Stonewall Things to Do
When taking the driving tour you will come upon many homes that the Johnson family lived in when settling the area. Be sure not to get this confused with the Johnson Settlement in Johnson City! This particular area begins by passing a Lutheran Church LBJ would attend. It's also the sight of where he began his HeadStart program that is so successful...more
LBJ is king of the Hill Country. Nothing is more evident than his home, also known as the Texas White House. While touring the LBJ National Historical Park you will come upon it after the ranch. You will actually drive upto the hangar which is where Air Force One would land. The hangar is transformed into a miniature exhibit and video while you...more
When visiting the LBJ National Historical Park you have the chance to go on a self-guided driving tour that will take you to many sites being described. After seeing the family homes you will driving down to the Ranch. This is a working ranch. There are cattle roaming the area. And real, live cowboys! If you listen to the cd while driving they even...more
Once we stopped by the visitors center and got our free audio cd for the car, the cd leads you to The Sauer-Bechmann Farmstead, a living history farm. There you'll find real animals, real crops, and real people dressed in period costumes. I enjoyed chasing the turkeys and sheep around. The chickens and roosters were funny too. They have a few...more
Lyndon B. Johnson is king of the Hill Country. Regardless of what political party you might be affiliated the Historical Park is not to be missed. It has so much to offer and now that LBJ and Lady Bird have passed on more and more of the park is being opened to the public. You learn more than you've ever wanted to know about LBJ's life and...more
Grape Creek is but one of many vineyards in the area, and the one we just happened to stop at. This winery features cabenet, merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc wines. After sampling some of the wonderful offerings, we found a dry white perfectly fitted to our taste. Being there in March - there wasn't too much to visit other than the tasting room.more
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If you have read many of my tips regarding to restaurants, you know that I'm real partial to Kansas City-style barbecue. However, you should also understand that I enjoy many different styles of cue when it's well-prepared. This certainly applies at the Grape Creek Market!
A unique aspect of eating barbecue here is that you go into pit house to select your meat, then carry that back inside to add your side dishes.
Favorite Dish: Brisket - tender, lean, and with a nice mesquite smoke flavor. Excellent choice of sides, too.Related to:
- Food and Dining
Stonewall Warnings and Dangers
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Ok, so looking at the website and planning our trip here was really confusing because LBJ National Historical Park is kind of in two places: Stonewall and Johnson City. On the website, they talk about things together and so I just want to clarify for YOU! (And for me when I return) :)
In Johnson City (14 miles East of Stonewall)
A visitors center
Videos at the visitors center
Boyhood Home (Where he was BORN)
Windmill and Cooler House
A visitors center
Movies at the visitors center
Texas White House
Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead-Living History Farm
Johnson Family Homes and Farms
Boyhood Homes (Around Age 7)
Boyhood School Attended
Family Cemetary and LBJ's Grave
LBJ's car collection
Stonewall Sports & Outdoors
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For only $1 you can tour the entire National Historical Park of LBJ's ranch. When I went we drove but there was a big family who biked the entire way. Just be careful in the summer...it can be very hot!
*You do have to put a certain sticker on the bike that you get from the ranger at the visitors center...so make sure to stop by the center first.
Equipment: Bring your own bike and equipment for it because nothing is provided.
Just an FYI for those who love to plan trips and know all the details...On the website that talks about touring the LBJ Historical Park it talks about taking the ranger bus tours. They were not given the weekend my aunt and I went. They now give you an audio cd for your own car. The ranger at the visitors center they were getting away from the bus...more
Other than filling in as President after JFK's death, I didn't know much about LBJ before visiting his National Historical Park. Now I could write a book...just kidding! I do have some good stories to tell, though, for sure. So, I couldn't put this tip under Things To Do but wanted to add the pictures from the park about all the programs that LBJ...more
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