Located within an hour's drive Southwest of Dallas and only 40 minutes south of Fort Worth, Cleburne makes an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Go for a relaxing drive or walk through our historic neighborhoods and watch the sun set along Buffalo Creek.
901 Hillsboro St., Cleburne TX (817) 556-6259
Located at Hulen Park, is the city's premier aquatic venue. The zero entry leisure pool, surrounded by lounging chairs and shaded tree decks, highlights an interactive spray pad, spectacular water spray feature, a whirling vortex and two 120' ft winding slides. The 8 lane, 25 yard competition pools is open year round.
901 Hillsboro, Cleburne, TX
Cleburne was the heart of the Santa Fe railroad for more than a century. See a piece of that historic past by visiting Steam Engine 3417 located at Hulen Park. The engine, now on permanent display at the park, went on the line in 1919 and was retired in 1954. Plans for a railroad museum next to the Cleburne intermodal station are in the works.
Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum
2500 South Hwy 67, Cleburne, TX
When entering Cleburne from the west on State Highway 67 you witness the past brought back to life. The Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum is on the northwest bank of Lake Pat Cleburne and is fast becoming the premier tourist attraction in this area. The museum actually sits where the famous Chisholm Trail went through this area taking millions of cattle to the cattle shipping terminals to the north.
As you enter the outdoor museum you are greeted by Indian tepees and the largest life size silhouette cattle drive in the world. Also on the grounds is the oldest log Courthouse in Texas. This historic old building, built in 1854, has been restored and is back in the place of its origin at Wardville, the first county seat of Johnson County.
It is flanked by an old windmill to the south, a newly completed replica of a circa 1870's jail and a restored stagecoach under the portico of the new stagecoach welcome center to the north. (Stage used in several John Wayne movies) The Robinson and Roe stone pavilion is available for family or corporate outings.
Also on the museum grounds is the restored old Wardville Cemetery where William and Permilla O'Neal were buried in the mid 1800's, a restored mule barn used to house mules for use by the Johnson Stage Lines that ran from Cleburne to Fort Worth in the mid 1800's and a replica of a blacksmith shop of that era .
The most visible attraction from the highway is the 80 foot stone wall with the words WELCOME TO CLEBURNE * ON THE CHISHOLM TRAIL. It features nine life size silhouettes of Chisholm Trail riders and Longhorn steers. Future attractions at the site will include a Trading Post, School and Church. This is a project of Johnson County Heritage Foundation.
2155 Country Rd 2008, Glen Rose, 76043
Located in Glen Rose, this 1800 acre conservation facility features a 9.5 mile scenic drive though thousands of wild animals from across 3 continents.
P.O. Box 711, Cleburne, TX
Cleburne offers a wide array of architecture in the homes of the city ranging from Victorian, Arts & Crafts to Bungalow. The Historic Homes in Cleburne endure as a reminder of the architecture, grace and craftsmanship of a period when things were hard to come by and homes were built to last. These timeless treasures embrace visitors with a taste of Cleburne's history that is a living and valuable part of the city's future.
901 Hillsboro Street, Cleburne, TX
This annual holiday event ends the year with a dazzling light display in Hulen Park of over 31/2 million lights covering the entire park. The lights are turned on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and continue every evening until the end of December.
As part of the season's activities there is a Christmas parade through downtown Cleburne, pictures with Santa, the annual Candlewalk Tour of Historic Cleburne Homes, Christmas choirs caroling and live performances of holiday favorites will be of presented by both the Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players at the Layland Museum as well as the Plaza Theatre Company.
Cleburne Historic Outdoor Mural
514 S Main St , Cleburne, TX
Located between Caddo Street and Main Street one block south of the Johnson County Court House, this 216 ft. long mural was designed and hand painted over a three year period by well known local artist Stylle Reed.
The mural depicts the history of Cleburne and the Cross Timbers region of Texas from when the Spanish explorer Luis De Moscoso first scouted this area in 1542 through the fledgling beginnings of Johnson County in 1854, to the exciting and adventurous days of the Chisholm Trail, the expansion of the Santa Fe Railroad into Cleburne and its influence on city, right into the 20th century when the Cleburne Motor Company produced the Chaparral, one of the first automobiles manufactured in Texas and "Slats" Rogers built the first airplane in Texas here in Cleburne.
A brochure is available at the chamber giving information on the different scenes shown throughout the mural.
201 N. Caddo St., Cleburne, TX
The Layland Museum came into existence through a gift in 1963.
William J. Layland, a local businessman, had collected some 500 ethnographic items in the early 1900s. His heirs offered the items to the City of Cleburne. The collection found display space on the second floor of the old
Carnegie Library, known as the Cleburne Public Library at that time. School students were among the first to discover the artifact collection which included guns, fossils, Indian clothing, clay pottery, photographs, and game animal trophy mounts.
The museum today is a department of the City of Cleburne. It offers mission-driven exhibits and educational activities for all ages. It also serves as steward of records and events and maintains archives documenting new construction, improvements and/or loss of historic structures, new roadways and bridges, as well as notable personages in the community. Though not the official city archives, the museum preserves historic records of city governmental activities.
We have a semi-annual event called "Antique Alley." The downtown streets of Cleburne to FM 4 are full of antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, food, entertainment, and more. The sale is normally held the third full weekends of April and September.
Market Square in Downtown Cleburne
Free Event, bring your lawn chairs, cooler, family and friends and come listen to great music as you relax under the big Texas Sky!
Arts and Entertainment
1613 Danny Rae, Cleburne, TX
(817) 240- 4772
This non-profit volunteer group of music professionals from throughout the DFW metroplex delight the residents of Cleburne and Johnson County with concerts combining classical works to Broadway favorites. The concerts are free to the public and are held at various locations throughout the area during the year.
1501 W. Henderson St. , Cleburne TX
(817) 645- 9255
Can't make it to Broadway? Come to Cleburne instead! The Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players presents four outstanding shows a year: a drama in March, a musical in June, a comedy in September, and a holiday favorite in December.
With shows ranging from It's a Wonderful Life to The Music Man to The Miracle Worker, there's something for everyone! Performances held in the 1905 Carnegie Library or Cleburne High School auditorium.
111 S. Main Street. , Cleburne TX
Looking for a great evening of live entertainment right here in your own back yard? Do you want it to be affordable and something that the whole family can enjoy? If you answered yes, then Plaza Theatre Company is the place to be.
Whether its classic musicals like Disney's Beauty and the Beast, hilarious comedies like Arsenic and Old Lace, or a heartwarming Christmas tradition like A Christmas Carol, Plaza Theatre Company (PTC) offers something for everyone an amazing 52 weeks a year! Shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday begin at 7:30pm. Saturday matinees begin at 3:00. Children's shows are every Saturday at 10:30 am.
122 E. Church Street , Weatherford, TX
Every Friday and Saturday evening in the fall, the skies above Glen Rose light up with The Promise at the beautiful Texas Amphitheatre. Celebrating 20 Performance seasons, The Promise blends an award-winning musical score, brilliant costumes, and state-of-the-art sound equipment in a world class production that has changed the lives of millions all over the world since 1989.
Today, The Promise remains a North Texas wonder and a bold dramatic experience with the birth, life, words, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Join us Friday and Saturday evenings September 5th – November 1st.