Hamilton Creek Park near downtown Burnet, Texas.
Hamilton Creek Park is a beautifully designed and landscaped area along the creek where you can go for a walk, have a picnic or just sit and enjoy the scenery and people. It is very attractive with the walkway, the plants, bridges, etc. You will enjoy this peaceful area! It is within walking distance of the downtown square.
This tourist guide is for Burnet, a popular tourist town located 60 miles northwest of Austin, Texas on Highways 29 and 281. Burnet is 12 miles east of the Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan. Burnet is the County Seat of Burnet County in central Texas.
Tour the town in a horse-drawn carriage.
The Highland Lakes area of the central Texas Hill Country is a well know area for recreational activities such as golf, boating, fishing, camping and sightseeing. It is also listed in the top three areas of the country as a retirement area. The climate is moderate in the winter and it almost never snows in Burnet.
Buchanan Dam photo courtesy of L.C.R.A.
Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake are just a 15 minute drive from Burnet on Highway 29 west. There are services available on Lake Buchanan such as cabins for rent, RV parks, etc. It is a very pretty drive on a winding four lane highway through the Texas Hill Country to the lakes.
Burnet has a golf course, an athletic center, an airport, a hospital, 2 museums and several tourists attractions. You will find great home cooked meals in the local restaurants and they also have a McDonald's, Sonic Drive-In, What A Burger, Dairy Queen, and a Mr. Gatti's Pizza. In the past few years a new larger H.E.B. and Beall's has opened up in Burnet.
The City of Burnet is going through a period of restoration and many antique and gift stores now surround the Courthouse on the Square. Historical homes are also being restored as antique and gift shops and Bed & Breakfast Inns.
Hill Country Flyer
The Hill Country Flyer is a train that makes regular weekend runs from Cedar Park to Burnet to take tourists out to shop at the antique and gift stores in Burnet and to enjoy the Riverwalk.
March through October the Train leaves Cedar Park at 10:00 am and arrives in Burnet at 12:30 pm. It departs Burnet at 3:00 pm and arrives back in Cedar Park at 5:30 pm.
The round trip fares in open-window coaches, $24 adult, $10 child 13 or under; in air conditioned parlor and lounge cars, $38 adult, $19 child 13 or under. Call 512-477-8468 for more information.
Tourist Attractions in Burnet
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Services Available in Burnet:
Popular restaurant with burgers, catfish, meals and more in Burnet
Jerry Moore Fishing Guide
Striped Bass fishing guide on Lake Buchanan 20 minutes west of Burnet.
Poppy's Pointe Waterfront Resort
Waterfront location on Lake LBJ, 20 minutes west of Burnet. Nine cabins for rent and 58 RV spaces.
Inks Lake Vacation Home For Rent
3 bedroom 2 bath lakefront home sleeps up to 6 people. Rent by day, week or longer. 15 min. west of Burnet.
Cabins For rent on Lake Buchanan
20 min. west of Burnet
Rainbow Hearth Nature Cabins
Rental cottages 20 minutes west of Burnet on Lake Buchanan, TX
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