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Passing Through: Lampasas, Texas

Updated: May 17, 2022

Things to see and do when passing through Lampasas, Texas

From our first visit, we were charmed by Lampasas. We first drove through it on a scorching hot day in June, on a Texas back roads road trip from San Antonio to Dallas. When we got there, were were just a little over halfway home and we were beat.

But downtown Lampasas was a perfect place to refuel and recharge!

Its downtown ice cream shop had just what we needed - ice cream - and its historic facades, the quirky Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden and Texas Hill Country topography make it a place we are eager to return to on our next Texas Hill Country road trip!


Blue, Red and White building in downtown Lampasas
The Cherry on Top Ice Cream and Creative Studio, Historic Downtown Lampasas

red and limestone courthouse facade
Lampasas County Courthouse in Lampasas, Texas

White brick building with green signage in downtown Lampasas
The Keystone Hotel Building, built in 1836, is a former stagecoach inn being restored in Historic Downtown Lampasas.

giant sculpture of a catfish on a vintage truck outdoors in Lampasas Texas
""Been Fish'en," by Joe Barrington at the Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden at Campbell Park in Lampasas, Texas.


Lampasas Travel Notes:

We have stopped in Lampasas multiple times as an alternative route between Dallas and Central Texas. There are many things to experience, with convenient parking and walkability within its downtown and main street area. Our stays in Lampasas have been roughly an hour, and have included quick meals at Storm's Drive-in. (Definitely opt for the sourdough bun!) But one could make a half-day visit or longer, and find plenty to do, things to see and places to eat in Lampasas.

Google Map: Check out our Central Texas road trip map for directions to our favorite places in Lampasas, along with other cool nearby Texas travel guide stops.

Lampasas is featured in our debut release: Ten Texas Towns! When it publishes later this spring, you can grab a copy from us or select bookstores and other retailers for more information and inspiration about this off-the-path gem.


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Photos by James Khattak


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