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Johnson City, Texas



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Wildflower Loop

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Introduction

Johnson City, gateway to the culturally rich Texas Hill Country, has it all -- an ideal climate, amazing scenery, and plenty of Texas history. Whether you are here to admire the natural beauty of the Wildflower Loop, explore the history of the Lyndon Baines Johnson National Historical Park, search for treasure among the charming antique shops, or stay in a romantic bed and breakfast, Johnson City offers a peaceful respite from the nearby cities of Austin and San Antonio.

A natural stopping place and crossroads between Fredericksburg and Austin, this section of the Pedernales Valley became home to the grandfather and great-uncles of Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1860's after they established a cattle-driving business here. Johnson City was established in the 1880's on a plot of land owned by James Polk Johnson, LBJ's cousin and the new town's namesake. Johnson City became the county seat of Blanco County in 1890.

Today, Johnson City offers plenty of slow-paced activity. The LBJ Park offers the birthplace, boyhood home, schoolhouse, ranch house, and burial place of the 36th president, as well as tours, tributes, and educational programs. Ladybird Johnson's endeavor to improve the Texas roadsides with wildflowers started here in Central Texas. The Wildflower Loop encircles the area around Johnson City and offers both guided and self-guided tours of the gorgeous vistas of bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, and other wildflower varieties.

Of course, charming antique shops, comfortable bed and breakfasts, and down-home cooking are other mainstays of Johnson City. Step back in time and hear the local history and color from long-time residents.

If all that isn't enough to keep you busy, 16 nearby vineyards comprise the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail, offering tours and events throughout the year. After visiting LBJ Park, history buffs are sure to enjoy the living history events and demonstrations of the Captain Perry Texas Ranger Museum. Pedernales Falls State Park offers picnicking, camping, and breathtaking natural beauty. Horseback riding, hunting, and fishing are available for the sportsmen, while kids will love the Exotic Resort Zoo.

On your next romantic or family getaway to the Texas Hill Country, kick back in Johnson City. When it comes to Texas history, the slower pace of small-town life, and the beauty of Central Texas, Johnson City is hard to beat.

Johnson City Chamber of Commerce
(830) 868-7684
Email: info@JohnsonCityTexasChamber.com
Johnson City Texas Chamber

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