Top 10 Things to Do
Taylor Texas sidewalk retail shop

Shopping in the Historic Downtown Area

Peruse our historic 9-block downtown district where locally owned antique shops, artisan boutiques, and restaurants line the streets.


Stop by one or all of our world-famous BBQ restaurants for a real taste of Texas BBQ!
Signage at Louie Mueller BBQ
Aerial of Taylor Texas Park

Parks System

Taylor boasts an impressive parks system with world-class amenities. Stroll through any one of our 5 parks with or enjoy our interconnected hike and bike trails.

Live Music

Enjoy live music at one of our local hot spots.
Art gallery with painting on walls

Indulge in the Artist Culture

Drop in for a ceramics class at a local pottery store or expand your artistic mind by visiting our art gallery located in downtown Taylor.

Architectural Walking Tour

Grab a map and tour the city’s architectural history through our self-guided historic walking tour featuring more than 25 buildings.
window on Historical Building
Visitors in front of Moody Museum

Moody Museum

Hear the story of Gov. Moody’s passion for justice. Learn about his family and the Taylor community that helped shape his legacy as Texas’ youngest governor.

Howard Theatre

Enjoy an evening watching the newest big screen films in one of Taylor’s most historic buildings. The Howard Theatre has been renovated to meet the needs of today’s cinema experience while maintaining its historical charm and charisma.
Howard Theatre sign and Marquee
Lake Granger

Lake Granger

Located just 8 miles from Taylor, Lake Granger offers fishing, camping, swimming and boating activities for the whole family.

Visit Film Sites

Test your film knowledge and see if you can recognize these famous film locations. Tour through Taylor and pick out scenes from movies such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, Varsity Blues, or, for a more chilling effect, the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre series.
Film Crew on Taylor Texas Street filming a movie