A Visitors' Guide for
Granbury, Texas

Granbury, Texas is a resort community
where you can really relax and enjoy life. 

Granbury offers something for everyone.  Granbury has great shopping, romantic bed and breakfasts and rustic lake cabins, intimate restaurants and water sports and fishing on Lake Granbury.  Granbury has it all!

The population of Granbury, TX is normally about 6,050, but increases dramatically during the summer months because of all the tourist activities and events they have in Granbury.

Granbury, Texas  Granbury, Texas
Pearl Street and Houston Street on the Granbury Courthouse Square

Granbury is the county seat for Hood County.   It is located just 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth on the shore of Lake Granbury.  For airplane flight connections, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is only an hour away.

The town was named for General Hiram Bronson Granbury who led Confederate troops from this general area into battle during the Civil War.

  Granbury Live
Granbury Live

Granbury Live has some of the best family entertainment in the state of Texas.  Music performances feature some of the best talent from all over the country. You will recognize many faces that you have come to love over the years from "the good ol' days of Granbury Live!"

Granbury Courthouse Granbury's current three story courthouse was built In 1890 of Brazos limestone.  It has a lighted clock tower.

The first two Hood County courthouses burned down.

Granbury's historic courthouse square, established in 1871, was the first in Texas to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  Visitors enjoy strolling around the square.

Granbury Opera House
 Granbury Opera House

The Granbury Opera House which is listed on the registry, still hosts Broadway productions as the Texas Star Theatre.   Built in 1886, the Opera House was restored and reopened its doors to professional, live theater in 1975.

Swimming in Lake Granbury  Jet Skiing on Lake Granbury

One of the major draws of Granbury, Texas is Lake Granbury.  The lake contains 8,700 acres of water impounded from the Brazos River, and has 103 miles of shoreline.

Rouch Creek Park in Granbury, Texas
Rough Creek Park

Want to play some golf?

Harbor Lake Golf Course

Harbor Lake Golf Course

Play a round of golf at one of several golf courses available in the area.

Want some great food at Granbury?

Marry Heart Tea Room

Merry Heart Tea Room
Granbury, TX

Excellent dining on the square. They are known for good steaks and Cherry Crisp desserts. Open daily for lunches and dinner only for Fridays and Saturdays.

You will find all types of food in Granbury.

Looking for Lodging in the Granbury Area?
Dinosaur Trail Cabins and Cottages
Dinosaur Trail Cabins and Cottages
Bed and Breakfast Inn

Granbury, TX

Granbury's newest Bed and Breakfast is very different from the ordinary, but offers the same luxury you expect.  They specialize in private, romantic, natural atmospheres perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary or romantic get-away.

The Lodge of Granbury
The Lodge of Granbury
Granbury, TX

Less than 75 minutes from downtown Dallas and 30 minutes from Fort Worth, Texas, The Lodge of Granbury is only one tree-shaded block from historically-renowned Granbury town square.

Nearby State Parks

Acton State Historic Site - Cleburne
The smallest state park in Texas. Acton cemetery is the final resting place of Mrs. Elizabeth P. Crockett, wife of Alamo hero Davy Crockett.

Cleburne State Park - Cleburne
A 528-acre park that encompasses a lively 116-acre, spring-fed lake. Located in Johnson County, the park opened in 1938.

Dinosaur Valley State Park - Glen Rose
113 million year old Dinosaur Tracks in the Paluxy River bed.

Texas Park & Wildlife Lake Access Information

Other Attractions in the Granbury Area:

The Windmill Farm
The Windmill Farm - Near Tolar
Located 7 miles from Granbury near Tolar on Hwy 377. See antique windmills of all kinds. Some windmills are always in operation and new ones are being added. Well worth the trip!

Fossil Rim Wildlife Park - Near Glen Rose
In a sanctuary of 1500 senic acres where over 800 exotic animals roam free.

The Jail and Hood County Historical Museum
Old Western jail built in 1885, and operated through 1978. Complete with an original cell block and hanging tower.

Comanche Peak Information Center - Glen Rose
Learn about the generation of electricity using the atom at the first nuclear plant in Texas.

Barnard's Mill & Art Museum
Built in the 1860's. Registered with National & Texas Historic Places. Original art featuring oils, bronzes, watercolors, etchings and artifacts.

Creation Evidence Museum - Glen Rose 
Archaeological excavations. A scientific look at Creation.


Map of Granbury area showing Lake Granbury
Lake Granbury map

More Lake Granbury Information:

Texas Parks & Wildlife
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Lake Granbury







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