City Texas Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center: Your 
          Official Website for Information about Johnson City, Texas Businesses, Events 
          and Tourism in Johnson City Texas and the surrounding Texas Hill Country

Welcome to Johnson City, Texas
Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
The Crossroads of the Texas Hill Country

www.JohnsonCity-Texas.com | fax: 830.868.5700
P.O. Box 485 | 100 E. Main | Johnson City, TX 78636
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Things to Do

Johnson City Texas and Surrounding Texas Hill Country Area Attractions:

Bamberger Ranch Preserve: (830) 868-2630; 2341 Blue Ridge Dr., Johnson City TX 78636. Nature, Pure & Simple. Environmental Educational Institute, preservation programs, lodging, meeting facilities, tours and more. Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve is a 5,500 acre ranch that has been described as the largest habitat restoration project on private land in Texas. Educational and interpretive services as well as transportation are provided by ranch staff. Non-profit. Email: brp@tstar.net. Web: www.bambergerranch.org.
Benson Farm and Ranch: (830) 868-7109; This 2500 acre ranch located in the Texas Hill Country near Johnson City offers guided hunts for whitetail and exotics as well as fishing and full lodging. Registered Aberdeen Black Angus and thoroughbred race horse breeding. Email: brant@bensonfarmandranch.com Web: www.bensonfarmandranch.com
Buggy Barn Museum / K & D Carriages: (830) 833-5708 or (cells: 210-862-1132, 314-596-1827); The Buggy Barn Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Buggy Barn Museum is dedicated to providing a unique opportunity to step back in time and experience firsthand the carriages and buggies which are such a significant role in our transportation history and heritage. The funds provide educational scholarships. Emails: buggybarnmuseum@gmail.com or coengland@sbcglobal.net Web: www.buggybarnmuseum.com
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8-5
Sunday 12-4 during June, July, August also by appointment
Captain Perry Texas Ranger Museum: (830) 868-7111; 404 W. Hwy 290, Johnson City, TX 78636. Closed for repairs.
Exotic Resort Zoo: (830) 868-4357. 1-877-232-3624; 235 Zoo Trail, Johnson City TX 78636. Located just North of Johnson City on Hwy 281. A resort for wild animals where people can enjoy their company. 137 wooded acres with several lakes and creeks. Over 500 animals and 80 species. Guided tours, luxury safari style cabin rental, traveling petting zoo, school field trips. Education, preservation, entertainment. Email: exotic@moment.net. Web: www.zooexotics.com.
Hamilton Pool Preserve: Hamilton Pool Road, Cypress Mill, TX 78663. (512) 264-2740. This 232-acre preserve is managed as a natural area (preserve) with emphasis on habitat protection and restoration, environmental education for public and private groups, and ongoing research. It offers limited, day-use only, with recreational opportunities such as picnicking, hiking, swimming and nature study. The preserve's pool and grotto were formed when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. There is a 45 foot water fall creating a great swimming hole. You need to also hike some of the nature trails along the creek. Swimming is allowed only when the water quality meets safe standards. Water quality is monitored regularly. Updated information is posted at the entrance booth and provided on the park's telephone recorder message. Drinking water or concessions are not available in the preserve. Web: www.texasoutside.com/hamiltonpool.htm
Hye Market & Hye End Tasting Room: Hye Texas, (830) 868-2300. The more things change the more they stay the same. Nowhere is that more true than in Hye, Texas. The Hye Market and Hye End Tasting Room are located adjacent to the historical Hye Post Office that our community loves and has protected for many decades. As our world continues to move faster every day, Hye both keeps up with the growing needs of our cherished community, but also offers a place to slow down and enjoy what might have been left in the past. The traditions of hard work, quality first and foremost, and stewardship of the land remain as constant as the Texas wind. We put these timeless traditions on full display here in the Hye Market and Hye End Tasting Room.

You will find an unparalleled collection of wines from both our emerging Texas Wine Country and beyond, and a great selection of spirits even including a bourbon made right here in Hye. You will enjoy our local traditions and handmade market goods, and we invite you to sit a spell on our porch and listen to the fascinating stories of our long time residents. We pride ourselves on letting you "try before you buy" in our Hye End Tasting Room, where you can sample local and specialty wines, beer, spirits and Texas style gourmet foods. All crafted with a steadfast pledge to uphold the standard of excellence and preserve the legacy set forth by the founding fathers of our community and the Hye, Texas the established nearly a century ago.

