Beyond the Facade Tours

Around every corner are stories waiting to be shared. Beyond The Facade Tours takes its guests on a walking journey to discover, experience and connect with the Georgetown even many locals don’t know. On a stroll among the community’s historic downtown buildings, the small groups learn of both the past and present, while discovering attractions that lure visitors and residents alike.
Beyond The Facade Tours are available Thursday through Sunday at 10am and 2pm and can be booked online at beyondfacade.com. Private tours are also available. For more information, visit the website or leave a message at 737-228-3871.

Historic Williamson County Courthouse Tours

 

710 Main Street
(512) 943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

Visible for miles around, the imposing beautiful neoclassical structure is the focal point of the central business district and the fifth structure to serve as a county courthouse. Austin architect C.H. Page designed the building, projecting porticoes supported by Ionic columns, and classic pediment and balustrade detailing. The courthouse was restored to its original splendor in 2007.  Tours given on most Friday and Saturday afternoons at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

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Parks & Outdoors

San Gabriel Park

san-gabriel-park-georgetown-tx445 E. Morrow Street
(512) 930-3595
parks.georgetown.org

Meandering right through the very heart of Georgetown is the San Gabriel River. What better place to find one of the most beautiful parks in the State of Texas. San Gabriel Park is graced with 200 year-old oak trees that offer the shade of their branches to family picnics, games of touch football or Frisbee, concerts, festivals, canoeing, swimming and, well, a lazy day of fishing. For driving directions, or information on reserving areas, click on the link above.

 

The Williamson Museum

williamson-museum-georgetown-tx716 South Austin Avenue
(512) 943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

The Williamson Museum promotes the unique culture and heritage of Williamson County with their exhibits, educational programming, monthly hands-on events and other events for the public.  The Museum also provides tours of the Historic Williamson County Courthouse. The Museum is open Wednesday – Friday, noon – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Also, stop by on First Fridays, 6 – 8 p.m.

Blue Hole


100 Blue Hole Park, Georgetown, Texas
Map

Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon on the South San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is located at Second Street and Rock Street, one block west of N. Austin Avenue. This scenic park lined by limestone bluffs is a good wading spot to cool down a little bit in the summer! Blue Hole Park is open from dawn until dusk. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is at W. Second Street and Rock Street. Free public parking is available at the corner of 3rd Street and Rock Street in the parking lot or the parking garage. For more information, please go to parks.georgetown.org/blue-hole.

Inner Space Cavern

Inner Space Cavern4200 S. IH-35
(512) 931-CAVE
innerspacecavern.com

Inner Space is a living cave, which means that its formations are continuing to develop and take shape. For over 80,000 years the cavern has been constantly changing, allowing for spectacular displays and breathtakingly beautiful  formations. Inner Space Caverns has a friendly kennel available free of charge for visiting pets as they wait for their owners.

Boomtown Escapes

Boomtown Escape Rooms are “boomtown” themed and will require your team to work together to find clues, solve puzzles, and race against the clock to break out. Communication, creativity, and grit are keys to success! The Lounge is a comfortable space that will be available to you both before or after your Escape Room adventure. You’re welcome to grab a drink and a strategy game or puzzle to bookend your visit. It is also available for private events during the week! Located in Georgetown, on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, Boomtown offers an activity that honors our rich history while offering an innovative form of entertainment. For more information, please check their website, Boomtown Escape Rooms or facebook.com/pg/BoomtownEscapes.

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Renew Med Spa

402 W University Ave
(512) 413-7960
renewmedspatx.com

Renew Med Spa offers medical and day spa services to enhance your appearance and help your body and mind feel relaxed, renewed and rejuvenated. Their skin and body treatments are designed to provide results that will leave you feeling amazing for days. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call or go to renewmedspatx.com.

Gumbo’s

gumbos701 Main Street
(512) 943-4214
Gumbos.com

Spice up your evening with Gumbo’s  food, voted Austin’s Best Cajun/ Creole style cuisine in town! From their tempting tenderloins to their fresh fish dishes to their divine desserts and live music most evenings, Gumbo’s has something in store for you!

