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  • 512-522-9554
    An ideal spot for parties, corporate meetings and sales retreats, the Armadillo Texas Whiskey Distillery staff will customize a True Texas Craft Distilling Experience for you and your group. When you visit, be sure to try their specialty: a unique Four Grain White Whiskey made from corn, barley, wheat and rye and pecan-smoked. For more info, visit their website or send an email to info@armadillowhiskeys.com.
  • 512-581-7100
    The Bastrop County Courthouse is a historic courthouse built in 1883 at 803 Pine St, Bastrop, Texas. The Renaissance Revival style building was designed by Jasper N. Preston and F.E. Ruffini. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975.
  • 512-581-7100
    The Bastrop County Courthouse is a historic courthouse built in 1883 at 803 Pine St, Bastrop, Texas. The Renaissance Revival style building was designed by Jasper N. Preston and F.E. Ruffini. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975. Visitors often tour the jail to see the infamous ''hanging hook'' on the landing between the first and second floor.
  • 512-321-6283
    The historic 1889 Bastrop Opera House, known as the Strand Theatre during World War II and the Teen Tower in the 1950s, offers wonderful award-winning stage performances of vaudeville, melodramas, musicals and comedies.
  • 512-718-0800
    The Bastrop Public Library offers a great selection of books for the entire family. Computer WiFi available. Also, while there, visit the library's Book Nook. All proceeds from the Book Nook go to the Bastrop Public Library. Hours: Mon, Wed-Friday 10am to 6pm; Tues-Thurs 1 to 9 pm; Sat 10 to 4 Meeting rooms available for rental. Contact the library for details.
  • Osmo's Daughter Brewing Co. is a farm-to-glass focused brewery with large beer garden overlooking the farm at that will be located on the Elgin Agrarian Community (ElginAgrarian.com). They will open their official,12,000 sf commercial brewery by the summer of 2017.
  • 830-839-4005
    Billy's Roadhouse is located in Rosanky, just a few minutes from Bastrop. Come on out to listen to some live music or just grab a burger and a beer!
  • 512-237-5000
    A craft distillery located in Smithville, Texas. Bone Spirits produces; Smith’s Premium Vodka, Fitch’s Goat Moonshine, Moody June American Dry Gin, and Fitch’s Goat Corn Whiskey. The distillery was founded in 2010. The tasting room is open 6 days a week except Sundays.
  • 512-321-7868
    Call for an appointment to tour one of the few full-service art foundries in the country. Deep in the Heart offers services from conception to installation and everything in between, including commissions, enlargements, miniatures, molds, casting, patina and fabrication. Located beside Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in the Bastrop Industrial Park, Fireside Gallery displays and sells the beautiful works created at the foundry.
  • 512-285-2000
    Located in the historic Union Depot, circa 1903, the museum includes an extensive archive collection and is the repository for historic photographs in the community. Museum volunteers and staff are available to assist with research including genealogy questions. The building was restored in 2002. Operated by the Elgin Historical Association, the museum is open from 2:00 to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Group tours are available by appointment. The museum has both rotating exhibits and permanent exhibits on the development of Elgin and an Area Veterans Display in the old ticket office starting with area Veterans from the Texas Revolution.
  • 512-281-5678
    The Elgin Public Library is in downtown Elgin next door to City Hall. The library provides free services to residents and holds over 38,000 items including books, music CDs, videos, CD-Roms and audiobooks. Over 2700 videos are available for check-out.
  • 512-237-2221
    Huebels Bier Garden is an old-fashioned, no frills watering hole and one of Smithville's only bars. Weekly events include 8 Ball tournaments, Texas Hold 'em, pool and Karaoke. It was established in 1945.
  • 512-237-2313
    Whether you’re a railroad aficionado, or just enjoy the charm of small, historic towns, the James H. Long Railroad Park and Museum in Smithville, Texas, welcomes you! With railroad history and artifacts dating from 1886, Smithville's Railroad Museum is fun for visitors of all ages. From Smithville’s Main Street, the white Gazebo and the twenty-foot high 2006 Guinness World Record Gingerbread Man beckon you to Railroad Park and its special events area. Children will enjoy the playground, nestled between two actual railroad cabooses while you picnic in the park.
  • 512-772-7800
    The Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts was named for Jerry Fay Wilhelm, who directed Bastrop High School's U.I.L. One-Act-Play competition for 27 years. Her memory will live on during the student productions performed in this beautiful facility. Reserved primarily for school-related events.
