Brenham is located about halfway between Austin and Houston and has many appealing attractions. Depend on when you’re needing a hotel near Blue Bell Aquatic Center or perhaps a hotel near Pleasant Hill Winery, both major attractions. While in the area, you can also tour Blue Bell Creameries, visit the compelling exhibits at Brenham Heritage Museum, go to an event at the Washington County Fairgrounds and experience Toubin Park, all within 2 miles of our hotel. Unity Theatre is within 3 miles – and fun Horseshoe Junction Family Fun Park is just a little farther away. May we have the pleasure of your business?
“BLUEBONNETTRAILS” WILDFLOWER VIEWING
Take a few turns off the beaten path to enjoy brilliant patches of bluebonnets. Indian paintbrush and evening primrose, the primary springtime flowers found in Washington County. Bluebonnet trails are marked on the map included in this Visitor’s Guide. For up-to-date information. Call 888-BRENHAhI or visit www.BrenhamTexas.com
BLUE BELLAQUATIC CENTER
Features include a large outdoor recreation pool. 25-yard 6-lane indoor pool and an indoor therapy pool. Both the indoor and therapy pools are open year-round. 1 800 E Tom Green. Admission fee. +1 (979) 337-7250
BRENHAM AREA PARKS
Brenham’s Park System features kitchens, barbecue pits. pavilions, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, as well as nature and walking trails. Contact the Visitors Center for a FREE map of Brenham’s sports complexes. Reservations and rental fees required for some facilities. Call the City of Brenham at: +1 (979) 337-7244
CHAPPELL HILL LAVENDER FARM
The aromatic lavender farm with its scenic hillside view is located approximately eight miles north of the historic town of Chappell Hill. Farm and gift shop are open to the public on weekends from March—October. Fresh cuttings during the blooming season. 2250 Dillard Rd. Free admission. For cutting schedule call +1 (979)251-8114 or Visit www.chappellhilllavender.com
You’re invited to experience… the world of Ellison’s Greenhouses and Texas hospitality! Stroll through greenhouses, make your own selection of plants, seasonally available vegetables, and more. Come, learn, enjoy and make a memory! 2107 E. Stone, Brenham. Guided tours available, call for details. +1 (979) 836-6011
HORSESHOE JUNCTION FAMILY FUN PARK
Designed to entertain the young and young at heart. Miniature golf. bumper boats. go-kart track, arcade games, indoor laser tag. 26-foot rock climbing wall and extreme bouncers! Hwy. 290 W, Brenham (behind K-Rob’s Steakhouse). Visit http://www.ellisonsgreenhouses.com/
THE JERSEY BARNYARD
Visit “Belle” of Blue Bell Creamery’s TV commercials. Tour the Frerichs family’s 50-year-old working Jersey dairy on our beautiful century farm. Milk a cow, hayrides, hay maze, hands-on petting barnyard, gift shop, ice cream and garden center. 3117 Hwy 159, La Grange. Mon,-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 1pm-6pm. Reservations requested for school and group tours of 15 + Call +1 (800) 382-2880 or +1 (979) 249-3406 for admission fees and information. Visit www.texasjersey.com
MARTHA’S BLOOMERS-A Home & Garden Store
Discover gardens filled with unusual and native plants, flowers and trees. Stroll through landscaped grounds of water gardens, statuaries, fountains, pottery. Beautiful home and garden decor, delightful gifts, antiques and primitives. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Café M. Bloomers’ tearoom (Tues.-Sun.). 8101 Hwy. 6 Bypass, Navasota (1 mile north of Hwy. 90/105, only 20 minutes east of Brenham). Reservations requested for groups or tour buses.
