Kerrville Tourist Attractions
Kerrville (pop. 22,000) is a popular tourist destination, with dude ranches, teen camps, religious encampments, and a comfortable climate year round.
Museum of Western Art
The Museum of Western Art features exhibits of contemporary Western Art. In addition to its permanent collection of originals, prints and bronzes, it offers changing exhibitions throughout the year. The "Journey West" children's gallery offers youngsters a chance to see what life was like in a wagon train - climb into a covered wagon, explore a teepee and a log cabin, check out the supplies and period clothing.
Address: 1550 Bandera Highway, Box 294300, Kerrville, TX 78028-9547, United States
Opening hours: 10am-4pm; Closed: Sun, Mon
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $7.00, Senior over 65 $6.00, Students $5.00, Military discount $4.00, Child 8 & under FREE
Schreiner Mansion (Hill Country Museum)
Located in the Romanesque mansion and former home of Capt. Charles A. Schreiner, the Hill Country Museum displays many period artifacts from the late 1800s to early 1900s, including period furnishings, a diorama of early Kerrville, vintage clothing, and personal belongings. Capt. Charles M. Schreiner was a prominent resident - he began the Y.O. Ranch, Schreiner College (now Schreiner University), and Schreiner Department Store.
Riverside Nature Center
Riverside Nature Center is located on the Guadalupe River, a former farm that now serves as a wildlife and native plant sanctuary. The arboretum has over 140 species of trees as well as cacti, wildflowers, shrubs, native grasses, birds, insects and other animals.Visitors can tour the Riverside Nature Center on the many walking trails or visit the banks of the river.
Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
The Kerr Arts and Culture Center features exhibits highlighting local artists and their works. Some of the displays include painting, photography, metal working, wood working, quilting, ceramics and sculpting. Art classes and cultural programs are also available.
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples State Natural Area covers 2174 acres and offers picnicking, camping, backpacking, sightseeing, hiking, photography, birdwatching, fishing, and swimming. The area is thought to have been inhabited by prehistoric peoples.
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