Sightseeing in Harker Heights

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

54% Off Picnic at Pilot Knob Vineyard

Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

$98 $45

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

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

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

Dr Pepper Museum — 50% Off Visits

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

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

Mexic-Arte Museum

Downtown

$10 $5

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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 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

Blanton Museum of Art – Up to 53% Off Visits

Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art The University

$18 $9

The university's museum houses more than 17,000 artworks, including pieces by Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse

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 53% Off Dublin Bottling Works Tour

Dublin Bottling Works

Dublin

$19 $10

(5)

Tours explore the inner workings of the 120-year-old bottling plant that first sealed the caps of the original Dr. Pepper

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

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In 1906 the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company was created to distribute the smooth, bubbly taste known as Dr Pepper. Today, that building still stands and is dedicated to a similar mission: to teach the world about the history of the iconic soda, a vision realized by a few devoted enthusiasts. The building became the Dr Pepper Museum in 1989, then the Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute in 1997. Today, it is a tribute to the imagination and talent that fueled the soft drink's success throughout the years.

300 S 5th St
Waco,
TX
US

In 2009, Linda and Greg Racino were reaping the benefits of more than two fast-paced decades in the tech industry. Something was missing, though—creativity. So in February of that year the couple left behind the cold digital world for a brightly colored studio warmed by a blazing kiln. Lining their shelves with finished and unfinished clay and glass pieces, the Racinos today deal solely in creation. They guide customers through pottery painting and glass fusing—from picking out a blank bisque piece to arranging a unique design of glass pieces. Guests can also check out the calendar of events to learn about upcoming discounts and special projects, or to find out what day it is.

13500 Galleria Cir
Austin,
TX
US

The tale of the Austin Children's Museum begins in 1983, when a band of parents and teachers started setting up educational exhibits and children's activities throughout the city. This “museum without walls” stretched into schools, parks, and malls, delighting children and families with a sense of whimsy and a place where play was rewarded. In the years that followed, the museum shed its nomadic beginnings and found a permanent home inside the pleasant green walls of the Dell Discovery Center. Firmly rooted, its exhibits have entertained and enlightened more than 800,000 youngsters and their parents while earning praise from the writers of Little Austinite.

Today, the sprawling 12,500-square-foot facility is a kaleidoscope of color and lights, where whippersnappers play with giant building blocks, cobble recycled materials into crafts, and marvel at golf balls as they soar through loops and shoots. Others explore the miniature Global City, where they take on roles such as veterinarians in the pet clinic, cooks in the diner, or stray raccoons hiding in the grocery store.

Throughout the week, a team of educators leads Discovery Time, guiding lads and lasses through kid-friendly science experiments that launch paper helicopters and make slime. The museum also hosts Storytime, where grownups read playful stories aloud to encourage creativity and instill a love of literature in young readers.

201 Colorado St
Austin,
TX
US

When Archer M. Huntington donated 4,000 acres of land to The University of Texas at Austin, it was no surprise that the husband to renowned sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington stipulated it be used to support an art museum. Today, Blanton Museum of Art—named Best Museum in the Austin Chronicle's 2013 Best of Austin Readers' Poll—honors Archer's request by providing access to more than 17,000 works and a variety of rotating exhibitions. The museum's collection of prints, paintings, and sculptures comprises more than 4,000 pieces from America and 1,800 from Latin America, and it even includes the Suida-Manning Collection—a group of 230 paintings and 400 drawings by Baroque and Renaissance masters that was much sought after by other museums, according to Frommer's. With these pieces as backdrop, the museum hosts Third Thursday events such as artist talks and Yoga in the Galleries, the latter of which finds instructors twisting sculptures into poses that will be easier on their spines.

200 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin,
TX
US

Everyone has a different vision of how their living space should look, which is why ART on 5th fills its three-level, 6,000-square-foot gallery with art to suit all tastes. Works by notable names such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Theodor Seuss Geisel—better known as Dr. Seuss—rub shoulders with rotating collections from some 60 lesser-known artists.

In addition to displaying fine paintings, ART on 5th offers custom-framing services, and backs each of its frames with a lifetime guarantee. The store’s artisans meticulously choose a flattering frame for each piece from more than 3,000 styles—helping artwork mesh stylistically with its destination, be it a living-room wall or an endless hall of mirrors. They eschew colored, paper mats in favor of neutral-toned, hand-wrapped linen mats, leaving some wiggle room between art and frame and imbuing each piece with richness and depth. Each frame is hung with kevlar, a bulletproof material that prevents damage caused by rusted hanging wires and showboating ’80s action-movie stars.

3005 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin,
TX
US

1020 Glass Art and Decor takes its name from its mission to provide exquisite artwork to everyday people by often pricing its handmade glass creations between $10 and $20. Behind the downtown Austin’s space-age art-deco storefront, their sales team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable designers and art experts as they amass a collection of more than 5,000 glass vases, drink sets, bowls, figurines, and chandeliers. As a locally-owned business, 1020 takes pride in its community and boosts the city’s culture scene by employing 10 highly trained in-house art consultants. They also give back through charitable functions and support of area nonprofits, such as Project Transitions’s hospice and housing care for HIV and AIDS patients. The designers even show their love for their home state through their inventory, with a number of Texas-themed pieces available for purchase, such as a majestic longhorn steer, a golden-horn wine stopper, or a miniaturized Lyle Lovett imprisoned in a crystal paperweight.

208 Colorado St
Austin,
TX
US