Exploring the adorable town of Cleburne, Texas is the perfect way to spend a weekend. It’s a wonderful getaway with plenty of things to see, eat and do around town.
Cleburne is only a short 45 minute drive from downtown Fort Worth, making it an easy weekend getaway.
Things to Do In Cleburne, TX
Take a trip back to the 1800’s
Take a step back in Texas history and explore The Chisholm Trail Museum. The Annual Pioneer Days takes place every November and is a sight to see! The event features a Civil War re-encampment, 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.
Watch a musical
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!
Dine at one of the many delicious restaurants
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.
Explore the 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 Cedar 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.
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 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.
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