Calling attention to all animal lovers! San Antonio Zoo in San Antonio is your one-stop destination to see a wide variety of animals from all over the world.
Be sure to visit the restaurant at this zoo for a delicious meal.
Got kids? No problem at San Antonio Zoo! This zoo is a fantastic spot for families to hang together.
San Antonio Zoo is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots.
Every evening from March to September, just before sunset, as many as 12 million Mexican free-tailed bats erupt from Frio Cave in search of dinner. The bat colony is the second largest in the world. Tour guides lead a caravan of visitors driving their own cars two miles from the ranch gates to Frio Cave, then guests are taken to the top of a hill to witness the winged spectacle. With the sun low in the sky and the bat signal shining, the cloud of bats bursts forth alongside cave swallows and rock wrens, seeking insects to eat while evading birds of prey such as kestrels and peregrine falcons. After spending the spring and summer mating in Frio Cave, the bats resume their migration to Mexico and the college students return to their dorms.
Get your art on! Kerr Arts and Cultural Center museum in Kerrville is home to many wonderful pieces of art.
Don't worry about packing a snack. This museum has a great restaurant so you can keep the fun going.
Take the kids along too — this museum is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Kerrville's Kerrville Convention & Visitor's Bureau is known for being the most popular vacation destination in the area.
Save some of your precious vacation time when you opt to take advantage of one of the nearby parking options.
Though it's only about 25 minutes outside of San Antonio, Enchanted Springs Ranch transports its guests to a totally different world—and to a totally different century, for that matter. Considered an enchanted place by early Native Americans for its rolling hills and flowing rivers, the 86-acre working ranch serves as a living, breathing reincarnation of the Old West. It bustles with activity and has been recognized by Oprah as one of the country's best "Wacky Family Attractions."
Rugged structures, lush pastures, and trickling springs surround guests while they explore the property. Perhaps the best way to do that is not by tossing a saddle on a rocking horse, but by climbing aboard tractor-pulled wagon rides. These tractor tours tote passengers across the premises and past a collection of wildlife that includes longhorns, buffalo, deer, and zebras. On foot, guests may encounter pistol twirlers, bull whip champions, trick ropers, and real cowboys and cowgirls that populate the ranch. Such an authentic experience hasn't been overlooked by film creators or party planners, either: the ranch doubles as a movie set, and can also be rented for wedding receptions, birthdays, and other special events.
The San Antonio Aquarium collects thousands of animals hailing from the shores of Oregon to the Indonesian Islands. Sharks and rays glide through the shallow water of interactive petting tanks, where visitors can touch their surprisingly soft skin. Lorikeets, toucans, and macaws soar above exhibits filled with exotic amphibians and reptiles in the rain forest area. One exhibit even contains a Giant Pacific Octopus, known to be one of the most intelligent animals in the wild for its ability to solve puzzles and look really studious in glasses. Friday thru Sunday Mermaids are there to interact with guests. Perfect for that selfie photo.
The entire facility is designed to appeal to children and families as a whole. The owners take a particular interest in giving children joy, especially foster children. They themselves hosted 31 foster children in their time, and now provide them with a thrilling––and free––experience at their aquarium.