Welcome to Llano
A quaint, historic town in the Texas Hill Country.
Llano is a warm and welcoming community on the banks of the Llano River that runs through the center of the town. Known for its historic architecture, including the prettiest courthouse in Texas, Llano has plenty to offer for families and individuals looking for a charming small town to call home.
What to Love
- Access to nature and beautiful surroundings
- Laid back, small-town charm
- Welcoming and active community
Residents of Llano prioritize their community by offering and participating in a lot of events for neighbors to get together. This, along with above-average schools with strong athletic programs, makes Llano a great place to raise a family.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Llano’s picturesque main street has several cute shops and restaurants and is perfect for an afternoon of shopping and strolling.
For those looking to challenge their taste buds with a broad selection of craft spirits, the Llano Craft Distillery prides itself on offering tastes unlike any other. Taking inspiration from the bedrock of the Llano Uplift and the waters of the Llano River, this distillery reflects the distinct culture of the area and gives locals and visitors a space to come together.
If craft beer is more your style be sure to check out the Llano Beer Company
, with 52 of the best craft beers on tap. Housed in what used to be an old barbershop, the Llano Beer Company also offers small-batch beers brewed right on site along with a variety of snacks and a full wine list.
Llano’s Lantex Theater
, with its iconic red and white marquee, opened in 1927 and is one of the last historic single-screen movie houses that opened across the US in the fervor created by the “talkies”. The theater has been at the center of community life ever since it opened, hosting bond drives during WWII, and today still shows movies along with a monthly Llano Country Opry day. The theater serves as a venue for public concerts and theatrical productions and can also be rented for private use.
For the best burger in Llano look no farther than the Burger Bar Cafe, which also serves Mexican food and classic American diner food in a casual, friendly, and fun atmosphere.
Things to Do
As befits a town in the cowboy and cattle-filled Texas Hill Country, Llano is home to many events that celebrate the American West. The Llano Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, started in 2005, features folks dressed in period outfits cooking with techniques found in the old west and competing for various prizes in chuckwagon cookery.
For cowboys and girls more interested in rodeo, Llano is home to a PBR bull riding event once a year and the Llano Pro Rodeo every summer. From barrel racing to team roping to mutton busting, this classic rodeo event has something for everyone.
If you’ve had enough rodeo you're in the wrong town. Llano’s Crawfish Open annual get-together also features a crawfish team roping event along with BBQ, live music, an auction, and a charity golf tournament.
Llano’s Rock ’n Riverfest is the Fourth of July done right, taking advantage of the access to spots for watersports, this fun festival features several jet ski activities, along with live music, food and drink, a car show, and of course a spectacular fireworks display.
The schools in Llano are considered to be above average and are part of the Llano Independent School District.