Nearby Attractions

With Mystic Shores unique location, we are fortunate to be able relatively near to many attractions while still enjoying a quiet, rustic lifestyle.

The Alamo
Location: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210-255-1391)
Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero
Having existed under six flags of independent nations and served as a garrison for five different armies, the Alamo has a rich history and a heritage. Although best known as the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, all 300 years of Alamo history are vital to our history.
Take a guided battlefield tour, rent a self-guided audio tour, walk through the historic Alamo Church and Long Barrack Museum, and participate in living history demonstrations.
Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo
Location: 5640 Ih 35 S, New Braunfels, TX 78132 (830-608-9270)
Aquatica San Antonio
Location: 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251 (210-520-4SEA)
Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre
Location: 290 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830-627-0808)
Briscoe Western Art Museum
210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210-299-4499)
Canyon Lake Gorge
Location: 16029 S Access Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (830-964-5424)
Run by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and supported by the community-based volunteer Gorge Preservation Society, the Gorge is a local treasure featuring ancient, cretaceous limestone, fossils and dinosaur footprints.
Canyon Overlook Park
Canyon Overlook Park
Location: 601 Corps of Engineers Road, Canyon Lake, TX 78133, (830-964-3341)
Located at the dam on Canyon Lake’s eastern shoreline, Canyon Overlook Park serves up one of the best views of the lake. Hike the park’s 0.6-mile trail that takes you to the water’s edge, a journey on which you might see an abundance of birds and wildlife.
Cascade Caverns
Location: 226 Cascade Caverns Rd, Boerne, TX 78015 (830-755-8080)
Cave Without a Name
Location: 325 Kreutzberg Rd, Boerne, TX 78006 (830-537-4212)
Circle Arts Theatre
Location: 124 Elizabeth Street, New Braunfels, TX (830-837-6172)
Charro Ranch Park
Location: 22690 Ranch to Market Rd 150, Driftwood, TX 78619 (512-858-4725)
Commemorative Air Force - Central Texas Wing
Location: 1841 Airport Drive, Bldg 2249, San Marcos, TX 78666 (512-396-1943)
Take flight in an authentic B-25 from World War II and get an up-close look at vintage aircraft from that era at the Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force in San Marcos. Stroll through the hangar and you’ll encounter such aircraft as a P-39Q Bell Airacobra and a BT-13 Valiant. After regarding the aircraft, step into the museum that showcases World War II artifacts and uniforms.
CRRC of Canyon Lake
125 Mabel Jones Drive, on the South Access Road (830-964-2324)
James C. Curry Nature Center
Location: 1889 Skyline Drive, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
This 52 acre valley has a beautiful walking trail loop for hiking and biking.  It is open from sunrise to sunset.  No motor vehicles are allowed, and please clean up any pet messes.
James C. Curry Nature Center opened to the public in February of 2015.  The 52 acres just east of Canyon Dam were donated by the Curry family in 2013.
The DoSeum (formerly known as the San Antonio Children’s Museum)
Location: 2800 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209 ((210-212-4453)
Location: 570 Founders Park Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (512-858-2030)
Elephant Encounter
650 Doublehorn Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830-992-0373)
​We strive to bring our visitors an unforgettable experience with the unique opportunity to interact with elephants. Our elephants receive world-class care in order to provide them with an enriching lifestyle, and our visitors with a safe and educational experience.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Location: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (512-389-8900)
Compelling scenery, interesting granite formations, multiple trails, incredible views of the Texas Hill Country
This state park offers opportunities for hiking, camping, picnicking, bird watching, and rock climbing. Swimming and bicycling are not permitted.
Exotic Resort Zoo
Location: 235 Zoo Trail, Johnson City, Texas 78636 (830-868-4357)
Gruene Historic District
Location: Gruene Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003 (830 629 5077)
Originally settled over a century ago, Gruene is a snapshot of Texas culture and history come-to-life. With 15 walkable acres designated a National Historic District, visitors can shop, dine, and dance within the walls of the original township buildings.
