Activities & Resources
Blogs & Sites
Location: 1223 Paleface RR, Spicewood, TX
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours offers visitors the opportunity to fly through the canopy of old growth cypress trees along steel zip lines. Platforms and sky bridges are set up along the way as we...
Location: 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin, TX
Step back in time and live the life of a pioneer farmer. At the Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms, visitors can experience what life was like in the rural Texas Hill Country in the late 19th centur...
Location: S 1st Street and W Riverside Drive, Austin, TX
The Lone Star Riverboat is an old-fashioned, double deck paddle-wheeler that offers narrated sightseeing cruises and a terrific view of the city's famous Mexican free tail bats' evening ...
Location: 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
The winner of our 2008 Parents' Picks quest to find the best museum in Austin, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum features exhibits that are designed to surround visitors ...
Location: 401 E. Whitestone Boulevard, Cedar Park, TX
The Austin Steam Train heads out from the railroad depot in Cedar Park. Call for reservations.
The Hill Country Flyer runs from Cedar Park, through the Hill Country, to B...
Location: 409 East Fifth Street, Austin, TX
The "master of the short story" has his own museum in Austin - his home from 1893 to 1895 has been restored and packed with memorabilia.
Location: Austin, TX
Austin Ghost Tours offers guided, 90-minute walking tours of downtown's Warehouse District and Capitol District, highlighting the ghoulish side of Austin's history.
Location: 1541 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX
The Texas Rowing Center offers sculling lessons all day, every day, and has a stable of kayaks and canoes available for rental. Youth rowing programs, summer camp programs - even kaya...
Location: 1100 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
Self-guided tours of the Capitol and grounds are available during building hours. Free guided tours are conducted daily beginning in the South Foyer, featuring an overview of the Capitol...
Location: 4200 S. IH-35, Georgetown, TX
Spooky, mysterious, beautiful, and just a split second off the highway (the Caverns were discovered, after all, during the construction of 35), Inner Space is a fun way to spend a morning or af...
Location: Guadalupe Street at West 23rd Street, Austin, TX
The 23rd Street Renaissance Market is an artists' marketplace full of vendors selling handcrafted items such as jewelry, original art, apparel, candles, leather goods, and novelty items. Operat...
Location: 2313 Red River Street, Austin, TX
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library holds more than 45 million pages of manuscripts, an extensive audiovisual collection, and oral history interviews with than 1,000 individuals.
Location: 209 E. Sixth Street, Austin, TX
Austin Duck Adventures offers amphibious tours of Austin - through the streets of downtown, past the State Capitol and other attractions, and into Lake Austin with a splash. Kids might even get...
Location: 100 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
Travelers once paid a nickel toll to cross the Colorado River; and an extra nickel for a horse. In 1902, the bridge was washed away in a flood and replaced with a new bridge that was better equipped t...