Georgetown Travel Guide

  • MODERN ART ON THE TOWN SQUARE
    MODERN ART ON THE TOWN SQUARE
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  • MORE TOWN SQUARE ART WORK
    MORE TOWN SQUARE ART WORK
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  • SCULPTURE ON THE SQUARE
    SCULPTURE ON THE SQUARE
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Georgetown Things to Do

  • SEE ART WORK ON THE TOWN SQUARE

    FROM MODERN TO TRADITIONAL, fine examples of sculpture and murals can be seen on the town square, around the courthouse.

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  • ATTEND THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE

    THESE ARE JUST A FEW PHOTOS OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GEORGETOWN.CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE ALL OF THEM.

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  • COME VISIT OL' WOODY

    "OL' WOODY" is a magnificent Live Oak tree which was wisely spared when the Wolf Ranch Shopping Mall was constructed. You can find Ol' Woody standing proudly near the Kirkland's Store. It is believed the tree got its start on or about 1848.

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  • SEE THE POPPY FESTIVAL

    THE ANNUAL POPPY FESTIVAL IS HELD IN APRIL. There are bands on the courthouse square and a variety of activities.This photo was taken on April 20th, so that must be the usual week of the festival.

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  • Follow the River at San Gabriel Park

    The San Gabriel River is part of the Brazos River system, which flows through Williamson County. It was named Rio de San Francisco Xavier in 1716 by the Ramon expedition and was also mentioned in the journals of the Aguayo expedition in 1721. 'Xavier' became Gabriel, when Stephen F. Austin (The Father of Texas) incorrectly listed it as such*. The...

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  • An Evening At The Palace Theater

    My husband and I debated whether to purchase tickets to see The Producers, which was headlining Georgetown's Palace Theater on the weekend we stayed. We didn't because it had been a long day for us, however, you might want to do so when visiting Georgetown.The Palace Theater was constructed in 1925 by A.C. Moore of Bartlett, Texas. The Art Deco...

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  • Underground--Inner Space Cavern

    Once underground, we left the tram and began our guided tour on foot. As we progressed through Inner Space Cavern, areas naturally carved by powerful underground floods were dramatically lit to show the size and contour of the 'rooms' . (pics 2&3) Small bats could be seen clasping onto the ceiling above us. Actually, this was sort of creepy! As we...

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  • Take A Walking Tour/Visitor's Center

    The Georgetown Visitor's Center has printed out a walking tour of the town, identifying historic structures and their significance. This is a helpful aid for your stroll about town.You'll also find plenty of brochures for local attractions and those sites throughout the state of Texas. Juanita Mason was manning the visitor center when we happened...

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  • Visit on Market Days

    Driving into town on a recent Fall weekend, we encountered blocked off streets and tented booths circling the historic county courthouse. It was MARKET DAYS (pic #2).Each second Saturday of the month, artisans, crafters, musicians and food booths come to the town square March through December from 10am-5pm.I imagine the number of participants ebb...

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  • Come to the Poppy Festival

    Georgetown has the distinction of being known as the "Red Poppy Capital of Texas". Each Spring the town celebrates with a festival held in the historic town square.It was interesting to learn that seeds from red poppies were first brought to Georgetown after WWI, when Henry Purl Compton sent them to 507 E. 7th Street where his mother lived. After...

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  • Inner Space Cavern--Introduction

    We stopped to explore Inner Space Cavern when our grandson was visiting us this summer. I highly recommend seeing this amazing site!pic #2 Tram to the UndergroundAccording to a small booklet I picked up in the gift shop, the rocks composing Inner Space Cavern are over 90 million years old. A series of vertical faults fractured the limestone from...

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  • SEE THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS

    THERE ARE MANY GRACEFUL OLD HOMES in Georgetown. Just drive around and enjoy them.According to "Sperlings Best Places," the cost of living in Georgetown is 93.6% of the national average.Here are five examples of homes:

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Georgetown Hotels

Georgetown Restaurants

  • AUTHENTIC THAI CUISINE

    Excellent food, friendly staff.Sample items from the menu as of January 2010:Appetizers: Egg Rolls $4.50Soups: Tom Yum bowl $5, pot $9Salads: Papaya Salad $7.00Entrees: Cashew Chicken $8.00Curry: Yellow Curry $9.00Noodles: Pad Thai $8.00Lunch menu prices are less expensive.Please note that they are closed from 3 to 5 each afternoon. I love the...

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  • Yogurt with toppings

    This is a really interesting and fun concept that is sure to catch on and spread, in my humble opinion.There are about six yogurt dispensers (see my photos) and each one has your choice of two flavors, or you can mix those two in your bowl. Then you move to the toppings area and put your own toppings on.Finally, you simply weigh your bowl and pay...

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  • Sandwiches, Shrimp, Mahi Mahi, salads,...

    It is a nice general purpose restaurant with a wide variety of offerings. They have restaurants in 35 towns in Texas (but not the big cities) plus one in Clovis, New Mexico.Examples: Southwest salad for $7.69Build your own burger for $5.99Blackened Tilapia w/ side choices for $10.99 I like the turkey melt sandwich for $6.99Also note: They have a...

