Want to do something different this summer? Something that many people have not experienced? Then come experience a tour you will not forget, dinosaur tracks in the Blanco River left by those giant creatures so long ago. Walk by them, walk in them, and imagine what they looked like. You can experience this at the Smith Ranch in Blanco, Texas. For $7 a person, you can take a tour and learn some facts as given by the professors at Texas State University. Get a group together of 10 or more and for $20 per person you can enjoy the live oaks. have a boxed dinner in the evening, play volleyball, horseshoes, and the old fashioned game of croquet, and take a tour of those ancient tracks left by the dinosaurs. We might even pour a mold of the tracks for anyone interested in classroom study.
Specific times for tours this summer are during the Blanco Lavender Festival on Friday June 8th at 6, 7, and 8 pm. Saturday tours, June 9th, are 9, 10, 11 am or 6 and 7 pm. For information and reservations please call 830-833-4494 or 214-883-5875. During the Lavender Festival, Dr Julie Westerlund (Texas State University) and Sue Simmons (Master Naturalist) will be leading the tours.
Remember, you can always schedule a tour by telephone on other dates. Early morning or late afternoon is best due to the heat during midday. Each person taking the tour will be required to sign a liability release form.
We will help you arrange a surprise party, BBQ, or just a plain ol’ gathering of friends. Play outdoor games, enjoy homemade ice cream, and tour the dino tracks - all you need for a fun time in the country!
To visit us, go west on Ranch Road 1623 (from Hwy 281) approximately 3 miles. There will be a sign reading Cottonwood Creek. After you see the sign, slow down; we are the second driveway on the right past the sign. Watch for the old white farmhouse with a stone fence along the front.
If you’re using a GPS system the address is 4136 Ranch Rd. 1623, Blanco TX. For reservations and more info call 830-833-4494 or 214-883-5875.