5 Ways to Wow Your Kids in Fredericksburg This Spring FEB 12 2019
Fredericksburg has a multitude of family-fun adventures. Check out these attractions in the Texas Hill Country, which will entertain the whole family this spring.
- Photos at Wildseed Farms – Bring your camera or charge up your phone (and maybe a couple of disposable cameras for the kids) and explore the beautiful blooms out at Wildseed Farms! From bright red poppies to the ever-popular bluebonnet, there are acres of wildflowers and picture-perfect moments.
Insider tip: Remember, it is Mother Nature’s show. Bloom dates will vary – Check our Facebook page for the latest updates.
- Teach Them to Two-Step at Luckenbach Texas – Let’s face it, any kid who’s in, from, or visits Texas needs to learn how to Texas Two-Step. Made famous by Waylon, Willie and the Boys, Luckenbach Texas is the perfect spot for the whole family to dance. Enjoy live music 364 days of the year, let the kids play under the old oak trees or dance the night away in the dance hall during weekend shows.
Insider tip: Catch the daily picker’s circles at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. beneath the ancient oak trees for some great local tunes.
- History Lessons… That Are Actually Fun! Fredericksburg is rich with history. Take the kids to the museums and historical spots for some history lessons they’ll actually enjoy.
- Pioneer Museum- At the Pioneer Museum, the whole family can learn about how Fredericksburg came to be a little German Texan town. Tour the 3.5 acre complex – including log cabins, a school house, and Sunday Haus for plenty of photo ops and learning opportunities. Closed on Sundays.
- National Museum of the Pacific War – The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only museum dedicated to the battles of the Pacific Theater during WWII, where you’ll find interactive exhibits for adults and kids alike. The museum, and all of its hands-on exhibits (and cool AC), can be explored for an entire afternoon; and experience a battle reenactment at the Pacific Combat Zone on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10.
- Lyndon B. Johnson State and National Historical Parks- Tour the the former president’s birthplace and the ranch he loved so much at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, and then visit the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site just across the river. A working farm, costumed docents and part of the official longhorn herd of Texas await! Don’t forget to pack your picnic- plenty of shaded picnic areas are the perfect place to enjoy a casual lunch.
- Fort Martin Scott- Explore one of the first frontier Army forts in Texas at Fort Martin Scott, located just beyond downtown Fredericksburg. The pre-Civil War military outpost offers free self-guided walking tours daily and is home to special events throughout the year – like Fort Martin Scott Days and An Evening at Old Fort Martin Scott.
- Texas Rangers Heritage Center- Learn about the Texas Rangers at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center, adjacent to Fort Martin Scott, including the Celebrate Texas! event on March 16 with historical re-enactments and cannon firing, cowboy poetry and entertainment.
- Pick Your Own Strawberries – Pick-your-own produce isn’t limited to just summertime peaches. Head to Jenschke Orchards and pick your own sweet, ripe strawberries this spring and show the kiddos where the fruits in the grocery store really come from!
Insider tip: Visit Jenschke Orchards on Facebook or call ahead at 830.997.8422 to check open times and picking conditions. Wear comfy clothes and arrive early – they will close when all the ripe berries have been picked!
- Explore Enchanted Rock State Natural Area- The huge, pink granite dome is sure to impress both the young and the young at heart. Hike to the summit, go on a geocaching adventure and bring a picnic to enjoy. Designated as an International Dark Sky Park, Enchanted Rock is also perfect for stargazing. You’re sure to get another “wow” out of the kids when they gaze up at the multitude of stars they never even knew were there. Note: trails close 30 minutes after sunset – except the Loop Trail.
Insider tip: Before you head out to Enchanted Rock, reserve your “Save the Day Pass” up to 30 days before arrival, so that you can avoid lines and be guaranteed a spot in the park. Spring is a popular time to visit Enchanted Rock which may result in long lines or park closure due to the park reaching parking capacity.