New Braunfels Things to Do

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  • 1. 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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  • 2. Guadalupe River

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 3. Downtown New Braunfels

    If you are walking around downtown, you should be able to spot many large murals on the sides of the buildings. They mostly have a historical theme, such as the Hermann Seele Mural. Some are larger...

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  • 4. Landa Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a wonderful area for recreation in the town. We were visiting and looking for something to do while our son was at work. They have swimming pools, mini golf, miniature train that takes you on...

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  • 5. 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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  • 6. Schlitterbahn Waterpark

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 7. 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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  • 8. Son's Island

    Son’s Island at Lake Placid is a beautiful, three and a half acre island on Lake Placid located only minutes from downtown New Braunfels! You access this private hideaway by driving across a 100’...

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  • 9. Faust Street Bridge

    The bridge is now part of a pedestrian / bike path leaving the older part of town towards the east. However calm and serene it may be now, it was once a busy thoroughfare. It was built in 1887, as...

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  • 10. New Braunfels Historic Railroad And Modelers Society

    Located right downtown in the old train station, the Railroad Museum is perfect for the average train enthusiast. It is relatively small and does not take too much time. And the price it right -...

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  • 11. 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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 16. Comal River

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. 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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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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