Top 15 Things To Do In Sensational Seguin, Texas

things to do in seguin texas

Part of the picturesque Texas Hill Country, Seguin is an easygoing town with a slight whimsical atmosphere. A 45-minute drive east of San Antonio, Seguin has an intriguing history that includes the largest nutcracker collection in the world, an incredible 6,000-year-old archaeological dig that has uncovered Mammoth remains, and the oldest licensed bar in the Lone Star State. Magnificent rivers and tranquil creeks run through Seguin. The land is rich so the area is ideal for abundant ranching and agriculture. Planning a visit soon but not sure where to stay? Check out some amazing cabins and other places to stay in the area. If you want to experience true Texan hospitality in a unique environment then you must scroll down to discover the best things to do in Seguin, Texas!

1. Explore the wonderful vineyards of Blue Lotus Winery

Blue Lotus Winery, Hye, Texas
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Focused on providing only the finest wines and meads, Blue Lotus Winery is a premier fine-wine setting producing handcrafted wines and honey meads from grapes native to Texas. Blue Lotus Winery’s vineyards grow numerous different varieties of grapevines: Champanel, Black Spanish, America, and much more. This award-winning facility features a wine-tasting room, dog-friendly environment, and very knowledgeable staff.

Blue Lotus Winery

Address: 5151 FM 20, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: Blue Lotus Winery

Opening hours: Thu - Sun: 12pm - 5pm (closed from Mon - Wed)

Price: 20 USD (a bottle)

2. Shop at Downtown Seguin Historic District

Texas Theatre in Seguin, TX
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The heart of Seguin is found in the Downtown Seguin Historic District. Offering a nice collection of charming shops, bistro-style eaterie, and more, this shopping district provides a far less hectic pace than the nearby towns of Fredericksburg and Kerrville. Appealing vintage storefronts stock antique furnishings and boutique clothing apparel. Drink in Seguin’s local flavor at neighborhood coffee shops or at the oldest bar in town The Oak Tavern.

Downtown Seguin Historic District

Address: North and south from Ireland St to Convent St & east and west from South Milam to South Travis St

Website: Downtown Seguin Historic District

3. Play a game of golf at Max Starcke Park

Max Starcke Park
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Situated along the banks of the Guadalupe River, Max Starcke Park is a picture-perfect area featuring rolling grassy hills and a dense collection of trees. Among Max Starcke Park’s amenities are a miniature and standard golf course. The courses are expertly maintained and lined with magnificent pecan trees that provide optimum shade on a sunny day, If you play an 18-hole game on the standard-sized course, notice the 16th hole is shaped like the state of Texas!

Max Starcke Park

Address: 650 River Dr W, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: Max Starcke Park

Opening hours: 6:30am - 7pm (daily)

Price: 27 USD

4. Visit the Pape Pecan House and Nutcracker Museum

World's Largest Pecan - Seguin, Texas 2010
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Lezlie K. King used under CC BY-SA 3.0

If you want to witness the biggest pecan ever then check out Pape Pecan House and Nutcracker Museum. Take a picture with the big nut and enjoy an afternoon at the museum. Also on display at Pape Pecan House and Nutcracker Museum is the largest nutcracker collection in the world. Marvel at over 8,000 of the whimsical figurines that are featured in various shapes and sizes. The staff is friendly and happy to recount the history of the nutcracker collection.

Pape Pecan House and Nutcracker Museum

Address: 5440 TX-123 Ste 1, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: Pape Pecan House and Nutcracker Museum

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm; Sat: 8am - 12pm (closed on Sun)

Price: Free

5. Check out the Sebastopol House Historic Site

Sebastopol House, Seguin, TX IMG 8182
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The enchanting Sebastopol House Historic Site is known for being one of the earliest houses in the South constructed out of limecrete. Limecrete is a form of concrete in which lime is used in place of cement. Built in 1856, this structure offers a striking antebellum Greek-revival design that’s truly inspiring and a bold sight to see on Seguin’s landscape. Don’t miss your chance to view Sebastopol House Historic Site up close.

