Hill Country Texas

Austin Duck Adventures - You're invited on an amphibious tour of Austin's downtown and beautiful Lake Austin inside an Unsinkable, US coast guard inspected, Hydra Terra vehicle.

Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary - Both adults and kids can enjoy the Hill Country setting and experience a close-up visit with animals from around the world. Austin zoo serves as a sanctuary for animal residents and visitors alike; providing an atmosphere for fun, living and learning.

Cedar Park Center - A state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena. Home of the Texas Stars and Austin Toros, as well as concerts and other events take place throughout the year.

Zilker Metropolitan Park - Located in southwest Austin includes the popular, naturally fed Barton Springs swimming pool. Other attractions within the park include the Zilker Botanical Garden and Splash! Into the Edwards Aquifer.

Animal World & Snake Farm - Housing over 500 animals at any one time, you can't help but feel you're up close and personal with nearly every species of animal on earth! Primates, alligators, exotic hoof stock, birds, cats and of course, snakes.

McKenna Children's Museum - An adventure for all kids, from toddlers to pre-teens. Discover a remarkable and magical environment where children are urged to touch, question, explore, experiment and imagine; where busy brains and bodies happily awaken to the world of art, culture, history, science, technology and health.

The National Museum of the Pacific War - The only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. Located on a seven-acre site, the Center includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans' Walk of Honor, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific War Combat Zone, and the Center for Pacific War Studies.

X Bar Ranch - Enjoy a variety of activities including observation of ranching activities, horseback riding, birding, bar-b-que dinner, and stock tank swimming.

The Contemporary Austin - Offers informative and informal art experiences oriented towards the interests of a broad general audience. The gallery presents 20th-century and contemporary art, changing exhibitions and educational programs

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment - Home to many educational attractions and activities. Take the famous glass-bottom boat ride, one of the most popular ways to view the bubbling springs and the Natural Aquarium of Texas.

The Thinkery - Children can touch, play and climb to their hearts' content. Here learning is made fun. Innovative learning experiences for children and families equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.

Caverns of Sonora - A natural cave that is one of the most active caves in the world, with more then 90% of the cave still forming. The cave is both a Natural/National Landmark. The Caverns has many activities to keep you busy such as: Sluicing for gems, exploring a nature trail, camping out, and guided tours.

Austin Nature & Science Center - When you come by for a visit you will be able to meet a coyote and red-tailed hawk. You can follow the path of Texas fossil hunters and uncover evidence of pre-historic life in the Dino Pit. You can explore natural science specimens and add to your own collection.

Dixie Dude Ranch - Explore the ranch on hiking trails, hunt for fossils and arrowheads or check out their century-old barn and Range War Cemetery. You and your family can enjoy your choice of planned activities such as horseback riding, swimming, hayrides, campfire sing-alongs, dancing and lots of Western fun.

LBJ Presidential Library - Archives/museum relating to LBJ and office of the presidency, as well as colorful highlights of political campaigns. Exhibits include gifts from foreign heads of state, a moon rock, replica of Oval Office and changing exhibits.

Inner Space Cavern - Hidden for 10,000 years, Inner Space Cavern is one of the best preserved caves in Texas and one of the few places where remains of prehistoric animals were unearthed.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort - Schlitterbahn'ís 65-acre waterpark and resort complex features more than 40 rides and family activities in six themed areas.

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center - A natural Texas Hill Country treasure adjacent to the Pedernales River southwest of Austin. The 30-acre gem offers an array of natural science and interdisciplinary educational programs for adults and children.

Wonder World Park - A one-of-a-kind Theme Park, known as the 1st show cave in Texas. Visitors have enjoyed touring the Balcones Fault Line Cave for over 105 years, and now, the park has many other attractions for family fun and entertainment.

The Exotic Resort Zoo - A resort designed for wild animals where people can enjoy their company. Daily guided Safari tours with over 500 animals including over 80 different species.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Imagine a place where everything is in its place. A place where the gardens, trails, and architecture celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the Texas Hill Country. A place where people reconnect with the land and learn to appreciate the natural beauty, economic value, and environmental necessity of native plants.