Things to Do

10 Awesome Things To Do For $10 Or Less In The Hill Country

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Remember the good old days when taking the family out didn’t cost a stack of Andrew Jacksons? Luckily, for those of us in the Texas Hill Country, opportunities exist for fun that won’t leave you feeling like you need your own personal Fort Knox. Here’s a list of recommendations below.

1. Visit a museum.


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Got a little Einstein under your roof? Then this museum will definitely fan the fires of his or her chemistry set. Interactive exhibits on earth sciences, energy, engineering, life sciences and computer sciences.

When You Go: Hill Country Science Mill, 101 South Ladybird Lane, Johnson City; phone: (844) 263-6405. Admission: adults $8, children (2-18) $6.50.

Interested in the history and the art of Texas? Founded in 1923, The Witte Museum boasts an ever-growing collection of both.

When You Go: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio; phone: (210) 357-1900. Admission adults (12-64), children (4-11) $7, free on Tuesdays from 3pm – 8pm.

The old west and cowboys have inspired artists for generations. Check out the collection of sculptures and paintings that pay homage to life in the wild west at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville.

When You Go: Museum of Western Art, 1550 Bandera Highway, Kerrville; phone: (830) 896-2553. Admission: adults $7, students $5, children (under 8) free.

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2. Kick around Kickapoo Cavern State Park

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Interested in caves? Then strap on your head lamp and flash light and get your spelunking on. The guided cave tour will have you dreaming for days about all things dark and drippy. Bust out your binoculars for birding and bat watching, too. For a little extra fee, stay overnight. Who doesn’t love open starry skies and restful nights in the Texas Hill Country wilderness? Open every day in March, it’s the perfect Spring Break destination.

When You Go: Kickapoo Cavern State Park, 20939 RM 674, Brackettville; phone: (830) 563-2342. Admission: Daily entrance fee $3, guided cave tour $10.