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Johnson City, Texas

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LBJ Park

Taste of the Hill Country

Wildflower Loop

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History
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Captain 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 displayed.

Bamberger Ranch Preserve
2341 Blue Ridge Dr.
(830) 868-2630
Benson Farm and Ranch
(830) 868-7109
The Exotic Resort Zoo
4 miles north of Johnson City on HWY 281. (830) 868-0806 or (830) 868-4357
Horseback Riding
Albert Jenske, Stonewall (closed November and December). (830) 644-2770
Hunting
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
Texas Hill Country Wine Trail
Events throughout the year - 16 Vineyards. For information, call Texas Hill Vineyard at (830) 868-2321
Johnson City Walking Tour
Pick up a map for your self-guided tour through historic Johnson City at the Visitor & Tourism Bureau.
Wildflower Loop around Johnson City
The 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.
Johnson City's "Historian/ Storyteller Extraordinaire" NELSON WITHERS
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.
Lyndon 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.
Pedernales Falls State Park
2585 Park Road 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636. (830) 868-7304 8 am - 10 pm daily.
Fishing, Swimming, Hiking, Bicycling, Camping, Horseback riding and Bird Watching.
Snake Pit
Learning can be a lot of fun. Hwy. 290, South of town. Don & Beth Darling. (830) 868-7790
Selah - Bamberger Ranch
Visitation by 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
Swimming
City swimming pool (830) 868-7111

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

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