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5 Reasons to Gather Round in Goldthwaite

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Like many smaller Texas Hill Country towns, you may have never heard of Goldthwaite. But we think even the smallest Hill Country towns are worth a visit. Read on to discover why it’s time to plan a trip to Goldthwaite.

1. The Regency Suspension Bridge

Regency Suspension Bridge over Colorado River


Built mainly by hand in 1939, The Regency Suspension Bridge stands as the only suspension bridge in Texas that still allows automobile traffic across. It is famously featured during the opening credits of episodes of The Texas Country Reporter with Bob Phillips. It crosses the Colorado River 23 miles from Goldthwaite and spans over 370 feet across. Take a trip to Goldthwaite and let your tires find their way over the wooden bridge.


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2. Big R’s Wagon Wheel Restaurant

5 Awesome Reasons to Gather Round in Goldthwaite


Take a trip down the main drag of Goldthwaite and make sure to stop in for some amazing barbeque in the newly remodeled Big R’s Wagon Wheel. They are located at 1004 Fisher Street in downtown Goldthwaite. They cook up breakfast and lunch every day so stop in for a delicious smoked burger or eggs benedict. They have a buffet that changes often featuring brisket and ribs to catfish and shrimp. They never disappoint!

3. Hunter’s Appreciation Chili Lunch


Photo: Mills County Chamber of Commerce

Mills County Chamber of Commerce is hosting it’s annual Hunters Appreciation Chili Lunch Saturday, November 5 in Goldthwaite. The yearly celebration is a fantastic family-friendly tradition that brings the local hunting community together. The meal will be at the Legacy Plaza Pavilion at 1219 Fisher Street. The lunch is served at 11 a.m. and the drawings for specially donated firearms begin at 2:30 p.m. The meal itself is only a $5 donation per plate. There will be a cash prize for the “Biggest Buck” reported by noon that day while a silent auction and many vendors will also be present for the festivities. For any questions about the event or to become a vendor, contact the chamber at 325-648-3619!

4. Annual State Championship BBQ and Goat Cook-off

Photo: Mills County Chamber of Commerce

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