Soak up the extensive rich history of the Gruene Historic District near New Braunfels TX, located within miles of our River City Resorts! You’ll find Gruene in the National Register of Historic Places and will be worth visiting during your Texas vacations. Gruene was once considered a sleepy town, now thrives on tourism offering travelers historical places to explore such as the Gruene Hall, the landmark water tower, eclectic souvenir shops, unique places to eat, and more! When you’re looking for things to do in New Braunfels TX, plan a day to explore this hidden gem as we provide the top three must-stops in the district!
Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar, formerly the Gruene cotton gin, has been around for half a century and has a casual rustic dining atmosphere as well as weekly live music in the beer garden! Dishing up famous Texas eats such as fried chicken steak, bronzed catfish, and generous portions among other American fares, you won’t leave hungry! Take a walk outdoors and sit under the shaded area at one of the many dining tables that offer gorgeous panoramic views of the Guadalupe River. You’ll be shocked to know that Gristmill has a capacity of 800 and has grown immensely over the years! Other eats in the district include Mozie’s, a bar and grill that is located in the old post office, as well as Cantina del Rio, for those looking for Tex-Mex!
You cannot visit the Gruene Historic District without checking out Gruene Hall which dates back to 1878, and is the oldest dance hall that continues to operate! When live music is what you came for, Gruene Hall has live music every night of the week, and in the afternoons on the weekend! Many famous artists have graced the stage such as Willie Nelson, George Strait, the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks among countless others! Dance the night away at this classic venue in a fun, intimate setting with a tin roof and massive beer garden to boot! Exploring Gruene Hall will be a top priority while vacationing in New Braunfels TX.
Gruene General Store
Our third must-stop in the Gruene Historic District is the Gruene General Store, which ranks among the top 40 places to visit in Texas. When the floor begins to creak as you walk through the store, you’ll feel like you’re part of the Texas history. Stop in to try their homemade fudge or savor a generous scoop of ice cream near the candy counter. With so many nostalgic items to choose from like rustic signs, cowboy hats, unique souvenirs like a cowhide koozie, as well as canned jams and salsas you may need to set aside an hour or two to browse!
Homey Resorts in New Braunfels TX
Most New Braunfels activities revolve around the water, so when you need a break from tubing and the waterparks, try a self-guided tour through the Gruene Historic District. Whatever you decide to do with your day, you’ll come back to a comfortable air-conditioned atmosphere in our River City rentals. We want you to feel the relaxations of home as we provide flatscreen TVs and wireless internet in each unit! Our staff at River City Resorts is awaiting your arrival, to book your stay give us a call at 1-866-444-6204.