Blanco is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country in the center of the state, 45 miles north of San Antonio and 45 miles west of Austin. For airplane connections, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is about 53 miles away and San Antonio International Airport is 42 miles.
Blanco was settled in 1853 by pioneer stockmen, former Texas Rangers, immigrants and their families.
The Old Blanco County Court House at the Center of the Square in Blanco.
(The new Court House is in Johnson City.)
The historic Blanco Town Square has great shopping the antique and gift stores and touring the 1885 Historic County Courthouse, lovingly restored by the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society. The building now operates a visitor center, gift shop and community center. It is located in Blanco at the intersection of Highway 281 and Highway 165.
Market Days is held the 3rd Saturday of the month April through November on the Courthouse square with a special Christmas market day held in December.
Byar's Live Oak - One of the Largest in Blanco County
Trade the stresses of everyday life for complete relaxation and fond memories at 'The Blue Cottage Inn.' Nestled in the gorgeous Texas hill country, this Blanco vacation rental home is located less than a block away from Blanco State Park, and minutes away from several major Texas Hill country attractions.
Enjoy a romantic getaway for two. This secluded cedar log cabin overlooks a pond into beautiful Texas sunsets. You will have the cabin with a gated entrance all to yourself. Close to Potters Creek Park on Canyon Lake.
Blanco Area Attractions:
Blanco State Park
Blanco State Park is 104.6 acres, along the Blanco River, in Blanco County. Activities include camping; swimming; picnicking; hiking; nature study; boating (electric motors only); and fishing.
Lyndon Baines Johnson National Historical Park
The story of our 36th President in a unique and encompassing way. The story begins with Lyndon Johnson's ancestors, tracing the influences his family and his beloved Texas Hill Country had on the boy and the man.
Pedernales Falls State Park
The 4,860 acre park stretches along both banks of the Pedernales River for 6 miles and for an additional 3 miles along the south side of a rugged and picturesque gorge known as the Pedernales Falls.
The Exotic Resort Zoo
Daily guided Safari tours with over 500 animals including over 80 different species.
CN Stars Horse
Training and Trail Rides
Candee Cox is located in Blanco and is offering horseback riding lessons and trail rides.
Texas Hills Vineyard
The only producer of Pinot Grigio in Texas. There is a tasting room on site.
James A. & Evelyn Williams Memorial Library
Facilities include a large general collection area, areas for children and youth, a genealogy room, computer areas for both children and adults, and a spacious public meeting room with kitchenette.
Real Ale Brewing Company
They have been brewing since 1996, and now you can find Real Ale all over the Lone Star State.
The Blanco Lavender Festival
Held yearly in Blanco. The festival features vendors on the grounds of the Old Blanco County Court House.