Midway between Fredericksburg and Comfort in the Texas Hill Country, you'll find Old Tunnel State Park . The park is a prime example of the blending of human and natural history, and offers an opportunity to visitors to see a unique and breathtaking natural display. Commerce and cargo used to pass through this railroad tunnel, but it's now home to some fascinating winged tenants.
Just east of the historic Hill Country towns of Johnson City and Fredericksburg, guests can visit the sprawling Pedernales Falls State Park . The park includes over 5,200 acres of recreational space, the centerpiece of which is the Pedernales River itself. For fifty years and counting, this park (also referred to as “Pedernales Falls Park,” or simply “Pedernales Falls”) has provided a getaway for those seeking adventure on the water, hikers, nature lovers, and more.
On the southern edge of the Hill Country town of Kerrville, you'll find one of the crown jewels in that town's civic pride: the Kerrville-Schreiner Park. Though it's occasionally referred to by its former name, “Kerrville State Park,” it's operated and maintained by the city's Parks and Recreation Department. It's the recreational heart of Kerrville, and has served as a popular gathering spot in the Hill Country since the early 20th century.
Texas has a worldwide reputation for everything big—that applies not only to its size, but also to the larger-than-life folks of renown who have either come from the Lone Star State, or made their mark on history here. Arguably one of the best-known was Lyndon Baines Johnson (or LBJ, as he's more commonly known), who served as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969. LBJ was born and raised right in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, and he and his lovely wife Lady Bird called the area home before, during, and after their tenure in the White House. Both of them were products of their Texas upbringing, and both left their influential imprints on local, national, and world history.