The Birds of Lake Somerville.
Giddings Veteran's Park
Home to the Lee County Little League, city swimming pool and tennis courts.
Located one block off Hwy 290 at the intersection of North Montgomery Street.
Home of the Hilton Lee Smith Field, Lee County Soccer fields, covered basketball courts and picnic pavilion.
Located at 800 W. Independence.
TPWD, Recreation, Lake, Camping, BackPacking, Hiking, Biking, WaterSports, Boating, Water Ski, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. Swimming, Wading, Fishing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Equestrian, Picninc, Primitive, BoatRamp, Shopping
Camping, fishing, hiking and boating available.
Other Places Near Giddings
Dime Box Heritage Museum - on county road 141, north of Giddings
Giddings Post Office -
Depression Era Mural
"Cowboys Receiving the Mail" by Otis Dozier (1939) painting which is part of 109 works of art painted during the Great Depression for display in Texas post offices & federal buildings, is located in the Giddings Post Office at 279 E Austin Street. It is a piece of living history, a reminder of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's efforts to give work to artists during that time of poverty. Post office is open to the public Mon-Fri from 8am-4pm.
Local Business Mural – It’s not historic but it will be. Painted by local artist, Johnny Jones, this mural turned a mundane brick wall into an interactive attraction. The scene depicts several local businesses and townsfolk but cleverly hidden in the mural are 12 items: a mouse, fishing hook, chameleon, penny, clothespin, dime, nail, safety pin, butterfly, eye glasses, cat’s eye marble and a thimble. Visitors are invited to try and find them all. Located in the Post Office parking lot at 279 E Austin Street.
Hilton Lee Smith
Baseball Memorabilia Collection
Hilton Lee Smith is a Hometown Hero, born in Giddings Texas. He became one of the greatest baseball players. He moved to Kansas City to join the Kansas City Monarchs and played alongside pitcher Satchel Paige. Hilton Lee Smith was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.
This collection of memorabilia is housed at the Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center at 276 N. Orange Street. The Library is open to the public Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. Call the Library 979-542-2716 for more information.
The Texas Wendish Heritage Museum preserves the history of the Texas Wends, Slavic immigrants from Lusatia, an area in eastern Germany.
The Museum is located in historic Serbin, 7 miles outside of Giddings at 1011 County Road 212. The St. Paul Lutheran Church, school and cemetery are right next door. The present Church building, built in 1871, is one of the painted churches of South Central Texas.
The Museum and Library are open Tuesday thru Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., and are closed on Mondays and holidays.
Admission to the Museum for non-members is $2.00 for adults; admission for children 14 and under is free.
See the video documentary video below which includes information about the Wends.