Sebastopol House Historic Site

Address: 704 Zorn St, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: Sebastopol House Historic Site

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 9am - 4pm (closed on Fri & Sat)

Price: Free

6. Taste handcrafted beer at Seguin Brewing Company

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Boasting a contemporary and slick industrial ambiance, Seguin Brewing Company is a top-notch spot to relax and enjoy a fine craft beer. Since Seguin has a large supply of homegrown pecans it’s no surprise Seguin Brewing Company offers a delightful Honey Pecan Creme Ale. For a bolder taste sample the Pog Mo Thoin Irish Stout. Whatever sudsy pleasure you choose, Seguin Brewing Company is an ideal place to complete your day.

Seguin Brewing Company

Address: 111 W Gonzales St, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: Seguin Brewing Company

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 3pm - 8pm; Wed - Thu: 3pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

7. Explore the Seguin Heritage Museum

Heritage museum seguin 2012
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Seguin offers a rich history and it can be uncovered at Seguin Heritage Museum. Housed in a charming 1930’s grocery store structure, Seguin Heritage Museum is a regional history museum showcasing everyday artifacts and interesting bygone-era photos. From an old dentist chair to an early 20th-century fire truck to post-Civil War pottery from a shop operated by former slaves, the Seguin Heritage Museum offers a glimpse into the lives of Seguin citizens many decades ago.

Seguin Heritage Museum

Address: 114 N River St, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: Seguin Heritage Museum

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 10am - 3pm (closed from Sat - Mon)

Price: Free

8. Spend some family time at ZDT Amusement Park

ZDTs Amusement Park Seguin Texas 2016
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Comprised of 10 acres (4.04 hectares) of thrilling family fun is the ZDT Amusement Park. Ride the Switchback for a unique roller coaster experience in which riders travel both forwards and backward! Enjoy water action aboard the Mad Raft Water Coaster. If you have the nerve, take a death-defying Parachute Drop! There are also attractions for the younger tykes like a video arcade, the Jungle Playground, and the Trampoline Thing. Something for every member of the family can be found at ZDT Amusement Park!

ZDT Amusement Park

Address: 301 W Kingsbury St, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: ZDT Amusement Park

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 7pm; Sat: 11am - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 8pm

Price: 25.99 USD

9. Paddle along Lake Seguin's Paddling Trail

things to do in seguin texas | paddle along lake seguin's paddling trail
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Whether you’re an experienced paddler or simply a novice, Lake Seguin’s Paddling Trail is a perfect way to spend a quiet afternoon on the water. Lake Seguin’s Paddling Trail offers a slow current so it’s designed for beginners. Easy to navigate, Lake Seguin’s Paddling Trail needs no shuttle or portage service so you can just place your kayak or canoe in the gentle waters and start exploring. It’s advisable to stay away from the damned area and avoid the lake during flood conditions.

Lake Seguin's Paddling Trail

Address: Starcke Park Pavilion, River Drive W, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: Lake Seguin’s Paddling Trail

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

10. Bike along the trails of Walnut Springs Park

Walnut creek park 2013
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You couldn’t choose a more ideal place to bike than Walnut Springs Park. Walnut Springs Park offers a lovely labyrinth of walkways and bridges but it also provides a great biking trail. Get lost in the natural beauty and tranquility of Walnut Springs Park that features the Walnut Branch - a tributary of the Guadalupe River - various streams, superb birdwatching, lush vegetation throughout, and a pretty rose garden.

Walnut Springs Park

Address: 317 W Court St, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: Walnut Springs Park

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 6am - 11pm; Fri - Sun: 6am - 12am

Price: Free

11. Have a private getaway at Son's Island

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

A birds eye view of Son's River Ranch! The best kept secret around! $99 Cabanas - Mon - Thurs in June! Spots are limited, book online

Posted by Son's Island on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Surrounded by lofty pecan and large cypress trees, Son’s Island is an idyllic clandestine getaway on Lake Placid. Nestled in a pleasant lakefront environment, Son’s Island oozes a tropical vibe and features fun beach volleyball. Guests can have fun on the water by renting a kayak, paddle boat, or paddle board. Hawaiian-style cabana huts complete with genuine palm tree roofs and are equipped with a picnic table, a comfy hammock and lounge chairs and a barbecue pit for maximum leisure. Most weekends Son’s Island offers live music keeping with the very festive and tropical atmosphere.

