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Main Street Historic District

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Address: Main Street, 1408 B Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone Number:
(512) 332-8990
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Historic Downtown Bastrop, named a Distinctive Destination by the National...

Historic Downtown Bastrop, named a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, features quaint shops and boutiques, art galleries and public art, and a wide variety of restaurants.

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Weekend time out

Going to Bastrop State park gave us the opportunity to check out the town. Being here for about 5 days we went through all the quaint little roads in the historic area. Gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandi P
Freeport, Texas
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Cedar Creek, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a few shops and businesses to stroll through. It will take an hour or so including lunch. Parking is a nightmare. Most of the appeal is above the street line of site. Only two small antique shops with a limited inventory. This is still a mainly working downtown with business supply, several banks, travel agency, financial business, insurance... More 

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Freeport, Texas
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to Bastrop State park gave us the opportunity to check out the town. Being here for about 5 days we went through all the quaint little roads in the historic area. Gorgeous homes

Thank Sandi P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great town! Would love to go back and enjoy the local atmosphere and watch a sunset over the river.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, and inviting. A nice mix on shops, restaurants and galeries. Wonderful. Plenty of things to do and see.

Thank Slaghout
Austin, Texas, USA
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488 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is fun to stroll and shop in the historic Bastrop downtown area. There are various eateries and wonderful boutiques. I enjoy going for lunch or an afternoon pie and one of the downtown restaurants. There are several fun boutiques to browse and shop at.

Thank Gloria L
Rye, New Hampshire
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922 reviews
285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the more quaint and interesting downtown areas that I visited on my trip to Texas. There's some nice historic architecture and some good shops and restaurants. Nice place to stroll, shop and eat.

Thank NHjo
San Antonio, Texas
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945 reviews
539 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great place to take an afternoon stroll and see some of the shopping the area had to offer. I picked up a map at the visitor's center and did the public artwork tour of the town also. Charming place that is outside of the big city

Thank pnkgirl27
Lumberton, Texas
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65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

When we visit family in Bastrop, we always spend a day walking up and down Main Street. It's like taking a walk back in time. All the shops, the friendly people, the conversation, the food (Make sure you try Maxine's!!), the stories you hear, etc... It's just relaxing to stroll Main Street. On the first Friday of every month, they... More 

Thank Robyn L
DowntownBastrop, Main Street Program at Main Street Historic District, responded to this review

We are so glad you came by for First Friday. Our favorite Day of each month! More 

Austin, Texas
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240 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Free Angle parking and parallel. Brick predominates. The shopping district seems to have survived big box stores. A mix of specialty stores, eateries and bars, banks and civic buildings

Thank Garth M
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Just walk the streets, visit the stores , shop around and listen to the stories , and you will really enjoy and be very impressed, with what you see and hear. You will see several great places to eat, all are reasonability priced, and you can expect good service.

Thank Leonard J

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