Last Stand Guidebook

Amy
Last Stand Guidebook

Drinks & Nightlife

Enjoy beverages under the 500 year old oak! Grab a bite to eat from the onsite food truck, Cowboy Cantina. There's live music most days, my personal favorite is Trace of Gold - Greg & Lisa, a singer/songwriter duo with acoustic guitars.
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Albert Ice House
5435 Ranch Rd 1623
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Enjoy beverages under the 500 year old oak! Grab a bite to eat from the onsite food truck, Cowboy Cantina. There's live music most days, my personal favorite is Trace of Gold - Greg & Lisa, a singer/songwriter duo with acoustic guitars.
Be sure to stop by Garrison Brothers Distillery for a bourbon tour at 1827 Hye Albert Road, Hye. The bourbon is top notch and the hospitality is five star. Grab a flight/bourbon cocktail and a bite to eat at The Whiskey Shack. My husband Jack is the executive chef so I'm partial. As you plan your itinerary, keep in mind that Texas doesn't allow spirits sales on Sunday if you might want to take a bottle home.
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Garrison Brothers Distillery
1827 Hye-Albert Road
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Be sure to stop by Garrison Brothers Distillery for a bourbon tour at 1827 Hye Albert Road, Hye. The bourbon is top notch and the hospitality is five star. Grab a flight/bourbon cocktail and a bite to eat at The Whiskey Shack. My husband Jack is the executive chef so I'm partial. As you plan your itinerary, keep in mind that Texas doesn't allow spirits sales on Sunday if you might want to take a bottle home.
Real Ale Brewing offers a great tour and a great tap room and outdoor seating. Enjoy beer by the glass or enjoy a flight. My favorite beer is the Devil's Backbone.
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Real Ale Brewing Company
231 San Saba Court
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Real Ale Brewing offers a great tour and a great tap room and outdoor seating. Enjoy beer by the glass or enjoy a flight. My favorite beer is the Devil's Backbone.
Enjoy some great shows at the spot tucked away in the middle of the country.
The Backyard at Fritztown
2254 US-87
Enjoy some great shows at the spot tucked away in the middle of the country.
Chase's Place is a great spot for cocktails and lighter fare.
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Chase's Place Cocktails + Kitchen
313 East San Antonio Street
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Chase's Place is a great spot for cocktails and lighter fare. 
Elk Store distills their own spirits and makes their own wine. My favorite is the Smoked Old Fashioned.
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Elk Store Winery & Distillery
327 East Main Street
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Elk Store distills their own spirits and makes their own wine. My favorite is the Smoked Old Fashioned.

Entertainment & Activities

Take in some live music at Luckenbach at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Fredericksburg. Weekend days are bit touristy but worth the visit. It completely transforms to a local spot on weekend nights. It's worth the price of admission (usually around $15) especially if you like to two-step.
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Luckenbach
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Take in some live music at Luckenbach at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Fredericksburg. Weekend days are bit touristy but worth the visit. It completely transforms to a local spot on weekend nights. It's worth the price of admission (usually around $15) especially if you like to two-step.
The National Museum of the Pacific War off Main Street in Fredericksburg is interesting and thorough.
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National Museum of the Pacific War
340 East Main Street
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The National Museum of the Pacific War off Main Street in Fredericksburg is interesting and thorough.
Mark your calendar for a visit during the 3rd weekend in June for the annual Stonewall Peach Jamboree.
Stonewall Peach Jamboree Inc.
250 Peach Street
Mark your calendar for a visit during the 3rd weekend in June for the annual Stonewall Peach Jamboree. 

Sightseeing

If you're visiting during bluebonnet season you definitely need to drive the Willow City Loop. Beautiful Hill Country vistas, longhorns, boots and bluebonnets. Stop in at Harry's on the Loop for a cold beer before you head back.
Willow City Loop
If you're visiting during bluebonnet season you definitely need to drive the Willow City Loop. Beautiful Hill Country vistas, longhorns, boots and bluebonnets. Stop in at Harry's on the Loop for a cold beer before you head back.
The National Museum of the Pacific War off Main Street in Fredericksburg is interesting and thorough. You can spend as much or as little time as you want, a great stop for history buffs.
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National Museum of the Pacific War
340 East Main Street
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The National Museum of the Pacific War off Main Street in Fredericksburg is interesting and thorough. You can spend as much or as little time as you want, a great stop for history buffs.
If science is your thing, check out the Science Mill in Johnson City. It's not just for kids! The exhibits change frequently and offer a little something for everyone.
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Science Mill
101 S Lady Bird Ln
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If science is your thing, check out the Science Mill in Johnson City. It's not just for kids! The exhibits change frequently and offer a little something for everyone.
Enjoy visiting 17 historic schools on the Gillespie County Country Schools Driving & Cycling Trails. A special map with highlighted routes will direct visitors to schools in a particular quadrant of the county. Driving times on routes vary from one hour in length to half a day. Free maps of the trail are available at the Visitor Information Center located at 302 East Austin Street in downtown Fredericksburg.
Gillespie County
Enjoy visiting 17 historic schools on the Gillespie County Country Schools Driving & Cycling Trails. A special map with highlighted routes will direct visitors to schools in a particular quadrant of the county. Driving times on routes vary from one hour in length to half a day. Free maps of the trail are available at the Visitor Information Center located at 302 East Austin Street in downtown Fredericksburg.

