Fredericksburg, TX Tourist Attractions
In the hill country north-west of San Antonio there is still much evidence of German settlement, a prime example being the pretty down of Fredericksburg with its "Hauptstrasse". Fredericksburg's most famous son is Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, to whom a museum is dedicated. Luckenbach too was founded by Germans. Today it has 25 inhabitants, not much different from 1850.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Enchanted rock is a pink granite exfoliation dome, rising 130 meters (425 feet) above the ground. It is a National Natural Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors are allowed to climb the rock.
National Museum of the Pacific War (Admiral Nimitz Museum)
The National Museum of the Pacific War features the history of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and World War II. The museum consists of the National Museum of the Pacific War, George Bush Gallery, the Japanese Garden of Peace, the History Walk of the Pacific War, the Plaza of the Presidents, the Surface Warfare Plaza, the Memorial and Victory Walls, the Veterans Walk of Honor and the Center for Pacific War Studies.On the museum grounds can also be found Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, and guns.
Address: Box 777, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612, United States
Opening hours: 9am-5pm
Always closed on: Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $12.00, Senior over 65 $10.00, Military discount $10.00, Youth 21 & under $6.00, Child 5 & under FREE
Typical Visit: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pedernales Falls State Park
The park is located just east of Johnson City on the Pedernales River. Activities in the park include camping, picnicking, hiking, river swimming, tubing, mountain biking, fishing, bird watching, and horseback riding.The Pedernales River is prone to flash flooding and visitors should leave the area immediately if they see the river level rising.
Gish's Old West Museum
Johnson City - Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
The park tells the story of LBJ from boyhood to manhood, his grave can also be found on the site.