Sleep Inn & Suites
2720 East US Hwy. 290
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Phone: (512) 858-2400
Fax: (512) 858-2410
Do you have what it takes to be in an action movie? Find out at the Stunt Ranch. Sign up for an adrenaline packed class or camp at this 22 acre ranch and train under licensed pyrotechnicians and a friendly stunt crew. Fly through the air as you fire at targets, jump away from a real fireball, and even detonate an explosion! By the time you leave the Stunt Ranch you'll be ready to star in your own adventure. Although you have to make reservations for classes or camps, the paintball portion of the ranch is open to the public on the weekend. Duck behind a crashed car and aim your paintball gun at the paintball machine gun towers, then duck and roll for cover as someone tries to get you from a sniper's nest. Get ready for thrills!
A hunting adventure, Storm Ranch provides access to animals like deer and pigs. You get your own stand, where you can hunt, walk or drive in the 500 acres (202.34 hectares) of land. To know more, just log on to their website or call ahead.
Golfers will enjoy this Jay Morrish designed golf course nestled in the Texas Hill Country. Located minutes away from Austin, this 18-hole golf course gives golfers of all skill levels a satisfying experience. With its marsh, tall grass and lakes the experienced golfer will be challenged while the novice will find the driving range and practice facility very useful. The instructional programs and teaching academy is available for those wishing to polish their skills. There's a two-story clubhouse that overlooks the 18th hole and the clubhouse's front porch is an excellent place to enjoy a sunny afternoon.
Enjoy a day at this educational, family friendly wildlife preserve. Austin Zoo, which is located on land that originally housed a goat ranch, started out with only a small selection of animals and has since grown into a full-fledged wild animal sanctuary and zoo. See Bengal tigers, lemurs, a butterfly garden and more! The picnic areas are perfect for a birthday party or company event.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center was established by Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States from 1963-1969. This fabulous garden bearing her name brims with native Texas plants in courtyards, terraces, arbors and meadows. Along with a fantastic children's center, visitors can explore a visitors gallery, observation tower, café, gift store and nature trails. Enjoy award-winning architecture and fabulous scenery in this wonderful garden spot. Tours by appointment.
This 344-acre park has an equestrian trail, a two-mile hike and bike trail, a fishing pier and an 18-hole disc golf course. Other sporting options include basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis and soccer. So you can see, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park is usually bustling with guests on the weeknights and weekends, with visitors bringing food to grill in the barbecue pits. There is also a picnic pavilion to sit under for a shady lunch.
Founded by seven women, this area was used as an outdoor laboratory for science classes and teacher training. Located on 220 acres (89 hectares) of land it offers 2.5 miles (4.02 kilometeres) of trails reserved for pedestrians. No bikes or pets are allowed; neither is picnicking or camping. This is a true wilderness preserve, and many bird watchers come to catch a glimpse of the Black Capped Vierus or Golden Cheek Warbler. Visitors are asked to donate a voluntary fee.
Established in 1974, by champion Jimmy Demaret, this amazing golf course is Austin's most iconic one. Located at Onion Creek Parkway, the lush course is often frequented by amateurs and professionals alike. The 27-hole course, is definitely one of the best that Texas has to offer. With luxurious facilities, you are sure to enjoy a hearty game along with fellow golfers or family.
This public recreation center welcomes all children, but is equipped for special-needs children. With a one to four (staff to student) ratio for its youth programs, it offers a craft room for exploring creativity, a kitchen where children are assisted in cooking programs, a sand play area, and a uniquely designed playscape. All activities are easily adapted for individual needs with transfer stations located throughout. Call ahead to discuss your child's interests; the staff is friendly and very helpful. On Fridays, off-site bowling is offered.
Gregg-Clarke Park Sports Complex features just about everything you need to be active. Softball and football fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, jogging trails, and ultimate Frisbee fields can be found here, as well as areas for playing horseshoes and washers. The pool is one of the most prominent features of the sports complex. It is open during the summer and is a great place to get away from the Texas heat.
Spend a day with the kids that is both fun and educational — head over to Zilker Park and take in the fantastic wildlife at the Nature Center. Albino raccoons, barn owls, snakes and other furry creatures roam about the petting zoo. While escaping the urban life, wander down winding trails and past the beautiful pond. Even though this park is in the middle of the city, nature permeates the surroundings, making every adult feel like a kid again.
As one of Austin's finest attractions, Barton Springs Pool is the perfect outing for those hot Texas days — or even the cool ones. Maintaining a comfortable 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) year 'round, you will enjoy a 100-percent natural swimming experience with no chlorine. The grassy hillsides and moss-covered rocks are perfect for sunbathing. Diving boards, concession stands and restroom facilities are also available. When the kids get tired of the water, enjoy the playscape to complete the afternoon. Lifeguards are on duty. You are encouraged to call ahead, as the pool occasionally closes.