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Meander Over to Leander, Texas

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Hey, are y’all looking for something fun to do? Well, here’s an idea.. head on over to Leander, Texas.  Never heard of it?  Well, maybe this will jog your memory.

Back in 1983, this little Texas Hill Country town made international news. A woman’s skeletal remains were found on a construction site. After close examination it was determined she was 10,000 to 13,000 years old. This site was one of the earliest intact burials ever found in the United States. This prehistoric woman was dubbed “The Leanderthal Lady”.

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You can observe and read the burial markers, which are on the South side of RM1431, approximately one mile west of Parmer Lane. Make this your first stop into town, and then head over to the “Escape Room Leander”. The address is 2405 US-183, Leander, TX, 78641. It is the coolest thing since the hula hoop.  The escape room games are taking the nation by storm, and are so much fun, you’ll want to do it again and again. You are guaranteed a lot of laughs.

Now, imagine yourself going into a locked room with family, friends, or other tourists.  The room is locked and is filled with all sorts of clues, codes, puzzles and brain teasers. Your group will work together as a team to solve the game and finish before time runs out! You’ll have exactly one hour and two minutes to solve as many as possible. There are different rooms and settings to choose from and more are being added all the time. Book your time now and discover what this new phenomena is all about. Many companies are having their employees do this to raise morality and create cohesiveness in the workplace.

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You won’t want to miss the annual Liberty Fest going on Sunday, July 3, 2016 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. This is a fantastic and FREE event. It’s perfect for the whole family. There’ll be live music, lots of great food, crafts, games, children’s activities, plus a gorgeous fireworks display that night. Go to www.leandertx.org for more information.

The entertainment this year is off the charts. The Warhorses blend their Country, Rock, and Blues for a unique sound. You’ll fall in love with the Texas country singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler. Get ready to do some honky-tonk-stomping.

For a little more Leander summer fun, scoot yourselves on over to Volente Beach Water Park.  It’s the perfect place to be on a hot Texas summer day. There are several different types of water slides, a boat launch, water volleyball, fountains, waterfalls, and other water activities. There is a bar with a covered area and open picnic areas. So refreshing! Golf, fishing, and boating areas are also nearby for your enjoyment.

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Leander is also known for having some great restaurants. There are burgers, BBQ, Mexican, Italian, or anything you have a taste for. Or, why not try something really different? Mouton’s Southern Bistro is where local Texas and Cajun inspired cuisines meet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This family owned and Texas grown restaurant is totally unique. The food is real down home cooking with a flare. Everything is cooked to order using only the freshest of ingredients. Mouton’s serves daily specials and offers an exclusive brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday. You may want to check out their great beer and wine selections too, there’s a weekly rotation of local and seasonal drafts. Doesn’t a cold one sound good just about now?

Leander is the fourth fastest-growing city in the Lone Star State. It’s a suburb just north of Austin and is right smack dab in the middle of the Texas Hill Country. You’ll want to be a part of all the fun. Bring the whole family. Start Packing!