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New Braunfels Know-How You May Not Have Known Until Now

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With its German roots and the largest water park in America, New Braunfels, in the Texas Hill Country, has a few things its quite well-known for. But if you thought you could judge this book by its cover, you’d be out of your gourd… (That’s not a slight, you need to keep reading to get the pun!)

Increase your New Braunfels know-how with these three things you may not have known until now.

It’s Home to the Largest Grouping of Aquifer-Fed Springs in Texas

New Braunfels Know-How You May Not Have Known Until Now

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Comprised of seven major springs and at least a dozen smaller ones in the span of 4,300 feet in Landa Park, Comal Springs in New Braunfels welcomes visitors to take a dip in its natural beauty. While at the park, you can also partake in some paddle boating, check out both the miniature train as well as the miniature golf, and stretch your legs on the hiking trails.

It Hosts the Largest Gourd Festival in the Lone Star State

New Braunfels Know-How You May Not Have Known Until Now

Photo: Facebook/Lone Star Gourd Festival by Texas Gourd Society

The Lone Star Gourd Festival is held annually in New Braunfels in August, and honors one of the most multi-talented fruits around. Typically used for carrying things in the past, the gourd isn’t necessarily a popular food item but has been found to be quite useful in the making of products and art pieces. As such, it’s the focal point for this summer festival in the Texas Hill Country!

It’s Home to the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture

New Braunfels Know-How You May Not Have Known Until Now

Photo: Facebook/Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture

Devoted to featuring and preserving the art and product that is the handmade piece of furniture, the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture resides in the historic Breustedt-Dillen house in New Braunfels. Exhibits of traditional, furniture produced by the German settlers of the area in the style of Texas Biedermeiers is proudly displayed in one of the largest such collections known.

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