HOWARD THEATRE

Renovated to meet the needs of today’s cinema experience while maintaining its historical charm and charisma.

CHARMING DOWNTOWN MAIN STREET

With all the quintessential charm of a small town, enjoy community events such as The Main Street Car Show held annually in late October/early November featuring art exhibitions, food, music, raffle prizes, and shopping, along with a wide array of impressive cars.

MOODY MUSEUM

The Moody Museum shares the story of Governor Dan Moody’s passion for justice, his family and the Taylor community that helped shape his legacy as Texas’ youngest governor.

120ART

Taylor Artists Guild opened the doors to 120ART, a new gallery and retail space dedicated to the promotion of contemporary and traditional art and craft, through vignette display and feature exhibitions.

PARKS & RECREATION

Taylor takes great pride in its lush, green areas which include over eight miles of hike and bike trails in five major parks. Wi-Fi is available in all of our public parks as well as other fantastic amenities such as public swimming pools, a fishing pier, basketball courts, tennis courts, playscapes, botanical gardens and covered pavilions.

LAKE GRANGER

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

DOWNTOWN SHOPPING

>Enjoy a day of shopping in historic downtown and bring home treasures you can only find in downtown Taylor.

BEST BBQ IN TEXAS

Whether you’re here for a tour of Texas’ best barbeque or are looking to expand your taste buds at one of our unique restaurants, we’re sure you’ll find a great bite in Taylor. You can expect to be treated like family at any one of our locally owned diners or cafes for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

If you’re looking for something fresh and unique, you can enjoy world-class flavors from Poland, Peru, Latin America, Czechoslovakia, Asia and beyond at our local bistros, bakeries and eateries.

Historic Architecture

Grab a map from the Chamber of Commerce and take a self-guided tour of the 25 historical buildings found only in Taylor.

MURPHY PARK

This 120-acre park includes athletic facilities, playgrounds, swimming pools, a lake and ample picnic sites. Located at 1600 Veterans Drive, Murphy Park offers various recreation amenities, including 2 baseball fields, 2 practice fields, 10 tennis courts, 1 tennis hitting wall, 1 football field, 1 pavilion, 2 swimming pools, 1 lake, 1 bandstand, 42 picnic tables, 2 playgrounds, sand volleyball courts and 3 restrooms.

Live Music

The Black Sparrow Music Parlor has taken flight! Built in an old bookstore, the venue is the perfect mix of historic resonance with updated features. The venue offers a huge stage, variety of beverages and a friendly staff to make your concert-going experience remarkable. Photo by Michael Connell

TEXAS BEER COMPANY

In early 2016, Texas Beer Company opened a brewery and tap house in the McCrory-Timmerman building in downtown Taylor, TX. This beautiful, historic red-brick building on Main Street is the perfect intersection of Texas’ proud agricultural history and an exciting craft beer future. Taylor has some of the best farm land in Texas, and they believe local grain from Taylor’s Blackland Prairie will help produce some of the best beer in Texas. Every week they host local musicians and other fun community events./span>