Texas Hill Country

This region offers historic and quaint experiences, adventurous excursions, and extraordinary cities. It is nestled in (and named after) the rolling hills of Central Texas. The Texas Hill Country, which was settled by Germans and Eastern Europeans, has its own culture. The Texas Hill Country is defined by the small towns and two-lane roads that radiate westward from Austin. Here, you’ll find Texas’ unexpected gems: rivers that wind through bald cypress groves, shimmering lakes cupped in limestone canyons.

Texas Hill Country Camping

Camping in Texas Hill Country

The Texas Hill Country, located in the heart of Texas, is the perfect camping destination with crystal clear streams, towering oak and cedar trees meeting the majestic hills of central…

Gruene, Texas

The Great Depression and the Boll Weevils came and went leaving the town abandoned like a neglected antique in the attic of Texas history. Sleeping no more, Gruene is alive…

Flowers for Central Texas

Flowers for Central Texas

The secret to successful flower gardening in Texas lies in knowing two facts: What flowers to grow here, and where to plant them. Once you have answered these questions, you…

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Hill Country Texas Caverns

Cascade Caverns – Boerne, TX Did you know that according to the Texas State Historical Association, “At least 3,000 caves and sinkholes are known in Texas, distributed in karst areas…

Attractions Texas Hill Country

Texas Hill Country Attractions

Things to do in Texas Hill Country For centuries, visitors have been drawn to the Texas Hill Country by its scenic beauty and abundance of natural resources. Today, the region…

There are picturesque farms and ranches dotted throughout the countryside, and you can still hear older people speaking German in Fredericksburg, Boerne, and New Braunfels. There’s also some of the best barbecue in Texas, antique shops on old-fashioned main streets, and Old World celebrations like Wurstfest  sausage festival and Weihnachten Christmas festival.

Unlike portions of Texas that are plain and opaque, the Texas Hill Country is vibrant with color — green grass, multi-colored wildflowers so vivid and dense that you want to squint, red rocks, barns and buildings with peeling paint — and topography such as lakes and streams, rolling hills, caves, and vineyards. Don’t forget about the wildlife. Much of the area is photogenic, so grab your camera and head out on the back roads to explore Texas Hill Country.

The Texas Hill Country region is located on the Edwards Plateau, a grasslands with limestone bedrock that has slowly eroded over millions of years, resulting in beautiful rolling hills and grasslands. The Balcones Fault runs through the Edwards Plateau to the south and east, the Llano Uplift and Llano Estacado to the north, and the Pecos River and Chihuahuan Desert to the west. The Hill Country is Texas’ fourth largest region, covering 31,000 square miles and receiving 15–34 inches of rain per year on average.