Blanco County Courthouse
Built during 1885-1886 and designed by well-known Austin architect Frederick Ernst Ruffini, the courthouse was accepted for use by Blanco County on January 29, 1886. The grand new courthouse in Blanco was only used by the county for a scant four years as an election in 1890 moved the county seat to Johnson City. The abandoned Courthouse continued to serve the community well in a multitude of ways for the next eighty years.
Distance: 0.70 Miles
Welcome! You may be discovering what five million annual visitors already know: The Texas Hill Country Wineries are spectacular and fun! With more than 30 unique and visually stunning wineries scattered throughout the Hill Country, there’s someplace new to explore around every bend. Each place has its own personality, terroir and style of winemaking, yet all share a commitment to quality and a fervent passion for what they do. We invite newcomers and old friends alike to an award-winning wine experience only Texas can offer. Click on picture to see list of wineries.
LBJ National Park Headquarters
The Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park comprises two districts, separated by 14 miles: 1) the Johnson City district, which features the LBJ Boyhood Home, Johnson Settlement, and Visitor Center and Headquarters; and 2) the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall, 14 miles west of Johnson City on U.S. 290. The Park Visitor Center in Johnson City is 50 miles west of Austin and 60 miles north of San Antonio.
Distance: 14 Miles
LBJ National Historic Park
Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, would speak often of his beloved Texas Hill Country Ranch and the Pedernales River he could view from his front porch. So much so, the Texas White House, the traveling road show that brought everyone from the Secret Service to world leaders to this famed residence in south central Texas, would evolve into over 500 days of his presidency at his ranch. Sitting beneath a four hundred year-old oak tree on the ranch house porch, LBJ and his guests could gaze across the expansive lawn toward the sparkling blue-green Pedernales, a seminal river piercing the heart of the Texas Hill Country, tributary of the Colorado River, and so much a part of LBJ's entire life.
Distance: 18 Miles
Blanco State Park
Blanco State Park is 104.6 acres, along the Blanco River, in Blanco County. The land was deeded by private owners in 1933 before the park was opened in 1934. The park area was used as a campsite by early explorers and settlers. A spring in the park made the location ideal when the river was dry.
Activities include camping; swimming; picnicking; hiking; nature study; boating (electric motors only); and fishing. Tube, canoe and kayak rentals are available at the park. Annual Events: Blanco Classic Car Show - 3rd Saturday in May.
Distance: 1 Miles
Vaaler Creek Golf Club
Vaaler Creek Golf Club was named as #19 in the country on Golfweek's "Best New Courses" list in 2011. The golf course was designed by Michael Lowry and JR Newman. It features well-placed bunkers and beautiful water-features to provide a challenging yet relaxing round of golf. As the surrounding community grows, Vaaler Creek is destined to be one of the Texas Hill Country's finest golf experiences.
We are located inside the Rockin' J Ranch development. Although we share the same owner we do not share the same name. The golf course was named in memorial to Jack Vaaler.
Distance: 4 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
The City of Austin, Texas has awarded a 10-year contract to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to design, build, and maintain a new public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station located adjacent to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Distance: 45 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
If there's one thing in San Antonio more important than tourism, it's the Riverwalk – and if there's one thing more important than drinking, it's the airport, which is a portal enabling tourists to appear and disappear from our beautiful city.
Distance: 45 Miles