Many of Brownwood’s top leisure activities for locals and visitors – shopping, dining, visiting museums, and attending parades and festivals – happen in Historic Downtown Brownwood. Be sure to check out a walking tour of Old Downtown Brownwood.

The Downtown district has a rich history of being the heart of the city, and at one time there were seven theaters on Center Avenue. Restoration has occurred on the Center Avenue, the “main” street of Downtown. As well, the Brownwood Lyric Theatre has been renovated and is open again for live performances.