Ballinger Community

Chamber of Commerce, Railroad Avenue and Seventh Street, P.O. Box 577, Ballinger, TX 76821, E-mail: ballingtx@aol.com; www.ballingertx.org, 915-365-2333, FAX 915-365-3445

Lakes

O. H. Ivie Reservoir twenty miles southeast on FM 1929, east of Hwy. 83

Ballinger City Lake, located along historical Elm Creek, features a public swimming pool, playground equipment, picnic area with outdoor cooking facilities, hiking and bike trails, RV hookups, fishing.

Points of Interest

Courthouse

1909 Carnegie Library is one of thirty-four library buildings funded by Andrew Carnegie and one of only four still in use as a public library.

Restored Railroad Depot

Charles H. Noyes Statue, courthouse, sculptured by Pompeo Coppini, dedicated to the "Spirit of the Texas Cowboy."

The Cross, erected by the Jim and Doris Studen Family in 1993

Veterans Memorial on Courthouse Square

Annual Events

April: Texas State Festival of Ethnic Cultures and Arts & Crafts Show, held on the "largest landscaped courthouse lawn in the state," features Colorado River Bike Fest, ethnic food booths, handmade arts and crafts, live entertainment, and a dance on Saturday night.
September: Texas State Championship Pinto Bean Cook-off
November: Christmas in Olde Ballinger

Accommodations

Concho Park Inc., Lake Ivie, 915-357-4466
Desert Inn Motel, Hwy. 67 S, 915-365-2518
Elm Creek Village, O. H. Ivie, 915-357-4776
Miz Virginia's Bed & Breakfast, 800-344-0781
Motel Stonewall, 201 Broadway, 800-895-7760
Olde Park Hotel, 107 S. 6th, 915-365-2453

Restaurants

Beefmaster Steakhouse, 1608 Broadway, 915-365-2424
China House, Hwy. 67 S. 915-365-5627
Dairy Queen, 1200 Hutchins, 915-365-2058
Elm Creek Village, O. H. Ivie, 915-357-4776
Jeweled Sampler, 719 Hutchins, 915-365-5470
Lowake Steakhouse, Lowake, 915-442-3201
Pizza Hut, 204 Broadway, 915-365-2566
Pizza Pro, 610 Hutchins, 915-365-3313
Sonic Drive In, 2003 Hutchins, 915-365-2225
Subway, 1801 Hutchins, 915-365-2876
Taco Paco's 104 Broadway, 915-365-2226

Specialty Shopping

Curiosities, 915-365-5470
The Now & Then Shoppe, 915-365-2653
Olde Park Hotel Complex, 915-365-2453
Stuff N Such, 915-365-5864
The Treadmill, 915-365-3974
Ueckert's Main Street, 915-365-3383
The Woodbox, 915-365-3696

Communities and Related Links

Ballinger, Texas Web Site


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