20 Best Things to Do in Kerrville, TX

Kerrville, TX
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Located in the heart of the scenic Texas Hill Country, Kerrville is a town with a population of 20,000.

It was named after James Kerr, an important figure in the Texas Revolution who settled in this area and started a Cypress Shingle camp.

The town is most known for its youth summer camps, Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair, Kerrville Folk Festival, Guadalupe River RV Parks, and Schreiner University.

It boasts of gorgeous scenery, friendly people and first-rate accommodations.

If you are planning to visit Kerrville TX, there is a lot to see and do here so you will be spoiled for choice.

Let us look at the best things to do in Kerrville TX.

Kerrville - Schreiner Park

Schreiner Park
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Kerrville - Schreiner Park is quite popular with bikers from across the country due to its two fresh and scenic trails.

Recently another 3.4 miles have been added to the existing trails to give additional options to the hikers and bikers to take an adventure trip.

These picturesque trails give amazing chance to the visitors to spend some quality time with their family, view the gorgeous sights of the area and get some exercise.

The trails are mostly situated on the Guadalupe River banks, adding to the serenity and beauty of the place.

Spread across 517-acres of land, it is the busiest park in Kerrville.

It offers a host of exciting facilities like a fully decked playground for kids, sand volleyball and basketball courts, butterfly garden, and numerous biking and hiking trails.

It also offers direct access to the river so visitors can rent out canoes and kayaks to go fishing.

A huge variety of camping options are also available here including cabins, tent spaces and even a house.

A dining hall and recreation hall are also present.

The park houses lots of wildlife including black buck, white-tailed deer, rabbits, fox, axis deer, butterflies, and birds.

The Museum of Western Art

The Museum of Western Art located in Kerrville TX is a center for Western Heritage.

Most of the displayed work is created by living artists, giving visitors get a glimpse at western heritage and culture.

It is dedicated to the sculptures and paintings of artists belonging to the American West following the tradition of Charles M.

Russell and Frederic Remington.

The building was designed by the pioneer of Southwestern architecture – O’Neil Ford.

From the exterior, the museum building resembles a fortressed hacienda.

The artwork features here focus on Native Americans, cowboys, women in the West, mountain men, early settlers, law-enforcement officers, and ranchers.

Besides the impressive collection of artworks, the museum also houses a teaching space and an art library.

The featured artists are given the title of artist of the month and an in-depth visual representation of their thoughts is displayed in the gallery.

Galas are also carried out in honor of the important artists during the third Thursday of every month, giving visitors a chance to meet the artist in person.

Kerrville Hills Winery

Overlooking the Guadalupe River, the Kerrville Hills Winery was the first winery established in the area.

The winery offers scheduled wine tastings within its fully-decked wine-tasting room resembling a historic farmhouse.

Kerrville winery is known for its highly praised wines and its tranquil room.

A 30-minute tour of the entire property and its vicinity is also offered, which attracts thousands of wine-lovers from across the country.

Carver Park

Carver Park is one of the most popular places in the city for families and children.

It has great splash pads on the ground where children love to play in the water with tons of excitement and fun.

It is a great way for kids to beat the heat during the hot summer days.

The park is free to enter, making it even more inviting.

Louise Hays Park

Louise Hays Park
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A great place in Kerrville TX if you want to have a picnic with your loved ones is Louise Hays Park.

You can rent a pavilion in the park and have a picnic with your friends and family by serving the best side dishes and barbecues.

The pavilions are fitted with long tables that you can rent out for the entire day.

Electricity is also available for the entire duration of the stay.

Riverside Nature Center

Riverside Nature Center
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Located right in the midst of the place where Guadalupe River confluences with the town creek, the Riverside Nature Center has a beautiful backdrop.

It is a great place for nature lovers to commune with nature.

It is also home to one of the most diverse range of plant life in the entire Hill Country.

It is free for all and offers a whole myriad of plant-centric activities that you can enjoy with the entire family.

Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens

This attraction is not just for Christians but non-Christians as well.

People practicing the faith can witness the love of Jesus for all humanity through the eight distinguished sculptures adorned in the prayer gardens.

These include ‘It is finished’ sculpted by David Broussard, and 'Mary, Mother of Jesus' made by Beverly Paddleford.

You can also find 'The Coming King', 'The Empty Cross', 'The Great Commission', 'Fisher of Men', and '12 Stones' by Max Greiner Jr, and President of Coming King Foundation.

Wolfmueller's Books

If you love books and enjoy reading rare old books, make sure to visit Wolfmueller’s Books on your next visit to Kerrville TX.

The bookshop is filled with an extensive variety of books that are extremely rare and not printed anymore.

If visiting the store personally does not let you get the book you are searching for, the store also offers an offline search option that will prove to be quite helpful.

Using this feature, you can search for the book in other stores as well as all kinds of book services.

Sunrise Antique Mall

Kerrville is a paradise of antique enthusiasts.

Located in the midst of Hill Country is the Sunrise Antique Mall.

Here you can get all kids of antiques ranging from glass to furniture to everything you can imagine.

Spread over a huge span of 20,000 square feet, the mall is filled with some of the best antiques in all of Texas.

