01. Be the first to see the Tin Man water tower on your drive into town.

02.  Stroll the Historic Main Street.

03. Wake up to the smell of fresh-baked bread at the Katy House Bed & Breakfast.

04. Eat a picnic lunch while enjoying the relaxing view of the Colorado River from the city park at the north end of Main Street.

05. Visit the Jim Long Railroad Park and Museum at First and Main.

06. Count the passing trains from the Gazebo.

07. Gather delicious pecans as you walk around town.

08. Stop by City Hall and read the "History of Smithville" marker.

09. Order a great pizza at Honey's 10. Want great ice cream? Amy's the answer!

11. Indulge yourself with Jack Daniel's Chocolate Cream Pie at the Back Door Cafe.

14. Drive by the home used in the movie "Hope Floats" starring Sandra Bullock at 201 E. Eighth & Olive St.

15. Read the "The Smithville Times," the award-winning weekly paper, cover to cover.

16. Crane your neck bird watching in Buescher State Park.

17. Arrange a tour of the Smithville Heritage Society Museum.

18. Ask a local what "Smithville-Heart of the Megalopolis" means.

20. Eat beer-battered onion rings at Pocket's Grille.

21. See the wonderful sculpture commemorating Smithville’s worst day when a steam boiler exploded in 1911.

22. Chow down at one of the best bar-b-que places in Texas: Smithville Pit.

23. Enjoy the old painted billboards on the sides of downtown buildings.

24. Guess which buildings had signs painted for the movie "Hope Floats."

25. Have you had your photo made with the Gingerbread Man? Visit his Facebook page and add your photo.

26. Picnic at Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park.

27. Kayak from Bastrop downstream to Smithville on the Colorado River. Rising Phoenix can make it happen!

28. Do you like resale shops? Shop both: Reachable Stars and Born Again.

29. Bicycle the residential streets lined with century-old oak trees.

30. Take a bubble bath in a claw-foot tub at the Katy House Bed & Breakfast.

31. Support the Heritage Society by taking home the book "Images of America: SMITHVILLE."

32. See the movie sites used in Hope Floats, Tree of Life, Artois the Goat, Five Time Champion, Doonby, Natural Selection and Beneath the Darkness.


33. Hike the many trails in beautiful Buescher State Park.

35. Live it up at the Annual Smithville Jamboree.

36. See the 1939 mural inside the post office.

38. Split a delicious hamburger with homemade fries at Sherry’s Kitchen.

39. Feathering Your Nest has something to tickle your fancy.

40. Share your dog’s excitement at the Bark Park.

41. Order a custom leather jacket at  famous Patricia Wolf Designs clothing workshop on Main Street.

42. Attend a play at  Playhouse Smithville, on Main Street.

43. Buy Silky Crockett’s “Early History of Smithville” at the library.

45. Challenge yourself to name the movies filmed in Smithville.

47. Choose something for yourself at Milk & Honey.

49. Sip a cold one at Huebel's, the famous bier garden, seen in the movies “Hope Floats” and “Doonby.”

50. Bring the kids to the lighted parade during "Festival of Lights" the first Saturday in December.

51. Have a second helping of jalapeno cheese grits at the Katy House Bed & Breakfast.

52. Eat breakfast anytime during the day at the Comfort Café.

53. Entertain children at the Railroad Park playground.

54. Watch the low-flying action at the Skateboard Park.

55. Win at Bingo on both Tuesday and Saturday nights.

56. Take a class or buy some art at LPAA Art House.

57. Play an exciting game of racquetball at the Recreation Center.

58. Enjoy seeing the many beautiful historic churches.

59. Discover the world famous M D Anderson Cancer Science Park in Buescher State Park.

60. Make someone’s day! Buy a gift from the Pickett Fence for someone you love.

61. Angle the Colorado River for that big catfish.

62. Experience the heritage of Central Texas at the Katy House Bed & Breakfast.

63. Hard to find a ‘Slurpee’ in Houston? The 7-11 Store has them.

65. Eat pico de gallo at La Cabana.

66. Look up to the LCRA 1991 'High Water Mark' under the bridges over the Colorado River.

68. Show off your bicycle skills at Rocky Hill Ranch Mountain Bike Park.

69. Delight your sweetheart with a rose from Smithville Florist.

70. Bed down under the trees at the RV Park in Vernon Richards Riverbend Park.

71. Make a gravestone rubbing from an old marker at the Cemetery.

72. Get to know your great-grandfather in the Smithville Public Library's genealogy department.

73. Throw a hole-in-one at Riverbend Park Disc Golf course.

74. Enjoy a delightful lunch at Mexico Lindo.

75. Rock your stress away on the Katy House Bed & Breakfast front porch.

76. Recycle your aluminum cans, paper and plastic at the award winning recycling center.

77. Drive down Burleson Street to see many of the houses seen in “ Tree of Life.”

78. Be hip, slick and cool in biker leather at Thunder On The Colorado the third weekend in March at Riverbend Park.

79. Look for an endangered Houston toad in Buescher State Park.

80. Enjoy a bottle of Texas Rain, captured and bottled in Smithville.

81. Take a side trip to visit the painted churches.

82. Yell “fore” at the beautiful Pine Forest Golf Course.