Take the glass-bottom boat or kayak ride to view the bubbling springs and an excavation site from which artifacts dating as far back as 12,000 years have been recovered. The Endangered Species Exhibit provides an up-close look at the species that live only in the San Marcos River. There is birdin...
Superb examples of 19th-century homes sit along streets shaded by huge live oaks. Well worth a drive or stroll ( 700–800 blocks of Belvin Street and 227 Mitchell St. ) All are private residences and only open to the public for the Tour of Homes on the first weekend in May.
Housed in a 1943 vintage wooden hangar, the Centex Wing is home to 12 airworthy vintage military aircraft. A Japanese "Kate" torpedo bomber replica––built for the movie Tora, Tora, Tora––is displayed with other privately-owned vintage aircraft. Open 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sat. No admi...
Three decades of automobiles include models that date as far back as 1929. The collection of more than 80 classics includes many of the finest cars ever made in the United States. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and noon–5 p.m. Sun. Admission charge. 120 Stagecoach Trail. 512/787-2406. www.dickscl...
Focuses on this U.S. president's formative years, and how his early experiences as a college student and schoolteacher influenced San Marcos and the nation. Open 1–5 p.m. Thu., Fri. and Sun. and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. 131 N. Guadalupe St. , west side of the courthouse square. 512/353-3300. www.lbjmu...
Unites five city parks along the picturesque river, accented by lush landscaping. Access from Juan Veramendi Plaza, C.M. Allen Parkway at Hopkins Street.
R.M. 12 northwest to junction with R.M. 32 , the winding ridge route called the "Devil's Backbone," offers exceptional views of Hill Country scenery. It also is a great place for wildflower viewing March–April.
The center features exhibitions related to Southwestern writers and photography of the Southwest and Mexico, plus readings and artist talks. Also includes a permanent display of costumes, props, and memorabilia from Lonesome Dove. Exhibits open daily. Archives open weekdays for research. Albert B...
Unlike other caves, this earthquake-formed cave is not harmed by touch or light—visitors can take photos and touch the cave. The Tejas Observation Tower gives an aerial view of the Balcones fault line and the city. There also is a wildlife petting area, train ride, anti-gravity house and gift sho...
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