Parks-Local, State, National, Historical
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
The Fredericksburg Nature Center, located at Lady Bird Johnson Park, offers a unique blend of diverse habitats to visitors, one that can be found nowhere else in Texas. Within the Nature Center's ten acres you will find 11 distinct habitats, among them: Post Oak savannah; Wetland; Riparian; Old growth Live Oak woods; Native Texas prairie; Cedar brake; Lake aquatics; Mud flats; Lake islands; Springs and seeps. That one small area offers so many species of birds, forbs, grasses, woody plants, amphibians, reptiles, and insects is truly amazing. Come visit the Fredericksburg Nature Center and see for yourself!
100 Lady Bird Lane
Johnson City, TX 78636
The National Park Service maintains an operating cattle ranch where you can experience Hereford cattle up close. On the LBJ Ranch the cattle roam the pastures as they have since the 1960's. Ranch hands are available at the Show Barn to talk about ranching. In the Johnson City part of the national park, Longhorns still occupy spaces where President Johnson's grandparents gathered herds in the 1860's. Become a Junior Ranger, booklets are available in Johnson City and the LBJ Ranch airplane hangar visitor center. Lots of activities,exhibits and places to explore.
199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site is a Presidential Park honoring a native Texan who achieved the nation’s highest office. The Visitor Center is the focal point of Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site also offers visitors to step back in time as they visit the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. This early 1900’s German Farm is run by State Park employees dressed in period attire, which provide visitors of all ages with the history of how the early settlers in the Texas Hill Country lived and worked. Visitors can see the daily chores and duties performed as they were done over 100 years ago. Visitors will get an idea of what life was like for Lyndon B. Johnson as a young boy, growing up in this part of Texas in the early 1900’s.