Parks & Nature

The guided $3.00 tour is worth the hour, giving you a sneak peak into LBJ and Lady Bird's lifestyle.
LBJ Texas White House
1048 Ranch Rd 1
The guided $3.00 tour is worth the hour, giving you a sneak peak into LBJ and Lady Bird's lifestyle.
Old Tunnel State Park is off Old San Antonio Road just east of Fredericksburg. The emergence of bats from the tunnel at dusk is worth the visit. Alamo Springs Cafe is next door usually with live music at night. The Black Pig is just a little further down the road..and it's BYOB. Feed your left-overs to Petunia, the black pig. It'll leave you both squealing.
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Old Tunnel State Park
10619 Old San Antonio Road
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Old Tunnel State Park is off Old San Antonio Road just east of Fredericksburg. The emergence of bats from the tunnel at dusk is worth the visit. Alamo Springs Cafe is next door usually with live music at night. The Black Pig is just a little further down the road..and it's BYOB. Feed your left-overs to Petunia, the black pig. It'll leave you both squealing.
Enchanted Rock provides a beautiful view of the Hill Country, but arrive early on the weekends or you might not get entrance to the park - it's pretty crowded. Check their Facebook page for special events such as moonlight hikes and stargazing.
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Enchanted Rock
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Enchanted Rock provides a beautiful view of the Hill Country, but arrive early on the weekends or you might not get entrance to the park - it's pretty crowded. Check their Facebook page for special events such as moonlight hikes and stargazing.
If the weather is warm, this is where you want take a dip in the swimming hole. It's typically not crowded, it's more of a spot for locals. Once you tire of swimming head into town and grab some take out at Old 300 BBQ and head over to Real Ale Brewing for a tour and great beer.
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Blanco State Park
101 Park Road 23
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If the weather is warm, this is where you want take a dip in the swimming hole. It's typically not crowded, it's more of a spot for locals. Once you tire of swimming head into town and grab some take out at Old 300 BBQ and head over to Real Ale Brewing for a tour and great beer.
Stop in at Wildseed Farms to enjoy the best in seasonal blooms. Pick up your own seeds to plant in your backyard...you can have your very own field of bluebonnets.
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Wildseed Farms
100 Legacy Dr
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Stop in at Wildseed Farms to enjoy the best in seasonal blooms. Pick up your own seeds to plant in your backyard...you can have your very own field of bluebonnets.
A great spot for a nice hike and lovely views.
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Pedernales Falls State Park
2585 Park Road 6026
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A great spot for a nice hike and lovely views.

Shopping

Main Street Fredericksburg offers plenty of shopping from clothing boutiques, home decor, coffee shops and art galleries galore. Take an ice cream break at Clear River Ice Cream at 138 E Main or stop by any of the German restaurants for Opa's Sausage. My favorite is Old German Bakery at 225 W Main....they have the best chocolate chip short bread cookies.
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Fredericksburg
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Main Street Fredericksburg offers plenty of shopping from clothing boutiques, home decor, coffee shops and art galleries galore. Take an ice cream break at Clear River Ice Cream at 138 E Main or stop by any of the German restaurants for Opa's Sausage. My favorite is Old German Bakery at 225 W Main....they have the best chocolate chip short bread cookies.
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Johnson City
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If your visit falls on the third weekend of the month then spend some time shopping at Fredericksburg Trade Days. Located a few miles west of Last Stand TX on Highway 290. You'll find antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, and more.
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Fredericksburg Trade Days
355 Sunday Farms Ln
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If your visit falls on the third weekend of the month then spend some time shopping at Fredericksburg Trade Days. Located a few miles west of Last Stand TX on Highway 290. You'll find antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, and more.

