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10 Things to Do in Cleburne, TX

April 28, 2021

10 Things to Do in Cleburne, TX


Boasting wide open land, a quaint downtown, and big-scale family attractions throughout the area, Cleburne is the quintessential central Texas town. Located just 30 minutes southwest of Fort Worth, Cleburne offers easy access to the big city but is the perfect place for families to live, grow, and thrive.

10 Best Things to Do in Cleburne, TX



1. Theater

Cleburne has not one, but TWO theater companies that stage regular performances for locals and visitors alike. Cleburne Carnegie Players is a community theater that presents four shows a year at the Cleburne Conference Center. Plaza Theatre Company is one of the best known performing arts companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and produces big-name shows like A Christmas Carol and Little House on the Prairie.

2. Golf

Cleburne Golf Links is a picturesque, 18-hole, par-72 golf course set on the shore of Lake Pat Cleburne. With a scenic lake background, native grass field, and courses to accommodate all skill levels, this is a popular golf course among Cleburne residents.

3. Fishing

Speaking of Lake Pat Cleburne, this 1500-acre lake is one of the best spots in Texas to catch largemouth bass, white bass, sunfish, and catfish. The idyllic scenery and calm waters make this a peaceful retreat for anyone who loves the water. 

4.Cleburne State Park

Located just a few minutes from downtown, this state park makes for an ideal day or weekend getaway. Test your skills or learn new ones on the five miles of rigorous mountain biking trails, enjoy swimming, fishing, and no-wake boating on Cedar Lake, or spend a night under the stars at a fully-equipped campsite or cabin. 

5. Museums

Texas has a rich and storied history, which is reflected in multiple museums located right here in Cleburne! The Layland Museum of History displays artifacts from the town’s history prior to the 20th century, and hosts rotating special exhibits throughout the year. The Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum is a living history ranch that portrays the story of the Chisholm Trail, which cowboys used for cattle driving in the 19th-century. For the romantics at heart, the Gone with the Wind Remembered Museum is home to one of the country’s largest collections of film-related memorabilia.

6. Sports

Sports lovers, rejoice! There’s no need to leave town to enjoy a fantastic baseball or soccer game. The Depot at Cleburne Station is home to the Railroaders, a top independent professional baseball team that pays homage to the town’s railroad roots. Or grab some concessions and catch a game by FC Cleburne, one of the midsouth’s premier soccer leagues.

7. Music

Blues, rock, country, swing, jazz, classical - you name it, you can enjoy it at Songbird Live! This cozy, downtown Cleburne music venue hosts a surprising number of internationally-acclaimed artists. Music lovers from all over Texas make the drive to Cleburne to enjoy the down-home atmosphere, great music, and friendly company.

8. Shopping

While there’s plenty to do in the surrounding areas, downtown Cleburne is also a destination in its own right, particularly for antique aficionados. Take an afternoon to browse the seven antique stores - you never know what treasures you may find! There are also plenty of local boutiques offering everything from western wear to jewelry. 

9. Dining

While Cleburne has its fair share of convenient, big box eateries, downtown offers local, family-run restaurants with food that satisfies a Texan’s soul. Choose from barbeque, Mexican, steaks, burgers, or pizza, then top it off with frozen yogurt or a refreshing ice cream cone. 

10. Fun for Kids

Everyone can have fun in the Texas sun at Splash Station! This water attraction, located in Hulen Park, has a competition pool with a diving board and rock wall - perfect for adults who want to get their exercise in. The leisure pool features a lazy river, slides, play structure, and splash pad, and will keep the kids busy for hours! 

With its many activities and attractions, Cleburne, Texas is the perfect suburban retreat for families to call home. And the perfect home awaits you at The Villages of Mayfield, a community of brand new, spacious, single-family homes from the $227,900. Whatever your needs - whether that’s more storage space, more living space, or room to grow your family - The Villages at Mayfield has a home to fulfill them. Contact us today to learn more!


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