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5 Great Places to See Beautiful Bluebonnets in Texas

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Bluebonnets and the Colorado River? Marble Falls can boast much beauty. Check out the 400 acre Turkey Bend Recreation Area for gorgeous bluebonnet views. Muleshoe Bend is also a hotspot for wildflowers. Highway 281, all the way through Burnet and on to Lampasas, is also a wildflower-full stretch of country road. But before heading out of town, don’t forget a stop at the Blue Bonnet Cafe for soup, sandwiches, chicken-fried steak, pot roast or simply a slice of the cafe’s famous pie.  

4. Kingsland

5 Great Places to See Beautiful Bluebonnets in Texas

Photo: Flickr/Sally Tudor

Kingsland might not be the first town that pops into your head when it comes to notorious wildflower-strewn destinations, but it has received impressive reviews the last several years as being one of the best Bluebonnet gems in the Hill Country. It also offers unique and striking photography opportunities. Abandoned railroad tracks run through fields of Bluebonnets, and if you’re willing to walk a mile off FM 1431, there’s even an old bridge with “1902” worked into the metalwork at the top. There is also abandoned farm equipment dotted throughout Kingsland that makes a beautiful focal point for photos. Just remember to pay attention and heed to private property signs, and be respectful of local landowners.

5. Burnet

5 Great Places to See Beautiful Bluebonnets in Texas

Photo: Flickr/jdeeringdavis

Burnet offers all the best of a wildflower town – sweeping Bluebonnet landscape views, photo-friendly spots, and hills and lakes. They also have an annual Bluebonnet Festival. “Always taking place the second weekend in April, the Bluebonnet Festival draws 30,000 people annually to Burnet, Texas,” the festival website says. “Each year, activities are added to keep the festival exciting for first time visitors as well as repeat festival fans. Once you have attended your first Bluebonnet Festival, you’ll be hooked.” This year the 34th annual festival is April 7-9.

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