Kerrville - Ten Fun Things To See And Do

Kerrville is located in the heart of some of the prettiest and most scenic Texas Hill Country and borders the Guadalupe River. Kerrville has a population of around 20,000 and was named for James Kerr, a major in the Texas Revolution, and friend of town founder Joshua Brown who settled in the area to start a cypress shingle camp. Kerrville is best known for its nearby youth summer camps, Guadalupe River RV parks, Texas' Official State Arts & Crafts Fair, the home James Avery Jewelry, the Kerrville Folk Festival, and Schreiner University. The accommodations are first-rate, the scenery is majestic and the people are friendly. And there are quite a few fun things to see and do in and around Kerrville.

Interactive Map of Kerrville - check out this clickable map to find some fun things to do in Kerrville.

Kerrville Website - the Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau also has lot of good information

Here is Texas Outside's list of the Top Ten Things to See and Do in and around Kerrville

  • Go Golfing - there are two private and one public golf course in Kerrville and several good courses within 30 minutes. Texas Outside's favorite is Tapatio Springs and the private courses at Comanche Trace. You can Tapatio Springs Ridge Courseeasily locate the courses, read a review, check out the course's website, and call for a tee time by going to this Kerrville Golf Course Page
  • Try Shopping - if you like quaint antique shops there are plenty of them around the Kerrville area - check out the Ingram Loop, Fredericksburg, Boerne, and Comfort
  • Go Biking - there are some great back roads for road biking and excellent mountain biking trails at Hill Country State Natural Area in Bandera, Kerrville-Schreiner State Park (make it a fun day of biking and then tubing the river at this park) or Flat Rock Ranch in Comfort
  • Get Wet - the beautiful Guadalupe River runs through the city and offers opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing, boating, kayaking, and just sitting on the bank and chillin'
    • enjoy the Guadalupe River by renting a kayak or canoe from Kerrville Kayak and Canoe
    • head out to Kerrville State Park and rent a tube
    • visit the Ingram Dam which is a great spot for boating, skiing/boarding, sailing, fishing, and swimming
  • Yogi Bear Jellystone Guadalupe River
    Spend the Weekend At Yogi Bear Jellystone RV Resort - the kids are going to love all of the amenities and things to do at Yogi Bear Jellystone RV Park and you'll enjoy the campsites and great cabins along the Guadalupe River and saloon
  • Play Tourist - spend a day or two exploring:
    • downtown Kerrville, the shops on Water Street, the Hill Country Museum, and the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
    • if you like James Avery jewelry, than stop by their campus
    • take a scenic drive - start with the Old Ingram Loop for shopping, lunch in the small town of Hunt, then north on 1340, stop at Stonehenge II, and drive alongside the scenic North Fork of the Guadalupe River (stop and swim, dip your feet to cool off, fish, or relax)
    • experience the evening exodus of four million Mexican Freetailed Bats swarming out of the largest single-room cavern in Texas at Devil's Sinkhole
    • check out the Dinosaur Tracks at Bandera, Blanco River Trackway, or Boerne at the Cibolo Nature Center
    • visit any of the city parks for a picnic, swimming, volleyball, or softball
  • Play Cowboy/Cowgirl/Cowkid - go horseback ridding through the hill country at Rancho Cortez, Y.O. Ranch or Mo-Ranch - try the ropes 1011 Bistrocourse at Mo-Ranch
  • Enjoy Good Food - a Texas Outside Favorite is 1011 Bistro. Every table has an excellent view of the river though floor to ceiling windows, but you can't beat sitting outside on the balcony just above the river.
  • Party Hardy - the Inn of the Hills has some very good country music and a lively bar and busy dance floor, and Bandera is the Cowboy Capital of Texas with some of the best honky tonks in Texas
  • Attend Events - add the Kerrville Folk Festival (May/June) to your list of music events you must attend and check out some of the other events on the Kerrville Events Page.  


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