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Our Wildflower Watch is a site to behold!

Yes, it’s true, we have a lot of bluebonnets in the Spring. We also have a lot of other wildflowers, in case the bluebonnets decide not to greet us. After all, nature is nature – it does what it wants! Our Bluebonnet Trail combines 80 miles of scenic roads and wildflowers all throughout Washington County. Grab your camera and plan to spend a few days with us!


  • Reserve a room at one of our many hotels or bed & breakfasts.


  • The best part about wildflower watching in Washington County is the ability to enjoy the scattered attractions all around the county while snapping lots of pictures of all the pretty flowers around.
  • The Bluebonnet Trail covers an 80-mile radius and allows you to see Burton, Independence, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Chappell Hill, and Brenham.
  • Because of how our roads are situated, you don’t have to do the whole trail in one day! You can spend each day exploring a new area – take your time, see the attractions, get off the beaten path and find the best pastures full of flowers, and use Brenham as your home base.
  • View our Visitor Guide, or request one be mailed to you – in the middle of the guide is a county map with the Bluebonnet Trail indicated by the blue dotted lines. The guide also includes all the necessary details about Washington County to help plan your trip.


  • We have many dining choices – American, Mexican, Italian, homestyle/country, BBQ – Whatever you crave, we’ve got you covered. Including a variety of good eats in Downtown Brenham.
  • The Southern Flyer Diner is a great little spot nestled among the Bluebonnet Trail in between Brenham and Independence. Treat yourself with a chili dog or a “$100 hamburger” served by waitresses in poodle skirts.
  • Bevers Kitchen and Chappell Hill Bakery & Deli are delicious lunch or dinner stops in Chappell Hill.
  • If you’re touring around on the weekend, stop for lunch at R-Place at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Great BBQ for lunch and Saturday night dinner specials (not BBQ).