Sightseeing in St. Johns

Up to 56% Off Museum Admission or Membership

Neill-Cochran House Museum

West University

$20 $10

Learn the history and shifting identities of this residence built in 1856 during tours given by staff or trained docent

Mexic-Arte Museum – 50% Off Young Latina Artists Exhibition

Mexic-Arte Museum

Downtown

$10 $5

(17)

New, experimental pieces made by Latina artists; two special performances during the opening night only

50% Off a Friday Night Moonlight Riverboat Cruise

Lone Star Riverboat

Bouldin

$20 $10

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Eco-friendly electric boats sail across Lady Bird Lake after sundown, giving passengers a beautiful moonlit view of Austin

Up to 50% Off Historic Train Rides

Austin Steam Train Association

Cedar Park

$50 $25

Vintage trains pulled by an Alco diesel locomotive rumble across a wooden trestle bridge on a choice of rides through the countryside

Austin Zoo – Up to 50% Off Visit

Austin Zoo

Southwest Travis

$18 $9

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Nonprofit rescue zoo and sanctuary provides a home for more than 300 animals and 100 species

Up to 50% Off Activities from The Williamson Museum

The Williamson Museum

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Kids' summer camp and cemetery tours take curious guests on fun history jaunts and family memberships get you and loved ones special perks

Up to 57% Off at Pilot Knob Vineyard

Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

$91 $39

Vineyard spanning 112 acres of Texas hill country hosts picnics complete with fine cheeses ideal for wine pairings

McKenna Children's Museum – Up to Half Off Admission

McKenna Children's Museum

New Braunfels

$30 $15

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Families explore exhibits that foster creativity & learning, clamber up 30-foot structure & participate in educational activities

Mayborn Science Theater – Up to 50% Off a Show

Mayborn Science Theater

Killeen

$8 $5

Digital shows for adults and children on subjects like volcanoes & biodiversity shown on a 60-foot dome screen that wraps around the theater

45% Off at the Great Room Escape

13th Floor Haunted House San Antonio

The Great Room Escape

$39.95 $21.95

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In the course of about one hour, small groups must solve puzzles to escape a terrifying room before zombies close in on them

Up to Half Off a Guided Ghost Tour

Silverghost Tours

Downtown

$36 $18

Guides sprinkle a 90-minute tour with stories of spooky apparitions from south Texas lore, culminating in a trip to an Alamo gravesite

Up to 47% Off from Bad Wolf Ghost Tours

Bad Wolf Ghost Tours

San Antonio

$30 $17

Explore San Antonio's spooky past during nightly ghost tours or pub crawls that pair paranormal activity with drink specials

Up to 58% Off a Grand Double-Decker Bus Tour

Grand Double Decker

Tour Ticket Office

$47.52 $22

Tour-goers can hop on and off double-decker buses as many times as they want on 50-minute excursions that visit 50-plus San Antonio locales

Up to 57% Off Double Decker Bus Tour

City Sightseeing San Antonio

Downtown

$44 $22

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Aboard a double-decker tour bus, for 50-minutes recorded commentary enriches sights of the city's museums, markets, restaurants, & landmarks

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Waxy O'Connor's

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 50% Off Admission to Tower of the Americas

Tower of the Americas

Downtown

$21.90 $11

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750-foot tower grants guests 360-degree views of the city below; visits include access to an educational history exhibit and a 4-D ride

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

Arsenal

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Up to 50% Off Visit or Dinner Show at Enchanted Springs Ranch

Enchanted Springs Ranch

Boerne

$28 $14

(96)

Amble along an authentic ranch that recreates the Old West with wildlife and performers such as pistol twirlers and trick ropers

Up to 46% Off Pony Rides at Fiesta Farm

Fiesta Farm

Far West Side

$14 $8

(40)

Potbellied pigs, llamas, emu, bunnies, ducks, cows, and goats spread out on a 15-acre ranch

50% Off at the Dr Pepper Museum

Dr Pepper Museum

Brazos

$16 $8

Museum in former Dr Pepper HQ houses 3 floors of exhibits dedicated to Dr Pepper and the soft drink industry

Up to 50% Off at Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

$14 $7

Museum space holds more than 35,000 square feet of legendary sports memorabilia from Texas' best athletes and sports moments

Frontier Times Museum – Up to 53% Off Visit

Frontier Times Museum

Bandera

$10 $6

40,000 artifacts, including art & furniture, glimpse the cowboy & pioneer cultures of the Old West in a museum built in 1933

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Since its founding in 1968, Jerry's Artarama has had a meteoric rise from a solitary storefront in Long Island to 15 stores nationwide and 500-page mail-order catalogs, supplying enough raw material to produce innumerable sketches, paintings, and drawings. Jerry's knowledgeable shopkeeps guide customers through the gamut of discounted tools, paints, and easels from industry mainstays such as Lukas and Matisse. Alongside the arsenal of art supplies, apparel, and equipment, staffers also provide custom-framing services to ensure masterpieces find a secure and stylish home.

