Best Things To Do In Schertz, Texas

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Right on the outskirts of San Antonio, there’s an interesting variety of things to do in Schertz. As a plus, it’s also near the town of Helotes and its attractions. From seeing animals in their natural habitat to public parks and nature parks to game centers and an amusement park, there’s a little something for everyone.

1. Check out the Animal World Snake Farm and Zoo

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Yep, that’s right, a snake farm. While snakes and other reptiles and exotic mammals are a prominent part of this zoo, there are also many other interesting animals like birds, smaller mammals, big cats and more. There’s a list of all of their animals on the website with pictures! But it’s more than a zoo. They have interactive shows that allow visitors to get an intimate and up close experience with animals, conservation and other educational programs and they even have venues for birthday parties. As a bonus, the zoo has its own gemstone mine, the Two Rivers Mining Company, where visitors can pan for gemstones and minerals, fossils and even shark teeth.

Animal World Snake Farm and Zoo

Address: 5640 IH-35 South, New Braunfels, Texas

Website: Animal World Snake Farm and Zoo

2. See a horse race at Retama Park

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While there are sometimes other events here, Retama Park is a horse racing park. Don’t worry, you don’t have to make any wagers; you could just go to watch the horses race. Races are on Fridays and Saturdays through the summer and fall, and the gates open at 5:30 p.m.; plus, admission is only 5 USD. Check their website for any other events; there may occasionally be a carnival going on.

Retama Park

Address: One Retama Parkway, Selma, TX 78154

Website: Retama Park

3. Go to a public park

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Pick one, any one, because there are several. It’s kind of hard to keep track of them all. There are 10 parks local to Schertz, some with playgrounds, picnic areas and walking areas and there’s a ballpark and a skate park; on top of that, there are a handfuls of parks surrounding Schertz, including Converse City Park, McAllister Park and more. McAllister park is a popular spot for taking dogs as there is fitness equipment for the dogs and while you’re there you can expect to see lots of wildflowers and possibly deer!

McAllister Park

Address: 13102 Jones Maltsberger, San Antonio, Texas

Website: McAllister Park

Parks in Schertz

Website: Park Directory

4. Visit caves and caverns

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There are other cave attractions around, but about 20 minutes away from Schertz is Natural Bridge Caverns, which is on the National Register of Historical Places. It features several different types of adventure tours through hill country’s caves and caverns. And even more, there’s a maze with a few towers and a bridge, as well as the Discovery Village Mining Company, where visitors can choose to pan for gems and minerals, arrowheads, or fossils. Fans of geology, archaeology, science, and adventure are sure to have a good time here.

Natural Bridge Caverns

Address: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, TX 78266

Website: Natural Bridge Caverns

5. Have a blast bowling, mini-golfing, laser tagging, etc.

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There are three different game centers around Schertz. Main Event Entertainment has a long list of activities, including bowling, laser tag, a video game arcade, billiards, mini-golf, karaoke, a zipline/ropes course, rock climbing, bocce ball and virtual reality. Brunswick Zone is another local bowling alley and Laser Legend has laser tag, glow in the dark mini golf and an arcade. So, what do you want to do first?

Main Event Entertainment

Address: 1911 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232

Website: Main Event Entertainment

Brunswick Zone Thousand Oaks Bowl

Address: 4330 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78217

Website: Brunswick Zone

Laser Legend

Address: 7505 N Loop 1604 E Ste 101 Live Oak, TX 78233

Website: Laser Legend

6. Explore the Crescent Bend Nature Park

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There are many different woodland habitats in this park and you’re likely to see many different kinds of birds, some of which are rare sightings. There are around 230 different bird species here, so it’s a popular bird-watching site. There are also a few mammals and snakes and many species of butterflies, wildflowers and trees, including hackberry and pecan trees. Check their site for the dates of their bird walks.

Crescent Bend Nature Park

Address: 12805 Schaefer Road, Schertz, TX 78108

7. Stop by the Northwest side of San Antonio

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Since San Antonio is so near, you might as well visit. Within a half hour’s drive is the San Antonio Zoo, the McNay Art Museum, a children’s museum called The DoSeum, the Northstar Mall, the River Walk, the historic market square, a handful of other art galleries and museums, the Splashtown waterpark and more.

San Antonio Zoo

Address: 3903 North St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, Texas 78212

Website: San Antonio Zoo

McNay Art Museum

Address: 6000 N New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78209

Website: McNay Art Museum

The DoSeum

Address: 2800 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX, 78209

Website: The DoSeum

8. Have some fun at Morgan’s Wonderland

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Morgan’s Wonderland is a really interesting amusement park and prides itself on being ultra-accessible, meaning those with disabilities are also able to enjoy themselves. There are carnival rides and playgrounds, including those that are wheelchair accessible and a waterworks area and their Starlight Amphitheater often gives performances. There are programs for children, including children with disabilities as well, but there are also programs and specials for senior citizens (ex. Senior Fridays), and other programs like Moms’ Coffee and Conversation.

Morgan’s Wonderland

Address: 5223 David Edwards, San Antonio, TX 78233

Website: Morgan’s Wonderland

Everything under the sun

Who doesn't love a parade?
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Nature adventures, cave adventures, game centers full of activities, animals and birds to see and so much more. There’s pretty much everything under the sun to do in Schertz. All you have to do is make sure you have enough time to do it all!

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