Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Brush it off with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $5 for a water-park visit for one child (a $10 value)
- $10 for a water-park visit for one adult (a $20 value)
- $14 for a water-park visit for one adult and one child (a $30 value)
- $28 for a water-park visit for two adults and two children (a $60 value)
Visitors to the Lone Star Lagoon float down a tubing river, shoot down winding waterslides, and dash under a giant wooden bucket that tips to spill water on those down below. They can also frolic under waterfalls and in an artificial wave pool without having to first shake hands with a shark. Children can play in a designated kids’ area, overseen by cheerful attendants and water-park staff. Though the water park remains open every day until the end of August, it’s only open on Saturdays and Sundays in September.
Flying L Guest Ranch
Jack Lapham strolled all 542 acres of the ranch, breathing in the desert air deeply and squinting at the shrub-speckled hills. On the horizon of this empty Western wilderness, he saw fences for horse stables, hotel suites, shooting ranges, and aircraft runways. The ranch’s owner stood behind him as he surveyed the land. “What do you think?” the owner asked, his voice firm and husky, like gravel. Jack, a former military colonel, turned and smiled a soldier’s wry smile. With a twinkle in his eye, he pulled out his checkbook. “This looks like a place where modern people can go and find themselves in the midst of yesterday.”
Over its next 65+ years as a dude ranch, the Flying L was the setting for aircraft tests, visits from famous authors, and the TV show The Cisco Kid. Today, staffers maintain its desert landscape and historic stone villas—many designed by associates of Frank Lloyd Wright—as a Western family resort. Suites lodge visitors among fireplaces and king-size beds, and modern and traditional decor styles meet inside tile bathrooms and wood-cabin construction. An 18-hole golf course rambles between massive oak trees, and miniature-golf fairways encounter obstacles such as rocky outcroppings and wagon wheels. An authentic ranch stable houses 40 horses, which can carry riders around the fields or on trots along grassy trails and rocky riverside paths. Nearby, a water park battles the desert heat and incites the hurt feelings of mirages with an artificial wave pool, tubing river, and water slides.
566 Flying L Dr.
Bandera, Texas 78003Get Directions