Where do we begin? Here are just a few ideas for your next trip to Bastrop: Take a walking tour through our historic district. You’ll find the stately Bastrop County Courthouse, built in 1883. Next door is the old county jail where visitors can see the infamous “hanging hook” on the landing between the first and second floor.

Enjoy a live performance at the Bastrop Opera House, the site for entertainment in Bastrop since 1889, or Lost Rabbit Collective, a professional female-led experimental theater. Take a tour of Deep in the Heart Art Foundry and see how bronzes are made or catch the newest Hollywood blockbuster at Schulman Theatres.

The Old Iron Bridge — renamed the Chief Petty Officer Stephen “Matt” Mills bridge for a local Navy SEAL who gave his life in Afghanistan in 2011— crosses the Colorado River and transports you into “historically hip” downtown Bastrop. People come from far and near to “Spit Off the Bridge” and join the International Society of Bridge Spitters. (In truth, the Old Iron Bridge isn’t made of iron. It’s made of steel and replaced the actual old iron bridge which no longer exists, but can be seen in old photographs.)

Stroll along the riverside via the June Hill Pape Riverwalk at Fisherman’s Park. Or, for something a little out of the ordinary, check out Bastrop’s Historic Farm Street Chicken Sanctuary, where chickens roam the street, protected from fast drivers or anyone wishing to harm them. Or venture out a bit to try your hand at zip lining at Zip Lost Pines. Children, as well as the young at heart, love to explore Barton Hill Farms and the Dinosaur Park.



Fisherman’s Park

 1200 Willow Street

Splash Pad

at Fisherman’s Park