Welcome to Lampasas, Texas! Located in Central Texas, the city connects to major highways in five directions and serves as the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, which includes vast recreational areas. While you are here, enjoy your visit while feeling right at home at any of our local lodging facilities. Each is conveniently located to dining, shopping, and points of interest in the Lampasas area and offers the perfect place to stay for every taste, budget, or interest.
Established as Burleson in the 1850s, the name was changed with the creation of Lampasas County, and the town became the county seat. Sulphur springs, popular among Native Americans long before white settlers arrived, still flow about half a mile from town center. Downtown buildings feature local limestone construction; several have been restored. Most were originally built in the 1880s. The recently restored courthouse is in the National Register of Historic Places. The Keystone Hotel was an early Texas landmark-stagecoach stop.
Hunters find white-tailed deer, wild turkey, quail and mourning dove, as well as excellent fishing in local creeks, and Lampasas and Colorado rivers.
Hancock Park, a 109-acre municipal facility, includes Hancock Springs, the source of water for public baths a century ago.
Lampasas lies on U.S. 190, a segment of the Ports-to-Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.