Bluebonnets: A Texas Tradition!

Where to See Bluebonnets in Austin and the Texas Hill Country

Native Texans learn at a young age in Texas history classes the significance of the bluebonnet being the state flower of Texas.

Former First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson (wife of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson) even had a passion for the native wildflower and made planting their seeds on Texas highways a special project of hers.

Bluebonnet season is a spring tradition in the Austin and Hill Country areas, and usually peaks in early April. It's technically illegal to pick bluebonnets, and you will want to pay it forward and allow others to enjoy the same breathtaking experiences you did.

Here's a handy guide to some of the best places in and around the Austin and Hill Country areas to bring your kids, dogs, and the entire family to view some colorful wildflowers, and take great photos to freeze-frame the moment!

Balcones District Park: 12017 Amherst Dr., Austin, TX 78727

Brushy Creek Lake Park, 3300 Brushy Creek Rd., Cedar Park, TX 78613

Bull Creek and 45th Street, Austin, TX

Capital of Texas Highway (Hwy. 360)

Cedar Park Post Office, 500 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, TX 78613

Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park, TX 78613

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1801 E. Park St., Cedar Park, TX 78613

Circle C Metropolitan Park, Austin, TX

Crystal Falls Golf Club, 3400 Crystal Falls Pkwy., Leander, TX 78641

Faubion Elementary School, 1209 Cypress Creek Rd., Cedar Park, TX 78613

HEB Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Heritage Oak Park, 875 Quest Pkwy., Cedar Park, TX 78613

Kroenke Ranch, 13600-13900 block of Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Leander, TX 78641

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739

Leander Chamber of Commerce, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander, TX 78641

Leander Public Library, 1011 South Bagdad Rd., Leander, TX 78641

Mason Homestead, 1101 S. Bagdad Rd., Leander, TX 78641

McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy., Austin, TX 78744

Montopolis Drive across from Roy G. Guerrero Park, Austin, TX

Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, Spicewood, TX 

Murchison Middle School, 3700 North Hills Dr., Austin, TX 78731

Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665

Pace Bend Park, 2501 Pace Bend Rd. N., Spicewood, TX 78669

Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S Bagdad Rd., Leander, TX 78641

Sagebrook Health Center, 901 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park, TX 78613

Southeast Corner of Anderson Mill and Cypress Creek (Next to Cedar Park High School)

St. Edward’s University, 3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, 2509 West New Hope Dr., Cedar Park, TX 78613

Toll Road 130 and FM 969 in East Austin

Turkey Bend, 4000 Shaw Dr., Marble Falls, TX 78654

University of Texas Facilities Services, 10100 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78758

Westinghouse Road in Teravista subdivision (Georgetown and Round Rock areas) 

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Dr., Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Willow City Loop, Fredericksburg and Llano, TX


Local Tip:
Take a drive out to Marble Falls! Any Texas town that has a Blue Bonnet Cafe is bound to have some glorious blooms on the way!

Fun Fact: 
Operating year-round, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has a large variety of flowers, not just bluebonnets — but the latter bloom in especially intense masses during the season.