Exploring the adorable small town of Cleburne, Texas is the perfect way to spend a weekend. It’s a wonderful getaway with plenty of things to do in Cleburne, TX.
Cleburne is only a short 45 minute drive from downtown Fort Worth, making this an easy weekend getaway. This charming Texas town is the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend or a trip for the whole family.
Fun Activities to do in Cleburne, TX
The Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum
Take a step back in Texas history and explore The Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum. The Annual Pioneer Days takes place every November and is a sight to see! The event features a Civil War re-encampment, blacksmith shop, gun fighters, food trucks, kid activities and vendors.
The museum is open year round and visitors get to explore teepees, historical buildings such as old church, school house and jail.
The Big Bear Native American Museum gives you a rich history of the Native Americans. The museum is packed with artifacts ranging from prehistoric tools, pottery, bead work and ceremonial pieces.
Plaza Theatre Company
Plaza Theatre is the place to go for theatre fans. We had a chance to watch White Christmas, and throughly enjoyed the singing, costumes, dance moves and the rotating stage. This is a theatre where every seat has a great view. The rotating stage was such a neat experience and such a unique feature. Be sure to check out their calendar for upcoming shows!
You can never go wrong with Tex-Mex! La Cima dishes have great flavor, unique dishes and according to my son, the best queso blanco ever!
This laid back, casual hot dog restaurant is the perfect place to dine after a day of exploring downtown. Be sure to dine on Friday’s and listen to some live music from local artists.
This burger joint is unlike any others! When we stopped by, there was only one person working and made the burgers & fries from scratch. The building may be tiny, but the burgers are anything but! With only four bar stools for inside seating, it’s best to enjoy your lunch at the outdoor picnic tables.
Cleburne State Park
Exploring nature is a must do whenever we take a trip. The Cleburne State Park has over 13 miles of hiking and bike trails – many are along the 115-acre spring-fed lake shoreline. Be sure to hike the Spillway Trail that takes you to the three-tiered spillway – it’s a beautiful waterfall that shows off after the rain. If you are looking for a spot to catch some largemouth bass, then casting a line in Cedar Lake is a must.
Make a floral arrangement
Breck & Co is part mercantile, part floral boutique and 100% adorable! They have a large studio space to so you can put together your own floral arrangements, succulents or a party with friends! The mercantile area has amazing gifts and cute nicknacks for your home.
Visit Carnegie Library
The Layland Museum of History is housed in the Carnegie Library that was built in 1905. It now serves as a museum that displays artifacts and photographs that covers over 100 years of Johnson county history. On the second floor you can view the stunning theater! Admission is free.
Learn about the history of the Santa Fe Railroad
After visiting the Layland Museum, walk 1/2 a block to the Cleburne Railroad Museum. Be sure to check out the large model train exhibit and relics from the early years of the Santa Fe Railroad. Admission is free.
Slow down and relax
We stayed at the Hampton Inn outside of town and was the perfect place to relax. On Sunday morning we opened up the large windows in our room and enjoyed the slow pace of the morning. They also offer a large buffet breakfast each morning.
Cleburne Golf Links
This 18-hole par-72 course is located on the shore of Lake Pat Cleburne. They offer a practice facility, a full-service golf shop, and a clubhouse grill are all on site. Tee times can be purchased online.
Gone With the Wind Remembered Museum
Cleburne is home to one of the largest collections of Gone With The Wind memorabilia in the world. The collection includes original props from the film, a theater seat from the movies premier, clothing and more than 600 themed dolls.
The Depot at Cleburne Station
Home of the Cleburne Railroaders a minor league baseball team and FC Cleburne a premier soccer league. The Depot is one of the most unique professional baseball stadiums with its railroad theme and intimate setting. The stadium will hold over 4,000 spectators and the stadium will host other concerts and events.
Mainstay has it all & you’ll want to make sure you give yourself time to enjoy all the activities. Activities include hayrides, train rides, 3 story tree house, jumping pillows, farm animals and more! Concessions and country store on site.
This live music venue is in downtown Cleburne. With weekly concerts that include both dinner and concert, make this the perfect spot for a weekend date night. Musical acts include country, folk, jazz, blues and rock and roll.
The Liberty Hotel
This historic, boutique hotel was built in 1924 and was fully restored in 2004. In it’s prime, this was a luxurious place for those to rest and relax along the Santa Fe Railroad