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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Austin Aeronauts Hot Air Balloons
Austin Aeronauts Hot Air Balloons

(512) 440-1492

Austin, TX 78741
Website

Take to the skies for an adventure unlike anything you’ll experience on the ground with Austin Aeronauts, where the Hot Air Balloons provide you with exciting, intriguing, and exceptional balloon trips.

Whether you’re chartering a short journey with a few friends or looking to snap pictures of the beautiful landscape, they are ready to take you up on any custom, private, semi-private, scenic, and pleasure flight adventures you desire.

Austin Aquarium
Austin Aquarium

(512) 222-5586

13530 N Hwy 183 #101
Austin, TX 78750   Directions Website

Experience thousands of species and interactive exhibits at the Austin Aquarium, where they provide children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean without the long trip to the coast.

Each of the animal encounters is unique and rewarding. So, whether you are meeting the Ring-tailed or Red Ruffed lemurs for the first time, or feeding the Stingrays, Sharks, Iguanas, Tortoises, Lorikeets, and more, you will find an experience worth your while and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Austin Zoo
Austin Zoo

(512) 288-1490

10808 Rawhide Trl
Austin, TX 78736   Directions Website

Take a walk on the wild side at the Austin Zoo, where you can get up close and personal with over 350 animals representing Texas native wildlife.

As you walk through the zoo, check out all the new things you can learn about all the different mammals, birds, primates, reptiles, amphibians, and domestic animals.

Blazer Tag Adventure Center
Blazer Tag Adventure Center

(512) 462-0202

1701 W Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704   Directions Website

Test your gaming skills at the biggest laser tag arena in Texas, known as Blazer Tag Adventure Center, where it has three stories of ramps, bridges, and towers, all available for tactical advantage points where you can tag people above and below for heart-pounding real-game action.

Playing laser tag at Blazer Tag is like stepping into a Star Wars-type interactive video gaming experience. Players utilize a futuristic phaser to tag opponents with a visible laser light beam and score points to win the game.

Won the battle of laser tag? Then check over 50-high intensity games that include the classics like Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga to the new favorites like NBA Hoops, Fishbowl Frenzy, Harpoon Lagoon, and more.

Chaparral Ice
Chaparral Ice

(512) 252-8500

2525 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757   Directions Website

Cool off on the ice with Chaparral Ice, Austin's indoor ice skating recreation venue with an NHL regulation-size rink available to the public.

With fun and safety at their core, classes provide fundamentals for recreational skating and a solid foundation for achieving success in figure skating, hockey, and other ice sports like curling and broomball.

Whether it's your first time on the ice, returning to a favorite pastime from childhood, or you wish to continue training for competitions, classes will guide you through the process with focus, fun, and safety.

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

(512) 614-1996

14529 Pocohontas Trail
Leander, TX 78641   Directions Website

Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime with Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, which provide active outdoor ziplining fun for people of all ages. The world-class tour offers ziplines that last three lines and is the longest and fastest ziplines in Texas.

Your adventure includes all necessary equipment, boat transportation, and unlimited bottled water throughout the tour.

You can also enjoy all-day access to the private lakefront property, where you can picnic, play beach games, or relax in one of the hammocks.

Peter Pan Mini-Golf
Peter Pan Mini-Golf

(512) 472-1033

1207 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704   Directions Website

Escape life for a bit and take your friends and family to Peter Pan Mini Golf, a little slice of heaven where you never have to grow up.

Enjoy your time as you putt-putt your way through two 18-hole courses, where you will meet Peter Pan, Captain Hook, T-Rex, and even a shoe, chucks style.

Over the years, the park has gained a reputation as a place for families and people of all ages to spend a great day or evening, Austin style.

Pinballz
Pinballz

(512) 420-8458

8940 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758   Directions Website

Step back in time and play your favorite classic games like Space Invaders, Centipede, and Q-Bert at The Orignal PinBallz, where you can choose from all kinds of retro games that were your favorites when you were younger.

Check out Dracula, Apollo 13, Baby Pac, Big Guns, Genie, Jurassic Park, Meteor, and several other Pinball Machines.

Hungry? Enjoy food and drinks at Mikki’s Replay Café, where they serve a large selection of snacks, candy, and full meals.

Texas Capitol
Texas Capitol

(512) 463-0063

1100 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website

The breathtaking beauty and unusual construction of the Texas Capitol are the stuff of legends in the Lone Star State.

View artifacts of Texas history, including the original flag from the Battle of San Jacinto, historical paintings, and some of the original Senator desks from 1888.

Take a guided tour through the Capitol Building, which has 400 rooms and more than 900 windows. Then check out the Capitol Grounds, which spans 22 acres featuring historical buildings, 17 monuments, and beautifully landscaped lawns.

Texas Paintball
Texas Paintball

(512) 257-8728

18300 Medina Vista Ln
Jonestown, TX 78645   Directions Website

Maximize your fun by checking out the Disneyland of paintball at Texas Paintball, where you can play on 40 acres of land, ranging from modern Airball setups, and forested fields to fields with two-story buildings, towers, and other props.

Which battlefield will you be brave enough to choose? Will it be the Sawmill, touted as one of the best scenario fields in the nation? Or Counter-Strike that is laid out perfectly for a thrilling game of Capture the Fort? How about Airball, primarily used for tournaments and other competitions where your heart rapidly pumps while hiding for cover behind bunkers inflated with air and returning fire on the opposing team?

Whichever battlefield you choose, you will experience the massive adrenaline, the increasing camaraderie amongst friends, and the stress relief you need after a long day's work.

Thinkery
Thinkery

(512) 469-6200

1830 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723   Directions Website

One spark of inspiration is all you need for your next big idea at the Thinkery, where each exhibit is hands-on, play-based learning, with activities and content appropriate for visitors of all ages.

Create colorful works of art, take apart toys or build and launch gliders at the Spark Shop. See, feel and hear the connections between water and sound at the Currents exhibit. Find out how color, light, and shadows impact the environment at the Light Lab. Participate in sensory exploration, chemical reactions, and edible minerals in the Kitchen Lab. Imagine buying and selling delicious fruits and vegetables or collecting eggs from a pretend chicken coop in Fresh! Farmers’ Market.

Step outside to the Backyard and scale the heights of a universally-accessible, custom-designed climber, or rest under the branches of a native elm tree.

Typhoon Texas Waterpark
Typhoon Texas Waterpark

(512) 212-7792

18500 TX-130 North Service Rd
Pflugerville, TX 78660   Directions Website

Calling all vacationers, staycationers, thrill seekers, and relaxation needers to Typhoon Texas Waterpark.

Enjoy some good, clean, fun with unlimited attractions and events, cabanas, and delicious dining that will satisfy all your taste buds.

iFLY Austin - Indoor Skydiving
iFLY Austin - Indoor Skydiving

(512) 774-4359

13265 N US 183 Ste A
Austin, TX 78750   Directions Website

Fall in love with the sensation and freedom that comes with floating in the air at iFLY’s Indoor Skydiving, where you can become a part of something bigger than yourself.

Feel the exhilaration of skydiving without having to jump out of an airplane.

As the most exciting and fastest-growing sport in the world, indoor body flight is not only safe for kids but challenging for adults, exciting for teens, and realistic for skydivers, all in the safety of a controlled environment. Make your dream of flight a reality today.

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