Fun Travel in Texas
Brownwood is a favorite Hill Country destination; close enough to home, but far from ordinary. There’s just something about this place that we call home. It feels right, it feels comfortable, it just feels like home.
We are more than just another county in Central Texas. We are home to legendary barbeque, Coach Gordon Wood, Lake Brownwood, trophy hunting, historic sites, and live entertainment.
Brown County is a sportsman's paradise, with miles of rolling terrain filled with pecan trees, live oak and whitetail deer. Our golf courses, shade-covered parks, and aquatic center are also a delight to visitors and residents alike. Lake Brownwood, with almost 100 miles of shoreline, is located northwest of the city and offers activities such as water skiing, boating, swimming and fishing. Lake Brownwood State Park is a jewel of the Hill Country with 537 acres to camp, picnic, fish, swim and bird watch. For those wishing to explore the road less traveled the park also features hiking and biking trails. Family reunions, retreats and outdoor enthusiasts make Brownwood their home away from home in the lodges, retreat centers and camps around the Lake.
Over 50 special events occur in Brownwood each year ranging from the Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit, Annual Brown County Rodeo, Heartland Hot Rod Run, Heart of Texas Quilt Show, signature "Brownwood Reunion Celebration", and the Christmas Under the Stars Festival to name a few.
The Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad MuseumFive museums tell the story of Texas and Brown County, including The Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum, the Gordon Wood Hall of Champions, and The Firearms Museum of Texas. The Lehnis Railroad Museum showcases miniature trains of every gauge and a large collection of railway artifacts. It has regular special exhibits, interactive exhibits, and activities including "Choo Choo Christmas." The Gordon Wood Hall of Champions showcases the "winningest" high school football coach, Gordon Wood holding artifacts from Coach Wood's honorable career and highlights outstanding players and support coaching staff. The Firearms Museum of Texas is located inside the Brown County Museum of History, which is housed in the 1902 jailhouse resembling a European castle. The Firearms Museum of Texas showcases special exhibits and weapons that brought freedom and civilization to our great state.
Brownwood is a focal point on the Way out Wineries Trail, the Texas Forts Trail, the Great Texas Wildlife Trail, and the Wildflower Trail. Historic Downtown is home to shopping, dining, the Lyric Theatre, the Brownwood Coliseum, restored Santa Fe Depot and Harvey House, and the Brownwood Visitor Center.
We are truly "close to the heart of Texas, " as the geographic center of the State is only 22 miles away. So no matter where you are coming from, Brownwood is easy to find. The Brownwood Airport supports private planes and has a 24-hour fuel station. We have lodging to satisfy any group, from cozy cabins, an award winning Bed & Breakfast, to new hotels.