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Enchanted Rock State natural Area:Enchanted Rock is a 400-foot tall pink batholith - a type of granite rock formation. Rock climbers will enjoy the challenge of scaling the Rock’s steep overhangs, and hikers and walkers can wind their way up on gentle footpaths. The domed top is a popular picnicking spot, and the surrounding area is a state park, with abundant opportunities to camp and stargaze.
National Museum of the Pacific War: Also called the
Nimitz Museum, The National Museum of the Pacific War is a Texas Historical Commission property operated by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation located on historic Main Street in Fredericksburg. It is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. Located on a six-acre site, the Center includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans' Walk of Honor and Memorial Wall, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific Combat Zone, and the Center for Pacific War Studies. Originally named The Admiral Nimitz Museum and housed solely in the historic Nimitz Hotel, the Museum has grown into a dynamic, first-class experience that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and from all backgrounds, a great family educational experience. In addition to nearly 34,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, the Museum boasts an impressive display of Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, guns and other large artifacts made famous during the Pacific War campaigns.
Pioneer Museum: Devoted to recreating the lifestyle of Fredericksburg’s earliest settlers, the
Pioneer Museum displays those artifacts, crafts, and tools that played a key role in the town’s long history. Examples of early German architecture and other historical buildings are located on the grounds. The museum is operated by the Gillespie County Historical Society, which organizes group tours through the museum.
Fredericksburg Brewery & Winery: Texas is famous for its beer and wine, and Fredericksburg is no disappointment. The town
brewery is conveniently situated in the downtown area and has an impressive display of the brewing processes and machinery used right there in the building.
Fredericksburg Winery, located a few miles out of the town center, is famed for its down-to-earth staff and quality production; in fact, U.S.A. Today called it one of Texas’ three best wineries.
Rockbox Theater: The question of what to do after dark in Fredericksburg finally has an answer. Rockbox Theater is the only professionally cast live-music show in the Texas Hill Country that guarantees family-friendly entertainment. Located just one-half block off Main Street in the Central Business District, this show is sure to please. This resident professional company has performed together for 7 years, over 1500 performances, and now calls the Rockbox state-of-the-art theater home. Ask anyone in town and they'll heartily recommend this entertainment experience.