If you’re looking to truly discover the area you’re traveling in, an insider’s guide is a great go-to resource. From the beautiful sights of Texas nature, to delicious food & drinks, there’s so much to discover in the Texas Hill Country. Whether you’re traveling to or from Jellystone Park™ in Kerrville, Texas, or just want to take a day trip, we have some “must visit” spots for you! Check out our top 5 insider recommendations below and get ready to explore the Texas Hill Country!
1) Wildseed Farms
For over 35 years, Wildseed Farms (45 mins from Jellystone Park™) has been growing fields of wildflowers in spectacular quantities. With over 200 acres in Fredericksburg alone, they are the nation’s largest working wildflower farm. Wildseed Farms offers fields full of beautiful colors from Gloriosa Daisy, Cosmos, Red Corn Poppies, Rocket Larkspur, and more!
(photo via Wildseed Farms)
Located on the banks of the Guadalupe River between Kerrville and Hunt, Ingram (5 mins from Jellystone Park™) is home to lots of fun things for visitors to do. Stop by Stonehenge II, swim in the Guadalupe River, slide down the Ingram Dam, and shop in local antique shops & boutiques.
(photo via Texas Hill Country)
3) Kerrville Folk Festival
Since 1972, locals and visitors alike come together to enjoy 18 days and nights of musical performances. Now in its 47th year, the Kerrville Folk Festival is the longest continuously running music festival in America! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the atmosphere of this family-friendly event taking place May 23 – June 9, 2019 (20 mins from Jellystone Park™).
(photo via Kerrville Folk Festival)
4) Buzzie’s Bar-B-Q
Named by Texas Monthly as one of the “50 Best Barbecue Joints in the State” and the “Best Brisket in Texas,” Buzzie’s Bar-B-Q is a great place to stop and eat delicious, quality food (10 mins from Jellystone Park™). Enjoy an assortment of meats such as sausage, brisket, chicken, ribs, and turkey, and save room for tasty sides such as beans, potato salad, and coleslaw.
(photo by Kerrville Menus)
5) The Alamo
History buffs, this one’s for you! Step back in time and visit The Alamo – a monument to the 13-day siege that took place in 1836. Tour the landmark, view different exhibits and artifacts, and learn more about the 189 Texan volunteers who fought to defend The Alamo (1 hr, 10 mins from Jellystone Park™).
(photo via The Alamo)
Interested in finding more nearby attractions? Check out some more of our favorites here. It’s time to start planning your vacation to Jellystone Park™ today!