*Ask about Gumbo’s venue, suitable for up to 60 people.

Lake Georgetown

lake-georgetown500 Lake Overlook Dr.
(512) 930-5253
www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/georgetown

For the more serious angler or water enthusiast, this 1200 acre lake offers boating, skiing, fishing, four separate camping areas, a wildlife preserve and 16 miles of hiking trails. Cedar Breaks Park and Jim Hogg Park have boat ramps and camping facilities with RV hook-ups and restrooms with showers. Russell Park has both a camping and swimming area, a boat ramp and restrooms with showers. Tejas Park offers primitive camping and picnic areas. Fishing is some of the best in the region, with small and largemouth bass, white bass, flathead and channel cat.

Hike & Bike Trails

hike-and-bike-trail-georgetown-tx(512) 930-3595
parks.georgetown.org

The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department has nearly 9 miles of hike and bike trails along the North and South San Gabriel Rivers. There is a 1.6 mile granite trail that loops around San Gabriel Park.

On the North San Gabriel River, there is a one mile lighted concrete trail that goes from San Gabriel Park to Rivery Park. On the South San Gabriel River, there is a one mile lighted concrete trail that starts at Walden and College and goes to Blue Hole Park.  For more information on the trails contact Georgetown Parks and Recreation (above).

 

Wildfire

812 S. Austin Avenue
(512) 869-3473
wildfiretexas.com

Time Magazine referred to Wildfire as a “reason to move to Georgetown.” The food is artistically presented but straightforward and hearty, appealing to both the epi-curious and the real meat-and-potato folk as well. Atmospheric and relaxed fine dining.

*Ask about Wildfire’s venue, suitable for up to 30 people.

Georgetown Art Center

georgetown-art-center816 S. Main Street
(512() 930-2583
GeorgetownArtCenterTx.org

Immerse yourself in art. Located in the Historic Firehouse No. 1 (circa 1892), the new Georgetown Art Center, managed by the local nonprofit organization Georgetown Art Works, offers the community a place to appreciate art at every level. The Art Center hosts the works of a nationally renowned artist each month and features the arts and crafts of local artisans in the gift shop.

Skate Park

San Gabriel Park, behind the Community Center
449 E. Morrow Street
(512) 930-3596
parks.georgetown.org/skate-park

Hours of operation are 8:00 am – 9:00 pm daily.  The park offers skaters ramps, grind boxes, rails, half pipes and quarter pipes. This is an unsupervised park and skaters skate at their own risk. Please visit the website above for more information and the complete list of rules.

Congress Bridge Bats

Congress-Avenue-Bridge-and-the-bats,-Austin1 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. These Mexican free-tailed bats hide out under the Ann W. Richards Congress Bridge, waiting to take flight during the summer months at dusk. For the best seats in the house, go early to the Austin-American Statesmen parking lot and plot a blanket in your chosen spot in the grass. For updates and approximate emergence times, please call Bat Conservation International’s home office number 512-327-9721. Free public parking is available after 6pm. Free parking is available at the Texas Dept. of Transportation parking lot, located at 200 E. Riverside Drive, after 6 pm and on weekends.

McNeil Bridge Bats

l601 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Round Rock, TX 78664

From March through November, near dusk underneath the Interstate 35 overpass at McNeil Road in Round Rock, about 10 miles south of Georgetown, you can enjoy a batty night of fun with the Round Rock Bats. Do show up early, and bring bring your blankets, covers, and a hat or some other head covering. And remember, never attempt to handle or capture bats at any time. There is available free parking located near this location.  For more bat watching locations and proper etiquettes, please read Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Publication on Bat-Watching Sites of Texas.

 

 

Pilot’s Choice Aviation

209 Corsair Drive
(512) 869-1759
pilotschoice.com

You can experience the thrill of aviation on this Discovery Flight and be at the controls with a Pilot’s Choice Flight Instruction. This 1/2 hour flight special includes the opportunity of two of your friends flying along with you on your adventure. For more information, please click on the website link above.

