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Llano River bridge near downtown

Llano is a small city in the Central Hill Country of Texas. The town is the county seat of Llano County and is also known as the "Deer Capitol of Texas."

Get in




Driving is the only practical and affordable option to arrive in Llano. The city is served by five highways.

  • Texas Highway 16 serves Llano from north to south. This road serves visitors travelling north from Fredericksburg or south from San Saba. While the small community of Cherokee between Llano and San Saba has a convenience store and a place to stop for drinks, the drive from Fredericksburg has no similar amenities.
  • Texas Highway 29 passes through the town from west to east. Mason lies to the west and Burnet and Buchanan Dam to the east.
  • Texas Highway 71 passes through the town from southeast to northwest. Marble Falls and Austin are to the southeast, while Brady is to the northwest. This road terminates in Brady.
  • Ranch Road 152 comes into Llano from the west and closely parallels the south bank of the Llano River. The road is anchored by the community of Castell to the west and US Highway 87 further away. The road is very beautiful and has plenty of scenic views, but is also windy with lots of sharp curves and hills. Take special care and go slow in these places.
  • Ranch Road 2323 has its northern terminus in Llano. The road comes from the intersection with US Highway 87 and the small community of Prairie Mountain to the southeast. Offers beautiful scenic views and vistas of the Central Hill Country, and is an alternative for travelers coming from Fredericksburg via Texas Highway 16. No amenities of any kind exist on this road between its northern and southern terminus, so plan accordingly.

Get around



  • 1 Confederate War Dead Monument, Corner of Ford and West Main Streets. All Day. Monument to Confederate soldiers who were killed in battle. Inscription near base of monument reads "To Our Confederate Dead." Erected in 1916. Free.






  • Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, 604 W. Young St, +1 325-247-5713. Brisket, ribs, and sausage are mesquite-grilled in an outdoor pit for up to 10 hours. You can choose your meat from the pits outside and your side dishes once you get inside. The brisket is highly recommended!
  • Inman's Kitchen, 809 W. Young, +1 325-247-5257. "Smokin' the Good Stuff Since 1967", this barbecue joint was voted best in Central Texas and features turkey sausage in addition to standard barbecue fare. All you can eat bread, beans and tea and free wifi complement the delicious fare.
  • 1 Malcolm's Steakhouse, 12746 Pearblossom Hwy, Pearblossom, +1-661-485-7458. Very steak. So house.




  • Dabb's Railroad Hotel, 112 E Burnet St, +1 325 247-2200. Once a rather trashy lodge, this now charming hotel has been renovated and is under new ownership.



Go next

Routes through Llano
Jct W ESan Saba  N  W  FredericksburgKerrville
Ends at Brady  W  E  → Jct N SLakewayAustin
MenardMason  W  E  BurnetGeorgetown
Jct N SCastell  W  E  END

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