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3801 Broadway Street

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For a relaxing and mostly air-conditioned afternoon, 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 rotating special exhibitions covering space and other fascinating topics.

This quirky site has grown in popularity over the years, and visiting families say its collections and interactive features entertain children of all ages. Past visiors particularly praised the interactive exhibits, as well as the on-site rock climbing tower, as excellent ways to burn off some extra energy.

Sitting next to Brackenridge Park, the Witte is open 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 $14 for adults, $13 for military and seniors, $10 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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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 Garden and San Antonio Botanical Garden beckon to botanists. Dress casual so you can take advantage of Brackenridge's jogging trails, golf course and athletic fields. 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.

Past visitors appreciated the park's train, which runs through the zoo and offers an excellent opportunity to get around the large area. They also recommend bringing some bird seed to feed the ducks that float down the San Antonio River.

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