PLAY IN GRUENE HISTORIC DISTRICT
Hear the Music
Gruene Hall, built in 1878, is Texas' oldest continually operating and most
famous dance hall. By design, not much has physically changed since the Hall was first built. The 6,000 square foot
dance hall with a high pitched tin roof still has the original layout with side flaps for open air dancing, a bar
in the front, a small lighted stage in the back and a huge outdoor garden.
Float the River
Scenic whitewater raft, tube and inflatable canoe trips on the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers. Guides available upon request. Floats start early in the morning, late in the afternoon or all day.
Drink the Wine
The Grapevine carries New World wines and one of the largest
selections of Texas wines. Wine is sold by the glass and the bottle and discounts are available on cases. In addition, they carry a variety of craft beers on tap from some of Texas' finest craft brewers.
Watch the Potters
The Barn Pottery work studio and gallery is
housed in an 1870's barn, once used to store supplies for the general mercantile store. Owners Angie White and husband Kyle coordinate the Annual Texas Clay Festival in Gruene, held the 4th weekend of October each year.
Fish the River
Our local Guadalupe River is the southern most trout stream in the Northern Hemisphere. With a little guidance and gear,
you can fish for Rainbow Trout or our native warm water species year-round.
Forge a Knife
Take smithing lessons at veteran-owned Caylor Forge, specializing in teaching all ages (3 and up), including those with physical limitations. You can make a nail sword souvenir, railroad spike knife, bracelet and more. Daily blacksmithing demonstrations in the summer. Open 7 days a week, March 1 to August 31.