Food Scene

A great place to go for a special, romantic night out.
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August E's
203 East San Antonio Street
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A great place to go for a special, romantic night out.
A quaint, historic home it's the perfect setting for a more sophisticated take on German fare. The al fresco dining is especially nice.
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Otto's German Bistro
316 East Austin Street
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A quaint, historic home it's the perfect setting for a more sophisticated take on German fare. The al fresco dining is especially nice.
Some of the best food I've had in Fredericksburg, it's great for lunch or dinner and has a very farm to table vibe. As a bonus, do a little shopping before or after.
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Vaudeville
230 East Main Street
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Some of the best food I've had in Fredericksburg, it's great for lunch or dinner and has a very farm to table vibe. As a bonus, do a little shopping before or after.
A winding scenic drive, live music on the patio, thousands of bats emerging at twilight from an old railroad tunnel nearby—could there be a more perfect Hill Country evening? This funky joint is famous for what Texas Monthly once dubbed the third-best burger in Texas; be sure to specify a jalapeño cheese bun (makes a big difference). A basket of delicious hand-cut fries feeds the whole table.
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Alamo Springs Cafe
107 Alamo Road
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A winding scenic drive, live music on the patio, thousands of bats emerging at twilight from an old railroad tunnel nearby—could there be a more perfect Hill Country evening? This funky joint is famous for what Texas Monthly once dubbed the third-best burger in Texas; be sure to specify a jalapeño cheese bun (makes a big difference). A basket of delicious hand-cut fries feeds the whole table.
Named after Stephen F. Austin's original Old 300 Texas settlers, this is some of the best bbq you can get in the Hill Country. The grass fed/Locally raised Akaushi Beef Served Friday, Saturday & Sunday only or with 24 hr notice....and get there early or it'll be sold out.
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Old 300 BBQ
318 4th Street
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Named after Stephen F. Austin's original Old 300 Texas settlers, this is some of the best bbq you can get in the Hill Country. The grass fed/Locally raised Akaushi Beef Served Friday, Saturday & Sunday only or with 24 hr notice....and get there early or it'll be sold out.
Southold Farms + Cellar is situated atop a hill and has beautiful 360 degree Hill Country views. Their restaurant, The Kitchen at Southold, is open Friday and Saturday for dinner and Sundy brunch. Reservations are required.
The Kitchen At Southold Farm + Cellar
330 Minor Threat Lane
Southold Farms + Cellar is situated atop a hill and has beautiful 360 degree Hill Country views. Their restaurant, The Kitchen at Southold, is open Friday and Saturday for dinner and Sundy brunch. Reservations are required. 
Pecan Street Brewing in a great new pub in Johnson City with solid beers and good food.
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Pecan Street Brewing
106 East Pecan Drive
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Pecan Street Brewing in a great new pub in Johnson City with solid beers and good food.
Check out Emma + Ollie at 607 S Washington. If you go for breakfast, definitely get the tomato toast and the chicken biscuit.
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Emma & Ollie
607 S Washington St
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Check out Emma + Ollie at 607 S Washington. If you go for breakfast, definitely get the tomato toast and the chicken biscuit.
Gonzalez Taco truck is my favorite breakfast taco in town. They're at 1001 Apple Street in Fredericksburg.
Gonzales Taco Apple Street
Gonzalez Taco truck is my favorite breakfast taco in town. They're at 1001 Apple Street in Fredericksburg.
Hilda's Tortillas is the best Mexican food in town. The entire menu is great, including breakfast. The migas are my favorite. The margaritas are the best in town.
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Hilda's Tortillas
149 FM2093
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Hilda's Tortillas is the best Mexican food in town. The entire menu is great, including breakfast. The migas are my favorite. The margaritas are the best in town.
Hye Market at 10261 W Highway 290 in Hye is a great place to grab food for a picnic and they also sell retail beer and wine.
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Hye Market
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Hye Market at 10261 W Highway 290 in Hye is a great place to grab food for a picnic and they also sell retail beer and wine.  
Hye Thai in Johnson City is also a great place to grab food to go.
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Hye Thai
123 Rocky Road
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Hye Thai in Johnson City is also a great place to grab food to go. 
Old 300 BBQ in Blanco is the best in the area. Be sure to try the Akuashi brisket.
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Old 300 BBQ
318 4th Street
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Old 300 BBQ in Blanco is the best in the area. Be sure to try the Akuashi brisket.
My favorite German restaurant is Old German Bakery at 225 W Main....they have the best chocolate chip short bread cookies and they offer a great breakfast.
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Old German Bakery & Restaurant
225 West Main Street
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My favorite German restaurant is Old German Bakery at 225 W Main....they have the best chocolate chip short bread cookies and they offer a great breakfast.
Altdorf Biergarten offers traditional German fare with a great selection of German brews. Be sure to try the locally produced Opa's Sausage.
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The All New Altdorf Biergarten
301 West Main Street
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Altdorf Biergarten offers traditional German fare with a great selection of German brews. Be sure to try the locally produced Opa's Sausage.
weetbriar Rose is a great place to grab a cup of coffee and a bite for dine in or to go.
Sweetbriar Rose
9973 U.S. 290
weetbriar Rose is a great place to grab a cup of coffee and a bite for dine in or to go. 
Cowboy Cantina at Albert Ice House offers burgers, nachos and other great bar food.
Cowboy Cantina
5435 Ranch Road 1623
Cowboy Cantina at Albert Ice House offers burgers, nachos and other great bar food.
German Bistro is a farm to table German dining expense. The fresh bread is divine.
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Otto's German Bistro
316 East Austin Street
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German Bistro is a farm to table German dining expense. The fresh bread is divine.
August E's is nouveau Texas Cuisine with a variety of tastes, including Thai. It's the best sushi in town.
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August E's
203 East San Antonio Street
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August E's is nouveau Texas Cuisine with a variety of tastes, including Thai. It's the best sushi in town.
The Bistro at Vaudeville offers a European atmosphere with great American food.
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Vaudeville
230 East Main Street
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The Bistro at Vaudeville offers a European atmosphere with great American food.
Navajo Grill serves refined Southern cuisine with locally sourced foods.
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Navajo Grill
803 East Main Street
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Navajo Grill serves refined Southern cuisine with locally sourced foods.
Bryan's on 290 offers refined Texas Hill Country Cuisine.
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Bryans On 290
300 E Main St
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Bryan's on 290 offers refined Texas Hill Country Cuisine.
Hill & Vine offers classic Texas food and wine.
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Hill & Vine
210 South Adams Street
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Hill & Vine offers classic Texas food and wine. 

