811 S. Guadalupe St.
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: (512) 353-5300
Fax: (512) 353-8010
A huge open space amidst the beautiful city of San Marcos, this park is a hidden gem in true sense. With home to a lot of events and concerts, the park is a favorite hangout place of many locals in the area. You can drop here, to play, take a walk, or just relax and unwind with mother nature. From June to September, you can also witness some live music shows and other performances that take place here.
Located in San Marcos, this beautiful city park is the hub of activities for locals in the area. A huge open space, you can drop here, to enjoy the outdoors, for playing, chilling, or just relaxing. A lot of activities keep taking place at the park, where locals participate and have fun over the weekends.
The cave on which this park is centered was formed by an earthquake in the Balcones Fault, so while it's not as colorful as most of the state's waterformed caves, it is an interesting sample of the forces of nature at work.
Originally called Southwest Texas State Normal School, the Texas State University has grown into one of the largest institutions in the state. The school's main campus is in San Marcos and it has an active student life. If you visit the campus make sure you visit Old Main, also called Main Building, which is a historic building that was built 1903 and has a Victorian Gothic style.
Located in a quaint corner of New Braunfels, Santa’s Ranch is a huge green expanse that serves as an ideal location for a fun day-out with your family. Here, you get to see nearly 1.5 million Christmas lights along a stretch of one mile. What's more, the tranquil environs of the ranch assure unforgettable moments and a peaceful time for nature lovers. Santa's Ranch also plays host to a few local events at times. Call ahead to know more.
Featuring a concrete embankment and sidewalks containing the Comal River, this park is home to a popular local attraction, the Tube Chute, which is an S-shaped slide down Stinky Falls. The park also features well manicured grounds, picnic tables with grills, bicycling, golf, hiking, tennis, and a children's playground.
Spread across 7 acres, the Buda City Park is equipped with 2 pavilions that can be rented for parties, luncheons, seminars and community events. All year round, barbecues, festivals, dog shows and live concerts are held here.
Over 18,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits are available at this children's museum that allows children to have fun learning about arts and crafts, historical explorations, and sciences. A variety of educational programs are also available.
Ferdinand Lindheimer, a botanist, served as a guide for the German settlers, and was paid in land on the Comal River, where be built this house, which stands as a small monument to Lindheimer who is credited with discovering several hundred plant species, including a milkweed, a loco weed, a mimosa, and a rock daisy. The house is operated as a museum by the New Braunfels Conservation Society and antique and period pieces fill the four small rooms of the wood and fachwerk house.
Nestled on the Comal River, this 196 acre park offers glass-bottom boat rides, boat rentals, swimming in an Olympic-sized pool or a natural spring-fed pool, miniature golf and regular golf courses, tubing on the Comal, picnicking, a children's playground, and a recreation center which contains a gym, a weight room, and a game room.
Lockhart City Park is a centrally located public park in Lockhart. It is managed by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Lockhart, and is one of the biggest stretches of park lands in the heart of the city. Take a leisurely stroll down the verdant greens in the evening or take a refreshing dip in the attractive pool. One of the busiest of city parks, it hosts a variety of community events like the Lockhart Little League Expo Day, Fourth of July Fireworks Display, District High School Cross Country and so on. Visit website for more information.
If you like to be 'on par' with the Generals, then tee it off at this lush green course. Get acquainted with military diction and listen to combat stories first hand. And if it's your 'off day', walk barefoot to relieve the tension. All in all, this is a great place to unwind.