When it comes to Gatesville, TX attractions there are certainly many options to choose from. The Buckhorn Museum is one of the most popular attractions in town. If you are interested in learning more about the local history of cowboys and Indians, ranchers and outlaws, this is the place to be. You will find it located right across from the courthouse. Another must see is the Gatesville spur collection located at the Coryell Museum & Historical Center. Along with a wide variety of different spurs, there is also a huge selection of western memorabilia.
If you are interested in spending some time outdoors, there is no place better than Faunt Le Roy Park on the Leon River, where you will find plenty of hiking and biking trails. While you are there, make sure you see the Old Leon River Bridge. As early as 1854, there was a ferry in operation here. The first bridge was erected in 1882. Following damage by two major floods, the most recent structure was erected in 1904 and still features the original lattice.
There are also several other Gatesville, TX attractions in the area where you can enjoy plenty of Texas sunshine, including Mother Neff State Park in nearby McGregor, where you can enjoy picnicking, fishing and camping. Take a walk on the wild side at the Cameron Park Zoo, located in nearby Waco or visit the Erle-Harrison House & Pape Gardens in Waco to admire the historical mansion on the property and tour the gardens.
For Gatesville, TX entertainment there is no better option than the Last Drive-In Picture Show. Bring back all of the fun and nostalgia of packing up in the car and watching the big silver screen beneath the stars. You will find the drive-in picture show one mile south of Highway 84.