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Crack open a can of one of Austin Beerworks fine creations and enjoy the smooth taste of a craft beer. This unique brewery only sells beers in cans rather then bottles, claiming you should imagine the cans as little kegs. In truth, the cans are more eco-friendly and the brewers believe the beer tastes even better. Stop by the brewery for a tour or a tasting.
Established in the early 21st Century, Laura Bush Community Library is a public library located close to the neighborhood of Barton Creek Highlands. The library features a beautiful community and chess garden and a public book salesroom. They offer group tours as well as specially designed kids educational tours.
Ever wondered what life was like on a 17th-century farm? Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms is where you can relive all of those days gone by at the carefully simulated theme areas. Whether it is an 1860s German Immigrant Farm, an 1880s Cotton Planter Farm, or an 1870s Texan Farm, all of these can be revisited thanks to the brilliant reconstruction of the architects. Check their website for more information on free admission days, site tours, exhibitions, historical reenactments and special days. The farms are partly wheelchair accessible.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center was established by Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States from 1963-1969. This fabulous garden bearing her name brims with native Texas plants in courtyards, terraces, arbors and meadows. Along with a fantastic children's center, visitors can explore a visitor's gallery, observation tower, cafe, gift store and nature trails. Enjoy award-winning architecture and fabulous scenery in this wonderful garden spot.
Enjoy a day at this educational, family friendly wildlife preserve. Austin Zoo, which is located on land that originally housed a goat ranch and started out with only a small selection of animals and has since grown into a full-fledged wild animal sanctuary and zoo. See Bengal tigers, lemurs, a butterfly garden and more! The picnic areas are perfect for a birthday party or company event.
If you're the kind of person who would rather board the boat than stay ashore, look up Austin's Boat Tours. Austin's Boat Tours are great fun party boat rentals, along with also offering things like flyboards, jet skis and even Scuba. The BYOB cruises are perfect for a summertime outing without all the hassle of owning (or driving) a boat. The company even offers party bus services to get you to and from the lake, as well as emergency towing service in case you find yourselves in a sticky situation.