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Is This Small Texas Hill Country Town Even on the Map?

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Have you ever heard of Startzville, Texas? Startzville is a small, unincorporated community just 13 miles northwest of New Braunfels and approximately 4 miles from Canyon Lake in Comal County in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.  In 2000, the population of proper Startzville was 30.  Listed below are five fun things to visit near Startzville!

1. Visit the Heritage Museum

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Photo: theheritagemuseum.com

Located at 4831 FM 2673 in Canyon Lake, Texas between Sattler and Startzville, you will find the very educational Heritage Museum. See the amazement in the kiddos’ eyes when they see footprints bigger than they are!  The museum has many exhibits containing artifacts pertaining to paleontological (dinosaurs), geological, and cultural history.  On your tour of the Heritage Museum you will find 350+ dinosaur tracks and displays, displays of the farm equipment used in the Texas Hill Country area during pioneer times, the pioneer and Native American Archaeological Den of artifacts found in Comal County and surrounding areas of the hill country and a history of the construction of Canyon Dam (1958-1962) including pictures from start to finish, construction manuals, and the diamond drill bit used in the construction of the dam.

You can tour the museum daily in June-August from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (and it’s open July 4th).  Entrance fees are $4 per adult, $3 per child ages 5-15, and children under 5 are free. While on your tour of the Heritage Museum, don’t forget to visit the gift shop.  For more information about Heritage Museum, contact (830) 899-4542.

2. Visit Whitewater Music Amphitheatre

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Photo: innewbraunfels.com

Whitewater Music Amphitheater is located at 11860 FM in New Braunfels, Texas. On Saturday, June 11, 2016 the Randy Rogers Band with special guest Kevin Fowler will perform on the River Under the Stars. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at www.whitewaterrock.com or by calling (830) 964-3800. The show is for all ages and will start at 7 p.m., rain or shine! Onsite parking is available for $10 cash.  Please no swim wear, shorts, shirts, and shoes. Concessions are available, no outside food or drink is allowed.

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