Brownwood is on the Texas Forts Trail, the Great Texas Wildlife Trail and the Wildflower Trail. It features a historic downtown shopping and cultural district, camp facilities, and hunting. It is home to Howard Payne University and the final resting place (Historic Greenleaf Cemetery) for “Conan the Barbarian” author Robert Howard and Noah T. Byars, in whose blacksmith shop at Washington-on-the-Brazos the Texas Declaration of Independence was written. Events include the Stars of Texas Art Exhibit, Lone Star Fair and Expo, Heart of Texas Quilt Show and Christmas Under the Stars Festival.