Granbury trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
Granbury is a city and county seat of Hood County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,978 and is the principal city of the Granbury Micropolitan Statistical Area. Granbury is located 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas.HistoryFounded in 1887, Granbury started as a square and log cabin court house. Many of the buildings on the square are now registered historic landmarks, including the Granbury Opera House, which still hosts Broadway productions. The city name originated from the Confederate General Hiram B. Granberry. Some scholars, to explain why the city name is spelled differently, believe the name Granberry was misread on a document, but recent findings have concluded that Granberry chose to spell his name Granbury. Recent expansion of the city was made possible by the damming of the Brazos River in 1969, which formed Lake Granbury, a long, narrow lake which flows through the city.Granbury and Hood County are rich in Texas history. David (Davy) Crockett's wife, Elizabeth, settled in Hood County in 1853 following the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Crockett, as well as other Alamo participants, received 640 acres in land grants. The Crockett family received land in what is now Hood County. Elizabeth Crockett is buried in Acton State Historic Site, the smallest state park in Texas. A large statue of Elizabeth Crockett marks her grave site. Several of Crockett's descendants still reside in Hood County.Customize your holiday with our United States trip itinerary planner to create an adventure that suits you.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Granbury
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Granbury
Hidden gems in Granbury
Museums in Granbury
Breweries & Distilleries in Granbury
Duration: 1h 30 min
Places to visit with Granbury
San Antonio BEST FOR: Shopping, Historic Site, Theme Park Austin BEST FOR: Government Building, History Museum, Entertainment Center Dallas BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Garden, Aquarium Houston BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Science Museum, Ballet Fredericksburg BEST FOR: Winery / Vineyard, Military Museum, Geologic Formation
Recently planned trips to Granbury
3 days in Granbury BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Granbury BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Coos Bay & Granbury BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Granbury, New Mexico & Silverton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Granbury BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in United States SEE PLAN May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium