Boerne Pop. 5,901 Alt. 1,405

General - Boerne (BUR-nee) grew from a village called Tusculum laid out in 1849; formally established by German pioneer settlers in 1851, and named for German political writer.  Fishermen find fortune in Hill Country lakes and streams; hunters seek white-tailed deer and axis deer, wild boar, turkey, native and migratory game birds.

Agricultural Heritage Center - Indoor and outdoor exhibits of antique farm machinery, implements and equipment, including an 1896 threshing machine; operating blacksmith shop.  Open We. and Sun. 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., and upon request for tour groups (830/249-800).  Closed last 16 days of Dec. and first 15 days of Jan.; adjacent to city park on Texas 46 east.

Cascade Caverns - Popular visitor attraction since 1932.  Skilled guides provide one-hour interpretive tours every 30 minutes; well lighted, comfortable walking trails.  A wet, active cave with huge rooms and crystal clear pools laced by profuse cave growth; 90 foot underground waterfall.  Note: Drought conditions may cause pools and waterfall to be dry.  Swimming pool, dance pavilion, meeting hall, and camping facilities for RV's, trailers, and tents.  Open daily Memorial Day - Labor Day, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; in winter 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun.; 14 miles NW of San Antonio.  Exit 543 on I-10.   Admission.

Cibolo Nature Center - 100 acre inner city greenbelt with four separate and distinct ecosystems: Marsh, Prairie, Woodlands, Cibolo Creekside. Includes walking trails, estuary, and year round offering of environmental awareness programs.

Guadalupe River State Park - 1,900 acres of scenic Hill Country landscapes bisected by the beautiful, cypress edged river which flows over natural rapids in the park.  Wildlife includes white-tailed deer, coyotes, foxes, and armadillos; juniper thickets offer nesting habitat for rare golden-cheeked warbler.   Tent and RV camping, rest rooms, showers, picnic sites.  Fishing, canoeing, swimming, and hiking.  Access via Texas 46, 13 miles east. Admission.

Kronkosky Hill - Commanding the highest hilltop in Boerne; original homestead of Albert Kronkosky family, built between 1911-17.   Currently St. Albert's Early Learning Center (infant - 13 years, including kindergarten and pre-first) and convent for Benedictine Sisters.  Most prominent structure is stone Kronkosky Tower, now the school library, superb lookout site over scenic Hill Country landscapes of the Boerne area.  Visitors welcome on the grounds during daylight hours.

Kuhlmann-King Historical House - General history exhibits in historic building.  Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. and upon request for groups; 830/249-2030.  402 East Blanco St.

Ye Kendall Inn - Stagecoach inn built in 1859; Texas historic landmark listed on National Register of Historic Places.  Served as gathering place for lawmen, army officers, cattle drivers, and frontier celebrities.   Today offers elegant bed and breakfast accommodations, and includes dress shop, boutique, restaurant, courtyard and meting hall.  Downtown plaza. 



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