1489 IH-35 N.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: (830) 643-1100
Fax: (830) 643-1112
Featuring a concrete embankment and sidewalks containing the Comal River, this park is home to a popular local attraction, the Tube Chute, which is an S-shaped slide down Stinky Falls. The park also features well manicured grounds, picnic tables with grills, bicycling, golf, hiking, tennis, and a children's playground.
Ferdinand Lindheimer, a botanist, served as a guide for the German settlers, and was paid in land on the Comal River, where be built this house, which stands as a small monument to Lindheimer who is credited with discovering several hundred plant species, including a milkweed, a loco weed, a mimosa, and a rock daisy. The house is operated as a museum by the New Braunfels Conservation Society and antique and period pieces fill the four small rooms of the wood and fachwerk house.
Over 18,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits are available at this children's museum that allows children to have fun learning about arts and crafts, historical explorations, and sciences. A variety of educational programs are also available.
Nestled on the Comal River, this 196 acre park offers glass-bottom boat rides, boat rentals, swimming in an Olympic-sized pool or a natural spring-fed pool, miniature golf and regular golf courses, tubing on the Comal, picnicking, a children's playground, and a recreation center which contains a gym, a weight room, and a game room.
This unique park is home to over 500 reptiles, plus features a variety of traditional and exotic animals such as monkeys, birds, Llamas, and Texas Longhorns.
Located in a quaint corner of New Braunfels, Santa’s Ranch is a huge green expanse that serves as an ideal location for a fun day-out with your family. Here, you get to see nearly 1.5 million Christmas lights along a stretch of one mile. What's more, the tranquil environs of the ranch assure unforgettable moments and a peaceful time for nature lovers. Santa's Ranch also plays host to a few local events at times. Call ahead to know more.
In the 19th century, Seguin was the center of experimentation with using concrete for houses and public buildings and it became known as the "Mother of Concrete Cities." Today this Greek Revival-style house which sits on 2.2 acres of its original 4-acre site is one of the best surviving examples of early concrete construction in United States and is a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and is in the National Register of Historic Places. Its permanent exhibits include family furnishings, archeological artifacts from the site, as well as the building process and restoration of limecrete. It is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday though Sunday.
Situated in a small protected valley, this vineyard offers everything handmade, such as the picking, fermentation, winemaking, and bottling of all of their fine wines. Tours are available and a tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.
A larger-than-life statue honoring Juan Seguin, the Tejano patriot who is sometimes called "the Paul Revere of Texas." The handsome bronze sculpture created by Erik Christianson, stands in the lovely Central Park in the heart of the historic downtown.
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch offers a unique safari experience, minus the trip to Africa. It features a petting zoo and a nursery, but is highlighted by the drive-through sanctuary. Park guests can purchase animal food to take with them on their journey through the park. Ever wondered what it is like to have a camel slobber all over your windows? Camels, along with 65 other animal species from six continents, roam freely throughout the park. The less timid animals will approach visitors and, if allowed, will stick their heads inside the vehicles and eat whatever they can find. Visitors can also encounter the endangered addax antelope, in addition to zebras, llamas, ostriches, giraffes and lemurs, among many other animals.
The cave on which this park is centered was formed by an earthquake in the Balcones Fault, so while it's not as colorful as most of the state's waterformed caves, it is an interesting sample of the forces of nature at work.
If you like to be 'on par' with the Generals, then tee it off at this lush green course. Get acquainted with military diction and listen to combat stories first hand. And if it's your 'off day', walk barefoot to relieve the tension. All in all, this is a great place to unwind.