Top 16 Things To Do In Granbury, Texas

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Starting from its interesting origins of a simple square log-cabin courthouse, Granbury blossomed into a unique city with about 10,000 people as of 2017. Although small, this town has a lot of places for entertainment, shopping, and spending leisure time. Historic structures are not uncommon sights as history and traditions are well-preserved and documented here, thanks to the locals. In your itinerary, as you visit the place, checking out the shops, museums, restaurants, and cafés is a must, but you might miss many other unlikely adventures! Tag along and read on to see the interesting things to do in Granbury, Texas.

1. Check out the shops in Granbury Texas Square

Accessories, art, apparel, home decor, the Granbury Square has everything you are looking for and more. Come back and check out our legendary shopping for a mid week trip. #GranburySquare

Posted by The Granbury Square on Saturday, 22 June 2019

Historic and lovely, this shopping center in Granbury won’t fail to charm. No matter what time of day you visit, it is always a great time to explore this place to look for vintage items, keepsakes, food & drinks, and any other whatnots. More than 40 shops and roughly a dozen restaurants & cafés are available here, so you’ll definitely find awesome places to look around.

Granbury Texas Square

Address: 205 E Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048, USA

Website: Granbury Texas Square

Opening hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)

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2. Sample craft beers at Revolver Brewing

Revolver Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery located on Matlock Road. According to the locals and tourists alike, even though the place is only open on Saturdays, the wait is worth it. That is because of the great beer and relaxing ambiance. Another feature here is the live music. What’s more? The beer is cheap! Only 10 USD entitles you to four full beers with a high-quality souvenir glass.

Revolver Brewing

Address: 5600 Matlock Rd, Granbury, TX 76049, USA

Website: Revolver Brewing

Opening hours: Sat: 12pm - 3pm (closed from Sun - Fri)

Price: 10 USD

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3. Treat yourself to old-fashioned candy from Merry Jayne

It’s a great day at the Square! ? When you #shopsmall and #shoplocal you are supporting the neighborhood you call home -...

Posted by Merry Jayne's on Saturday, 24 November 2018

Are you a sweet tooth? Complete your visit at Granbury by going to Merry Jayne’s! With a range of nostalgic, old-fashioned candies to modern, colorful ones, this candy shop has everything you want! Now, Merry Jayne’s also offers ice cream, a variety of drinks, and much more. Satisfy your sweet cravings by stopping by at Merry Jayne’s.

Merry Jayne

Address: 125 E Pearl St 76048 Granbury, Texas

Website: Merry Jayne

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

Price: 5 USD

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4. Learn some history at Hood County Museum

Hood County Museum

Posted by Steven Patrick Barrett on Saturday, 4 May 2019

Once a jail in 1885, the historic Hood County Museum gives an interesting experience to visitors. With dozens of displays such as artifacts, images, preserved cells, and sheriff’s quarters, you are up for a one-of-a-kind tour. Get a glimpse of the darker side of Granbury’s history as the tour guide informs you of the stories and detailed encounters regarding this riveting venue. Don’t shy away when asking questions because the guides are friendly and approachable. Personally learning interesting details of the county jail is what makes the tour worthwhile.

Hood County Museum

Address: 208 N Crockett St, Granbury, TX 76048-2129

Website: Hood County Museum

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 1pm - 4pm (closed Mon - Thu)

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5. Go on a haunted tour organized by Ghost & Legend Tours

Granbury Opera House at Twilight
Source: Photo by user Kairos14 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Texas, other than its tummy-filling cuisine, is rich in history and culture. Explore the spooky side with the Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour! Here is a unique tour experience that will keep you thrilled as you take a stroll around Granbury’s Historic Downtown Square while listening to the ghost stories and legends of the areas. Two tours are done nightly and space is limited, so reserve your slots!

