Perry Texas Ranger Museum
Located west of
Johnson City on Hwy. 290 at 404 W. Main. Open during normal
business hours of Johnson City Tourism & Visitor Bureau.
The museum is the former home of Captain Cicero Rufus Perry,
an early Texas Ranger during the Republic years and
afterwards. During the time of the Texas Revolution, Rufus
Perry, too young to fight at the age of thirteen, served in
the Texas Army as a courier for General Sam Houston. Years
later, Rufus became a Texas Ranger where he went on many
adventurous campaigns with well-known Texas Ranger Jack Hays.
Although Rufus Perry
is not a name that most people think of when they think of
Texas Rangers, it is his survival from an Indian attack that
stands out as one of the great legendary Texas Ranger stories.
It exemplifies the courage and fortitude that was a common
element of the lone protector of the Texas frontier. Living
history demonstrations, lectures/research, antique items
2341 Blue Ridge
Farm and Ranch
Exotic Resort Zoo
4 miles north of
Johnson City on HWY 281. (830) 868-0806 or (830) 868-4357
Stonewall (closed November and December). (830) 644-2770
Guides - Time
Jeanes (hunting and fishing) at (830) 868-4133
Lightning "W" Expeditions - Rusty and Kim
Weirich, P.O. Box 1218, 202 Old Austin Highway, Johnson
City, TX 78636. (830) 868-2214, fax: (830) 868-2214
Hill Country Wine Trail
the year - 16 Vineyards. For information, call Texas Hill
Vineyard at (830) 868-2321
City Walking Tour
Pick up a map for
your self-guided tour through historic Johnson City at the
Visitor & Tourism Bureau.
Loop around Johnson
Johnson City Commemorative Gardens
Located west of
Johnson City on Hwy. 290 at 404 W. Main. The local chapter
of the Texas Master Gardener Association is working with the
Johnson City Visitor and Tourism Bureau to make this garden
a reality. The gardens will included a water garden,
wildflower garden, butterfly garden, hummingbird garden,
wishing well garden, dry creek area, the rose garden and the
homestead antique garden.
City's "Historian/ Storyteller Extraordinaire"
Stop by Blanco
County Supply on the Square across from the Courthouse and
step back in time. Nelson Withers has been in the hardware
business since 1952 and can "bend your ear" on
just about every topic, including the days of LBJ and local
history and color galore! There is always another "tall
tale" to be told in Johnson City, Texas.
B. Johnson National Park
The boyhood home of the 36th President of the United
States includes museums, a working cattle ranch, and acres
of wildlife and wildflowers.
Falls State Park
2585 Park Road
6026, Johnson City, TX 78636. (830) 868-7304 8 am - 10 pm
Fishing, Swimming, Hiking, Bicycling, Camping,
Horseback riding and Bird Watching.
Learning can be a
lot of fun. Hwy. 290, South of town. Don & Beth Darling.
- Bamberger Ranch
reservation only! A 5,500-acre private working ranch
dedicated to educational tours, school field-trips, land
stewardship workshops, bird and wildflower field-days, and
much more. 2341 Blue Ridge Dr. (830) 868-7303
pool (830) 868-7111
City Chamber of Commerce
City Texas Chamber