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Five Worth the Drive: Weekend Adventures

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Looking for something fun to do—that won’t involve a long car ride? There are plenty of fun things to do around Teravista. Here are a few of our faves:

  1. Southwest Williamson County Regional Park. The Quarry Splash Pad, with its super fun water slide and other water features, is one of many attractions at this popular 800-acre public park. There’s also the Cedar Rock Railroad miniature train, 11 soccer fields, eight tennis courts, a playscape and much more.

  2. Take an Old Train. Just a few miles south in Cedar Park, the Austin Steam Train Association offers crowd-pleasing train excursions through the Hill Country in 1920s vintage passenger cars. The Hill Country Flyer travels to historic Burnet in the Highland Lakes area, with a layover for lunch and shopping. The shorter Bertram Flyer travels to quaint Bertram. Many special trips are offered, including the Bluebonnet Festival Flyer, the Wine Flyer and the holiday North Pole Flyer.

  3. Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. This popular Leander attraction offers five different ziplines, each providing a three-hour adventure whizzing over canyons and inlets along Lake Travis. Heights range from 250 to 2800 feet.

  4. Fort Tumbleweed. Described as an “authentic Old West Town,” Fort Tumbleweed has been developing over the past 30 years, as the owners have moved a variety of Old West era buildings to this 16-acre site, complementing the original buildings on the original 1850s Bryson homestead. Twelve historic buildlings are now on the site, housing Old West relics and fossils. Group tours are offered by appointment.

  5. The Walburg Restaurant and Biergarten. This locally-renowned establishment resides in the town of Walburg’s 1880’s-era Mercantile building just 15 miles north of Teravista. The restaurant now seats 250 people inside and the biergarten holds over 800 people. Revelers enjoy schnitzel, kraut and polka dancing as well as the sounds of well-known yodeler and accordionist Ron Tippelt and his band, The Walburg Boys. A not-to-be missed tribute to German history in Texas!