Great Escapes: Points of Interest

Alamo Village, 7 miles north of Brackettville on FM 674 (830-563-2580; www.alamovillage.com)

Alibates National Monument, 419 E. Broadway, Fritch (806-857-3151; www.nps.gov/alfl)

Alley Oop Fantasyland Park, 1000 Parkside (on the west side of town), Iraan

Barnard’s Mill Art Museum, 307 SW Barnard Street, Glen Rose (254-897-7494)

Big Rocks Park, 1020 NE Barnard Street, Glen Rose

Caverns of Sonora, Interstate 10, exit 392, 8 miles west of Sonora (915-387-3105; www.cavernsofsonora.com)

Creation Evidence Museum, 3102 FM 205, 3 miles west of the square in Glen Rose (254-897-3200; www.creationevidence.org)

Dinosaur Valley State Park, 5 miles west of Glen Rose on FM 205 (254-897-4588; call 512-389-8900 for camping reservations; www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/dinosaur/dinosaur.htm)

Eckert James River Bat Cave, 16.5 miles south of Mason; take U.S. 87 out of town, turn right on FM 1723, then right on FM 2389 and follow signs to James River Road (915-347-5970)

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, about 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965 (915-247-3903; www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/enchantd/enchantd.htm)

Festival-Institute at Round Top, Texas Highway 237 at Jaster Road, 1 mile north of the town square (979-249-3129; www.festivalhill.org)

Fort Lancaster State Historical Park, 8 miles east of Sheffield on U.S. 290 (915-836-4391; www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/fortlanc/fortlanc.htm)

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 2155 County Road 2008, Glen Rose; from town go west on U.S. 67 for 3 miles, then turn left onto 2008 (254-897-3422; www.fossilrim.org)

LBJ Ranch, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, 14 miles west of Johnson City on U.S. 290 (830-868-7128, ext. 244; www.nps.gov/lyjo)

Lost Maples State Natural Area, about 5 miles north of Vanderpool on Ranch Road 187 (830-966-3413; www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/lostmap/lostmap.htm)

Rankin windmill farm; from Iraan go west on U.S. 190 for 4 miles, north on Texas Highway 349 for 20 miles, then west on U.S. 67 for 8 miles; the windmills will be on your left

Somervell County Museum, west side of courthouse square, Glen Rose (no phone)

Vanishing Texas River Cruises, Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park, 18 miles west-northwest of Burnet on Ranch Road 2341 (800-728-8735; www.vtrc.com)

Whitehead Memorial Museum, 1308 S. Main Street, Del Rio (830-774-7568; www.whitehead-museum.com)

Winedale Historical Center, Round Top; from town, go east for 2 miles on FM 1457, then northeast for 2 miles on FM 2714 (979-278-3530; www.rtis.com/reg/roundtop/winedale.htm)

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