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BURNET LOCATION and FACTS -- (MLS AREA BU) Burnet is located about 50 miles northwest of Austin in the Texas Hill Country and Highland Lakes area. It is just east of Lake Buchanan and north of Marble Falls. It is only 35 miles from Georgetown. It is served by two primary highways: U.S. Hwy 281 and State Hwy 29.
Burnet is considered the jewel of the Highland Lakes. It is nestled at the edge of spectacular Texas Hill Country and offers beautiful vistas of the countryside and lake. It was established as a fort as part of the Texas frontier in the mid-1800's and its pioneer and rural charm has been maintained as it is evolving into a modern town.
Burnet is the county seat of Burnet county and is a hub of commerce, trade, and industry for the area. It has modern schools, shopping, hospital and an airport, everything for today's living.
Named the "Bluebonnet Capital of Texas," the hills are beautiful in the springtime.
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OUT & ABOUT IN BURNET -- With such a fabulous location, Burnet offers many outdoor activities as well as scenic drives and museums. Here are some great things to see and do.
Longhorn Cavern State Park - Two miles of underground caves located about 11 miles southwest of Burnet via U.S. 281 on Park Road 4. 512.756.6976 GOLF:
Black Rock Park - About 18 miles west of Burnet on Lake Buchanan on Texas 261 north from Texas 29, with access via Texas 29 west and R.M. 2341 north. It has camping, swimming, fishing, and boating.
Burnet County Park -- Excellent fishing camp on east side of Lake Buchanan.
Eagle Eye Observatory - one of the few public access observatories in the country. Facilities include several large 22-inch telescopes. Call 800-977-0081 for information.
Fort Croghan Museum - Is a restored powder house, consisting of stone and log buildings with exhibits, restored carriages, old guns, furniture, and relics depicting local frontier days. For information, call 512/756-8281.
Galloway-Hammond Recreation Center 512-756-6180 1601 S. Water St. (Hwy 281 S)
Highland Lakes CAF Air Museum - Headquarters for Confederate Air Force Hill Country Squadron with WWII fighter planes, firearms, photographs, and memorabilia. It is located at the Burnet Municipal Airport, south on U.S. 281. Call 512-756-2226.
Inks Lake National Fish Hatchery - About 10 miles west of Burnet.
Inks Lake State Park - About 12 miles west of Burnet. It has camping, shelters, trailers, rest rooms, picnicking, groceries, fishing, swimming, boats, golf, nature study, and hiking.
Lake Buchanan Adventures 512-756-9911 2007 CR 137 Kayaking, camping, boat rentals, waterfalls, rugged limestone cliffs, and other natural wonders.
Post Oak Farm Riding Stables 512-756-4647 1019 Hoover Valley Rd. Horseback Riding, Ranch rides, trail rides, riding lessons, ranch vacations.
Scenic Drives - Among the best is Texas 29 west and R.M. 2341 northwest.
Delaware Springs Golf Course-- Municipal Golf Course surrounded by spectacular countryside. 512.756.8471 RESTAURANTS:
Diego's Restaurant 3401 Hwy 281 South
Gude's Bakery & Deli 307 W Polk St 512-715-9903
Highlander Restaurant 401 Buchanan Dr, #11 512-756-7401
Riverwalk Cafe 635 Buchanan Dr 512-756-4100
Schulze's Restaurant 200 South West Street 512-715-0802
Spokes Restaurant & Sports Bar
Storm's Drive-In Restaurant
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The City of Burnet is served by the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District
PRONUNCIATION OF BURNET
Burnet is pronounced "burn-it" and great lengths are undertaken to get newcomers to pronounce it correctly. There are even rhymes such as:
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