Georgetown Indoor Pool

1003 N. Austin Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78626
map
(512) 930-3541
parks.georgetown.org/aquatics

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
(Programming takes up portions of the pool throughout the day)

The Indoor Pool is available for year-round use with a Recreation Center membership or the purchase of a $5 day pass. Please visit the Recreation Center page for membership information! Completion of a waiver is required for facility use.

The Indoor Pool is 25 yards wide, with 8 lap lanes (6 ft. deep), a transition lane and a shallow end with areas designed for swim lessons and relaxing (3 ft. deep.)

Both the men’s and women’s locker rooms have doors to the pool deck. There are also two family changing rooms in the vending area between the pool and the lobby. There are two rinse-off showers on the pool deck as well. An ADA accessible hydraulic chair lift is available.

Grape Creek Winery

grape-creek-winery-georgetown-tx101 W. 7th Street
(512) 863-4020
grapecreek.com

Grape Creek Winery is located in a beautifully renovated building on the town square. Visit the tasting room, wine production area and large outdoor patio with seating and mister system for hot summer days! Their wines have won 100 medals in the last two years in competitions in California, New York, Ontario, and Texas.

All Things Kids

all-things-kids2703 S. Main Street
(512) 868-2659
AllThingsKidsUSA.com

All Things Kids is an award winning family owned store proud to offer a unique selection of exceptional European and North American BATTERY FREE toys as well as the top 100 Children’s books of all time. They also offer 42 flavors of Beth Marie’s Ice Cream, shakes, floats and sodas as well as over 400 different kinds of candy. The Georgetown Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Of The Year 2012 and The Texas Downtown Association ‘Best Downtown Business In Texas’ 2013.

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.

 

Gault Site Tours

(512) 943-1670
Were you aware the Gault Site has been known to archaeologists since 1929? And that by 1999, 60% of all excavated Clovis artifacts inthe Americas had been discovered at Gault? Well, now is your chance to learn more about this significant archaeological site in Williamson and Bell counties. The Williamson Museum, along with The Gault School of Archaeological Research, is putting together special tours to Gault.

Tour price is $10 per person with proceeds supporting the The Gault School of Archaeological Research and The Williamson Museum. For more information, call or visit the website.

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Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

Whether you go to pick fruit, enjoy live music, attend a special event, or just have a great time with your family, Sweet Eats Farm has plenty to offer to keep you entertained. There’s pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, live music, beer & wine, and special events! Most families typically spend 3-5 hours there. Sweet Eats is located at 14400 E. State Highway 29, Georgetown, TX. See their website for more information: sweeteats.com

Rachel and Co.

508 Riverbend
(512) 863-9711
rachelandco.com

Rachel and Co. is a full-service salon, offering cutting, coloring, texturing, conditioning, facial waxing, nail care, massage and more. Rachel & Co. is the culmination of their years of experience and the pinnacle of their careers in hairstyling. In addition, they’ve added an intimate day spa offering your favorite massage, skin care and nail services.

 

Historic Downtown

103 W. 7th Street
(800) 436-8696

Stroll beautiful downtown Georgetown and appreciate some of the finest Victorian architecture in the state of  Texas. Unique shopping and delicious dining are some of the options which await you. Or, simply enjoy the restored historic buildings and landmark descriptions that describe a portion of Georgetown’s rich history. Call in advance for a guided tour, please call in advance. For more information and to download a self-guided walking tour, click here. For a preview of the Historic Downtown Tour, click here.

Pink and Chic Organic Day Spa

Pink & Chic Web 308 W. 8th St, Suite 102
(512) 639-4907
pinkandchicdayspa.com

Pink and Chic Organic Day Spa is a spa dedicated to providing you with an affordable luxury.  We offer massage, facials, and spa treatments ranging from moisturizing foot exfoliating wraps to full body clay masks.  We use organic products in our spa treatments and, here at Pink Chic, we believe in moving forward by being healthier and living greener!


Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Stroll beautiful downtown Georgetown and appreciate some of the finest Victorian architecture in the state of  Texas.  If you would like to arrange for a guided tour, please call the Williamson Museum at (512) 943-1670 two weeks in advance.

For more information and to download a self-guided walking tour, click here.

For a preview of the downtown tour, click here.

Cowan Creek Golf Club

1433 Cool Springs Way
(512) 948-7580
www.sctxca.org

Rolling, open hill country provided Gary Stephenson a perfect canvas in designing one of Sun City Texas’ finest championship golf courses. Skilled players stay challenged with small landing zones off the tee and approaches into large undulating greens. With five sets of tees and an open layout, the novice player finds himself striving to excel without intimidation.

Walburg Mercantile Restaurant and Biergarten

(512) 863-8440
3777 FM 972
walburgrestaurant.com

The Walburg Restaurant brings you a truly authentic German experience in dining and entertainment. Their chefs continue the legacy of German cuisine from Bavarian heritage.  The 1882 vintage structure seats over 250 which easily accommodates large parties. Just behind this antique dining establishment, nestled in oak trees, is a Biergarten including a large open tent with two stages for live entertainment.  This area also includes an open picnic area, outdoor bar and kitchen and arcade for the kids.  All together, the beirgarten can hold over 800+ people.  Check the website for live bands and specials!

 

The Vineyard at Florence

8711 FM 487, Florence, Tx 76527
(254) 793-3114
thevineyardatflorence.com

The Vineyard is a destination for weddings and bridal parties, corporate retreats and private functions.  They offer indoor and outdoor spaces for events, including rental villas and tower.  Experience luxurious relaxation at their spa and then enjoy a delicious lunch offered by their cafe. Check out their website for directions, classes, and entertainment!

Georgetown Winery

georgetown-winery-georgetown-tx715 South Main Street
(512) 869-8600
GeorgetownWinery.com

Stop in at Georgetown Winery and taste some of their award-winning wines which have won over 200 medals in the past 2 years from competitions in New York, California, Indiana and Texas! All of their wines are made in Georgetown Texas since 2007 and is the first winery to open in Williamson County. Come visit a Texas Tuscany winey in Downtown Georgetown. Open Monday-Thursday 11-6, Friday-Saturday 11-8, Sunday 12:30-5:30.

Georgetown Country Club

1500 Country Club Rd.
(512) 930-4577
www.georgetowncountryclub.net

Georgetown Country Club is an historic golf course built in a valley that is home to an abundance of wildlife.  The golf course is an 18-hole regulation length golf course which has water hazards that come into play on twelve holes.  The narrow fairways are tree lined, and the greens are medium in size and speed.

Berry Creek Golf Club

30500 Berry Creek Drive
(512) 930-4615

The Berry Creek Country Club golf course is situated on approximately 115 acres with lengths ranging from 5,110 yards from the ladies tees to 6,649 yards from the championship tees.  Course ratings range from 69.7 from the red tees to 71.6 from the gold tees.  The course is private, but does host outside tournaments.

White Wing Golf Club

151 Dove Hollow Trail
(512) 948-7570
sctxca.org

Taking advantage of the natural beauty and incorporating it into his design, Billy Casper created a fun, yet challenging signature golf course in Sun City Texas. Majestic old oaks, creeks and ponds are strategic and integral features of the golf course. White Wing offers five sets of tees and large, contoured greens for the enjoyment of every golfer.

Legacy Hills Golf Club

301 Del Webb Blvd.

(512) 948-7560

sctxca.org

Set among beautiful oaks, rolling hills and waterfalls, designer Billy Casper captured the essence of the Texas Hill Country in one of Sun City Texas’ premier golf courses. The playability of Legacy Hills is its most alluring feature, with five teeing areas per hole and picturesque fairways for players of all skill levels. The beauty of the natural terrain and sloping greens provide a pleasant aesthetic, while also contributing to the challenges of the course.

