About a half an hour drive south-west of Fort Worth, the town of Granbury offers a variety of things to do for the entire family. Boating, fishing, wakeboarding, and water skiing on Lake Granbury is what comes to mind for many Texans when they think of this small city. But there are plenty of other fun activities here, including a visit to Dinosaur World Texas (a museum with over 150 life-sized prehistoric critters displayed in their natural habitat). One of the real charms of the area though is the old Texas tradition that is nurtured within this community.
The Granbury Square
Granbury’s downtown district was the first in the state to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and for good reason! Landmarks that include the Hood County Courthouse and the Granbury Opera House have been fully restored. Many concerts and festivals help mix the present with the past in places like the Big City Music Revue. The district also includes a full-service hotel, a winery, as well as coffee shops and restaurants. One of the best experiences to be found here though are the shopping opportunities available at the boutiques and stores that fill the area.
Boutiques and Shops in Granbury
You will find the shopping here to be one of a kind. Many unique stores cater to those who enjoy browsing for antiques, including the booths at Witherspoon’s Antique Mall and the shops on the ground floor of the Nutt House Hotel. Home decor and furnishing can found in many stores in the area including Home Sweet Home Bedding & More, Mimi & B’s, and N Design & Decor. Fashion from fun to swank can be found in places like Destiny and Jae Posh Boutique. The biggest surprise for me came in the number of local artisans represented in the art galleries. Their skills are showcased in forms of art that cover every medium.
A Well-Hidden Gem
The best Granbury art gallery is located on the north-west side of the Square. Your Private Collection is a gallery that specializes in one of a kind collectibles and gifts in various mediums. They work one on one with the artists, so they are able to fulfill any needs that their clients may ask for. Award-winning glass, sculpture, and wall art are available to build a truly unique private collection. New arrivals are showcased in hosted events that add to the ambiance of the downtown district.
What Are You Waiting For?
Granbury has more to offer than most cities of its size. From Old West to Prehistoric, there is a history that is alive here. From concerts and festivals to plays, you will be hard-pressed to find so much entertainment in such a small package. Enjoy food and drink while you relax on a sandy beach at the lake or in the comforts of a hotel. Then browse clothing, home decor, antiques, and art all in one place!