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Visitors to this part of Hill Country will be sharing space with about 4,000 local residents.
Austin, the state capital, is about 80 miles northwest of Columbus, and Ellinger is 9 miles to the northwest.
If you're traveling with children, you'll have to pay a visit to some of the much-loved family attractions. Be sure to stop by Splashway Waterpark and Jersey Barnyard. Bluff Creek Ranch is another fun-filled option.
Those with a keen interest in viniculture mustn't miss the Rosemary’s Vineyard & Winery and the Rohan Meadery. Learn about the local winemaking traditions, sample the latest blends, and, for that perfect souvenir, arrange to have a case sent home to your door.
Pack a picnic hamper and take it easy for a while in the tranquil surroundings of the Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site and Stephen F. Austin State Park. Schonest - Welt Park and Lester Park are two more nice places to while away the afternoon with a good book.
A wise person once said, "The beauty of the natural world lies in the details." Keep this in mind as you look out over Buescher State Park.
See the world from a new perspective with some time at one of the area's intriguing cultural spaces. Enjoy the cool and quiet interior as you check out the displays at the Lavaca Historical Museum and the Texas Quilt Museum. Another two worth considering are Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum and N.W. Faison House and Museum.
How can you possibly tackle the ever-changing future if you don't really know the past? Head down to the Fayette Heritage Museum and Library!
To learn about the area's rich and fascinating past, consider visiting at least one of its many historic sites. Start your history lesson at the Second Largest Live Oak in Texas and The Old Fayette County Jail. When it comes to days of old, there's always more to discover. Fayette County Courthouse and the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center are also great places to check out.
Go and see some of the commemorative memorial sites in Columbus, such as the Vietnam Veterans Monument, World's Largest Gingerbread Man and the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site.
If you love food and shopping, you'll love the collection of stores at Hairgrove Saddlery and Gifts.
Round up some friends and see the region's best and brightest performing live at the Stafford Opera House or The Bugle Boy.
After a game of golf? We hope you've packed your lucky putter. You're going to need it if you're looking to conquer the twisting fairways at the Hallettsville Golf Course and the Frisch Auf Golf Course.