City Lights Theatres

city-lights-movie-theater-georgetown-tx420 Wolf Ranch Parkway
(512) 868-9922
citylightstheatres.com

The City Lights 12-screen movie theater features an Art Deco style that hearkens back to the Golden Age of film. Have dinner at City Café, a full-service restaurant in the lobby. A unique and fun venue for corporate meetings, all theatres are equipped with digital projectors and video conferencing technology.

 

Georgetown Public Library

402 West 8th Street
(512) 930-3551
library.georgetown.org

The Georgetown Public Library houses and administers a collection of more than 80,000 items and has a wonderful “Kid’s Only!” Program.  Weekly story hours, a summer reading program, reference services, and public access to the Internet are a few of the services provided.

Disc Golf Course

(512) 930-3595
parks.georgetown.org

The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department maintains three Disc Golf Courses. The Pinnacle Disc Golf Course and the San Gabriel Park Golf Course are 9-hole Disc Golf Courses. There is an 18-hole Disc Golf Course in the Rivery Park.  For more information regarding the Disc Golf Courses, please call or visit website above.

Bark Park

151 Holly Street
(512) 930-3595
parks.georgetown.org/bark-park

Bark Park is located in a beautiful pecan grove providing significant shade for dogs and their owners alike. There is parking available as well as water fountains and trash containers for owners and their dogs. Additional features will be added to the park such as picnic tables, benches, and a trail around the park in the future. Be sure to locate, read, and understand the Rules for Use posted at the park for an enjoyable visit to Bark Park for yourself, your dog, and your neighbors.

 

Salons of the Town

901 S. IH 35
(512) 868-1904
www.salonsofthetown.com

Your senses will be awakened as you enter the visually stimulating environment, sip on our complimentary gourmet coffee, tune in to XM Blend radio, and connect to wireless internet. You may choose all or one service to customize your beauty experience. They offer: -Hair services -Nail Services -Massage Services -Microdermabrasion -Gift Shoppe.

 

Old Williamson County Jail

312 Main Street

circa 1888. The lawlessness of the frontier days prompted county fathers to commission this imposing fortress-like jail, the county’s fourth. The limestone building with crenelated parapet was designed by prominent Waco architects, Dodson and Dudley, in a style reminiscent of the French Bastille. This historic building no longer serves as a jail, but has become a landmark, housing offices in downtown Georgetown.

 

Old U.S. Post Office

circa 1931. Buff-colored brick offset with terra cotta and marble trim was used to construct the Georgetown Revival-style post office, the only example of this architectural style in Georgetown. The dormer windows, roofline balustrade, classical pilasters, round keystone arched windows, and handsome broken scroll pediment over the entrance are typical Georgetown Revival details. In 1895, a frame structure on this site housed a livery stable and undertaker.

113 E. 8th Street

Masonic Lodge

circa 1900. With an onion dome spire soaring majestically from the corner tower, the Lodge became a major element in Georgetown’s streetscape and skyline. The Belford Lumber Company selected heavily resticated limestone with which to construct the building, which features arched door and window openings. The ground floor first housed a drugstore and, for a time, the post office before a furniture store took possession. The Masons continued to meet upstairs until 1982 when the building was sold.

701 Main Street

M.B. Lockett Building

circa 1885. M.B. Lockett’s prominence as a successful dry goods merchant is reflected in this impressive limestone and brick building, which was remodeled in 1896. One of Georgetown’s most outstanding examples of High Victorian commercial architecture, it features Mesker Brothers cast iron columns, an oriel windows and decorative pressed metal cornice.

119 W. 7th Street

H. C. Craig Building

circa 1903. This pressed metal storefront is one of the nearly 5,000 sold by the St. Louis firm of Mesker Brothers between 1884 and 1907. Marketed by catalog and shipped by rail, these metal fronts offered affordable yet stylish alternatives for the “public” facades of buildings. H.C. Craig Furniture store opened in this building in 1903.

