Tours and Attractions
Beneath Brenham streets is a State Archeological Landmark, a large system of historic cisterns. The cisterns were built in the late 1800’s to store rainwater for public fire fighting. Private cisterns were also abundant throughout early Washington County, used for bathing, drinking and cooking. Enjoy the Wild West story of why these cisterns were built. It’s […]
Fully restored, the carousel is one of eight that exist in Texas today and is the only example of a C.W. Parker carousel with Herschell-Spillman horses. Manufactured prior to 1910, it is housed in a unique 16-sided WPA building in the heart of Fireman’s Park.
Welcome to Peeka Ranch, an alpaca farm in Burton, Texas. Located just 15 miles west of Downtown Brenham and 55 miles northwest of Houston, Peeka Ranch is 60 acres of hay meadows, oak trees, and 100 alpacas. The public is welcome to come out to the ranch to enjoy seeing, petting and feeding the alpacas. […]
Stroll through fragrant fields, cut your own fresh lavender, indulge in a relaxing picnic by the pond, and enjoy our heavenly gift shop, “The Lavender Patch.” Our aromatic lavender farm and gift shop with its scenic hillside view is located 8 miles north of Chappell Hill. Open Thursday-Sunday, March through November.
Brenham’s park system features kitchens, barbecue pits, pavilions, playgrounds, baseball and tennis courts, as well as nature and walking trails. Contact the city of Brenham Parks & Recreation Department for rental information.
Designed to entertain the young and young at heart. Miniature golf, bumper boats, go-karts, arcade, laser tag, 26-foot rock wall, jumpers and mini-bowling! OPEN: Fri 5-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun noon-9pm
A Christ-centered residential boys’ ranch that offers the Chance of a Lifetime for teenage boys and their families to experience healing, get an education and learn respect. Tours free; donations welcome. Miracle Farm has several facilities for meetings, retreats, banquets, reunions and weddings. The large Main Dining Hall boasts a fully-equipped commercial kitchen. A podium […]
Come visit the “little creamery” in Brenham and learn all about how Texas’ favorite sweet treat is made! Visitors have the opportunity to browse the Tour Center which is filled with pictures, videos and history of the “best ice cream in the country.” No visit to Blue Bell is complete without a generous scoop of […]
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.
This 8-acre retail garden features antique roses, native plants, perennials, herbs, and wildflowers. Beautiful gardens to stroll and a nice little gift shop to accessorize your garden. Groups are welcome for tours. The Antique Rose Emporium is also a prime location to hold a wedding and/or reception. Facilities include gardens with tents, gazebo, chapel, outdoor […]