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. +1 (936) 825-7400 Visit www.MarthasBloomers.com
MIRACLE FARM -A Children at Heart Ministry
Residential boys’ ranch ministry serves at-risk teenage boys from within 120 miles of Brenham through family interaction and restoration, spiritual development, on-campus education program, horse program and Challenge Course. Outside groups can book Retreat Center and Challenge Course. Tours free. Donations welcome. +1 (979) 836-0901
MONASTERY OF ST. CLARE MINIATURE HORSE FARM
Franciscan Poor Clare nuns support themselves by raising miniature horses and selling their handmade ceramics. Pet the horses, shop in the Art Barn, paint your own souvenir or spend 4th a few quiet moments in the Chapel. 9300 Hwy. 105, Brenham.Tue-Sat 1:30-4 pm. During Jan, Feb and Sept open on Fri-Sat Closed the weeks preceding Easter and Christmas. Admission +1 (979) 836-9652
ANTIQUE ROSE EMPORIUM
Located on an early settler’s homestead, this nationally renowned 8-acre retail garden features romantic antique roses, native plants, old-fashioned perennials, herbs and wildflowers. Multiple theme gardens embellish mid-I9th century buildings. Practical and hard-to-find plants available for sale. Hwy. 50, Independence. Mon-Sat 9am-ópm, Sun 11am :5:3Oprn. Closed on major holidays. FREE admission, reservations requested for groups or tour buses. +1 (979) 835-548 or write 9300 Lueckemeyer Rd Brenham TX 77833.
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BLUE BELL CREAMERIES
Forty-five-minute tours include a film and a dip of your favorite ice cream flavor, Nominal charge tours at 10, 11am; 1. 1:30, 2, 2:30pm weekdays. Please call to confirm tour times, Groups of 15+ must make reservations. Reservations required for ALL visitors during Spring Break. Winter schedule varies. Closed most holidays. Loop 577 off Hwy. 290 E, Brenham. The Blue Bell Country Store, specializing in Blue Bell logo items, is open Mon-Fri year-round and Saturdays Mar-Dec. +1 (800) 327-4135 or write P .O.Box 1807, Brenham TX 77834.
PLEASANT HILL WINERY
Travel the grape’s path from vine to wine; experience the sights and smells of the winemaking process in the 60 cellar. Sample the results of our “wine growing” in the traditions of the Zaffiro and Macedonio families. Gift shop offers wines and unique wine gifts. 1441 Salem Rd., Brenham, Sot 11am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm. 979-830-VINE (8463).
SILVER WINGS BALLROOM
Family entertainment roller skating, dances, live entertainment, concerts. Game room, pool tables, air hockey, Redemption and video games. Banquet haIl. 4100 Hwy. 105, Brenham. Mobile DJ. Roller Skating (fall-spring) Fri 7pm- 11pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 2pm-Spm. Summer (every day except Tue). Dances on Sat night +1 (979) 836-4836
Fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, camping, hiking, horseback riding. picnicking and sightseeing — enjoy this multi-use 11,400-acre lake. Many choices of electrical and non-electrical campsites, including equestrian sites. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates Rocky Creek Park and Yegua Creek Park.
For campsite reservations, call +1 (877) 444-6777 or visit www.reserveusa.com
For reservations at the two State Park units, Birch Creek and Nails Creek call +1 (512) 389-8900 For more information on Somerville Lake and Corps of Engineers parks, call +1 (979) 596-1622
WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
In addition to each September’s “Oldest County Fair in Texas.’ the Fairgrounds is the site for cutting horse competitions, livestock shows, rodeos, dog shows, concerts, and more. Visit the Fairgrounds to view our facilities, including a new air-conditioned exhibit hall. Contact the Fair Office at +1 (979) 836-4112 View calendar of events at www.washingtoncofair.com
WESTWOOD CINEMA 6
Movie entertainment with state-of-the-art presentation, comfortable surroundings — showing the latest releases daily. Challenging game room. Online ticket sales and senior discounts available. Located behind K-Bob’s Steakhouse on Hwy. 290W Brenham. For movie schedule and ticket information call: +1 (979) 836-7656
WINDY HILL WINERY
Enjoy the hospitality of the German and Spanish heritage of August and Linda Meitzen. The full-blossom quality wines they produce follow family honored traditions of success- Visit the tasting room and gift shop displaying the talents of local artists. 4232 Clover Rd., Brenham. Fri-Sat 11:00am-5:00pm. Sun l:00prn-5:00pm.
Tours by appointment: +1 (979) 836-3252