Best places to see Central Texas wildflowers

Springtime in Central Texas means beautiful wildflowers: Bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, firewheels,poppies and more. We've received hundreds of viewer-submitted photos of spring wildflowers, but we found ourselves wondering where all these beautiful photos were taken. We've compiled a list, thanks to help from our viewers, of where you can spot the biggest and most beautiful fields of wildflowers in Central Texas.

Right outside of KVUE
3201 Steck Avenue
Austin, Texas

Photo courtesy of Mike Wallace / KVUE

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Avenue
Austin, Texas

The wildflower center has wildflower days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through May 31. You can see wildflowers in bloom as well as various alternative exhibits and activities for kids and adults alike. Admission to the center is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and students and $3 for children ages 5 through 12. It's free for members and children 4 and under. Go here for more information.

Photo courtesy of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Old Settler's Park
3300 East Palm Valley Boulevard
Round Rock, Texas

Old Settler's Park has fields and fields of Texas wildflowers, with ample space for outdoor activities like tossing a frisbee or having a picnic. Go here for more information.

Photo courtesy of KVUE viewer

Miracle Acres and Chappell Hill in Brenham

Wildflowers can be seen throughout Brenham and Chappell Hill. Go here for more information on wildflower watching in Brenham.

Photo courtesy of Joyce Watt

Muleshoe Bend
2820 County Road 414
Spicewood, Texas

Muleshoe Bend has a 6.5-mile mountain bike trail, horseback riding and campgrounds -- as well as beautiful fields of bluebonnets like the one in the photo below. Go here for more information.

Photo courtesy of KVUE viewer

Brushy Creek Lake Park
3300 Brushy Creek Road
Cedar Park, Texas

You can see fields of bluebonnets in Brushy Creek Lake Park, with plenty of space for picnics, canoeing, a fishing pier, bocce courts, a fire pit, a water splash pad and sand volleyball. Go here for more information.

Photo courtesy of KVUE viewer

Bluebonnet Trails in Ennis

The 1997 Texas State Legislature named Ennis the home of the Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail. Throughout the month of April, the city showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving bluebonnet trails. Bluebonnets peak around the third week of April. Self-guided tours are free, or you can arrange a group guided tour for $50. Go here for more information.

Photo courtesy of KVUE viewer


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