If you’re visiting with little ones in tow, we’ve got them covered. Many of our parks and museums have special events the younger visitors would enjoy so be sure and check calendars. Also, don’t forget Main Street shopping! We have an old-fashioned five and dime, the adeptly named Fitz and Hollerin toy store, and plenty of ice cream, yogurt and other kid-friendly eateries. And to keep those little hands busy, the Fredericksburg area also has seasonal pick-your-own orchards and the popular Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site near Stonewall.
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Touch, learn, experience. The Preserve opens a door to life-enriching experiences, not only for the animals but for the community – for people who simply love and appreciate elephants and future conservationists. The Preserve provides intimate, meaningful experiences between people and animals that generate a level of caring that cannot be achieved any other way. […]
Learn about alpacas on an alpaca ranch. Gift shop on site. Please call in advance before visiting. Located about 12 miles south of Fredericksburg. 5800 Center Point Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-9125 www.wr-alpaca-ranch.com
Kids will enjoy this free, outdoor, concrete riding surface which is located at Old Fair Park off of E. Ufer Street (behind the Boys and Girls Club and next door to the HEB). Open access and lighted for night riding. Managed by the City of Fredericksburg.
Park camping, picnicking, 8.4 miles of hiking trails, nature trail, interpretive exhibits, rock climbing, watchable wildlife, store.
Visit a living history farmstead of the pioneers. See how the farm families of a century ago lived. Learn about seasonal activities such as sausage making, sheep shearing, canning, etc. See state parks section for more information on the LBJ State Historical Park.
Gillespie County produces 40% of all the peaches grown in the State of Texas. Roadside stands line many of the roads leading into Fredericksburg, with a major concentration along Highway 290 between Fredericksburg and Stonewall and along Highway 87 South.
A great place for young kids to burn off some energy. Playground has numerous climbing, balancing and swinging apparatus.
The 10 plus acres of natural landscape can be enjoyed from a one-mile walking trail along Live Oak Creek. A new handicap accessibility trail is about 500 feet in length connecting the bird feeding area and the butterfly habitat, and then continues along the Vista Loop Trail.
An abandoned railroad tunnel that is home to millions of Mexican free-tailed bats every May through October. Located 10.5 miles south of Highway 290 on the Old San Antonio Road. The upper viewing deck is open nightly at no charge.
Experience the rich German heritage of Gillespie County. This 3.5-acre museum complex contains superb examples of early German structures and artifacts. Several times a year, the Pioneer Museum will hold events staffed by docents in period dress that are fun for the whole family including storytelling, rope making, soap making, sheep shearing and more. Prior arrangements required for special tours of other historic homes and sites owned by the Gillespie County Historical Society.