Do  you want to take a break from lake activities?  There are many attractions and activities in the Austin Area. Below you will find some of our favorites.

CANOPY TOURS

Lake Travis Zipline--Zip across incredible Canyons and Lake Travis inlets! This 2 ½ hour Adventure has 7 zips ranging from 250 feet to over 2000 feet. While waiting between each zip, you will enjoy amazing views of Lake Travis and the Texas Hill Country. Your professionally trained tour guides offer education and fun throughout your challenging hikes and nature walks. For the Grand Finale, Imagine launching off a Cliff 20 stories high and zipping over 2000 feet across beautiful Lake Travis.

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours--A thrilling eco-adventure, where you zip through the canopy of old growth cypress trees, some up to 100 feet tall. A new world unfolds as you ride on steel zip lines from platform to platform high in the treetops. (512)264-8880. 

Wimberley Zipline Adventures--Prepare for highflying fun as you harness up and glide through the air on this thrilling, action packed zipline adventure. Experience a rush as you soar over canyons and creeks with breathtaking 15-mile views of the Wimberley Valley.

ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS

Austin Nature & Science Center
Zilker Park
301 Nature Center Drive
(512) 327-8181
The center with exhibits on natural history and botany is set up with children in mind. Children of all ages will enjoy the hands-on view of nature. Kids can unearth “dinosaur skeletons” from a sand pit and see dinosaur tracks, which are estimated to be 99 million years old. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Admission is free.

Austin Children's Museum (Dell Discovery Center)
201 ColoradoStreet, Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 472-2494
A fun, educational stop for the whole family. Children through adults can experience learning while playing.   Admission is low-priced, and is free on Wednesday nights from 5-8. 


WATERPARKS

Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resorts
400 N. Liberty St. New Braunfels 78130
830.625.2351


Volente Beach
Beach club on Lake Travis featuring a water park, pirate boat, and wading area. Small crafts available for rent.


SOME AUSTIN FAVORITES

Mt. Bonnell at 3800 Mt. Bonnell Road to see Austin from one of the highest vantage points. It is known as a popular spot for young couples who want to watch the stars come out at night. Be careful who you climb the stairs with--you might fall in love according to the local legend.

Hill Country Flyer Steam Train
PO Box 1632
Austin Texas 78767
512-477-8468

CAVERNS

Inner Space Caverns
Texas’ most accessible caverns feature beautiful cave formations that fascinate both children and adults.
4200 IH-35 S., Georgetown, 78627
512.934.2283


Wonder World
1000 Prospect, San Marcos 78666
512.392.3760

LONGHORN CAVERNS
Underground Cave -- Open 7 days a week, year round 10am to 4 pm. $8.00 per person admission for cavern tour which takes about 1 ½ hours. Wild Cave Tours also available. 
1-877-441-CAVE.

ZOOS

The Zoo Exotic Ranch  -- 137 Acre Drive Thru Zoo with over 500 Animals and 80 Different Species. Open 7 days a week from 9am till 5pm . (830)868-4357 or 


Austin Zoo
10807 Rawhide Trail
(512) 288-1490,  (800) 291-1490
The Austin Zoo is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. On th edge of the Hill Country, it offers visitors a close-up view of exotic and domestic animals. 

Capital of Texas Zoo
See lemurs, fossas, lions, and more!  Petting zoo.

777 Exotic Game Ranch
 
-- An historic 15,000-acre ranch that offers sportsmen around the world access to the best in year-round hunting, fishing, and wildlife photography. Wild game has been introduced from around the world.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Silver's Trails  -- Trail rides on site start at $35 for 30 minutes with a minimum of two riders. Trail rides to the river start at $40 with a minimum of two riders for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Located at 7506 CR 404 in Spicewood. Call (830)693-5417 or (512)577-4791 or visit: 

Colbert Ranch -- offers Horseback Riding. Guided 1 hour Trail Ride through the Hill Country. $50 per person for 1 1/2 hour ride or $70 per person for 2 hour ride.
(512)355-3255 or (512)355-2444. 

Post Oak Farm -- Post Oak Farm offers Horseback Riding. (512)756-4647. Guided Trail Ride is $25 per person/per hour.

HIKING TRAILS

LCRA has 3 Recreation Areas that offer Hiking Trails.

Grelle has a 2 mile hiking trail. 

Muleshoe has a 6.5 mile hiking/biking trail. 

Pace Bend has several hiking trails. 

There are also several State Parks within a 30 to 45 minute drive from Spicewood that offer Hiking.


BIKE RIDING TRAILS

Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area -7.5 mile loop trail. $5 entry fee.


 ATV/QUAD RIDING TRAILS

Hidden Falls Adventure Park - 3000 acres with miles of trails for dirt bikes, ATV's, etc.

 


KAYAKING

Lake Buchanan Adventers Outfitter & Guide-- River Kayaking Trips and Rentals (512)756-9911.


SUNSET CRUISES

Vanishing Texas River Cruise - offers Bald Eagle, Waterfall, Vineyard, Wildflower, Wilderness, and Sunset Dinner Cruises that last from 2 ½ to 4 hours and range in price from $15-$30 per person.
Call 1-800-474-8374.


KRAUSE SPRINGS

Krause Springs -- 32 natural springs and a swimming pool situated on a bluff overlooking cypress creek. Natural Waterfall, Caves, and Picnic Area. Year round water temperature of 70 degrees. $3.00 per person admission. Open 7 days a week, year round 9am to 8pm.
Call (830)693-4181 

THEATRES & SHOWS

Marble Falls 8 at Lake Marble Falls. 8 screen movie theatre located at 2600 Hwy 281 North, Marble Falls.
Call (830)798-TIME or visit www.driftwoodonline.com

Fredericksburg Theater Company

306 E Austin
Fredericksburg Texas 78624
888-669-7111

Backyard Live Oak Amphitheatre
13101 Hwy 71 W
Lakeway Texas 78734
512-263-4240

PARKS

ENCHANTED ROCK
The Rock is a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. (325)247-3903. 

LAKE LBJ STATE PARK

Has Nature Trails, Swimming Pool, Restrooms, Visitor Center that has LBJ History, Danz Log Cabin and Sauer-Beckman Living Farm. $4.00 per person admission.
(830) 644-2252.


PEDERNALES FALL STATE PARK

Has over 19 miles of hiking trails and a covered bird viewing station. $4.00 per person admission.
(830) 868-7304.

 

WESTCAVE PRESERVE
Natural treasure of the Hill Country were two distinct ecosystems meet. Guided tour into the canyon--1 mile Hike. Year-Round on Saturday/Sunday only. at 10am/Noon/2pm/4pm. (830)825-3442 


DIVING

FOR A CHANGE IN SCENERY

WIMBERLEY
Great Shopping and First Weekend of the Month Trade Days with everything imaginable!!

FREDERICKSBURG
Wonderful shopping and German History and Nimitz Museum.

 





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Jacqueline Wittmuss, Broker
Phone: 512.917.1717
 
E-mail: jacqueline@jwproperties.net


JW Properties
5611 Hwy 290 West
Austin, TX 78735
Phone: 512.917.1717
Fax: 512.892.4680

                             


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