6010 N Interstate 35
Austin,
TX
US

With horrifying haunts designed to elicit new shrieks each year, House of Torment Haunted House keeps bones chilled well below room temperature. HauntWorld.com ranked House of Torment in its Top 13 Haunts in 2011, praising it as a "dynamic and ultra-creative attraction" that is "widely considered to be one of the most innovated haunted houses in the country." Other rave reviewers include the Travel Channel and the Wall Street Journal, who call the haunted house "20,000 square feet of terror." Among the many interactive events The House of Torment hosts are the Christmas Blackout, Valentine X, and Apocalypse, Live-Action Zombie Experience. Though House of Torment's attractions change annually, its wall of shame exists as an immortal photo catalog of all those who have squealed in fright or received bunny ears on its premises.

523 E Highland Mall Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

After 22 years in the air force, Water 2 Wine–founder John McFadden established his first custom winery in San Antonio seven years ago. Already the business has spread as far as Milwaukee to the north and Denver to the west, bringing the country's vinophiles more than 100 wines, each of which are fermented on site and available for tastings every day. Those who want to get more involved in the crafting process may sign up to make their own wine and steep themselves in each step of the operation, from selecting the grape varieties, beginning the fermentation process, withstanding a wait of about 45 days, and finally christening their creation by smashing a tiny boat against the bottle. All custom-made wines are plastered with personalized labels made from one of Water 2 Wine’s templates or images that customers design from the ground up.

3300 W Anderson Ln
Austin,
TX
US

"Anybody can paint," declares Vanessa Huff, the owner of Art & Soul. And she knows what she's talking about. The longtime artist has been teaching art to children for years and has branched out into leading art classes for all ages at her new studio. Along with her staff, she instructs students on various painting techniques such as shading and contouring, and introduces them to color theory, which is the theory that colors exist. During hands-on sessions, youngsters learn to express themselves through art projects while adults create their own renderings of paintings while sipping on wine during step-by-step instruction.


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2706 Dancy St
Austin,
TX
US

Texas is known for many things, and Texas Winos wants to make sure that wine is one of them. To bolster their mission, the wine-loving staff of the business whisks visitors away on tours of area vineyards, where they sample an array of varietals while learning about the winemaking process from vintners. It's not all about wine though, as Texas Winos also offers beer tours that travel around the Austin area visiting local breweries. But it's not all drinking and learning. Many tours have themes, including Mardi Gras, Roaring '20s, and Superheroes and Villains, in which customers are encouraged to don apropos ensembles and pretend they can see through wine.

3507 North Lamar Blvd #300968
Austin,
TX
US

The percussive sounds of water drums and rattling gourds echo across limestone bluffs and the grassy banks of a meandering creek. A cedar-post fence creaks in the breeze. An elegant Victorian farmhouse towers over livestock corrals. Pioneer Farms' themed history sites sprawl across 90 wooded acres, immersing visitors of all ages in exhibits and living demonstrations of Texas history. The grounds also serve as a haven for historic 1800s buildings, many of which were transplanted from their original plots throughout the state and reconstructed with rubber cement.

Offering a snapshot of central Texas's Native American population, an authentic Tonkawa encampment dating back to 1841 welcomes guests to visit tepees and dance to tribal music under a centuries-old oak tree. An 1873 Texian farm, which includes a log-and-board cabin on its original site, provides livestock care and tractor-throwing demonstrations, and the restored rural village of Sprinkle Corner introduces visitors to carpenters, blacksmiths, a general store, and a 19th-century stagecoach house from which more than 12 horse-drawn wagons convey passengers across the farm throughout the day. Wild animals raise their heads above lush grasses near Walnut Creek, and the Scarborough Barn allows children to meet their favorite farm animals. Visitors can further connect to history and nature through the farm's many programs and classes, including workshops focused on traditional blacksmithing, cooking in the buildings' original kitchens, and basic photo red-eye correction using squid ink.

10621 Pioneer Farms Drive
Austin,
TX
US