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5 Can’t Miss Lampasas Attractions to Enjoy

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Located at the far northern edge of the Texas Hill Country, Lampasas is a town you won’t want to miss. Whether you love tourist attractions, wineries, or just outdoor fun, you’ll get your fill in the Lampasas area. Check out these area attractions the next time you visit; they’re great for year-round fun.

1. The Murals

Checking out the murals should be among the must-do Lampasas activities in the area

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Perhaps the most iconic attraction in Lampasas is its display of numerous murals throughout downtown. These public artworks dramatically transformed the formerly bare walls of businesses in the area. Many stop for a photo opportunity with these displays, and a visit to a few or all 13 of the murals should be included on your itinerary of Lampasas attractions to see in the area.

2. Hancock Springs Free-Flow Swim Area

Lampasas Activities Hancock Springs Pool

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Though some Lampasas attractions, such as a dip in Hancock Springs swim area, are just for the summer, you’ll still want to make plans to fit them into your schedule somehow. This could include a later visit to this area of the northern Hill Country. While other swimming pools may reach 90 degrees or warmer in the hot Texas summers, Hancock Springs’s pool remains at a consistently cool 69 degrees all year long. It’s the only free-flowing sulfur spring pool in operation, and it’s been an attraction since 1911. If you intend to visit, this pool only operates during the summer on Thursdays through Sundays.

3. Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden

Lampasas Attractions Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden

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For a trip to a museum while also getting a chance to see the outdoors, check out the Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden. This annual public art display changes each year, and it’s a great chance to expose your family to works of art without dragging them to a “boring” museum. The artwork ranges from quirky to thoughtful, but it always impresses visitors. Check it out in Campbell Park, near downtown Lampasas.

4. Cooper Spring Nature Park

Lampasas Attractions Cooper Spring Nature Park

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For a more rustic trip outside, visit Cooper Spring Nature Park. Located in downtown, this quiet little park makes a great getaway without going too far out of your way. You’ll see birds, wildlife, and springs on your trip to this open-space preserve. Though only open since 2008, numerous expansions have increased the park’s size over the years, and planned improvements seek to continue to grow the park’s appeal as one of the top Lampasas attractions to see.

5. Pillar Bluff Vineyards

Lampasas Attractions Pillar Bluff Winery and Tasting Room

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If you’d like something a little more refined on your trip to the Lampasas area, drive just a few miles outside of town to the Pillar Bluff Vineyards. The Texas wine industry is relatively new, and Pillar Bluff ranks among the longest operating, since 1999. With a tasting room and numerous events throughout the year, you won’t run out of things to do here. But plan your visit for the weekends, as the winery is only open to the public Fridays through Sundays.