Other Area Attractions
Blanco and the surrounding area has so much to offer. Check out the Blanco Pioneer Museum, the Buggy Barn Museum, The Old Blanco County Court House all within the city limits of Blanco. You also have the Exotic Resort Zoo just north of Johnson City about 16 miles from Blanco, Wildseed Farms just west of Blanco near Stonewall Texas, the Wimberley Glass Works in Wimberley Texas just 24 miles east of Blanco. There are also many other unusual antique shops in Wimberley. Want to have some outdoor fun look into the Franklin Family Ranch for camping, horse back riding, picnics and such. Click on the picture to the left of the descriptions of places and it will take you directly to their web sight. Time to go exploring.
The Blanco Pioneer Museum opened in the Pat Ryan Building in 2009. The building, located in the Blanco Historic District at 418 Pecan Street, was recently restored. Just a block off the Courthouse Square, the museum is used for genealogical and historical exhibits and events.
The museum's current exhibit is "World War II." With artifacts from all over, including uniforms, flags, newspapers, photos, and much more, the museum provides a glimpse into the past. The exhibit has been extended into the first of 2012.
A step back in time! Explore the world of the 18th- and 19th-century traveler at the Buggy Barn in Blanco, Texas. If you want to see all the horse drawn transportation of old, then you have to come to the Buggy Barn Museum. Experience an exceptional collection of vintage buggies, wagons, and carriages from across the United States and Canada. On display are unusual wagons and buggies dating from the 1860's to early 1900's, including Studebakers and Deere Webers. Some of our buggies, carriages, and wagons have beeen seen in major motion pictures including True Grit, Lonesome Dove, and There Will Be Blood.
A one of a kind preserve where several endangered species of animals have a chance to increase their numbers and at the same time allowing people to enjoy their beauty and company. The commitment of the Zoo is not only to maintain a healthy atmosphere for the animals, but help them to become people friendly. Everyone has a chance to have a hands on experience with all the animals. You not only can see them, but you can touch them!
Located on 137 wooded acres with several small lakes and creeks for the enjoyment of animals from around the world to breed and raise their young in a natural habitat.
Our family-style of service, comfortable accommodations and Texas Hill Country charm will leave you with memories you’ll have for a lifetime.
Over 2000 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country located between San Antonio and Austin. The FFR is a Texas Hill Country Ranch that offers fantastic accommodations, great hospitality and unique outdoor opportunities for our guests. We have accommodations and facilities appropriate for retreats for many different groups including families, couples, men’s, women’s, youth and staff retreats as well as single day special events. Just a few of the outdoor opportunities that exist at the FFR include viewing both native and exotic wildlife, fishing, clay target shooting, going on a fossil dig or taking a hike through the Hill Country.
Blanco's famous Old Blanco County Courthouse, a Texas Historic Landmark, anchors the square at the heart of downtown Blanco. The Old Courthouse survives as an outstanding example of Second Empire style architecture. According to the survey report for the National Register of Historic Places, "Overall the courthouse is one of the finest examples of courthouse architecture from the late 19th century in Texas."
The feeling and spirit of Blanco are embodied in the Old Courthouse. People who were born in the Courthouse during its hospital years have returned with their children and grandchildren. Newcomers to the area take to heart the significance of the Old Courthouse in Blanco's life. The building is recognized not only as an awe-inspiring landmark but an unequaled symbol of Texas history and American ingenuity.
Wildseed Farms is located in the beautiful Texas hill country, just seven miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas. Come by and see us seven days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bring the camera and capture the ultimate in wildflower photographs! Spend as much time as you like at the Farm's Activities. We have 200 acres of wildflowers in various stages of development here on the farm. Springtime visitors will likely see Texas bluebonnets, red corn poppies, phlox, and a gorgeous array of other spring flowers. Summer visitors will enjoy cosmos, sunflowers, zinnias and other warm weather bloomers. In the fall, the fields are planted for the following year's color. Visitors enjoy exploring our walking trails and butterfly gardens. You can Pick Your Own Bouquets and shop for Wildflower seeds and a wonderful variety of nursery plants, including, roses, herbs, natives, ornamentals, trees, cacti, and shrubs.
Wimberley Glassworks is located in the heart of scenic Texas Hill Country. Just like the items found at WGW, a visit to the gallery is unique, offering guests an entertaining learning experience. Visitors can observe the thrilling glass blowing process and then shop in the gallery for their very own piece of hand blown art glass.
Our Free Glassblowing Demonstrations show the process of crafting molten glass into exceptional art. You'll see artists use a variety of materials to achieve the brilliantly colored designs displayed in the gallery.