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Region: Llano


Land of Legend and Lore

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 Texas Hill Country and the entire 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:

From Llano to -

City/AttractionMilesApproximate Drive Time
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Canyon Lake90 miles1 hr 38 minDirections
Gruene96 miles1 hr 43 minDirections
Wimberley90 miles1 hr 38 minDirections
Lake Buchanan Area22 miles24 minDirections
Burnet30 miles30 minDirections
Buchanan Dam17 miles17 minDirections
Inks Lake Area20 miles23 minDirections
Lake LBJ Area31 miles40 minDirections
Horseshoe Bay28 miles32 minDirections
Marble Falls33 miles37 minDirections
Kingsland20 miles22 minDirections
Lake Travis Area65 miles1 hr 17 minDirections
Lakeway59 miles1 hr 4 minDirections
Spicewood41 miles42 minDirections
Fredericksburg39 miles45 minDirections
Guadalupe River State Park88 miles1 hr 34 minDirections
New Braunfels97 miles1 hr 46 minDirections
Wimberley82 miles1 hr 28 minDirections
Blanco58 miles1 hrDirections
Johnson City45 miles47 minDirections
The Alamo (San Antonio)107 miles1 hr 55 minDirections
Sea World (San Antonio)108 miles1 hr 59 minDirections
Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)93 miles1 hr 38 minDirections
River Walk (San Antonio)108 miles1 hr 54 minDirections
San Marcos Premium Outlets97 miles1 hr 45 minDirections
Tanger Outlets San Marcos99 miles1 hr 46 minDirections
Texas State Capitol, Austin76 miles1 hr 22 minDirections
Source: Google Maps