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3 Unique Fredericksburg Finds That are True Hidden Gems

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Fredericksburg, in the Texas Hill Country, is a Lone Star State destination which is extremely admired for its quaint German charm and beautiful old-world allure. From its craft stores to biergartens, this Texas town has been on the bucket lists of travelers throughout the U.S. Although it attracts thousands throughout the year to many of its most popular tourist attractions, there are still a few “hidden gems” in Fredericksburg you sometimes have to dig for!

1. National Museum of the Pacific War

3 Unique Fredericksburg Finds That are True Hidden Gems

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Telling the sweeping saga of World War II in the Pacific, the National Museum of the Pacific War was “tabbed as the fifth-best history museum in the United States in 2020 by USA Today readers.” It’s dedicated to honoring the memory of, teaching, and preserving the details around those involved in this extraordinary part of U.S. history.

2. Wine Road 290

3 Unique Fredericksburg Finds That are True Hidden Gems

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Wine Road 290 in Fredericksburg is home to a number of independent vineyards (more than 15 at last count…) which have come together to welcome those who enjoy Texas wine to this beautiful part of the Texas Hill Country. Visit, tour, and taste wine while you explore the 45-mile stretch of road from Fredericksburg all the way to Johnson City. There are even guided tours available!

3. Wildseed Farms

3 Unique Fredericksburg Finds That are True Hidden Gems

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Wildseed Farms was established in 1983, and is family-owned and operated. It’s recognized as the largest working wildflower farm in the U.S. and includes such attractions as walking trails, beautiful floral fields, a butterfly garden, and tons of photo opportunities! Admission is free, and you can set up a tour or simply learn more about everything there is to see and do at wildseedfarms.com.

Have you explored these hidden gems of the Hill Country? What locations or activities would you have added to the list?