- TripBuzz found 108 things to do with kids in or near Dripping Springs, Texas, including 96 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Austin, San Marcos, Canyon Lake and Wimberley.
- From Jump Wild to Magic Greens, the Dripping Springs area offers 84 different types of family activities, including: Farms & Ranches, Rock Climbing, Mini Golf and Trampoline Parks.
- Located in Central Texas, and a suburb of Austin, is the city of Dripping Springs. It's unusual name is derived from the local springs, which deliver a steady trickle of water. It's rocky creeks, rolling hills and abundant wildlife attract tourists year-round to enjoy the scenery and relaxation nature of the city. Other points of interest include dining on authentic Texas cuisine and visiting the local historical parks and museums.
Olympia Hills Gymnastics offers instruction in gymnastics and tumbling, primarily for elementary-age children. Popular for its licensed after-school program, the gym also hosts events such as birthday parties, lock-ins, and gymnastics camps.
The Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train offers a 25 minute ride through Zilker Park with the help of a narrow-gauge light rain mini-train. Riders are able to take in the sights of Lady Bird Lake and Barton Creek on the train which departs every hour on the hour.
Fed from underground springs and measuring almost 3-acres in size, Barton Springs Pool, has been attracting swimmers to its natural water for decades. Now listed as a federally protected habitat, the pool is open for year round swimming.
Spanning a total of 31 acres in total, the Zilker Botanical Garden is a botanical garden filled with unique and picturesque flowers and other vegetation. The garden is also a popular location for events like weddings and receptions.
St. Edwards University, a private school affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs for its students to complete. The institution's athletic programs compete in Division II and the university is a top producer of Fulbright scholars.
Housed on 351 acres of publicly owned land, Zilker Metropolitan Park is a family destination that includes a spring-fed pool for swimming, picnic areas, hiking trails and a large playground. Visit the park's Zilker Botanical Gardens, or ride a miniature train. A theatre hosts outdoor concerts.
Featuring a mix of classic films and blockbuster hits, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema offers visitors a movie theater dining experience with a wide selection of beer to choose from. The lobby has a photo op for a scene from The Shining.
A one-mile loop trail, the Johnson Settlement Trail offers a relatively flat hike along green areas. The trail takes visitors to the Johnson Settlement - the former home of the grandparents of Lyndon Johnson - with log cabin and barns.
On the 137-acre Exotic Resort Zoo, visitors can take a guided tour to see and feed over 500 animals from 80 species. Visitors can also stay in the cabins overlooking the zoo, enjoy cooking outside, sit around the campfire or play in the pool and hot tub.
The Lyndon Banes Johnson Boyhood Home was the home where President Johnson lived from five until he graduated from high school. National Park Service rangers lead a tour through the home that is furnished with mid-1920s period furniture.