in Austin, TX
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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 Balloon Rides
Austin, TX 78741 Directions
Take to the skies for a day of hot air ballooning filled with breathtaking, exciting, amazing, and picturesque views provided by Austin Aeronauts.
Drift lazily over Lake Travis to catch views of the water below and the horizon off in the distance. Make your proposal special in a hot air balloon, or join hands for a wedding ceremony.
Austin Aeronauts specializes in custom, private, semi-private, scenic, and pleasure flights, as well as, hot air balloon advertising, promotions, special events, and adventure tours.
10808 Rawhide Trl
Austin, TX 78736 Directions
Lions … Tigers … and Servals? What’s a Serval? Take a walk on the wild side at the Austin Zoo and learn more about them and other mammals, primates, reptiles, amphibians, and domestic animals.
Get up close and personal with deers, goats, llamas, sheep, ostriches, alpacas, peacocks, and visit over 350 animals for a native Texas wildlife family experience you won't soon forget. While you’re there, enjoy a pony and train ride.
What started out as a goat ranch that housed pigs, deer, donkeys, ponies, and a few exotic animals blossomed into a full-fledged non-profit rescue zoo that assists animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education, now representing more than 100 different species, each with their own rescue story to tell.
2525 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757 Directions
Everything’s cooler on ice, so, cool off at Chaparral Ice, Austin's only indoor ice skating recreation venue with an NHL regulation-size rink available to the public. Visit during open skating sessions or schedule lessons.
With fun and safety at their core, classes are provided and have 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, or you’re 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.
1100 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 Directions
If it's in Texas, it must be bigger and better, right? The breathtaking beauty and unusual construction of the Texas State Capitol is truly the stuff of legends in the Lone Star State.
Grab your friends and family to visit the rotunda featuring portraits of every person who has served as president of the Republic of Texas or Governor of the state of Texas. 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 of the Capitol grounds that span 22 acres featuring historical buildings, 17 monuments, and beautifully landscaped lawns in addition to the Capitol building itself, having nearly 400 rooms and more than 900 windows. Free walking tours of the Capitol are given daily (except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter) and begin at the south entrance.
In addition to the normal tours, groups of 10 or more can take specialty tours, including Women in Texas History, The Texas Revolution, Texas Veterans Tour, and Rest in Peace, a tour centered around the urban myths and ghost stories of the Capitol offered around Halloween.
18300 Medina Vista Ln
Jonestown, TX 78645 Directions
Feel like you've stepped into a live video game at Texas Paintball. Choose from a variety of challenges to fight for control and experience epic and terrifying close-combat action. Which battlefield will you be brave enough to choose?
Will it be the Sawmill, touted as one of the best scenario field in the nation by some of the top players in the nation? Or the Counter Strike that is laid out perfectly for a thrilling game of Capture the Fort? How about Air Ball, 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? There’s plenty of cover among the flying paint from several directions just make sure your back is covered.
Whichever battlefield you choose, you’ll experience the immense adrenaline that paintball gives, the increasing camaraderie amongst friends, and the tension release all at the same time.
Thinkery at the Meredith Learning Lab
1830 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723 Directions
One “spark” of inspiration is all you need for your next BIG idea at the Thinkery, Austin’s home for “why?” and “how?” Each exhibit is hands-on, play-based learning, with activities and content appropriate for visitors of all ages. It’s never too early or too late to connect with people, share ideas, create experiences, and have a great time.
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.
iFLY Austin Indoor Skydiving
13265 N US 183 Ste A
Austin, TX 78750 Directions
Fall in love with the sensation and freedom that comes with floating in the air. Become a part of something bigger than yourself at iFLY’s Indoor Skydiving and feel the exhilaration of skydiving without having to jump out of an actual airplane. No experience is necessary and no parachutes are required.
As the most exciting and fastest growing sport in the world, indoor bodyflight 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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