Family Fun in Austin, Texas

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249
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Austin was named #1 on the list of "Best Cities for Relocating Families" last year by Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation, and with good reason.  There is so much fun stuff for families to do here.  With thanks to my beautiful wife, who helped me compile this list, I wanted to give some examples in order to illustrate the diverse fun things to do with your kids if you are visiting or moving to the Austin area:

 

Zilker Park

This is located on the southern edge of downtown Austin, and it is our version of Central Park.  Has a lot to offer for free or cheap for families.  Barton Springs pool, sculpture garden, mini-train, sculpture garden, soccer fields, and more.

Austin Symphony Orchestra Website for Children

A website from Dell and the Austin Symphony Orchestra to help kids learn about music and musical instruments.

Austin's Park and Pizza

A one-admission-price fun zone with bumper boats, video games, two mini-golf courses, batting cages, kiddie rides, laser tag, rock-climbing wall, go-karts and a buffet.

Austin Zoo

The Austin Zoo is a sanctuary for rescued animals.  Wear sturdy shoes to walk on the steep gravel paths, and bring your own water (no water fountains.)

Deep Eddy

The oldest swimming pool in Texas, Deep Eddy was once a resort.  The bathhouse is being restored to its former glory, but in the meantime, you can take your kids to see a movie in the pool on Splash Nights during the summers in Austin.

 

 Inner Space Caverns

One day, while building Interstate 35 north of Austin, Texas Department of Transportation drillers found this cave when their drill bit fell into it.  Now, you can explore the unseen beauty that lies beneath us all.  Carved out by years of water erosion, and decorated with many beautiful limestone deposits, Inner Space Caverns is a fascinating tour.  Lots of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.

 

 Bob Bullock Texas History Museum and IMAX Theater

This fairly new museum tells the "story of Texas," and features an IMAX theater with 2-D and 3-D capabilities. If you enjoy history, it is easy to spend an entire day exploring here.

 

http://www.austinboredkids.com/

This website contains many first-person reviews of Austin-area family attractions.  You can check here if you want to know whether a new spot is worth the visit.

Boggy Creek Farm

Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, eggs, ice cream, and even tofu are featured at the market days at Boggy Creek Farm.  Teach your children where food comes from, and learn what produce is available seasonally in Austin.

 Alamo Drafthouse

At these four Austin-area theaters, when children's movies are shown, kids are allowed to come in and eat while watching a movie.  Call ahead to verify that kids can come to a certain showing; this establishment normally serves alcohol.

Austin Nature & Science Center

This educational center features many biological specimens (butterflies, rocks, fossils, shells) and exhibits, such as the "Dino pit," where kids can unearth concrete "dinosaur skeletons" from a sand pit.  It also has a few animals that have been rescued and cannot be returned to the wild.

 

The Dino Park

This park features many huge models of dinosaurs, a playground, and picnic areas.

Main Event

With bowling, laser tag, glow golf, video games, pool tables, and rock climbing, there is something for everyone at this family fun center.

 

 

Texas Memorial Museum

This museum on the University of Texas campus has a lot of good natural history and science exhibits, many of which would interest children.  There are rocks and minerals, insects, dinosaurs, many dioramas of Texas wildlife.  You'll have to pay to park on campus, so plan on it.  It will be much easier to find parking when classes are not in session.

 

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

If you and your kids like flowers, the Wildflower Center has many nature trails and garden exhibits.  Lots of beauty here!

 

 

 

 

Round Rock Express

This is the Round Rock minor league baseball team.  Be a fan and cheer for our team.  It's a great place to take the kids, too!  My son loves these games.

 

Hill Country Flyer

All aboard the Hill Country Flyer steam locomotive from Cedar Park to Burnet, Texas!  Teach your kids the true meaning of "choo-choo" when they hear that powerful steam engine. 

 

Please feel free to call me at 512-796-7653 or email me at jason@austintexashomes.com.  You can search the Austin MLS at our site at www.austintexashomes.com

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JENNIFER - I guess Portland (and others) hi-jacked the phrase from Austin.

This came from Wikipedia:

Austin's message of support for local businesses has inspired similar movements in other cities, including Portland, Oregon; Tampa, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Santa Cruz, California; Missoula, Montana; and Boulder, Colorado.[4]

Oct 31, 2007 06:45 AM #25
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AH!!! If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes..... Well, I stand corrected then! [Geez... me wrong??]

p.s. It will be! Better bring your videocam along ;-) 

Oct 31, 2007 10:07 AM #26
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JENNIFER - I actually had no idea that other cities had adopted this phrase.  I guess Austin is a trendsetting city!  I have a nice video camera.

Oct 31, 2007 10:15 AM #27
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Jason, Seems like a lot of fun stuff in Austin.  I really do have to try to visit!
Oct 31, 2007 03:39 PM #28
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ROBERTA - Come on down!  You will not be disappointed.   Thanks for commenting!
Oct 31, 2007 04:43 PM #29
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Jason- How far away from San Antonio is Austin?  It does seem to be  a lot of things for kids to do in Austin Texas. Katerina
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KATERINA - It depends on which part of Austin, but figure about an hour and a half.  If you are going from south Austin to north San Antonio, probably closer to an hour.
Oct 31, 2007 06:54 PM #31
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What a great way to provide a flavor of the variety and fun of your community!  I had not idea Austin was so interesting.
Nov 01, 2007 01:56 AM #32
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DIANE - Thanks for your comments on this post.  Yes, Austin is a pretty cool place to live.  I appreciate your compliment.  Have a terrific day!
Nov 01, 2007 03:06 AM #33
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My wife is watching Grey's Anatomy, while I read this to her on a commercial....I swear if I move to Austin, you are selling me a home.

Seriously.....

Nov 01, 2007 04:57 PM #34
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BILL - You are awesome, man.  Come to Austin!  It was good talking to you the other day.  Someone told me earlier that they read my blog as a group in her office.  Very flattering!

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How about coming from Boerne? 
Nov 02, 2007 02:28 AM #36
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KATERINA - It would also be about an hour and a half from Boerne to Austin.  Although Boerne is more north than San Antonio, it is also a bit to the west, so you would have to travel east, then north in order to hit the quicker roads.
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Jason, WOW! What fun! It sounds like Austin Texas is a great place to raise a family... especially if fun is a priority. This explains why you have so many great posts about the fun you are having with your family.
Dec 22, 2007 01:01 PM #38
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Those are some seriously fun activites!  Great bragging rights for Austin!

Jun 23, 2014 02:36 PM #39
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Austin is a fun place Jason.

Jun 23, 2014 08:36 PM #40
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I'm not surprised to hear that Austin is #1 for relocating families. Austin offers so much, including lots of outdoor activities. 

Jun 24, 2014 12:35 AM #41
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My niece just graduated from U.T.  That is some thriving community.

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HI Jason - great list of things to do in Austin and reasons why families relocate to Austin. It is a beautiful city!

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Sounds like fun, Broker Jason Crouch to Austin, Texas! Have a great day from Active Rain and beyond!

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