Step into our store and you instantly are part of our family. Join us to see the legacy unfold-and make it your own. Web: www.HyeMarket.com

Johnson City Chamber Visitors Center: In the beautifully restored Withers-Spaulding Building, the Chamber has brochures, maps, free broadband Wi-Fi, and friendly Visitors Assistants to help you with local information. This Center is new and is starting to house an impressive collection of displays and images from past and present. The National Park Service co-locates with us and has outstanding historic displays and LBJ park information. This Chamber Visitors Center is not to be missed in Johnson City!
Johnson City Hiking Path: Newly constructed 1.8 mile round trip hike trail from the Johnson City Community Park, past the Courthouse Square to the LBJ Park Visitor Center. You can extend the hike on both ends by walking through the parks and sidewalks. Walking and roller skates only, no bicycles or skate boards. Water fountain and memorial park benches along the way. Not yet lighted at night.
Johnson City Swimming Pool: Private parties, swimming lessons and water aerobics available. Call City Hall for more information (830) 868-7111
Johnson City Water Sport Area: Located on the Pedernales River at the Bridge on Highway 281 just north of town and next to the Blanco County Show Barn. Easy launching area. Ideal for kayaking, canoeing, picnicking and fishing. Convenient parking at the launch area. There is no charge for use of the water area or parking. Enjoy.
Kathleen Marie Studio (Kathleen Marie's studio is nestled in the hills 10 miles east of Johnson City, just 3 miles from Pedernales Falls State Park.) I am a wildlife and nature artist specializing in the medium of Pyrography. A deep affinity for wood, wildlife and the creative process combine to make my work a passionate practice. Each piece takes root in a personal experience and begins to evolve when I find the perfect wood to express my experiences, observations and inspirations. So each piece has a story behind it. I work in concert with the wood as my partner rather than as simply a "canvas". It may take years for me to hear what the wood is trying to tell me so I have learned to wait. This is a challenging but wonderful medium.

I host an Open House at my studio/gallery in the Fall. For the exact date check my website. Also feel free to call and set up your own private studio visit. I always have works in progress.

Fine Art Originals and Limted Edition Prints
Enjoy the Hill Country! WEB: www.kathleenmariestudio.com PHONE: 830-868-0335 EMAIL: kat@kathleenmariestudio.com

Pedernales Falls State Park: (830) 868-7304, 1-830-868-7304; 2585 Park Road 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636. 5212 acres in Blanco County east of Johnson City, was acquired from private owners in 1970 and was opened to the public in 1971. It is located along the banks of scenic Pedernales River and features picturesque waterfalls, abundant animal and bird life, fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking and horseback riding. Approximately eight miles east of Johnson City on FM 2766 at 2585 Park Road 6026. Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/pedernales_falls
Pedernales River Nature Park: The Pedernales River Nature Park is a day-use property open to the public for fishing and picnicking. The 222-acre tract of riverfront land, known locally as the old Rainbow Ranch Trout Farm, is centrally located and easily accessible to all of Blanco County. The park offers picnic tables shaded by oak trees and lots of open space. A shaded riverbank provides a nice spot for anglers, bird lovers and anyone wanting a quiet place to relax. Swimming is not allowed.

Reservations are only need for the two pavilions. Fro reservations, call the LCRA Parks Information Line at 1-800-776-5272, Ext. 3366.

Groups: Prior written permission needs to be obtained from LCRA for any organized group activity on LCRA land involving 20 or more people. For more information, call 1=-800-776-5272, Ext. 3366.

There is no admission fee.
404 Hwy 281 North, Johnson City, TX 78636
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Reimer's Ranch Preserve: Hamilton Pool Road, Cypress Mill, TX 78663. This pristine 2,427 acre parkland, open space and reserve land in western Travis County with almost 3 miles of continuous frontage along the Pedernales River is the largest parkland acquisition in the history of Travis County. The Reimers Ranch parcel is already well known and well loved by many park users. The sizeable Central Texas rock-climbing community views Reimers Ranch as a destination with world class rock climbing. The active local mountain biking community likewise enjoys Reimers Ranch’s over 18 miles of trails through the classic Central Texas landscape. Local anglers have come to Reimers’ for generations to fish for white bass in the Pedernales River. The Pogue Springs Preserve/Hogge Reserve component of the land acquisition is less known but equally spectacular with Pedernales River frontage, deep canyons and panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country. Web: www.co.travis.tx.us/tnr/parks/reimers_ranch.asp
Westcave Preserve: (830) 825-3442. Hamilton Pool Road, Cypress Mill, TX 78663. The preserve is a 31 acre area that includes a lush, green canyon canopied by giant cypress trees and a 40-foot waterfall tumbling over fern-covered travertine columns into an emerald pool. This preserve is maintained by a non-profit organization. The preserve is dedicated to sustaining this unique ecological treasure and offering it as a scientific and educational resource to the community. Guided trail tours, adult & school programs, birding, star watching, and other programs help to inspire greater environmental conservation and awareness. E-mail: info@westcave.org. Web: www.westcave.org.