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10 Lesser-Known (But Just as Interesting) Hill Country Destinations You Must Visit

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When people think of the Texas Hill Country, there are several hot spots that come to mind: Schlitterbahn, the Alamo, and a visit to the State Capital are places that everyone knows about and has probably already visited. The bad thing about these destinations is that they’re usually terribly crowded. The good news is that the Texas Hill Country is positively packed with other unique attractions–many of them less popular but just as incredible.

Here are 10 lesser-known Texas Hill Country Destinations that you have to check out:

1. Cave Without a Name, Boerne

Cave Without a Name

Photo: Facebook/cwanTX

Cave Without a Name is a natural, living cavern that some say the most beautiful in Texas. The Cave is filled with spectacular formations of Stalactites, Stalagmites, delicate Soda Straws, Cave Drapery, magnificent Flowstones, Rimstone Dams, and more.

2. Jacob’s Well, Wimberley


Photo: Flickr/Patrick Lewis

Jacob’s Well is an artesian spring that releases thousands of gallons of water a day and is the second largest fully submerged cave in Texas. While the Well is closed for swimming until May, visitors can still hike around and view Jacob’s Well in the meantime.

3. The Antique Rose Emporium, Independence (near Brenham)

Antique Rose Emporium

Photo: Facebook/weareroses

Specializing in antique roses, visitors to The Antique Rose Emporium can meander among the fragrant blooms at this emporium’s retail garden center near Brenham before deciding which roses would work best in their own gardens at home.

4. Farm-to-Market Route 473, Between Comfort and Blanco

fm 473
Photo: Flickr/Steve

This scenic drive offers sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country. It goes from Comfort to Hwy 32, traveling parallel north of the Guadalupe River and crossing many creek drainages. It features scenic views from the hilltops and off to the south.

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