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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dripping Springs

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Dripping Springs is a Hill Country town full of history and brimming with unique attractions, including cozy Bed & Breakfasts and dazzling waterfalls. This town is truly one of a kind. Here are five things you might not already know about this Hill Country Homestead.

1. Jesse James of West Coast Choppers Receives Mail Here

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Famed “bad boy” and heir to the outlaw throne, Jesse James, is no stranger to the Texas Hill Country. After closing his company West Coast Choppers in 2010, James reopened his company in 2013 by relocating from L.A. to Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. The company’s mailing address is none other than Dripping Springs. For more information, visit

2. Dripping Springs is Home to the Texas Hill Country Olive Company

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What is it, you ask? Well, it’s part olive oil company, part spa, and part gourmet gift company. Founded in 2008, when two brothers bought 17 acres of land, this Dripping Springs treasure offers award winning olive oil and other fine charcuteries. Contact them for a tour or tasting at

3. Hamilton Pool is Located Here

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Is it Eden? Nope. It’s the Texas Hill Country (which, now that I think about it, is really the same thing, #AmIRight). This natural spring is about 30 miles outside of Austin. Complete with a waterfall, this ecological preserve is monitored regularly, and nature education is a primary focus. Not in the mood to swim? Visit the many hiking/biking trails instead, but just make sure to leave Fido at home as pets are not allowed on the grounds.

4. You Might Find Yourself at the Pound (Pound House, that is)

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Their website says it best:

“The ‘Pound House’ farmstead and museum is the heartbeat of the Dripping Springs area’s unique history and rich pioneer heritage. Located at 570 Founders Park Road, the home dates back to 1854, and is recognized as a national and state historic landmark.”

5. Two-Stepping is Kind of a Big Deal

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Even though Mercer Street Dance Hall is relatively new to the dance hall and two-stepping scene, it has become an important part of the Hill Country landscape. It’s authenticity and flair have made it an instantly popular country music venue, located at 332 West Mercer Street.

The town of Dripping Springs may be small in population (1,870 as of 2013) but it is big in heart and even bigger on charm. It’s a definite must-visit addition to your next Hill Country excursion.