Austin Insider Guide 2016/2017 : Page 64

HILL COUNTRY 19 15 13 Swoon over pristine vintage automobiles at Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum , or show off your own classic ride during the Monthly Cruise In. San Marcos 17 15 16 Zoom down winding waterslides, let the kids loose in a water fantasy playground, or grab an inner tube and float down an endless river at Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort . New Braunfels McKenna Children’s Museum is the place to let little ones 19 20 Dare yourself to take the plunge into the deep, blue abyss of Jacob’s Well , a popular swimming hole (literally) among locals. Or, just enjoy the scenic view as you sunbathe on the sidelines. Wimberley Take a picture of the historic Caldwell County Courthouse , explore, imagine and play in the many themed interactive exhibits. constructed of eye-catching cream-and red-colored sandstone, and then tour the prison cells of the castle-like Caldwell County Jail , built in the early 1900s. Lockhart New Braunfels 17 14 Marvel at colorful glass creations at Wimberley Glassworks , and watch local artists in action during free glassblowing demonstrations. San Marcos Kick up your heels at Texas’ oldest dance hall as you move to the tunes of performing musicians at Gruene Hall , built in 1878. Gruene 18 Who’s ready for a sky-high thrill ride? Harness up at Wimberley 21 As the oldest barbecue joint in Texas, Black’s Barbecue knows a thing or two about slow-cooking meat to absolute perfection. Beef brisket, baby back ribs, barbecue chicken — it’s all good here. Lockhart Zipline Adventure , and fly through the air over the canyons and creeks of Texas Hill Country. Wimberley 13 64 JACOB’S WELL BY KRISTEN MAUREL; COURTESY GRUENE HISTORIC DISTRICT; COURTESY WILBERLEY GLASSWORKS; COURTESY SCHLITTERBAHN WATERPARK & RESORT; COURTESY DICK’S CLASSIC GARAGE CAR MUSEUM, PHOTO BY TRENT SHERRILL

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