Caves and Mines in AUSTIN with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Austin, Texas, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Lone Star State you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Austin…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Longhorn Cavern State Park

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    (46 miles) Marble Falls

    Explore this Texas natural wonder located underground - perfect for families to enjoy through tours! An amazing and unique experience for all ages

  • Natural Bridge Caverns

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    (54 miles) San Antonio

    One of the most natural treasures in Texas, these historic caverns give you an underground experience you will never forget!

  • Cave Without a Name

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    (59 miles) Boerne

    Enjoy an underground adventure in the heart of Texas Hill Country with tours offered to allow you to explore the amazing formations.

  • Cascade Caverns

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    (66 miles) Boerne

    Explore a natural wonder millions of years in the making with these guided tours in Texas! Great underground family fun!

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  • ZDTs Amusement Park

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    (49 miles) Seguin

    Theme park fun designed for the whole family, with indoor AND outdoor fun in Texas. Thrills, water fun, arcades...it's all there to be enjoyed!

  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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    (69 miles) San Antonio

    It's Six Flags time! From the highest heights, to the softest adventures, there are rides and activities for all ages - even a water park! A super fun family day out in Texas!

  • Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville

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    (14 miles) Pflugerville

    Cool down in summer in Hawaiian Falls latest waterpark in Pflugerville, Texas!

  • Volente Beach

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    (16 miles) Leander

    This waterpark has it's own sandy beachfront and has attractions that include water slides, tube slides, and a kids activity pool for the younger members of the family.

  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort

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    (45 miles) New Braunfels

    Get ready for water fun in this Texas family attraction, with children's playgrounds, tubing, and the world's first surfing machine!

  • Summer Fun Water Park

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    (58 miles) Belton

    A cool, fun water park in Belton, Texas featuring a host of activities and slides that kids and their families will love over summer!

  • Splashtown San Antonio

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    (70 miles) San Antonio

    Waterpark fun in Texas with Splashtown! Over 50 rides and attractions to keep the whole family cool - splashtastic!

  • Sea World San Antonio

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    (80 miles) San Antonio

    Thrilling rides, sensational shows and educational experience for the whole family at Sea World San Antonio!

  • Austin Zoo

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    (12 miles) Austin

    Over 350 animals are waiting to make friends with families at the sweet Austin Zoo, with keeper talks and story time!

  • The Exotic Resort Zoo

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    (38 miles) Johnson City

    A unique wildlife preserve where there are several endangered species of beautiful animals for kids to encounter, and learn about. Not only that - kids can pat them too! A very eye opening family day ...

  • Topsey Exotic Ranch and Drive Thru Safari

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    (69 miles) Copperas Cove

    Families can enjoy over 50 species on the drive thru safari, then pop by the petting zoo to get even closer to the friendlier ones!

  • San Antonio Zoo

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    (71 miles) San Antonio

    The San Antonio Zoo is open all year round from 9 to 5 daily. It's home to over 8,500 animals representing 779 species of animals on 56 acres. Several interactive exhibits include Tiny Tots, ...

  • SeaWorld Adventure Park

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    (80 miles) San Antonio

    Visit the world's largest marine life adventure park with rides, shows and of course animal attractions - all in San Antonio!

  • Franklin Drive Thru Safari

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    (87 miles) Franklin

    Animal lovers of the family can spend the day seeing and learning about new animals, and even getting to interact with some on this drive through safari!

  • Cameron Park Zoo

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    (97 miles) Waco

    Get kids out of the house and into a world of nature, in Waco's 52-acre natural habitat, featuring everything from orangutans to komodo dragons!

  • Blue Bell Creamery Tour

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    (82 miles) Brenham

    Treat the kids to a tour of the ice cream production plant and see the processes and equipment behind the finished favourites. Tours last 45 minutes and include a serving of ice cream.

  • Mt. Playmore

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    (11 miles) Austin

    Get playing in the LARGEST indoor playground in Central Texas, with and 18ft tall playscape, arcade, and toddler area!

  • Texas Jumping Beans

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    (15 miles) Round Rock

    Come play in their 12,000 square foot center with whole area designated for toddlers with huge foot ball pond, tunnels and a soft playscape with toys.

  • Arnolds Family Fun Center

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    (18 miles) Oaks

    One of the largest indoor Fun Centers in the United States - we're not kidding!!

  • The Big Bounce

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    (19 miles) Cedar Park

    The Big Bounce is an inflatable playground that provides a unique, safe, and fun environment for all kids. The 12,000 square foot facility also contains a playscape, theater, snack bar, and several ...

  • Safari Champ

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    (19 miles) Round Rock

    A fun indoor playscape where kids can be dropped off, or spend family time together, among the slides, tunnels, tubes, ropes and play areas.

  • The Jumpy Place

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    (22 miles) Kyle

    A colorful and fun place for those active kids to jump, imagine and play.

  • Spring Loaded Trampoline Park

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    (27 miles) New Braunfels

    A great way for active kids to spend the day bouncing!

  • The Jumpy Place

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    (43 miles) New Braunfels

    A fun and bouncy indoor play center for active kids where they can enjoy the huge inflatables, toys and games!

  • Emerald Rainbow Family Fun Center

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    (53 miles) Spring Branch

    With 20,000 square feet of activities and fun, Emerald Rainbow Family Fun Center means a great time for the whole family every time you visit. Best of all, parents never pay admission!

  • Zoomerang

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    (56 miles) Killeen

    Come play in our 12,000 sq ft play facility with 9 huge inflatable attractions including a 24 foot tall dual lane slide, an obstacle course, bounce houses, moonwalks, themed jumpers, and 4 large ...

  • Happy Tyros Toddler Fun Center

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    (56 miles) Killeen

    Toddler fun at this Texas indoor amusement area for those funsters aged 1 to 4 year olds. A safe, friendly, and FUN environment for those little ones to play and develop.

  • Kiddo Kingdom

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    (60 miles) Temple

    Super fun bounce houses, birthday parties and an ice cream parlor! A family friendly indoor play center for kids of all ages - good old fashioned Texas style!

  • Just Add Children

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    (75 miles) San Antonio

    Indoor Playground and Party Center for children ages 1 to 10 years, which will take kids into a world of imagination, creativity and learning through play.

  • PeeWeeBees

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    (79 miles) San Antonio

    Great indoor fun for kids ages 3 months to 6 or 7 years old in San Antonio. A pleasingly challenging and supportive play facility with an emphasis on the kids' healthy fun.

  • Thinkery Austin

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    (3 miles) Austin

    Thinkery is the evolution of the new Austin Children's Museum - but still a place where families, fun and science all play together!