The town grew under the protection of Fort Mason. Many buildings are constructed from the old fort's sandstone blocks. The Odeon Theater is the oldest continuously-operating movie theater in Texas. The area is noted for camping and hunting. Fishing in the Llano River is good year-round. Bluebonnets blanket the landscape in spring. Picturesque rock fences add to the scenic countryside. Topaz, the state gem, is found in the area's granite outcroppings. For information, contact the chamber of commerce. Roundup Rodeo Weekend is held in July.

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