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center
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Great news for the art novices as well as experts.

You can get a great opportunity to enhance your art skills by taking classes offered at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center.

You can enroll yourself to get guidance from professional artists and express your creativity through your artwork.

You can stick to the ones you already are familiar with or try something new.

River Trail

River Trail
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A 10-feet wide walkway running along the magnificent Guadalupe River, the River Train is a great place for running, taking a stroll, or hiking.

Lined by cypress trees on the river bank, the trail connects several interesting places in the city including Kerrville-Schreiner Park, Riverside Nature Center, and Schreiner State Park.

Bicycle and boats are also available for rent here.

A number of water fountains are also set up along the trail and it is open to pets as well.

Flat Rock Park

If you want to go swimming in the waters of Guadalupe River, Flat Rock Park is the place you need to be.

Not only does it allow you to take a dip and freshen yourself up, it also offers another favorite activity of many people – fishing.

The park has abundance of clear water with tons of fish in it.

It is an ideal place to be for fishing enthusiasts.

You can get your hands on bluegill and small bass in these waters.

Cailloux Theater, Kerrville, Texas

Situated on the main street in the city of Kerrville TX, Cailloux Theatre was launched in 2003 with a performance by San Antonio Symphony.

Formerly a Municipal Auditorium, it was transformed into a world-class performance center after years of hard work and financial support by Kathleen C.

Cailloux and many other donors.

Today it serves as the civic and cultural center for the city of Kerrville.

It is managed by a company called Playhouse 2000 and produces around seven theatre productions every year.

Schreiner Mansion

Schreiner Mansion
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The Schreiner Mansion is one of the most popular event center and historic site in downtown Kerrville.

Built in 1879, it is surrounded by a beautiful courtyard overlooking the Peterson Plaza.

It was built for Charles Schreiner – Confederate States Army veteran and Texas ranger; and designed by Alfred Giles – renowned San Antonio architect.

This two-story limestone building with six-bedrooms offers a glimpse of Chateauesque and Romanesque Revival styles.

It now serves as a event center and can be rented for special events.

Buzzie’s BBQ

One of the most renowned restaurants in Kerrville, which has received numerous awards is Buzzie’s BBQ.

The owner Harold “Buzzie” E.

Hughes’ got connected to barbecue since he was very young.

He hosted tons of backyard barbecue parties and due to that the word spread in the town about his lip-smacking ribs and brisket.

In 1993, he and his wife decided to open up a barbecue restaurant and the rest is history.

The restaurant is most known for its meat smoked over live oak using an indirect heat pit.

The ambience is cozy, relaxed, and rustic.

The succulent brisket, pork loin, spareribs with meat falling off the bones, turkey and chicken will leave you asking for more.

Try your favorite meat with a range of sides and end the meal with pecan pie, cherry or peach cobbler.

Head over to Buzzie’s BBQ with your loved ones and enjoy a delectable meal.

If you are lucky, you may even see Buzzie himself working the pit.

Classics Burgers and Moore

Want to try some quintessential American food, head to Classics Burgers and Moore.

They have undoubtedly the best burgers in town.

Not only this, the restaurant has an amazing retro-looking ambience with red-checkered table covers.

You can also get some amazing salads, onion rings, and sandwiches.

PAX Coffee and Goods

A game-changer in the coffee scene in Kerrville is PAX coffee and goods.

Once an extremely bland and boring industry has now turned extremely exciting after PAX Coffee and Goods opened its doors.

If you want to spend your time sipping the best-curated concoction of coffee when visiting Texas, make sure to pay a visit to this store.

With the scenic beauty all around, the coffee tastes even better.

Pint & Plow Brewing Company

Kerrville is renowned around the country for offering the best beers you have ever tasted.

The beers available at Pint & Plow Brewing Company are amazing.

The place brews its own beer with the help of organic ingredients.

Due to this, you can savor the taste of the freshest beer you can find.

The place has its own brew room where the magic takes place.

All the ingredient go there and get processed to offer you the most delicious pint.

Cowboy Steak House

The Cowboy Steak House opened to the public in 1977 and quickly became extremely popular.

Richard Ferris became its best customer and loved it so much that he later purchased it and moved it closer to downtown.

Today, the Cowboy Steak House is an upscale eatery and comprises of beautifully decorated dining areas, a huge old-fashioned bar, party rooms, a cozy lounge and a signature mesquite grill in the front.

Its colorful artwork and quirky décor liven up the place, but it is most known for its delicious grilled meats.

It has an extensive menu paired with an award-winning wine list.

Kerrville Folk Festival

Held once a year at Quiet Valley Ranch, this renowned folk music festival start on the Memorial Day weekend and continues for 18 days.

Each day is filled with musical performances by over 100 singers and songwriters as well as their bands.

The festival features both national as well as international acclaimed artists and songwriters.

It is the longest running music festival in the country.

The event features activities for people of all ages with a focus on keeping the event family-friendly.

At the outset, Kerrville TX looks extremely quiet and laid back.

However, once you visit here, you will see yourself taking part in tons of exciting activities one after the other.

Try some of the things to do mentioned above and make your vacation enjoyable and fun.