Hill Country Sunset

The Lakes and Hills of the Highland Lakes, in the heart of the Central Texas Hill Country, is the ideal destination for a day, a weekend, or a lifetime.  Adventure, recreation, fun in the sun and hill country hospitality await you in every Highland Lakes community.   We invite you to come enjoy Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, the Colorado River, the Llano River, hundreds of things to do, places to shop, eat and sleep.   With over 1,800 square miles of lakes and hills, the Highland Lakes region is one of the largest playgrounds in Texas.

Texas Hill Country History


Buchanan Dam Museum & Visitor Center

The multi-arch dam, dedicated in 1937 and one of the largest of its kind in the U.S., Buchanan Dam Museum & Visitor Centerstretches more than 2 miles and you are welcome to walk out up to 3/4 of a mile. Visit the 2-story observation building for a view of the dam, the museum depicting rural life before the dam was constructed, and actual construction of the dam and picnic on the grassy shore. Living history videotape, old photographs, exhibits on area history, xeriscape garden. Visitors enjoy feeding he huge school of fish that congregate below observation deck


Buchanan Dam Museum & Visitor Center
Hours: Dam is open year round. Visitor Center open seasonally. Free Admission Daily 9 am to 5 pm (closed holidays)
Address: W.Hwy 29, Buchanan Dam
Contact: 512- 793-2803
Commemorative Air Force Museum / Highland Lakes Air Museum
World War II era planes residing at our hangar: Douglas C-47/Dakota IV, Fairchild Commemorative Air Force Museum / Highland Lakes Air Museum in Burnet, TexasPT-19, Stinson L-5, L-17 Navion, Boeing PT-13 and a Boeing PT-17 Stearman. The Museum features World War II era artifacts and memorabilia. The PX features models, T-shirts and other collectibles. The Vietnam Era Jet Memorial Park features on static display a Cessna T-37, a Northrup T-38, a North American F100-F, and a Grumman A7-D. 

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Commemorative Air Force Museum / Highland Lakes Air Museum
Hours: Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 12 to 5pm. Someone is almost always there during the week. Give us a call and we'll work with you.
Address: Kate Craddock Field, Burnet Municipal Airport (BMQ) , S. Hwy 281, Burnet
Contact: 512- 756-2226 
Falls on the Colorado Museum
The Falls on Colorado Museum was created in 1998 to collect and display the history and culture of the Central Texas region centered in Burnet County. Artifacts, documents, books and culturally important icons are on display, as well as an area for research. In addition, the museum hosts several events, including Black History Month, Founders Day the second Saturday in July and a Victorian Christmas in December.


Falls on the Colorado Museum
Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Address: 2001 Broadway., Marble Falls (In the historic 2-story granite school building next to the elementary school)
Contact: 830-798-2157
email: focmuseum@281.com
Hill Country Wildlife Museum
The museum contains the world-renowned Campbell Collection of wildlife animals. You Hill Country Wildlife Museum in Llano, Texaswould be hard pressed to find this many species of animals on display under one roof any place in the United States. The museum is not only the home for the animals, but also a learning center for wildlife and natural history.

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Hill Country Wildlife Museum
Hours: Thursday through Saturday - 10 pm to 5:00 pm
Address: 826 Ford Street, Llano
Contact: 325- 247-2568
Llano County Historical Museum

The Llano County Historical Museum is located on the banks of the Llano River, just Llano County Historical Museumnorth of the Highway 16 bridge in Llano. The museum, located in the historic Bruhl Drugstore Building is operated by the Llano County Historical Society, Inc.

The historical museum features exhibits that help interpret the history of Llano County. Included are a polo exhibit, farm and ranch room, clothing and textiles, military items, rocks, and a variety of photographs. A restored log cabin graces the ground.
Visit the Llano County Historical Museum Website

Llano County Historical Museum
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday - 11:00 pm to 5:00 pm , Sundays - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Address: 310 Bessemer, Llano
Contact: 325-247-3026
Fort Croghan Museum
Established in 1849, Fort Croghan was the third of the first four forts established by the Fort Croghan Museum in Burnet, TexasUnited States government to protect settlements from hostile Indians. From 1849 until its decommission in 1853 Fort Croghan was the home to Company C, 8th Infantry, U.S.A. (mounted) and eventually became the headquarters of the Second Dragoon Regiment.

Today's Fort Croghan is representative of those early days of what was to become Burnet, Texas. Come and visit us. See the sights and imagine the sounds of the frontier as you visit the blacksmith's shop, the one room school house, the powder house or the stage coach stop. The museum offers over 1200 historic artifacts from in and around the Burnet County area. Come visit the Texas frontier as it once was.

Admission is free. Donations are graciously accepted. Group tours can be scheduled year round , call in advance to make your reservation.

Visit the Fort Croghan Museum Website

Fort Croghan Museum
Hours: Open April through August, Thursday through Saturday, from 10 pm to 5 pm
Address: 703 Buchanan Drive (Highway 29 West), Burnet
Contact: 512- 756-8281    info@fortcroghan.org






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