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4 More Things to Add To Your Texas Hill Country Bucket List

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Continuing from the previous article “7 Things to Add When Making Your Texas Hill Country Bucket List,” here’s an additional list of amazing things to see and do in the Texas Hill Country. Make sure to pencil these in!

1. Watch a spectacular Hill Country sunset at Enchanted Rock.

Sunset at Enchanted Rock


The Texas Hill Country has some of the most amazing sunsets; however, voted one of the best is watching it from Enchanted Rock. It’s the nation’s second largest granite dome, next to Georgia’s Stone Mountain. This enormous rock is half-buried in the hills near Fredericksburg. It’s a half-mile walk to the top, and makes for an unforgettable experience.

Make your plans to take a little hike at the end of the day, about a half hour before sunset. You’ve never really seen a sunset until you’ve viewed it from this point. Not only is the view glorious, but the sounds are tranquil. This particular rock speaks, legend has it, the Tonkawa Indians and other Native American tribes swore they could hear strange noises at night. Scientists disagree and have studied every inch of this enormous rock. They believe the creaking noises are due to contraction of the rock’s outer surface as it cools. You decide while you enjoy the sunset.

2. Sleep in a mesmerizing herb garden.

herb farm


Add sleeping in an herb garden full of rosemary, thyme, and other fresh scents to your bucket list. This past week, scientist confirmed that smelling rosemary daily can increase your memory over 75%. There are many other herbs which can heal nearly any ailments.

You can stay in one of the newly opened Sunday Houses at Fredericksburg Herb Farm, (830) 997-8615. The cozy cottages are styled like the old-time “Sunday Houses” built by German farmers for weekend stays when they came to town for church and shopping. Owners Rosemary and Dick Estenson also added an elegant spa and restaurant to the herb farm that hides away on a residential lane just a few blocks from Frederickburgs’s Main Street.

3. Dig up your own precious Topaz.


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