There is much fun to be had for you and the entire family in Cedar Park, Texas. Just southeast of Austin, this town has a lot to offer those who decide to visit. From classic must-have Texas barbecue to zip line adventures over Lake Travis, you’re sure to get the most out of your stay in this little corner of the globe. Cedar Park offers an experience that can’t be found in large metropolitan areas, allowing visitors to relax and enjoy the serenity of nature and a slower pace of life. Learn more about the best things to do in Cedar Park, below:
1. Texas Museum of Science and Technology
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Cedar Park is home to the Texas Museum of Science and Technology, a great destination for those looking to take in a first-rate science and technology centre. The museum is popular for its planetarium as well as its time walk exhibit. Travelling exhibitions come through the museum on a rotating basis and on display as of this writing is Tutankhamen: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb. Enjoy a day of imagination, curiosity, and exploration at the Texas Museum of Science and Technology. It’s guaranteed fun for the entire family!
Texas Museum of Science and Technology
Address: 1220 Toro Grande Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
2. Ride the Austin Steam Train
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For years the Austin Steam Train Association has been working to preserve and re-create authentic steam engine experiences from the early American steam train era. Visitors can choose from a selection of rides and train lines such as the Sunset Express. Special offers are listed online and don’t forget to check out the special train museum while there.
Austin Steam Train Association
Address: 401 E Whitestone Blvd C-100, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Website: Austin Steam Train Association
3. Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Not quite your average tour service, Lake Travis Zipline Adventures offer visitors an incredibly unique way to experience Texas. Each tour is a fun-filled, three-hour zip line adventure that includes five different zip lines. Fly your way across canyons and inlets and experience the beauty of Lake Travis from the sky!
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Address: 14529 Pocohontas Trail, Volente, TX 78641
Website: Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
4. Cedar Park Sculpture Garden
Just beside the Cedar Park Recreation Center is the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden, a unique combination of outdoor natural beauty plus art. The garden features a series of sculptures on an annual rotating display, all of which are created by local Texan artists. The works on display are made of bronze, aluminium, wood, glass, and cement. Paths weave and wind their way through the garden, creating a peaceful environment for all those who visit.
Cedar Park Sculpture Garden
Address: 1435 Main Street, Cedar Park, TX
Website: Cedar Park Sculpture Garden
5. Texas BBQ at Smokey Mo's BBQ
When in Texas, one absolutely must partake in some BBQ. Unique to Texan cuisine and culture, Texas BBQ holds its own in a global tradition of meat preparation. Smokey Mo’s is a popular, family owned BBQ spot in Cedar Park and is known for its casual, friendly atmosphere and delicious food. Specialising in “smokin’ up a lean brisket”, Smokey Mo’s serves BBQ with deep roots in the land of Central Texas. Reviewers give the establishment anywhere between four to five stars, raving about how the brisket simply falls from the bone. Is your mouth watering yet?
Smokey Mo's BBQ
Address: 22106 Bulverde Rd, San Antonio, TX 78259
Website: Smokey Mo’s BBQ
6. Lake Travis
An enormous centre of bustling activity, Lake Travis is a very popular destination for Texans and visitors alike. A huge reservoir on the Colorado River, Lake Travis is considered to be a recreational vacation destination. It is overflowing with entertainment, dining, shopping, water sports, and many other activities. Food, drink, and excitement is the name of the game here. Take your pick from an incredibly wide array of things to do, be it a day at the water park, quality time out on the golf course, or an afternoon spent out on the water. Check out the website to see what’s on and plan your next visit.
Website: Lake Travis
7. Thirsty Oaks Wine Trail
Ever a popular vacation activity, wine tasting is definitely on the menu while in Cedar Park. The Thirsty Oaks Wine Trail features four beautiful wineries and vineyards in the amazing Texas Hill Country. Plan the perfect day trip and spend hours sampling some of the most delicious wines in a gorgeous, southwestern setting.
Thirsty Oaks Wine Trail
Address: Texas Hill Country
Website: Thirsty Oaks Wine Trail
8. H-E-B Center for sports and entertainment
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While in Cedar Park, why not check out the entertainment hub known as the H-E-B Center. Depending on the day, the complex can play host to a little something for everybody, from music to sports. This indoor arena houses a state-of-the-art professional sports facility, from hockey to basketball. Fun for the entire family is certainly the venue’s mission, as it works year round to bring in a number of popular music and entertainment acts. An ongoing schedule of events is listed on the venue’s website, so you can check out what’s happening during your visit.
Address: 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Website: H-E-B Center
Cedar Park Adventures
If everything is bigger in Texas, then everything must be pretty darn fun too. No matter where you’re from, you’ll find plenty of fun to be had while exploring Cedar Park’s nooks and crannies. Cedar Park is a destination that encapsulates everything desirable about a Texas vacation, complete with a down-home, small-town feel. Get out in nature, taste some wine, watch some sports, and let the good times roll.
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