Round Rock Travel Guide

  • WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN ROUND ROCK
    WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN ROUND ROCK
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  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH NEAR DOWNTOWN
    FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH NEAR DOWNTOWN
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  • A DOWNTOWN STREET
    A DOWNTOWN STREET
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Round Rock Things to Do

  • Go Downtown

    Although one aspect of Round Rock is the modern shopping malls, for contrast, visit the old downtown area.

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  • See the Round Rock itself!

    Its an unusual name for a town, to be sure. So there is a natural curiosity to see what it was named after.Nearby there is a nice little Chisolm Trail Park with informative historical markers and a number of life-size sculptures of pioneers and longhorn cattle.PLEASE CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE NEARBY ATTRACTIONS.

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  • See the Texas A & M Health Science...

    Texas A & M University has built a great new health science center in Round Rock. Medical students come to study here in this brand new (as of 2010) facility. One entire floor on one of the wings is a simulated hospital with the most up-to-date equipment for training purposes.

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  • SEE THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS

    THIS IS JUST ONE residential area, called Teravista. It is very upscale.To see some of the homes, click the picture!

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  • The Nelson Crier House

    Once you leave the small downtown district of Round Rock and continue down Main Street, you'll see a stately brick residence on the right known as the Nelson-Crier House.There is a historical marker and a pull off where you can park and admire the house from the road, but it's not open to the public.A marker informs us that this home was built by...

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  • The Chisholm Trail Crossing

    After the Civil War, cattle drives helped to revitalize Texas. It's thought that more than six million cattle were moved from Texas to markets in Kansas and as far as present-day Oklahoma over a period of about 20 years.Opening pic--ruts cut into Brushy Creek from wagon wheels traveling the Chisholm TrailIt might be interesting to know that...

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  • Visit The Original Round Rock

    There is an actual round rock from which the town drew its name. It sits in the middle of Brushy Creek and marks a low water crossing where native Indians, pioneers and the cattle drives could cross safely.Jim and I parked our car near Chisholm Trail Commemorative Park and walked down a slight grade to where a small bridge spanned the creek. Here,...

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  • Chisholm Trail Park

    The Chisholm Trail Commemorative Park is a pleasant little park not far from downtown Round Rock that highlights the cattle crossing of Brushy Creek by Jesse Chisholm and other drivers on their way to markets in the east.Three large bronze sculptures by Jim Thomas of Texas, mark the historic trail:Opening pic--The Bell Steer--a dominant steer used...

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  • Take A Walk About Town

    Originally, the old town was situated at the corner of Brushy Creek, where the actual round rock sits. A mile or so from this first site, Round Rock's historic downtown area is only about two blocks long, but it captures the character of a small late 1800's town beautifully. Bad guy, Sam Bass, had his gunfight with the Texas Rangers in this...

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Round Rock Hotels

Round Rock Restaurants

  • sandwiches, soups, salads

    Just a really nice place to eat. Its relatively new as well. The interior decor is a New Orleans/Mardi Gras theme, very well done.Click the photo to see an interior picture and also see what I had for lunch!This one is in Round Rock, TX but there are Mimis in many locations around the country. I had an albacore tuna/avacado sandwich with potato...

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  • Named "Best of Texas"

    In late 2011, "Texas Monthly" magazine named Round Rock Donuts the "Best Donuts in Texas." That's a lot of donuts! So of course I had to try it out.Round Rock is along I-35 at the north edge of Austin.Although it is a large building, there is no seating inside, and only 3 or 4 tables outside. Most of the business is take-away. Applesauce cake...

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  • Best Burgers in Texas

    No, it's not Whataburger. I take nothing from Whataburger by saying that Little Red Wagon is better. Whataburger is great for a chain burger place but Little Red Wagon is family owned and the burgers are hand made one at a time. This is one of thise places where they expect you to ask for a custom burger.They have terriffic chili cheese fires and...

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  • Worst BBQ in Texas - NOTTTTT

    No frills BBQ restaurant. Food's served on parchment paper with plastic utensils. Do not be turned off by this though, the food is tasty and price is very reasonable. The BBQ sauce is not thick and the taste is not overpowering like most I've had before. New outlets opening soon at several places in Texas, including Frisco at Dallas Parkway....

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  • MORE ASIAN FOOD

    WE ATE THERE ONCE AND IT WAS VERY GOOD IT WAS A YEAR AGO SO I DON'T REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT WE HAD, BUT IT WAS GOOD.

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  • GREAT SANDWICHES & BAKED POTATOS

    A VERY NICE RESTAURANT , LARGE SANDWICHES, VERY TASTY, HUGE BAKED POTATOS WITH THE WORKS, FRIENDLY STAFF. THE CLUB SANDWICH AND THE LOADED BAKED POTATO. However their soups and salads looked equally good.