Everything Else

If you run or bike, take a left as you leave the driveway and then an immediate right and another right on to Ranch Road 1, which turns in to Park Road 1 and takes you through the LBJ Ranch right along the Pedernales River. You're likely to see deer in the early morning hours. The road has very little traffic, which is why I run it myself.
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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
199 Park Road 52
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If you run or bike, take a left as you leave the driveway and then an immediate right and another right on to Ranch Road 1, which turns in to Park Road 1 and takes you through the LBJ Ranch right along the Pedernales River. You're likely to see deer in the early morning hours. The road has very little traffic, which is why I run it myself.
Stop next door at Chocolates El Rey, at the corner of Highway 290 and RR 1623. They offer a more than generous taster sample. The hard part is deciding which treats to take home.
Chocolates El Rey
42 Ranch Rd 1623
Stop next door at Chocolates El Rey, at the corner of Highway 290 and RR 1623. They offer a more than generous taster sample. The hard part is deciding which treats to take home.
Fire Department: 830.644.5571
Stonewall Fire Department
Fire Department: 830.644.5571
Fredericksburg Police Department: 830.997.7585
Fredericksburg Police Department
1601 E Main St
Fredericksburg Police Department: 830.997.7585
Main Street Fredericksburg offers plenty of shopping from clothing boutiques, home decor, coffee shops and art galleries galore.  Take an ice cream break at Clear River Ice Cream.
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Clear River Ice Cream, Bakery & Deli
138 E Main St
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Main Street Fredericksburg offers plenty of shopping from clothing boutiques, home decor, coffee shops and art galleries galore.  Take an ice cream break at Clear River Ice Cream.
Stonewall and the surrounding area is known for the peach and pecan crop.  There are plenty of orchards and produce stands as you drive Highway 290.  Most of them have other farmer's market quality produce, pecans, jams & jellies, and even peach or pumpkin ice cream depending on the season. During season, pick your own produce at family owned Jenske Peach Orchard. Every fall they have an amazing corn maze. Be sure to grab some local pecans to take home as well.
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Jenschke Orchards
8301 U.S. 290
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Stonewall and the surrounding area is known for the peach and pecan crop.  There are plenty of orchards and produce stands as you drive Highway 290.  Most of them have other farmer's market quality produce, pecans, jams & jellies, and even peach or pumpkin ice cream depending on the season. During season, pick your own produce at family owned Jenske Peach Orchard. Every fall they have an amazing corn maze. Be sure to grab some local pecans to take home as well.
Oro Bianco is traditional Italian style gelato produced from water buffalo milk in Blanco. The exotic and interesting flavors change daily.
Orobianco Italian Creamery
503 Main Street
Oro Bianco is traditional Italian style gelato produced from water buffalo milk in Blanco. The exotic and interesting flavors change daily.
If science is your thing, check out the Science Mill in Johnson City. It's not just for kids!
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Science Mill
101 S Lady Bird Ln
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If science is your thing, check out the Science Mill in Johnson City. It's not just for kids!
Star Laundromat
917 East Main Street
The Washboard Laundromat
600 U.S. 281