Ghost & Legend Tours

Address: Granbury Square 76048 Granbury, Texas

Website: Ghost & Legend Tours

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 7pm & 9:15pm (closed from Sun - Thu)

Price: 10 USD

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6. Watch a movie outdoors at Brazos Drive-In Theater

Still maintaining that old-fashioned charm, Granbury retained the old style of watching movies: drive-in cinemas. Brazos Drive-in has a pet-friendly and single-screen drive-in that caters to carloads of moviegoers. It is a romantic and interesting way to watch a movie; it is like revisiting how the old ways that folks used to watch flicks. Grab some popcorn and drinks as you view the latest movies here in Brazos Drive-in Theater.

Brazos Drive-In Theater

Address: 1800 W Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048, USA

Website: Brazos Drive-In Theater

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 7:45pm - 12am (closed from Sun - Thu)

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7. Fill your tummy with burgers at The Fillin' Station

The sun is back! Get some fresh air and fresh food on our patio!

Posted by The Fillin' Station on Saturday, 24 February 2018

Get your stomach filled and satisfy your cravings for hamburgers at The Fillin’ Station! Located at Crockett Street. You’re set for a fun and hearty food adventure. The outdoor dining area is available and the food won’t disappoint on how appetizing it looks (and tastes)! Check out the variety of food items on the menu – different types of burgers, salads, meats, fries, and the comfort food classics that will have you wanting more. Don’t settle for a usual burger when you can get the ultimate one here: tasty, lip-smacking, and delicious!

The Fillin' Station

Address: 100 N Crockett St, Granbury, TX 76048, USA

Website: The Fillin’ Station

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11am - 9pm (closed on Tue)

Price: 3 - 14 USD

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8. Go fishing on Lake Granbury

This North Texas reservoir is vast and long, with a maximum depth of 75 feet (23 meters). In here, there are five public boat ramps, two fishing piers, and four overnight camping areas, making it ideal for those who would like to go fishing. Catch fresh fish like striped bass, white bass, sunfish, and much more! With many commercial areas near the lake such as shopping centers and dining areas, it is convenient here.

Lake Granbury

Address: Hood County, Texas, United States

Website: Lake Granbury

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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9. Enjoy a fun day at Granbury City Beach

Source: Photo by Flickr user Granbury Texas used under CC BY 2.0

This spacious, white sand beach is what tourists and locals alike adore. Enjoy the swimming access, splash pad for kids, covered picnic areas, bathrooms, and volleyball courts. A great feature of this place is the presence of many trees and how that simply revitalizes the experience for visitors. A security guard is available for your safety plus the beach is adjacent to Granbury Boardwalk and Conference Center. Make sure to bring good shoes that will combat the hot sand!

Granbury City Beach

Address: 623 E Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048-2463

Website: Granbury City Beach

Opening hours: 7am - 8pm (daily)

Price: 0 USD

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10. Enjoy uniquely mixed cocktails at Local Goat Distillery

$2 street tacos and $5 Cuban Daiquiris, Strawberry Daiquiris & Curtalina Bays All Day!!

Posted by Local Goat Distillery on Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Hopping on to a bar & grill is a great way to end the night with a bang, especially here at the Local Goat Distillery. Quoted to be a hidden gem in Granbury, this dining venue offers spirits plus other beverages, finger foods, and delicious food. What makes this unique is how the cocktails are made with their own liquor – rum, gin, and vodka, giving you a more delightful and local experience.

Local Goat Distillery

Address: 607 N Houston St, Granbury, TX 76048, USA

Website: Local Goat Distillery

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

Price: 4 - 15 USD

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11. Book a tour to taste various wines at Poppin Bottles

Posted by Poppin Bottles Wine & Bubble Bar on Monday, 29 July 2019

Up for some wine-tasting? The Poppin Bottles Wine & Bubble Bar is where to head to. Grab the chance to try the excellent wines they produce, served with a pleasant charcuterie tray. With friendly staff who can educate you on the variety of wine products, you are to have a wholesome and informative experience. The place is great for a date night or night out with friends. Going alone is not a problem, of course! Learn how to taste wine in a sophisticated and knowledgeable way.

