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5 Hidden Gems in Fredericksburg TX

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June 26, 2024

There’s so much to do and see in Fredericksburg! If you’ve visited before or have already begun planning your first trip, you probably know about some of the more popular things to do around town. From attractions like wine tours to exploring Main Street, you can’t go wrong no matter what you do. But we want to tell you about some lesser-known attractions that are a ton of fun! Here are 5 hidden gems in Fredericksburg TX:

1. Willow City Loop

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If you’re on the hunt for a natural canvas of color, Willow City Loop is a must! This 13-mile scenic drive offers some of the very best wildflower viewing opportunities in Texas Hill Country, making it one of the top hidden gems in Fredericksburg TX. Just north of Fredericksburg, this drive passes through bluebonnets, wildflowers, sunflowers and more. You’ll travel through a landscape of rolling hills, valleys, cliffs and creeks, full of stunning views that put the mind at peace.

2. Das Peach Haus

Have the perfect Texas Hill Country day at Das Peach Haus! This winery offers more than just wine, but rather an experience that merges many of the most beloved things about Hill Country all in one relaxing place. It’s a theme park for food and wine, with a shop full of homemade products like light bites, bakery items, jams and jellies, and much more. It’s also home to Dietz Distillery, where you can enjoy some of the finest spirits around. Finally, you can take part in a cooking class or listen to some live music.

3. Luckenbach


Let’s go to Luckenbach! One of the top hidden gems in Fredericksburg TX, this town with a population of 3 people was made famous when country music legend Waylon Jennings released his 1977 song “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)”. There’s the Luckenbach Dance Hall, the Luckenbach General Store and an original post office from the late 1800s to check out. Listen to live country music and dance with your partner at the dance hall, find unique gifts and memorabilia at the general store, and learn a little bit about the town’s fascinating history.

4. Fat Ass Ranch & Winery

Come again? That’s right; Fat Ass Ranch & Winery is unlike any other winery in Texas Hill Country! Explore the sprawling ranch, taste some delicious wines, or take part in numerous different activities including exploring a collection of classic cars and vintage memorabilia. On weekends you can enjoy live musical performances. There’s even a Fat Ass Brewery located across the street that you can visit and sip on incredible craft brews.

5. The Elephant Preserve


Elephants in Texas Hill Country? Yes way! The Elephant Preserve is dedicated to improving animal education, knowledge and conservation with its collection of animals, including elephants, kangaroos, wallabies, giraffes and more. Fully immerse yourself as you get up close and personal with these majestic animals. These beautiful Asian elephants range from around 6,000 to 9,000 pounds in size! Don’t forget to take plenty of photos with your new animal friends as part of this unique experience.

If you’re looking for a different type of experience, be sure to check out some of these hidden gems in Fredericksburg TX. We would love to host you on your next trip to Texas Hill Country at our Fredericksburg RV and tiny home resort! Explore our lodging options today to find a great place to stay!

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