The Badu Park is located on Lake Llano and near historic downtown Llano. It was funded in part by grants from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, and the Lower Colorado River Authority. The park includes bountiful green space with benches, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, a fishing pier, an amphitheater, 2 covered pavilions with picnic tables and a waterfront beach.
Grenwelge Park is a Llano County park located on Ford Street and the south bank of the Llano River and is primarily open space adjacent to the River. A historic marker in the park identifies the importance of granite mining for the county. Grenwelge Park is an ideal location for rock stacking with many rock-stacks to inspire. Suitable for any age.
Public river access at Robinson Park, Badu Park, Grenwelge Park and Ash Street. Looking for rocks along the river. Included in what can be found are topaz and garnet. kayaking &Good swimming at Badu park, pleasantly tumbling water at the Ash Street access and more vigorous rapids at Grenwelge Park. Young people under 17 can fish in the river without a license. The area below the bridge and alongside Grenwelge Park are good for family fun with tubes or floats. Panning for gold in the river is free!
Located on the banks of the Llano River approximately 2 miles west of Downtown Llano on FM 152. The Llano River Golf and RV Resort is adjacent to the park on it's west side. The park offers gorgeous shade trees, picnic and playground areas, swimming, and fishing. Robinson City Park is home to the annual Crawfish Open in April.
Llano always has great roadside wildflowers. West of town, Highway 71 runs northwest to the ghost town of Pontotoc. This stretch is always lined with wildflowers and has large shoulders for you to pull well off the road. Follow Highway 16 south to Baby Head Cemetery for an excellent mix of Indian paintbrush and Texas bluebonnets.
The Llano Red Top Jail was built in 1895 for $11,500 with the granite exterior quarried locally. The first floor housed jailor’s family. There are eight jail cells (4/cell), red roof, and the gallows tower.
To book a tour, call 325-247-5354
Bald Eagles! A nesting pair has chosen a spot 8 miles east of Llano on Hwy 29 where they return each year to raise their family. By mid to late December the female will lay from 1 to 3 eggs. Incubation is around 35 days and is shared by both the female and male.
Enjoy a six-course meal finely prepared by the chefs at Badu House, one of the top-ranked restaurants in Llano that serves up specials like pork belly with Guinness and almond mousseline. Badu House also hosts live music and offers guest accommodations that include breakfast. While you’re here, take note of the historic building built in 1891 using Llanite, a granite found only in Llano County.
Get a Texas history lesson at the Llano County Historical Museum, where you’ll see treasures like a collection of Native American projectile points, antique phonographs, saddles, and cash registers that help tell the story of Llano County. You can visit the museum Wednesday through Saturday in the afternoon.
Sleep in the same hotel where Bonnie and Clyde stayed alongside an array of characters like miners, gold and silver prospectors, bank and train robbers, lawmen, and outlaws. The Dabbs RailRoad Hotel and B&B was built in 1907 as a stop along the railroad where travelers could hop on a stage coach to head west. The only bed and breakfast in Llano along the Llano River, Dabbs also hosts concerts on the second and fourth Thursday each month.
Hike to the top of Enchanted Rock, between Llano and Fredericksburg, for one of the best views of the Hill Country. Hiking trails, rock climbing areas, and camp sites abound, providing you plenty of ways to enjoy the park’s beauty. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area also hosts special events like star parties, nightscape photography lessons, and guided nature hikes, the likes of which you can find out more about by visiting its website.
Admire fine art by area artists and participate in monthly demonstrations, painting classes, Brush & Bottle Night, Art Camp, and more at the Llano Fine Arts Guild & Gallery.