and Gift Shop is located across from the County Courthouse on
Burnets historic square. Burnet is the county seat and is located about 45 miles
Northwest of Austin, 20 miles South of Lampasas, 30 miles East of Llano and 13 miles North
of Marble Falls.
Lakes, Hills and History - Burnet is the county seat of Burnet County, located at the
intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and State Highway 29, at the edge of the spectacular
Texas Hill Country about 50 miles northwest of Austin. Located in the the beautiful
Highland Lakes, Burnet is
about 10 miles East of Lake Buchanan, the largest of the six Highland Lakes chain. Inks
Lake State Park, the second most popular park in the State, is about 13 miles West of
Burnet off Park Road 4.
Established first as a fort on the Texas frontier
in the mid-1800's, Burnet has maintained its pioneer roots and rural charm while adapting
to the modern age. Burnet has developed into a community center with superior parks and
family recreation facilities and an outstanding school district. The population of
Burnet is approxiamately 4,735.
Attractions and Events
Bald Eagles - For several years majestic Bald Eagles have come to nest in
the Highland Lakes area. You can tour the nesting area on the Vanishing Texas River Cruise
which departs from the Canyon of the Eagles on Lake Buchanan.
- Burnet is known as the "Bluebonnet
Capital of Texas" and celebrates the arrival of the bluebonnets and other Texas
wildflowers with a huge festival each spring. Events include a parade, arts &
crafts, an air show, vintage car show, scholarship pageant, golf tournament, a
"gunfight" between old west outlaws and lawmen, performed by the Hill Country
Gunfighters Association, a Fun Run for runners of all levels, live music and great food!
Burnet and the surrounding Hill Country is also included on the Texas Wildflower Trail.
Longhorn Caverns -
A constant temperature of 72 degrees makes this
historical , underground cave tour a year-round favorite!
Hill Country Flyer
- This authentic steam train departs from and
returns to Cedar Park with a 3 hour layover on Burnet's Historic Square. The town greets
visitors with a variety of special events including a "real" gunfight in the Old
West Town near the train depot. Vendors on the square also participate with special
Fort Croghan Museum
- Dedicated to the preservation of items pertaining to the history of Burnet County. In
December, the museum hosts Christmas at Fort Croghan - a live, interactive look at
Christmas as it was celebrated in the 1800s.
Highland Lakes Air Museum - Static displays of
numerous WWII and later aircraft, military vehicles and wartime memorabilia.
Wineries - The Texas Hill Country has made a place for itself in the wine
industry. The area offers a number of award winning wineries that offer tours and
- Burnet has many homes, buildings and structures listed with the Texas Historical
For more information about these and
many other Burnet, Texas area attractions and events, please visit the Burnet Chamber of Commerce.
A great source for tourism and historical information throughout the Highland Lakes area
is Lakes and Hills.
Tea-Licious Tearoom serves lunch from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Monday through Saturday.
The Giftique is open from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM Monday through
Saturday. Both are closed on Sundays.
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