Introduction to Cedar Park, Texas
Cedar Park, Texas, in Williamson county, is 8 miles W of Round Rock, Texas and 17 miles N of Austin, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Austin- San Marcos metropolitan area with.
Cedar Park History
Cedar Park was originally inhabited by several Native American tribes, including the Lipan Apache, the Comanche and the Tonkawa. The European settlers first arrived in this area in the 1800s. An American archaeological site was discovered in the city in 1983, proving that Cedar Park was continuously inhabited since 5000 BC. The city was known as Running Brushy in the mid 1800s. The Austin and Northwest Railroad first entered the city in 1882. The city adopted its present name sometime around 1887. Cedar Park was incorporated in 1973.
Cedar Park and nearby Attractions
- Volente Beach Waterpark
- Austin Zoo
- Elisabet Ney Museum
- Austin Children's Museum
- Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History
- McKinney Falls State Park
Things To Do In Cedar Park
While in Cedar Park, you can plan a day trip to any of the nearby historic sites and museums. Some of these include the Blanton Museum of Art, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Museum and the George Washington Carver Museum. The city also includes more than 500 acres of parkland, four tennis courts, a water park and two swimming pools. In addition, you can visit the Kiddie Acres Amusement Park and Miniature Golf at Austin.
Cedar Park Transportation
Air transportation is available from Austin- Bergstrom International Airport.
Cedar Park Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided by Austin Community College, Central Texas College and Saint Edward's University.