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Lockhart Texas – The BBQ Capital of Texas

Lockhart Texas was not on our list of places to visit out west until we were told by MANY (okay ALL) Texans that we had to go there and try the barbecue. Lockhart is named the Barbecue Capital of Texas and they are not just claiming this to be true. This is a legit and legal thing. On May 26, 1999 a House Resolution was adopted by the 76th Texas Legislature giving Lockhart this title.

Not convinced? It was then adopted by the Senate in 2003. It doesn’t get more official than that. They take this title very serious and with good reason. No visit to Lockhart would be complete without eating at one of their amazing BBQ Restaurants! So we made a day trip out of it to check out the area and see what the BBQ fuss was all about.

First stop was Lockhart State Park. If you plan on visiting some of Texas’ amazing state parks, then I would highly suggest a Texas state park pass.  The Texas State Parks Pass is good for one year and includes an unlimited free entry to more than 90 state parks for you and your guests. Also, you receive discounts on camping and equipment rentals as well as park store purchases. A Texas State Park Pass costs $70 and is WELL worth e