Poppin Bottles

Address: 2015 S Morgan St #103, Granbury, TX 76048, USA

Website: Poppin Bottles

Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 4pm - 9pm; Sat: 4pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm (closed on Mon & Fri)

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12. Ride the Granbury Trolley to explore the town

Hop on the Granbury Trolley and explore the city unlike any other. From your comfortable place to stay here at Granbury, there is easy access to this tour thanks to its route - running between the hotels, bed & breakfast, and downtown. The 20 stops on this tour allow you time to admire the surroundings. All of this will happen in just an hour! Be sure to check out their promos (the website shows the instructions to avail) and you can get a free ride if you were chosen. Sweet!

Granbury Trolley

Address: 201 E. Pearl St., Suite 101A, Granbury, TX 76048

Website: Granbury Trolley

Opening hours: Fri: 4pm - 10pm; Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm (closed from Mon - Thu)

Price: 20 - 25 USD

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13. Visit the Langdon Center Art Gallery

Granbury June 2018 48 (Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center - Gordon Home)
Source: Photo by user Michael Barera used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Get exposed to the culture and art scene of Granbury, Texas, by visiting the Dora Lee Langdon Center. Featuring both local and international artists, this is a known venue for the showcasing of various art forms from visual arts to artistic installations. This art center aims to broaden the reach of the Tarleton State University, giving way for monthly exhibits. See the schedules of these artistic displays for you to catch on the shows or exhibits.

Langdon Center Art Gallery

Address: 308 E Pearl St Granbury, Texas

Website: Langdon Center Art Gallery

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 4pm (closed on Sun)

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14. Attempt an escape room challenge at Narrow Escape

Posted by Narrow Escape Granbury on Saturday, 9 March 2019

Test your problem-solving skills and spatial intelligence as you go through the mysteries of the Narrow Escape. With its highly immersive and challenging escape rooms, this is a place you will want to go back to! No need to worry because there are different mysteries to solve and it is great for families as well. Even those who have tried escape games won’t be disappointed with Narrow Escape. Have a fun time while subsequently exercising your brains! Spend one to two hours going through the exciting mysteries.

Narrow Escape

Address: 209 M and M Ranch Rd Ste #109, Granbury, TX 76049, USA

Website: Narrow Escape

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 2pm - 8pm; Fri: 2pm - 10pm; Sat: 12pm - 10pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Price: 25 USD

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15. Indulge in authentic German food at Ketzler's Schnitzel Haus and Biergarten

Even the famous irreplaceable German beer and cuisines are available at Granbury thanks to the Ketzler’s Schnitzel Haus and Biergarten. Check out the menu consisting of everything traditional and German, including a range of that distinctive German booze. Here, you’ll find live music and vibrant ambiance. A garden is also available and it is a great place to just unwind. Get to meet some locals and witness the local singers performing as you munch on the delicious food.

Ketzler's Schnitzel Haus and Biergarten

Address: 101 E Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048, USA

Website: Ketzler’s Schnitzel Haus and Biergarten

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 8pm (closed on Mon)

Price: 6 - 20 USD

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16. Hunt for vintage items at Cool Junk

Posted by Cool Junk on Sunday, 11 August 2019

Here at Cool Junk, not only will you find great vintage and antique items, but you may also participate in interesting events! Loved by both travelers and locals, this antique store is a must-see. Sign up for the scavenger hunts (they come with rewards!) as you explore the beautiful pieces showcased here. The staff is friendly so do not hesitate to ask any questions regarding objects that caught your interest. The place is worth checking out, so don’t miss it!

Cool Junk

Address: 113 N Cleburne St, Granbury, TX 76048, USA

Website: Cool Junk

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm (closed on Tue)

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A small town with big adventures to offer

Your interest and appreciation for this small town will heighten as you discover these places that lead you to that distinctive and whimsical adventure. Instead of going for the usual ways to explore the area, lead yourself to unlikely places (i.e. that vintage shop, the notorious Hood County jail, etc.) or simply go sightseeing and stroll along the streets. Make sure to purchase some keepsakes or try something new to symbolize that extra-ordinary time well-spent in this charming town.

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