New Braunfels Things to Do

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  • 1. Guadalupe River

    River Sports Tube Rentals - I will NEVER use this tubing service again. A recent trip cost us $75 for 4 of us, and 2 in the group had their own personal tubes. We were charged a "personal equipment...

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  • 2. Gruene

    One of the best things to see around here, and the most fun I had in town, is Gruene Hall which was established in 1878 and is the oldest continually operating dancehall in Texas. Country music...

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  • 3. Landa Park

    The Landa Park has 51 acres, with trails (including the Panther Canyon Nature Trail), miniature train, paddle boats on the Landa Lake, miniature golf, picnic tables and more. I took an early morning...

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  • 4. Downtown New Braunfels

    The Seekatz Opera House was built in 1900 by brothers Louis and Otto Seekatz. It was designed to host a variety of entertainment venues but especially opera. The Seekatz hosted many local events until...

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  • 5. Schlitterbahn Waterpark

    December is NOT the best month to visit SCHLITTERBAHN WATERPARK, but we were curious about this popular summer destination. Even in the rain, the park looks like something from a child's fantasy as...

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  • 6. Sophienburg Museum

    Sophienburg Museum is located on historic Sophienburg Hill and houses artifacts and displays showing how New Braunfels blended German, Hispanic, Native American and other ethnic groups into the "City...

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  • 7. Cypress Bend Park

    It took me several months of living in New Braunfels to find a great spot on the river that isn't filled with drunk teens and daytrippers. Cypress Bend Park is located just behind the cemetary off of...

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  • 8. Comal County Courthouse

    New Braunfels is a decent sized, fast growing town of about 58,000 (up 60% since 2000) that was established in 1845 by German settlers led by Prince Carl of Solm-Braunfels on the banks of the Comal...

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  • 9. River Road

    The River Road is a 20 mile winding road that takes you to most all the river outfitters in the area. There are plenty of free places to launch tubes, canoes, or just swim, but parking is difficult in...

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  • 10. Faust Hotel

    First known as the Travelers Hotel, this inn was completed in 1929 and renamed "The Faust" in 1936. It is an example of Spanish Colonial Revival design. I was not really impressed by the building...

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  • 11. Wildlife Ranch

    IS A AFRICAN SAFARI TEXAS STYLE. IS A PLACE THAT TEXAS SCENIC HILL COUNTRY PROVIDESA NATURAL HABITAT FOR THE SPECIES TOTHRIVE AND REPRODUCE AND THE NATIVE VEGETATION AND LANDSCAPE PROVIDE A BAUTIFUL...

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  • 12. Comal River

    The Comal River, shortest river in the world at 2.3 miles, originates in Landa Park, meanders past the power generation plant and Wurst Halle, and then becomes a place for first rate water sports of a...

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  • 13. Wurstfest

    Don't get your caricature done!! The guy is awful. What's supposed to be funny and exaggerated was instead a 5 yr old's scribble. When we asked for a refund, he was a rude old bastard. Save your $20...

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  • 14. Church Hill School

    Across the street from the Conservation Plaza is the Church Hill School, built in 1870 replacing the schoolroom the St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran church set...

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  • 15. Pioneer Businesses

    Conservation Plaza also has a number of businesses from the early, pioneer days of New Braunfels on display complete with the appropriate equipment like: The...

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  • 16. Barns

    New Braunfels had an agricultural and ranching base during its early history, so there are a few different types of barns on display like the Welsch Family barn...

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  • 17. Other Houses

    There are several other early pioneer homes with period furniture on display like: The Jahn House from 1855; the Lohse Fischer House from 1865; Martha's...

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  • 18. Baetge House

    This nice 2-story home is a fine example of what is called the "Fachwerk" type of home, built in 1852 by German engineer Carl Friedrich Baetge on the Guadalupe...

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  • 19. Conservation Plaza

    New Braunfels has a very interesting, impressive collection of old historical buildings from the town and the county collected together in one location called...

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  • 20. Hermann Seele Mural

    Hermann Seele was what is referred to as a "Renaissance Man" a man with a variety of interests and talents. He arrived in Galveston, Texas from the...

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  • 21. New Braunfels Academy

    The New Braunfels Academy was incorporated in 1858 and was the first tax-supported school in Texas; a full 18 years before the Texas Constitution provided for...

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  • 22. Buckhorn Barber Museum

    The Wagenfuehr Home is one of the properties owned by the New Braunfels Conservation Society. The home is open for tours as is the Buckhorn Barber Museum which...

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  • 23. New Braunfels Fire Museum

    The New Braunfels Fire Museum is located in the old 1918 fire station and houses an interesting assortment of old fire engines and other equipment. You can...

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  • 24. New Braunfels Railroad Museum

    The New Braunfels Railroad Museum is located in the old 1907 International & Great Northern Railroad Depot. It houses an interesting assortment of railroad...

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  • 25. McKenna Children's Museum

    Especially now that I have a growing grandson, I pay close attention to museums aimed at kids. The McKenna Children's Museum houses a variety of multi-media...

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