Museums and Film Shoots in Bastrop County
Located in a 1930s fire station and jail, also houses the city visitor center, operated by the Bastrop County Historical Society
James H. Long Railroad Park and Museum
Formerly known as the Smithville Railroad Park and Museum
Elgin Depot Museum
McDade Historical Museum
Operated by the Rockne Historical Association in Hilbig Park
Smithville Heritage House & Museum
Operated by the Smithville Heritage Society
Films Shot in Bastrop County
Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton. Lake camp scenes and Bexar and Alamo scenes filmed in Bastrop (2004).
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Amber Heard, Anson Mount. Filmed in Bastrop (2006).
Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black. Filmed in Bastrop and Smithville (2010).
The Big Green
Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d’Abo. Filmed in Elgin (1995).
Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke. Filmed in Basrop (2014).
Courage Under Fire
Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan. Filmed in Bastrop (1996).
The Dentist 2
Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter. Filmed in Smithville (1998).
Fireflies in the Garden
Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds. Filmed in Bastrop and Smithville (2008).
Friday Night Lights
Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black. Filmed in Elgin (2004).
Friday the 13th
Jared Padalecki, Derek Mears. Filmed in Camp (2009).
The Great Waldo Pepper
Robert Redford, Bo Svenson. Filmed in Elgin (1975).
Drew Barrymore, Luke Wilson. Filmed in Bastrop (1998).
Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr. Filmed in Smithville (1998).
Love and a .45
Gil Bellows, Renée Zellweger. Gas station scene filmed in Bastrop (1994).
Anthony Perkins and Blythe Danner. Filmed in Bastrop (1974).
The Only Thrill
Diane Keaton, San Shepard. Filmed in Bastrop (1997).
Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch. Filmed in Bastrop (2013).
The Soul Collector
Bruce Greenwood, Melissa Gilbert. Filmed in Bastrop (1999)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Marilyn Burns, Allen Danzinger. Gas station and BBQ Shack scenes shot in Bastrop (1974).
The Tree of Life
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn. Filmed in Smithville (2009).
James Van Der Beek, Amy Smart. Filmed in Elgin (1999).
The Whole Wide World
Vincent D’Onofrio, Renée Zellweger. Filmed in Bastrop (1996).