About Boerne Texas
Boerne, pronounced “Bernie,” is only minutes north of San Antonio. Boerne offers 475 sleeping accommodations including hotel chains, charming bed and breakfasts, historic hotels and a destination resort with a conference center. Boerne’s cuisines range from home style cooking to fine dining.
Boerne’s central location makes it the ultimate vacation spot. Boerne, Texas has become a desirable day trip destination for visitors. It is such a popular destination because of its close proximity to major attractions such as Fiesta Texas, Seaworld, the San Antonio River walk and the #1 Texas attraction; the Alamo. The main attractions within Boerne are the Hill Country Mile and Cibolo Nature Center.
- Population: 11,534
- Elevation: 1,329 ft
- Home to two natural living caves: Cascade Caverns and Cave Without A Name.
- The Wild West Theme Park, Enchanted Springs Ranch, is located here.
- Two major attractions to the area are Cibolo Nature Center and Hill Country Mile.
Enchanted Springs Ranch is a Wild West Theme Park with exotic animals and an Old Western town. Boerne has two natural living caves: Cave Without A Name and Cascade Caverns.
Tourists can paddle and tube Boerne’s City Lake, rivers and creeks. There are also hiking and biking trails for all levels, whether you want to enjoy a casual hike or a rigorous adventure. Also, there are several parks and trails in town for walking, biking, and enjoying a picnic by the Cibolo Creek.
There are various stores in Boerne, ranging from clothing stores, jewelry stores, antique stores, gift shops, specialty foods, home accessory stores, and arts and crafts stores. In between shopping and activities, enjoy mouthwatering treats at restaurants, cafés, coffee shops, bakeries or wine bars.
A Day of Family Fun with Thomas and Friends. Take a 25 minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank Engine TM. Meet Sir Topham Hatt. Enjoy Storytelling, Live Music, Build with Lego® Duplo® Bricks and Much More!
Come take a step back in time and witness what it was like to be a settler during the frontier days. See a real live blacksmith, sugar cane made into syrup, bread baked in a wood burning stove, or visit a one-room school house and “do your lessons” on a slate board.
The Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds are open April through August, Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Established in 1849, Fort Croghan was the third of the first four forts established by the United States government to protect settlements from hostile Indians. From 1849 until its decommission in 1853 Fort Croghan was the home to Company C, 8th Infantry, U.S.A. (mounted) and eventually became the headquarters of the Second Dragoon Regiment.
Today’s Fort Croghan is representative of those early days of what was to become Burnet, Texas. Come and visit us. See the sights and imagine the sounds of the frontier as you visit the blacksmith’s shop, the one room school house, the powder house or the stage coach stop. The museum offers over 1200 historic artifacts from in and around the Burnet County area. Come visit the Texas frontier as it once was. Come visit Fort Croghan.
People love yard sales and bargains! Treasure hunters? Pickers? You have got to see this. Garage Sales in Downtown Burnet around the Square. Love bargains? Love the chase? Come to Burnet and the City-Wide Garage Sale!
Come Buy or Sell Treasures, Antiques & Collectibles, Jewelry, Furniture, Tools, Electronics, Books, Clothing, Sporting Goods and Much More. There is something for Everyone!
Garage Sales in Downtown Burnet around the Square.
Feel the anticipation of Joseph and Mary approaching the gates, urgency quickening their steps.
Pick your way through transients, peddlers, the crippled, and aged in the town’s fringe. Experience the presence of animals as they affect all aspects of life in that time . . camels, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, and doves.
Explore the narrow streets to faint strains of ancient music and savor the smells of fresh goat butter, campfires, and hot bread. Then immerse yourself in the din of the marketplace; the revelers in the tavern, shouted insults to and from the Roman oppressors, merchants, craftspeople, taxpayers, and beggars all seeking money, or position, or revenge.
Search for the inn, only to find it full (as others did long ago). Then follow the trail to the cave where a road-weary couple has moved in with the animals, their place in God’s plan and secular history to be made secure on this night. For the child in their arms was the incarnation of God Himself, come to the world that all who would place their faith in Him might enjoy eternal fellowship in His presence.