The Llano River has held on to its beautiful wild side. Spring-fed and spectacular, the Llano flows east through town into Lake LBJ, allowing everyone in between to savor the currents. Mesquite and oak provide interest and shade to the periphery, and within, the Llano yields rocks over a billion years old. Sharing the river with our bald eagles, herons, and kingfishers is a unique and incredible experience, and those who like to fish, kayak, and play, learn to appreciate nature in a wonderful way. Because the Llano River is well-kept from any major city, our waters make for a clear and dazzling morning, a soothing sunset, and offer the brilliant bonus of an astounding light show at night.
Llano Events Center
This newly-built covered rodeo arena equipped with 192 stalls, roping and bucking chutes, ticket booths, concessions, and seating for 1200 sits across from Robinson Park and the Llano River at 2200 Ranch Road 152 West in Llano, Texas. This wonderful venue is ready to host your rodeo event, concert, reunion or party! Please call the Llano Chamber of Commerce to verify available dates and see the information provided in the links below for details.
Click here for Llano Events Center information sheet.
Click here for Llano Events Center rental agreement.
The park at Enchanted Rock just south of Llano City boasts a captivating batholithic granite dome that beckons hikers of all ages and levels. From the Summit, visitors get a breathtakingly unobstructed Hill Country view that justifies this area’s name. The Native American mystery and Texas Ranger history that surround it create a unique allure to this ancient and beautiful land now open to the public.
Music has always been an important part of Llano’s history and is increasingly becoming a sought out music venue for all ages and all types of music.
The Llano Country Opry comes to town each month at the historic LanTex Theater bringing fans of traditional country rhythms for all over the state – and beyond! An open fiddle fest was held in Llano for years and is being reintroduced in April, 2011 as a weekend full of fiddle jam sessions and an open fiddle contest.
Fuel Coffee House hosts talented artists performing a variety of music genres throughout the year, and the third Thursday of each month is reserved for Songwriters in the Round, a gathering of talented singer/songwriters sharing their love for music with the best audience in the world!
Much more on Llano Music & Arts!
Llano County has always been known for its great deer hunting and hot fishing spots, but in recent years bald eagles have attracted locals and visitors from fall to spring. A nesting pair has chosen a spot 8 miles east of Llano on Hwy 29 where they return each year to raise their family.
By mid to late December the female will lay from 1 to 3 eggs. Incubation is around 35 days and is shared by both the female and male. By February, activity increases as the adults bring food and water to the eaglet. March through May offers the prime viewing of the eaglets as they grow rapidly. By late May the eaglets will have fledged from the nest. Eagle sightings are also becoming common in Robinson Park around the golf course and at Lake Buchanan. Click here for schedule.
Llano annually hosts thousands of wildflower wanderers arriving in droves to devour our stunning spring landscape and uniquely beautiful geography. Mother Nature’s menu includes a main course of Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes with a generous helping of yellows, whites, and purples. Rural roads 152 and 2323 appear to grow lupine “lakes” and stretch into broken-egg meadows. Highway 29 east of Llano provides a doubleheader with flowers growing wild and a view of our local bald eagle family. Our Visitor Center boasts wildflower scouts in search of the most colorful route du jour to share with our guests.
Cooper’s Old Time Pit Barbecue on Highway 29 is known nationally for baiting visitors with its smoke from the huge outdoor pits. Cooper’s is a family-owned and operated restaurant that serves a taste of Texas Hill Country BBQ to people who understand that “It's all about the meat”. Inman’s Kitchen BBQ & Catering lures diners with their famous homemade turkey sausage. They also boast a full menu and claim to have been “smokin’ the good stuff since 1967”. Tucked away from restaurant row, Laird’s Barbeque & Catering, is a favorite of the locals. It is owned by Kenneth Laird who used to work for Coopers, but now makes his own cuts and enjoys chewing the fat with his lunchtime crowd. No bones about it: Llano enjoys its barbecue!