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5 Fun Things to do in Cherokee, Texas

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Cherokee, Texas is about an hour’s drive south of Brownwood, an hour north of Fredericksburg, two hours north of Austin, and twenty minutes from Llano, Texas. The drive to Cherokee from any direction is beautiful as you travel scenic back roads. Okay, now that you know where Cherokee Texas is, what can you do in this small, unincorporated community in San Saba County?

1. Plan a Texas Bluebonnet sightseeing trip.

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With spring around the corner, plan a Texas Bluebonnet sightseeing trip. The Texas Hill Country has many of the blue flowers, and you don’t want to miss them.

2. Deer Hunt. When fall arrives, hunting is a must.

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This area is known for the Texas native Texas whitetail deer. San Saba County is one of the five top counties in Texas for deer hunting. A multitude of ranches exist for the purpose of hunting deer. Some offer accommodations, but Llano isn’t far if you need a place to stay.

The 940-acre Johnson Ranch specializes hunting in the picturesque Hill Country. The family owned and operated ranch opened for deer hunting about ten years ago, and they book a limited number of hunts per year. Another family owned deer hunting ranch is the Crain White Deer Hunts. It’s a high fenced area with the goal to preserve white tail deer. They limit hunts and provide lodging. Buzzard Creek Ranch offers whitetail deer, turkey, and wild hog hunting and is part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Managed Lands Deer Program.

3. Plan a visit to the Cherokee Home for Children.

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This Christian organization manages a caring place for children who need a home. They highlight their organization twice a year. In May of each year, they plan a special BBQ lunch. Plan to go, eat and take a tour of their facilities. They’ll show you their campus, buildings, and cottages after the delicious lunch. They provide another special event on the campus during the last Saturday in September.  An auction! Who doesn’t love one?  Make plans to attend the Cherokee Home for Children’s auction. You’ll be amazed at the variety of items. If you’re hunting Bluebonnets, deer, or helping children, you need food, right?

4. Eat at the Southside BBQ.

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