Things to do in Texas Hill Country
- Things to do in Texas Hill Country
For centuries, visitors have been drawn to the Texas Hill Country by its scenic beauty and abundance of natural resources. Today, the region is a must-see for anyone visiting Texas because of its diverse cultures, variety of things to do, legendary events, and creative culinary scene. Whether you prefer recreational activities or big-city culture, the Texas Hill Country has something for everyone. This region of Texas is known for its rolling hills, scenic rivers and lakes, and one-of-a-kind small towns with their own tales to share. Hike to the top of a massive pink granite mound, visit grand museums, kayak down a pristine river, or visit award-winning wineries.
At Austin Zoo, 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.
Dixie Dude Ranch
Dixie Dude is a working stock 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.
Austin Nature and Science Center
A “living museum,” whose efforts are focused on the creative use of specifically planned interpretive exhibits, programs, collections, and trails.
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.
Natural Bridge Caverns
Take a tour of the caverns, visit the Natural Bridge Caverns Mining Company and learn a lot about identifying gems and minerals while filling your pockets with treasure, or take the Adventure Tour through the South Cavern — a physically demanding and thrilling excursion into one of the world’s premier caverns.
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.
X Bar Ranch
Enjoy a variety of activities including the observation of ranching activities, horseback riding, birding, bar-b-que dinner, and stock tank swimming.
Clearsprings Aviaries & Zoological Gardens
Clear Springs Aviaries and Zoological Gardens is a privately owned collection of rare and endangered exotic birds.
Caverns of Sonora
The Caverns of Sonora is a natural cave that is one of the most active caves in the world, with more than 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.
Schlitterbahn’s 65-acre waterpark and resort complex features more than 40 rides and family activities in six themed areas.
Friedrich Wilderness Park
Friedrich Wilderness Park is a nature preserve, with 5.5 miles of hiking trails wandering through the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Diamond W Longhorn Ranch
Activities include Chuckwagon Display, Cowboy Memorabilia, Old General Store, Bull Head Roping, Boot Hill, Horseshoe Pitching, Shoot An Old West Six Shooter, Washer Toss, Make Your own Rope, and Cow Chip Tossing.