Your first step? The DS Vis­i­tor's Cen­ter!

Guide to Dripping Springs - - Front page -

Wel­come to the Drip­ping Springs area, the “Gate­way to the Hill Coun­try”! Whether your stay is short or long, there is no doubt you will en­joy this spe­cial part of Texas.

If you’re just ar­riv­ing to Drip­ping Springs, the first thing you may be look­ing for is in­for­ma­tion. That’s where the Greater Drip­ping Springs Area Cham­ber of Com­merce and Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter can be of help. Lo­cated a quar­ter mile west of Ranch Road 12 on the north side of U.S. 290 (400-C U.S. 290) the Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter hands out more than 200 in­for­ma­tion pack­ages monthly and has all the an­swers you’re prob­a­bly look­ing for con­cern­ing the area. The cen­ter is open Mon­day through Fri­day, 9 a.m. un­til 4 p.m. and on Satur­day’s from 9 a.m. un­til noon.

The Drip­ping Springs area was set­tled in the time of the old west and still re­tains some of that char­ac­ter to­day with many ranches still op­er­at­ing but es­pe­cially as ev­i­denced by our very friendly ways and our “can do” spirit.

You will find that Drip­ping Springs is an area of beau­ti­ful vis­tas with rugged hills, beau­ti­ful spring fed creeks, green val­leys, stately oak trees and pic­turesque wind­ing roads. Deer and turkey are na­tive and are es­pe­cially plen­ti­ful through­out the area. In ad­di­tion to our many nat­u­rally beau­ti­ful sites, there are sev­eral build­ings of his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance, in­clud­ing the Pound House which dates to circa 1850

and has been fully re­stored.

One of the most im­por­tant lo­cal cel­e­bra­tions each year is Founders Day which ac­tu­ally lasts for an en­tire week­end in April and the Fourth of July cel­e­bra­tion each sum­mer has be­come a much an­tic­i­pated high­light for the com­mu­nity.

If you de­cide to stay awhile, you will soon dis­cover that we have one of the best school dis­tricts in Texas, a vol­un­teer spirit thriv­ing through many lo­cal civic clubs and or­ga­ni­za­tions and of course, many fine churches.

No mat­ter how long you de­cide to stay, the Drip­ping Springs area has some­thing for ev­ery­one. The Greater Drip­ping Springs Area Cham­ber of Com­merce will be happy to as­sist you dur­ing your stay. On be­half of the Cham­ber and all the friendly folks in this area, wel­come and please en­joy your stay!

Cor­re­spon­dence with the Cham­ber via mail is P.O. Box 206, Drip­ping Springs, Texas, 78620. The cen­ter can be lo­cated on web at www.drip­pingsprings-tx.org. The email ad­dress is dscham­ber@austin.rr.com, or phone (512) 8584740.

Drip­ping Springs Cham­ber of Com­merce Pres­i­dent Kim John­son stands ready to point folks in the right di­rec­tion.

Drip­ping Springs Cham­ber of Com­merce Pres­i­dent Kim John­son, left, ac­cepts a check from Mike Mueck, Pres­i­dent of Val­ley Spring Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Inc., pub­lisher of this pub­li­ca­tion. Each year, a por­tion of the rev­enues from this mag­a­zine are do­nated to the cham­ber.

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