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    Scenic Beauty & BBQ In Austin, and The Texas Hill Country

    While traveling around Austin, and the Texas Hill Country take time to detour down dirt roads, where you'll find fields of colorful wildflowers. You can find more wildflowers by visiting the cultivated fields at Wildseed Farms. This is a great stop for gardeners who want to learn more about growing native plants.

    Down south you'll find Bandera that is known as the state’s cowboy capital. Stop in at one of the Dude Ranches and go horseback riding, or slip on your boots and visit one of the handful of real-deal honky-tonks like the 11th St Cowboy Bar that features a jet-cooled dance floor out back.

    Austin is a great place to listen to great music at venues like Stubb’s, the Continental Club and Antone’s. The city also host many world-famous festivals. And, it is the ideal place to stop for some tasty BBQ.

    Take your time driving through the Hill Country, between Austin and San Antonio, and along the way stop at Lockhart; the capital of BBQ. Here, you'll find Black’s Barbecue, which has been the favorite for local for over half a century. Kreuz Market is also offers a savory selection of great food to sample as well.

    By Leroy Worley

    Getting There

    Visit the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau online at http://www.austintexas.org/ to explore area events, attractions, and plan your trip.