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  • LATTES IN THE FOG

    OBVIOUSLY IT WAS A FOGGY DAY when we visited this Starbucks in Round Rock. Anyway, fog or no fog, its a nice store. Decaf Hazelnut Latte

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  • Don't miss your Ice Cream break!

    Well, in the tradition of Marble Slab or Cold Stone Creamery, Maggie Moo's is a build your own ice cream type of location. You can pick your flavor of ice cream, add in your favorite Mix-In, and have a delicious treat made especially for you.My personal favorite is Better Batter with White Chocolate Chips!

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  • Great Tex-Mex in Round Rock

    One of the original restaurants in Round Rock has been given a new facelift recently to bring you one of the nicest restaurant locations now!La Margarita is a happening place, so patrons should be prepared to wait 30 minutes on weekdays and an hour or more on the weekends. There's a large bar area and three separate dining rooms decorated with...

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Round Rock Nightlife

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    by ATXtraveler Written Jun 29, 2004

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    Fast Eddie's is an odd bird of the nightlife tips pages I would leave you with.

    I have been kicked out of this pool hall for wearing a tanktop after 7pm, even though most of the people playing pool do not have a full set of teeth, and should not judge anyone!

    It has a happening happy hour scene, and the pool is very inexpensive.

    Dress Code: Whatever you like until 7pm, then dress to impress.

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Round Rock Shopping

  • Swedish Furniture

    Very modern and slick. Fun to browse. So big there is a cafeteria in the furniture store. and its good...we ate lunch there.CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE INSIDE Any kind of furniture. Most furniture is not assembled; you put it together. However it is good quality furniture with great design. The assembly directions have no words; it is all cartoon...

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  • PREMIUM OUTLETS

    pretty upscale, We like the Crocs footware store and the Texas gift store, which is pictured in this tip. Texas coffee mugs, shirts, etc. quite reasonable

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  • One of the best places to shop

    I'd like to start telling you about the food court at this outlet mall. The choices are decent. I'm comparing it to the one at San Marcos, to be honest. OK, now on to the other things. For the list of shops, refer to the website. There are more stores opening. Farberware is one of the upcoming ones; renovation works are ongoing as I saw today. I...

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Round Rock Local Customs

  • Guns! Guns! Guns!

    This is Texas. It IS a gun culture and guns are legal. If you are a citizen with a clean criminal record you can purchase guns over the counter. You can qualify for a concealed weapons permit also. We like guns. We like feeling protected. It is OUR heritage. I don't expect outsiders or visitors to understand it but they dog gone well better know...

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  • Round Rock Events and Other Highlights

    When we traveled through Round Rock, the Main Street Art Stroll was set up on the town green. This event occurs on the second Sunday of each month from 11am-5pm, featuring local artists and live music.The town also stages annual events such as:Christmas Family Night5k for ClayJuly 4th Frontier Days Celebration with FireworksFall Fun FestRound Rock...

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  • Round Rock Hotels

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Round Rock Off The Beaten Path

  • by lward1826 Written Feb 13, 2008

    They have the best Chicken Fried Steak around. They are set behind a bar so you really have to look to find them. But when you do find them you will keep going back for more. The have killer home made brownies that are bigger than your hand. They also serve breakfast from the time they open until they close. They treat you as if you were going in there forever. You are family from the minute you walk in the door.
    You have to try this place when you go to Round Rock Texas.

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Round Rock Sports & Outdoors

  • Texas Stars - Dallas Stars Affiliate

    The Texas Stars are a AAA level Ice Hockey team playing in Cedar Park which is just past Round Rock. It is very good quality hockey as the AHL is the highest level of development leagues below the NHL. It is much less expensive too as you can get good seats for as little as 12.00 sometimes.Like any minor league sport it has some cheesy aspects such...

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  • Watch the Express Roll through

    Round Rock, Texas would probably not be the first place you would think, if I were to ask you: What city in America has the largest minor league baseball team in terms of attendance?The Round Rock Express is owned by the Ryan family, including Nolan and his son Reid. They average over 10,000 people a game and with reasons like Andy Petitte doing...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Round Rock Favorites

  • Sam Bass, Notorious Train Robber

    According to accounts of his personality, Sam Bass committed train robberies more for amusement than anything else. He gave little thought to whether anyone would be injured 'physically or financially' from his antics. It's said that his 'legend is greater than his actual deeds'.Sam Bass's good nature and money seemed to attract people to his gang....

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  • The Robert G. and Helen Griffith Public...

    It's hard to miss this modern building near the historic area. Aside from operating as a public library, the Robert G. and Helen Griffith Public Library houses a genealogy and local history collection* on its second floor.The Williamson County Genealogical Society has centered over 20 years of work here. The focus of these collections is U.S....

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