115 W. 7th Street

C.A.D Clamp Buildings

Departing from the local tradition of limestone, these buildings feature imported brick facades accented by cast iron columns attributed to F. Heireman, an Austin metalwork company. Originally each featured identical metal hood molds over the windows and crowning metal cornices. A stepped brick parapet later replaced the cornice on 709 Main. Both buildings are owned by the Williamson County Sun which has published from this located since 1934.

707-709 Main Street

101 W. 7th Street

circa 1885.  An early limestone structure with carved cornices stands beneath the modern stucco facade. Early uses of the building included a local lodge meeting hall on the second floor, and a hardware/grocery store and later, the county’s oldest newspaper, the Williamson County Sun, on the first floor. Now city owned, it houses the Georgetown History and Visitor Information Center.

101 W. 7th Street

Vanishing Texas River Cruise

(800) 474-8374
www.vtrc.com

The Vanishing Texas River Cruise is the premier ecological tour of central Texas. You’ll take a 2-hour cruise on a 150 passenger, three-deck excursion vessel through the scenic wilderness along the historic Colorado River Canyon. You’ll cruise past beautiful waterfalls and sheer cliffs. Wildlife viewing and birding are spectacular. Check out their many cruise options.

 

 

Salado

salado.com
(254) 947-8634

Salado is a charming old town located just 20 miles North of Georgetown on I35. In the early 1800s it was a frequent stopping point on the cool spring fed Salado Creek for Indians, Spanish, and Mexican travelers. In the mid 1800s it became an Overland Stage and Pony Express stop on the Chisholm Trail. Today the Stagecoach Inn marks the spot with a Texas historical medallion. The nearby homes and mansions have become a shopping mecca with art, antique, specialty shops and restaurants. Art fairs and plays provide frequent entertainment.

 

Georgetown Challenge Course

(512) 931-2644
challengecourse.georgetown.org

Nestled among the trees lining the North San Gabriel River, this year-round course consists of many low team elements, 22 new and exciting high elements (including parallel zip-lines), and two climbing walls. We can also provide special skill workshops including rock climbing or rappelling. The 4-hour program includes: a team assessment of needs prior to the event and four hours of our lower team building initiatives. These activities present the group with a base of discussion for how to improve the productivity and quality of the group.

*Prices vary due to group size, activities, etc.

Founder’s Park

811 Main Street
(512) 930-3595

Williamson County’s first six commissioners met here under a stately oak tree in May 1848 to choose a location for the county seat. George Washington Glasscock offered to donate the land he owned jointly with Thomas B. Huling as a site for the county seat. The land was bounded by the oak tree at one corner and the San Gabriel River to the north and west. The commissioners named the town Georgetown in Glasscock’s honor.

 

Berry Springs Park and Preserve

Main Entrance: 1801 C.R. 152
(512) 943-1920
wilco.org/Departments/Parks-Recreation/County-Parks/Berry-Springs-Park

Williamson County’s Berry Springs Park and Preserve is located on 300-acres along Berry Springs between I.H. 35 and C.R. 152 with the main entrance off of C.R. 152. Berry Springs Park and Preserve is utilized for passive recreational uses including camping, hiking and fishing. The park features a 2.5 mile hike/bike trail that will eventually connect to Georgetown Parks and Recreation trails. For camping and pavilion, plus history at Berry Springs please visit their website!

 

Veteran’s Memorial Plaza

2 Texas Drive
(512) 864-1200

The Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial honors all veterans who have served in our military services. The memorial plaza is lined with 2500 engraved bricks; two walls: the 16-foot Williamson County Memorial Wall and a second, 82-foot limestone Memorial Wall; and nine granite plates engraved with the names of Williamson County residents who had given their lives in either World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Memorial Day and Veterans Day Services are held every year which are open to the public.

 

Southwestern University

Southwestern University is the oldest chartered university in Texas. The campus, located on 700 acres, is one of the most beautiful and architecturally resplendent in the state, with Gothic style buildings dating back to the 1800’s. Southwestern has consistently been rated as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation, fostering a community of lifelong learners.

1001 E. University Ave.
(512) 863-6511
http://www.southwestern.edu