Things to do in JOHNSON CITY with kids

Texas - the state that embraces cowboys, dude ranches and all things BIG! But don’t be fooled, underneath, Texas is also a state of culture, history, and even beaches! (Who’da thought?!) Which means, you will never be short of fun and diverse places to go with kids!

A theme park haven, Texas has thrills to suit the whole family - from the yee haw Six Flags Fiesta, the family friendly Joyland Park, or the waterfront Kemah Boardwalk.

Zoos with a difference? You bet! Franklin Drive Thru Safari takes you to the plains of Africa, The Exotic Resort Zoo is dedicated to breeding endangered species, and Gator Country let’s you get snap happy with those gators!

You won’t be short of museums to take the kids to, with the futuristic Texas Air and Space Museum, roaring Dinosaur Park or the historic Heritage Farmstead Museum - just to name a few!

And of course, it’s Texas, so why not take the kids to experience the cowboy culture - with a dude ranch! Dixie or Silver Spur,  of The Mayan Dude Ranch are just some that offer great kids fun!

You may be a little kid, but you’re heart’s as big as Texas!

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  • The Exotic Resort Zoo

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    (4 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 ...

  • Wimberley Zipline Adventures

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    (27 miles) Wimberley

    Experience a rush as you soar over canyons and creeks with breathtaking 15-mile views of the Wimberley Valley. Your adventure will begin with trained guides leading you on an educational walking ...

  • The National Museum of the Pacific War

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    (27 miles) Fredericksburg

    The National Museum of the Pacific War is 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 ...

  • Austin Zoo

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    (28 miles) Austin

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

  • Longhorn Cavern State Park

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    (28 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

  • Cave Without a Name

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    (30 miles) Boerne

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

  • Volente Beach

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    (32 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.

  • Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum

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    (35 miles) Burnet

    An historic frontier fort and museum. See log cabins, stage stop, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, and old farm implements. In the museum see over 1200 historic artifacts from the Burnet County area. ...

  • The Farmyard

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    (37 miles) Bulverde

    The Farmyard is a great place to spend some quality time with yer family and friends. No "hustle and bustle" goin' on here! So, come on out, relax and enjoy some Ol' Fashion Fun!

  • Blazer Tag Adventure Center

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    (38 miles) Austin

    If you're 7 to 97, Laser Tag is a hide-and-go-seek game for everyone! The ultimate adrenaline rush in a fun combat environment. Also the glow in the dark SkyTrail ropes course, and arcade!

  • The Austin Nature and Science Center

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    (38 miles) Austin

    Located on the western edge of Zilker Park, the Austin Nature & Science Center is dedicated to the exploration of the natural world. Since 1960, ANSC has provided nature exhibits, education programs, ...

  • Zilker Park

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    (38 miles) Austin

    351 acres of Austin fun with jogging, kayaking, gardens, springs, swimming, and heaps more for kids and the whole family in this beautiful park.

  • Cathedral Of Junk

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    (38 miles) Austin

    A wacky and fun collection of junk! Built in a small house in suburban Austin, one man has created a playground haven for kids!

  • The Jumpy Place

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    (39 miles) Kyle

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

  • Cascade Caverns

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    (39 miles) Boerne

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

  • Races2U

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    (39 miles) Austin

    Digital slot car racing for ages 6 and up. Super fast, and super fun. Race realistic scale models of NASCAR, Formula 1, or even off-road vehicles on our giant tracks. Easy enough for a child to ...

  • Peter Pan Mini Golf

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    (39 miles) Austin

    Mini golf fun for all ages in Austin, where kids can play on the 18 hole golf courses, and adults can get young at heart!

  • iFLY Austin

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    (39 miles) Austin

    Experience the thrill of sky diving without ever having to get in a plane in Austin!

  • Spring Loaded Trampoline Park

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    (40 miles) New Braunfels

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

  • Childrens Day Art Park

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    (40 miles) Austin

    Summer fun in Austin with the Children's Day Art Park - part of the summer events of Austin Symphony. A fun and magical day out for the whole family!

  • Natural Bridge Caverns

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    (41 miles) San Antonio

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

  • Chaparral Ice

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    (41 miles) Austin

    Ice skating for the whole family in Austin, with daily public sessions, as well as birthday parties and skate lessons!

  • Playland Skate Center

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    (41 miles) Austin

    Indoor rollerskating and rollerblading with a light show, fog machine and music! Austin family fun!

  • Thinkery Austin

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    (42 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!

  • The Jumpy Place

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    (42 miles) New Braunfels

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

  • Boggy Creek Farm

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    (42 miles) Austin

    A charming family friendly produce farm where kids can learn about foods and where it all comes from!

  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort

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    (43 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!

  • Landa Park

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    (43 miles) New Braunfels

    Landa Park is 51 acres of Texan park where families can enjoy walks, hikes, paddle boats, swimming, - even a miniature train!

  • Kiddie Acres

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    (43 miles) Austin

    An amusement park and mini golf JUST for kids under 10!

  • McKenna Childrens Museum

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    (44 miles) New Braunfels

    A stimulating, interactive and fun museum experience that immerses kids in space, science and the world, and encourages them to use their imagination.

  • Mt. Playmore

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    (45 miles) Austin

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

  • Pioneer Farms

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    (45 miles) Austin

    Five historic farm themed areas for the kids to learn from and explore which will take them back to the Blackland Prairies of the 1800s! Set on over 90 acres of beautiful Texan woodland, it also ...

  • Friedrich Wilderness Park

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    (46 miles) San Antonio

    Emilie and Albert Friedrich Wilderness Park and Crownridge Canyon Natural Area are jewels of nature in the midst of rapidly developing northwest Bexar County. They provide a refuge for native species ...

  • Arnolds Family Fun Center

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    (46 miles) Oaks

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

  • Texas Jumping Beans

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    (47 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.