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  • ASIAN FARE

    A very nice casual Asian restuarant in an excellent shopping mall. appetizer: Edamame (fresh soy beans, steamed-to-order and lightly salted) small $3.49 or large $5.49Entree: Pad Thai (Thai peanut sauce tossed with bean sprouts, carrots, scallions, egg, tofu and rice noodles, garnished with crushed peanuts, cilantro and a lime wedge You choose...

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  • Authentic small town cafe with amazing...

    The Monument is an authentic small town cafe that makes all its menu items in-house using local, seasonal, and mainly organic ingredients. The cafe is the THE community gathering spot in Georgetown - lots of families, businesspeople, courthouse regulars, and local politicos hang out there. The breakfasts and desserts are amazing, and the daily...

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  • Popular Place for Home Cooking!

    We were told that the Monument Cafe was quite a popular local eatery, so we dropped in before leaving Georgetown (pic #2). It was a Sunday afternoon and although we had been urged to come by for the first meal of the day, we decided to stop by for dessert since we had been given a hearty B&B breakfast earlier.There were several families standing in...

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Georgetown Shopping

  • Beads for the ladies

    This is my wife's favorite shop in Georgetown, its just a half block off of the town square. It has every kind of beading item you might want and the ladies who work there know what they are talking about. beads of every description, also beading tools and supplies. reasonable prices

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  • Antique Shopping

    Rough and Ready Antiques carries many objects of interest for the casual antique shopper. As we browsed about the store we found an old sewing machine, patched quilts, odds and ends suitable for vintage kitchens, great old metal signs (pic #2), stainglass windows, aged picture prints, China plates of all sizes, assorted linens, glassware, large and...

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  • For Art, Gifts and Decorative...

    Note:The retail end of this shop has closed; Annarella, continues to help design lovely homesAfter a memorable meal at Wildfire on Saturday evening, we determined to walk a bit before returning to our B&B. A few doors down we discovered ANNARELLA's door open and still welcoming visitors beyond normal business hours.The building is striking in that...

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Georgetown Local Customs

  • DRIVE-THRU CONVENIENCE STORE

    I HAD NEVER SEEN ONE OF THESE BEFORE this one in Georgetown, and I later saw another in Austin, so it must be a Texas thing.Its a simple metal building, and apparently you can drive in one end and, from your car, purchase such items as soda pop, potato chips, lip balm, scotch tape, and who knows what, then drive out the other end!Now why didn't I...

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  • Awards

    In 1997 Georgetown was the first Texas town to be recognised for the Great American Main Street Award which is given for exceptional accomplishments in the revitalisation of Historic Downtown areas.

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  • The Red Poppy Festival

    The Red Poppy Festival is held on the square on the first weekend in April. There is a street parade and marching bands, crafts and stalls, and all the usual fun things for kids.

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Georgetown Warnings and Dangers

  • Snow? Its possible!

    As these photos show, it can snow in Georgetown, on rare occasions. This was a 2 inch snowfall in February 2010. By the next day, it was gone, except for the snowmen that people had constructed in their front yards all over town!Its only dangerous because Texas natives don't have a lot of experience driving on snowy roads.

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  • A TRAGEDY BEGAN HERE

    AS THE LOCAL PAPER SHOWS, a fatal flight started at the Georgetown airport. In February of 2010 a man intentionally flew a small aircraft into the side of an office building in Austin, killing one man inside and destroying the building.

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  • IF YOU GET SICK........

    HOPE YOU DON'T, BUT IF YOU NEED A HOSPITAL, here it is. Take I-35 exit 260.Its just north of the Post Office, just east of the interstate.Its on Scenic Road.

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Georgetown Off The Beaten Path

  • San Gabriel River

    The San Gabriel river runs through town and is impounded by a low dam. Locals like to visit the park there (six blocks north and one block west of the courthouse) and cross over to the rock bluffs on the north bank. The water is deep for a refreshing plunge from as high as you dare (up to about 40 feet).

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  • Austin

    Austin is located just 26 miles south of Georgetown on Inerstate 35 and is the capital of the state of Texas. Austin has all that Georgetown doesn't - hustle and bustle and traffic.

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  • Georgetown Hotels

    10 Hotels in Georgetown

Georgetown Sports & Outdoors

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    by Rich62 Written Mar 4, 2006

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    YOU SAY BURNT ORANGE IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?

    YOU SAY YOU LIKE THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS?

    Then you will love the selection of UT shirts and gear you will find around Georgetown stores.

    BURNT ORANGE IS THE COLOR OF CHOICE TEXAS LONGHORNS GEAR
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Georgetown Favorites

  • Southwestern University--Oldest Univ. in...

    Southwestern University actually came about from combining the remants of four different colleges/universities in Texas that for various reasons had closed earlier (or as in the case of Soule U. was headed towards failure): Rutersville College (1840) Wesleyan College (1844) McKenzie College (1848)Soule University (1856)The very first institute for...

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  • Old Fire Station

    When the Georgetown Fire Department and the Rescue Hose Company were founded (about 1881/1882) manpower provided the muscle for moving their truck to the site of the emergency. A 'bucket brigade' carried the water from the hose to the blaze.pic #2 The old fire bellIt's believed that the creation of these organizations came after a large fire struck...

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  • The Confederate Soldier & Sailor...

    We noticed this monument to the Confederate Soldier and Sailor at the south entrance of the Williamson County Courthouse. The memorial was erected in 1917, by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.The information above is etched into the granite base, with a carved wreath circling the date of 1861 (pic #2). In January of this year the South...

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