Area 31 miles 40 min Directions
Horseshoe Bay 28 miles 32 min Directions
Marble Falls 33 miles 37 min Directions
Kingsland 20 miles 22 min Directions
Lake Travis Area 65 miles 1 hr 17 min Directions
Lakeway 59 miles 1 hr 4 min Directions
Spicewood 41 miles 42 min Directions
Fredericksburg 39 miles 45 min Directions
Guadalupe River State Park 88 miles 1 hr 34 min Directions
New Braunfels 97 miles 1 hr 46 min Directions
Wimberley 82 miles 1 hr 28 min Directions
Blanco 58 miles 1 hr Directions
Johnson City 45 miles 47 min Directions
The Alamo (San Antonio) 107 miles 1 hr 55 min Directions
Sea World (San Antonio) 108 miles 1 hr 59 min Directions
Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio) 93 miles 1 hr 38 min Directions
River Walk (San Antonio) 108 miles 1 hr 54 min Directions
San Marcos Premium Outlets 97 miles 1 hr 45 min Directions
Tanger Outlets San Marcos 99 miles 1 hr 46 min Directions
Texas State Capitol, Austin 76 miles 1 hr 22 min Directions
Source: Google Maps