Hutto is known for its mascot, the hippo. According to legend, a circus train stopped at the depot and a hippo­potamus escaped to a nearby creek. After much effort, the hippo was reloaded onto the train. More than 3,000 painted, concrete hippos are displayed throughout the community.

Hutto Lake Park includes a boat dock, birdwatching platform, fishing sites and a granite trail.

401A W. Front St.


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