  • 512-285-5555
    The Liberty Tree Tavern is Elgin's live music headquarters with your favorite local musicians. Live music Tues, Thurs, and Fri. Donny's Karaoke on Sat. and Texas Holdem Poker every Monday at 7 pm.
  • 512-321-8055
    A must-see if you're visiting Bastrop, the new Lost Pines Art Center offers splendid galleries, shops and a convenient breakfast/wine bar downstairs. The east gallery is a venue for local and national artists, featuring work from some of the top artists in the country. This is a rotating show so keep a close eye on opening and closing dates. The featured art gallery is located on the lower level and is a theme based show of members' artwork that rotates every month!
  • 512-237-9299
    Come and see our newly installed gift boutique which includes many affordable items that are perfect for those special occasion gifts. All items are hand produced by local artists.
  • The 1832 Tavern in downtown Bastrop is a professional female-led theater with productions will be unique to Bastrop, combining traditional theater with a splash of the experimental. They shorten the distance and the expected lines between the audience and actors, without forcing the audience to participate in the action. The experience is a more intimate, up-close-and-personal one. Check their website for upcoming productions!
  • 512-273-2566
    This building, the Old Rock Saloon, built by San Jacinto Veteran John Dempsey Nash, is the oldest building in McDade and serves as the McDade Historical Museum. The building itself carries a bit of history. The saloon was the location of the infamous Olive brothers' confrontation with the Yegura gang of rustlers. The stone saloon also played a role in the multiple hanging of suspected outlaws by vigilantes in what is now called the "McDade Christmas Massacre of 1883."
  • 512-303-0057
    The Bastrop County Historical Society (BCHS) has as its mission to preserve and promote the history of Bastrop through exhibiting unique artifacts, documents and research, highlighting Bastrop County history since its beginning in 1832. The legacy of the Bastrop County Historical Museum began in 1952 when a group called the Bastrop Ladies Reading Circle raised the funds to open our current museum in 1953. The BCHS Visitor Center of Bastrop provides a wealth of information about local activities, including, special events, dining, shopping and recreation. In addition, literature about the local community and the state of Texas are available to tourists visiting Bastrop.
  • 512-253-1111
    A museum in the old depot celebrates the town's beginnings with the arrival of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in 1872. It adjoins the community center on the south side of Highway 290. The museum is open by appointment -- or "any time you see cars parked in front."
  • 512-360-7397
    Playhouse Smithville is a 60-seat theater venue in Smithville, TX, just 40 minutes east of Austin.
  • 512-940-7231
    Rockne Museum holds hundreds of antiques, artifacts, historical books and papers which pertain to those who settled in the area and their experiences in the Civil and World Wars, as well as life in general.
  • 512-321-2007
    Schulman Theatres Lost Pines 8 offers new release movies, bowling, black light mini-golf, pool tables, a full bar and lounge area, a video game arcade, and a fully stocked snack bar and grill. Call or check the website for movie times.
  • 512-710-8267
    Take a ride down a county drive to experience a "real" haunted house this Halloween season! Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park opened September 18, 2015 with Friday through Sunday dates until November 1. Park will include three haunted houses -- Mansion of Terror, Lost Pines Zombie City and Slaughter Circus. The Park offers movies, retail shopping, music, the Cackling Witch Café and Bakery and the Rabid Bat Vampire Bar.
  • 512-308-1234
    At Shellers Barrelhouse Bar, you can enjoy live music, sip on your beverage of choice, and snack on delicious appetizers while invoking the character of musical legends such as Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Otis Spann.
  • 512-222-6680
    Sherwood Forest Faire is in February and March and features over 40 stage acts. For each week of the faire, check the performance schedule on the website for the latest information. They also host the Sherwood Celtic Music Festival & Highland Games in September as well as summer camps in July and August.
  • 512-237-9299
    Smithville received the Cultural District designation from the Texas Commission on the Arts. Smithville received this prestigious designation because within the one mile radius that encompasses our city limits, Smithville boasts a great number of important works of art and culture as well as many significant historical sites. The Richard D. Latham Cultural District offers performing arts, music, public art, murals, sculptures and other art mediums. Museums, galleries, shopping and dining are an important part of the District.
  • 830-839-4080
    The mission of the Smithville Heritage Society is to preserve, protect and educate Smithville's rich history. Archives open Tuesday mornings, 10 a.m. to Noon, or by appointment. Research assistance provided.
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    The Smithville Public Library, initiated in 1929 by members of the Smithville Woman’s Club, provides free services to all residents living within the Bastrop county boundaries with services available to all others according to Library Director discretion. The library system holds over 48,500 materials including over 43,000 books, and 3,000 CDs, video tapes, DVDs and audiobooks.
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