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We've made a point of
Gently Resisting Change since 1872,
but we can’t fight progress!


TXDOT road improvements have come near Gruene Historic District on FM 306!
It will be great when it’s done — no more waitin’ for trains! — but it will take

a little while. SO! In the meantime, if you are traveling to Historic Gruene via IH 35

and normally take Exit 191/Canyon Lake, take one of these alternate routes

instead to experience less traffic congestion and arrive faster so you can begin

two steppin', jumpin' in the river and havin' a cold one a whole lot quicker!

 


View How to get to Gruene in a larger map

 

From San Antonio on IH 35 (red line):

Head North

Exit 184 – Ruekle Rd (TX 337 Loop)
Turn left onto Ruekle Rd (TX 337 Loop)
Stay on the loop for 5.5 miles
Take the Rock St exit just past the light at River Rd
Turn left at the stop sign to Gruene Historic District
Cross the railroad tracks and continue on the left, travel over the Gruene River Bridge (You can see the Gruene Water Tower now!) and Gruene Historic District is just at the top of the Hill, veer right!

For safety and speed, make sure to depart the way you came on Loop 337!

If you cannot avoid IH-35 Exit 191/Canyon Lake, signs will direct you to Gruene. However, since the left turn lane and protected turn signal on Hunter Rd have been eliminated, it will be very difficult to take you into Gruene Historic District. Due to this and heavy summer traffic heading to Canyon Lake area, much traffic congestion and delay will occur on this 306 route to Historic Gruene.

From Austin on IH 35 (blue line):

Head South

Exit 195 – Watson Ln

Turn right on Watson Ln (old Bastrop Rd) and go about a mile
Watson Lane ends at Old Hunter Rd / FM 1102 – Turn left
Go about 3.5 miles and go straight thru the light at FM 306 (of course stop first if the light is red). The road becomes Common St. You can see the Gruene Water Tower now!
Take the first right on Old FM 306

Take the first left on to Hunter Road – just 1 mile to Gruene Historic District!
Departure: Due to oncoming traffic with an unprotected left turn onto Common St and further traffic congestion, the safest and quickest route back to IH 35 is via Loop 337 - to do this, when facing Gruene Hall turn either left or right (Gruene Rd) and follow the signs back to IH 35.

If you cannot avoid IH-35 Exit 191/Canyon Lake, signs will direct you to Gruene. However, since the left turn lane and protected turn signal on Hunter Rd have been eliminated, it will be very difficult to take you into Gruene Historic District. Due to this and heavy summer traffic heading to Canyon Lake area, much traffic congestion and delay will occur on this 306 route to Historic Gruene.

 

From HWY 281 @ SH 46 (Normal route - No construction!):

Head East on SH 46 for 18.3 miles

Turn left at the light at the underpass to continue on 46 (aka Loop 337)

Stay on the loop for 2.5 miles

Take the Rock St exit just past the light at River Rd
Turn left at the stop sign to Gruene Historic District
Cross the railroad tracks and continue on the left, travel over the Gruene River Bridge (You can see the Gruene Water Tower now!) and Gruene Historic District is just at the top of the Hill, veer right!


From downtown New Braunfels (Normal route - No construction!):

Take E San Antonio St to stoplight at S Union Ave and turn left.

At the next stoplight, take a right onto Common St

Turn left at the stoplight at Loop 337 (Hwy 46) to the Gruene Rd exit.

Take a right and continue about a mile, travel over the Gruene River Bridge (You can see the Gruene Water Tower now!) and Gruene Historic District is just at the top of the Hill, veer right!

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