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Main Street Historic District

Address: Main Street, Bastrop, TX
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Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Bastrop
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other

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Montgomery, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The downtown area of Bastrop is pretty funky..it has cool art shops and restaurants-there is always something going on...I bought my daughter a painting on an art tour-very cool as the artist was there.I think Bastrop is a very underrated little central Texas town... quite frankly, I would like to keep it that way as Austin has lost most of... More 

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Bastrop, Texas, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Charming and quaint, this town is preserved to display it's love of heritage and history. One of the best preserved historical districts I've seen in Texas.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Volunteer at info centre/museum very friendly and helpful. Art tours on Friday evening interesting. Shame the quilt shop had to close but lots of little interesting shops and cafes to explore.

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161 reviews 161 reviews
49 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Just off the main highway and its big box stores and chain restaurants, lies a charming "old town" with narrow streets lined with one-of-a-kind shops and eateries. Friends folks. A couple girlfriends and I spent nearly 4 hours here on a pleasant day. The museum was closed to add new exhibits, but we did see the original fire truck and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Don't get me wrong- this isn't a Fredericksburg where you are going to spend an entire day or two shopping- but over all the shops have something for everyone. High Cotton Antiques is a go-to for me to pick up quick gifts and Cripple Creek is a must stop for unique wines. Several of the stores keep up with the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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245 reviews 245 reviews
71 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We enjoyed a nice stroll visiting the few shops and checking out the old building frontages. There are not a lot of stores and some were closed during the week we were there.

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Round Rock, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Main street shops are quaint and interesting for anyone who enjoys that sort of thing. Otherwise there are at least two good places to eat that I experienced and then a couple more that I will have to try next trip. It's a pretty short couple of blocks at this time, but I think that allows for a slower pace.... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Bastrop has made a concerted effort to save the old buildings that were built before 1900. And a real treasure trove of wonderful old homes after touring downtown . Would like to comeback and do some further side streets.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a town within a town. Set up for tourists to browse, buy and learn from the museum or notice boards. It was also great to visit a bank, post office and pharmacy after a tasty brunch. Worth getting off the highway for, and behind has a view of a creek. One area had old farm equipment to see... More 

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boynton beach, florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
4 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

From what I read online I thought Bastrop would be a artsy, unique, old town. It's barely two blocks long and the place is dirty. The shops are laughable. Not much was open on a Monday. I enjoyed Buckee's gas station more than the Historic District.

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