Son's Island

Address: 110 Lee St, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: Son’s Island

Opening hours: 10:30am - 6:30pm, 7:30pm - 10:30pm (daily); 7:30pm - 10am (overnight)

Price: 178.35 USD

12. Enjoy a meal at The Powerplant Texas Grill

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Offering a one-of-a-kind dining experience is The Powerplant Texas Grill. Overlooking the Guadalupe River, this former power plant is now a welcoming riverfront restaurant serving awesome comfort food. The ambiance is great for a family outing or a couple looking for a romantic dinner setting. Snag a prime spot on the large outdoor deck and enjoy a cold beer while listening to live music and drinking in the unique view. For a tasty meal try the delicate pecan-crusted fish or the hearty chicken fried steak.

The Powerplant Texas Grill

Address: 2006 Stockdale Hwy, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: The Powerplant Texas Grill

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

Price: 11 - 30 USD

13. Get a hamburger at Kirby's Korner Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

If you’re looking for carb-free options, we have options. You can lettuce wrap any burger or sandwich instead of a bun...

Posted by Kirby's Korner on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

A locally owned homestyle-cooking establishment, Kirby’s Korner Restaurant boasts the best burgers in The Lone Star State. You can’t go wrong whether you order the traditional hamburger or one of Kirby’s Korner’s specialty burgers like the Mexi-Burger with spicy jalapenos or the Hickory Burger with delectable barbecue sauce, bacon, and grilled onions. Cooked fresh daily, Kirby’s Korner Restaurant’s the only choice when you’re in Seguin and craving a burger.

Kirby's Korner Restaurant

Address: 606 N Hwy 123 Bypass, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: Kirby’s Korner Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10:30am - 9pm (closed on Sun)

Price: 10 USD

14. Sip a cup of hot coffee at Court Street Coffee Shop

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Woohoo! We are back in action. Stop by for your usual sit and stay awhile or take it to go.

Posted by Court Street Coffee Shop on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Either begin or end your day at the aromatic Court Street Coffee Shop. Employing some of the best baristas in Seguin, Court Street Coffee Shop offers a variety of specialty coffee drinks from frothy cappuccinos to flavored lattes. Menu standouts include the cinnamon cappuccino and the pumpkin pie latte. Pair either drink with a delicious cherry fritter and you will be in heaven!

Court Street Coffee Shop

Address: 111 W Court St, Seguin, TX 78155

Website: Court Street Coffee Shop

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 6:30pm; Fri - Sat: 7:30am - 9:30pm (closed on Sun)

Price: 10 USD

15. Buy a comic book at Black Forest Comics

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

Black Forest Comics is the top pick when looking for obscure graphic novels or the latest comic book releases. Black Forest Comics also offers weekly and monthly gaming events that are free to the public. For diehard Ash and Pikachu fans, a Monday night Pokemon tournament is held once a month. Black Forest Comics is fully stocked with new comics, import comics, back issues, graphic novels, eclectic collectibles, and so much more!

Black Forest Comics

Address: 420 N Austin St Seguin, TX 78155

Website: Black Forest Comics

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

Scenic Seguin

Magnolia Hotel Seguin Texas
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Larry D. Moore used under CC BY-SA 4.0

In Seguin can you enjoy a glass of smooth Texas wine at a top-notch winery? Or down a cold handcrafted beer at a friendly brewery? Can you relish a fun-filled water experience on the Guadalupe River? Can you expect thrills at an amusement park packed with great rides and arcades? The answer to these questions is YES! So don’t hesitate to make your next travel destination the lovely town of Seguin!

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