Witte Museum#10 in Best Things To Do in San Antonio
If Six Flags and SeaWorld seem a little too daunting, take your kids out for some educational amusement at the Witte Museum. This often-overlooked site delves deep into natural science, anthropology and Texas history with exhibits featuring everything from dinosaurs to mummies to tarantulas. You can also take an in-depth look back through Texas' intriguing past by exploring the historic log cabins located on the grounds. And don't forget to check out the interactive exhibits about the San Antonio River, exhibits which include a hands-on water-works display and the popular H-E-B Science Treehouse.
This quirky site has grown in popularity over the years and visiting families say its collections and interactive features entertain children of all ages. "The kids loved the different exhibits and displays and seemed to learn quite a bit — haven't stopped talking about how much fun they had," said one TripAdvisor user.
Sitting next to Brackenridge Park, the Witte is open all day Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with extended hours on Tuesday until 8 p.m.) and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for military and seniors, $7 for children ages 4 to 11 and free for children 3 and younger. Free parking is available and several bus routes also stop nearby. For more information on hours and admission costs, check out the museum's website.
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#1 Brackenridge Park
When the River Walk seems too busy, seek refuge from the heat and the swarms of tourists in Brackenridge Park. Its 343 acres offer much in the way of relaxation: rustic stone bridges and shaded walkways are perfect for strolling, and the Japanese Tea Gardens and San Antonio Botanical Gardens beckon to botanists. Dress casual so you can take advantage of Brackenridge's jogging trails, golf course and athletic fields, or let your kids take a spin on the carousel and the miniature train. The park also hosts outdoor concerts in the natural Sunken Garden Theater. In and around the park, you'll also find popular attractions like the San Antonio Zoo and the Witte Museum.
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