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  • Texas Through Time (110 N Waco Street) – Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 4pm

    • They are a nonprofit museum of paleontology with fossils ranging from the Ediacaran Period (roughly 635 Million Years ago) all the way up to the Holocene Epoch (our current geological time period). Because many museums today exhibit a large number of replicas, they strive to showcase as many real specimens as possible for a more authentic museum experience. Their Collection includes paleontological finds from around the world, but their main goal is to highlight the noteworthy fossil diversity of Texas.

  • Texas Heritage Museum (112 Lamar Drive) – Monday – Thursday 8am to 4:30pm (summer hours)

    • The Texas Heritage Museum's mission is to explore Texas and Texans during wartime and how those experiences affect us today. The Texas Heritage Museum, Hill College is the home of the official State Medal of Honor Memorial to Native-Born Texans.

  • Roadside America Museum (212 E Elm Street) – Sunday & Monday 10am to 5pm; Tuesday – Saturday 9am to 5pm

    • The Roadside America Museum is a privately owned collection of 40s and 50s advertising memorabilia, classic cars, and nostalgic Americana.

  • Hill County Cell Block Museum (120 N Waco Street) The Museum is TEMPORARILY CLOSED for renovations until further notice.

    • The Cell Block Museum is a local history museum housed in the building that once served as the county jail, as well as the sheriff's home & office.

Outdoor Recreation

  • Carter Davis Park(on the Corner of Carter and Davis Streets)

    • Uncover this hidden gem on the westside of Hillsboro. The park is open from sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset

  • City Park (201 Milford Road)

    • Experience the laughter of children enjoying a splash pad, swings, slides, climbing, and play structures inside this lovely twenty-acre park.  Enjoy a leisurely stroll or get motivated to do some serious walking, jogging, bicycling, rollerblading or skateboarding on our walkways and paths. The City Park also has a  2,408 feet 9-hole Frisbee Golf Course.  When the summer heat is at its peak, visit the park in the late evening hours.  The lights remain on until 10:00 pm.  

  • Wallace Park (1401 Old Highway 77/81 South)

    • Wallace Park is conveniently located at the northern edge of Hillsboro on North Waco Street/Highway 81.  Easily accessible and spanning more than 100 acres, Wallace Park is the perfect setting for most any occasion, featuring state of the art sporting facilities such as baseball, basketball, and soccer fields. Other amenities include pavilions, restrooms, playgrounds and a nature trail.

  • Hillsboro Country Club (600 Country Club Drive)

    • Hillsboro Country Club is a 9-hole facility located between DFW and Waco and is open to the public as well.  This facility opened in 1938.  Today, Hillsboro Country Club provides a facility for friends and families to meet, golf, swim and socialize.  From a brief round of golf to a relaxing afternoon by the pool, Hillsboro Country Club is for you.

  • Frisbee Golf


    • Hill College (112 Lamar Dr) is home to the Cuesta Disc Golf Park.  It is an 18-hole course located on the hills below the campus; the course weaves around a large pond and utilizes the elevation to make use of the undeveloped land surrounding the college. First tee is located right across the street from Baptist Student Center (100 Lamar Dr), next to the Fine Arts Building.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Boys & Girls Club of Hill County

  • CASA of Hill County (66 W Elm St)

    • CASA of Hill County Texas is committed to speaking for the best interest of abused and neglected children. CASA recruits, trains and supervises volunteers who advocate ensuring that every child grows up in a safe, nurturing and permanent home.  To volunteer, go to or call (254) 283-5082

  • Habitat for Humanity Hill County

    • Habitat for Humanity is a grassroots Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty and substandard housing worldwide.  It believes that people deserve, at least, a simple and decent place in which to live and grow into all that God intends for them to be.  Habitat builds or renovates houses in partnership with families who qualify for homeownership based on three criteria: need, a willingness to partner with HFH and an ability to repay a no-interest mortgage.  They work with people of all faiths and people of no faith and sell their houses at no profit, with no interest charged.  Habitat has built and renovated over 225,000 houses worldwide since 1976.  You can contact the local Hillsboro office at (254) 582-3070 or visit

  • Hill County Paw Pals (1500 S Abbott Ave)

    • Hill County Paw Pals is a non-profit Pet Adoption Center (PAC) at 1500 South Abbott Ave., Hillsboro, TX 76645.  The PAC operates with volunteer help (go to to sign up as a volunteer).  The Pet Adoption Center is open for public viewing of the adoptable pets by appointment only.  Please call 254 580-0679 to schedule an appointment to view adoptable dogs.

  • Hillsboro Interfaith Ministries

    • Hillsboro Interfaith Ministries is a complete volunteer organization with no salaries paid. All volunteers work for the love of serving! HIM serves all families regardless of employment status. Groceries may include canned meat, beans, vegetables, rice, milk, soup, tomato sauce, eggs, drinks, frozen chicken/meat, pasta, and baked goods such as bread and pastries.  Their Clothing Center provides clothing for men, women and children.  HIM helps with paying water bills. Individuals receive assistance once a year.  They also have baby items such as strollers, car seats, and baby food to aid the client in need.  HIM also offers books that are donated for their clients.  To volunteer, call (254) 580-2717 or visit

  • Texas Through Time (110 N Waco St)

    • Texas Through Time is a 501c(3) non-profit and needs support from volunteers in the lab, giving tours, outreach, and field work.  Call (254) 262-3466 to find out how you can help.

  • Veterans Pardners

    • Veterans Pardners is a charitable organization that provides education, resources, and support to military service members, veterans, and their families. They offer assistance through conventional therapies and alternative modalities of assistance and have been helping the veterans in the Central Texas area for over four years.  Their goal is to give everyone a maximum chance to achieve their goals and participate in our community's compassionate care. They serve people of all ages and walks of life in their homes, classrooms, and communities so that they can live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives.  To learn more, call (254) 206-3852 or visit

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