The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country
Location: 4831 FM 2673, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (830-899-4542)
Hill Country Science Mill
Location: 101 SOUTH LADY BIRD LANE, JOHNSON CITY, TX, 78636 (844-263-6405)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Location: 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739 (512-232-0100)
Run by the University of Texas at Austin Biodiversity Center, this site functions as the official state botanical garden and arboretum.
Includes 284 acres of gardens, managed natural areas, wildlands and an arboretum. Featuring 900 species of native Texas plants, 143 species of birds, 15 species of mammals, and 1,800 species of insects.
General admission and private tours available. Check their website for events and classes.
LBJ Ranch
Location: 199 State Park Road 52 Stonewall, TX 78671 (830-868-7128)
The LBJ Ranch was where President Johnson was born, lived, died, and was buried. After the his death in 1973, Mrs. Johnson continued to live at the Ranch part time until her death in 2007. 
Visitors can tour the Ranch at their own pace in their private vehicle and stop at sites along the way such as the President's birthplace, the Johnson family cemetery, and the Johnson's ranch house known as the Texas White House.
This park is run by the National Park Service.
McKenna Children's Museum
Location:  801 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830-606-9525)
Morgan's Wonderland
Location: 5223 David Edwards, San Antonio, TX 78233 (210-495-5888)
Museum Of Texas Handmade Furniture
Location: 352 Landa St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830-632-5226)
National Museum of the Pacific War
Location: 340 East Main Street Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 (830-997-8600)
The only museum in the Continental United States focused on World War II's Pacific campaign. Occupies a six-acre campus and includes a Memorial Courtyard, Plaza of Presidents and Japanese Garden of Peace. The George H. W. Bush Gallery state-of-the-art 33,000 square foot exhibition features media installations, hundreds of artifacts and photographs.
Two blocks east of the main campus is the Pacific Combat Zone which is home to the popular WWII Pacific Combat Program that takes place on set weekends throughout the year.
Natural Bridge Caverns
Location: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266 (210-651-6101)
The largest underground attraction in Texas offers daily guided tours to explore large underground chambers and view huge formations. The largest room is bigger than a football field. Above ground, discover rocks, minerals, and rough-cut gems at the Natural Bridge Mining Company Sluice.
The Canopy Challenge will test your agility on over 40 different obstacles while you are on our 4 story, 60 foot high Adventure Course.
Finally, fly across the scenic Texas Hill Country on the zip-lines!
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Location: 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266 (830-438-7400)
African Safari, Texas-Style
  • View and feed over 500 animals representing 40+ species from all over the world in the comfort of your car.
  • The Walk-A-Bout area features several bird and primate species, a Petting Barn, the Safari Camp Grill, and the Safari Trading Post gift shop.
  • This Texas Land Heritage Property, recognized and certified by the State of Texas for agricultural use by the same family for over 100 years, has proudly diversified over generations into a source of education and conservation of endangered and threatened species.
New Braunfels Fire Museum
Location: 131 Hill Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830-221-4200)
New Braunfels Railroad Museum
Location: 302 San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830-627-2447)
Pedernales Falls State Park
Location: 2585 Park Road 6026, Cypress Mill, TX 78636 (830-868-7304)
San Antonio Aquarium
6320 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX 78238 (210-310-3210)
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Location: 2202 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78210 (210-932-1001)
Historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important 18th-century missions from the time of Spanish colonization (San Juan Capistrano, Concepcion, La Espada and San Jose). The park’s visitor center is at Mission San Jose. Each church is unique and worth the visit.
Well-maintained grounds and picnic tables available. Gift shops at each church.
This park is run by the National Park Service. Entrance is free and parking is plentiful. 
San Antonio Riverwalk
Considered the #1 attraction in Texas
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the river. Pop into the shops. Partake of food and drink in one of the multitude of restaurants and bars lining the river. The boat trips are great fun, too. No two are alike in that each driver has unique stories.
San Antonio Zoo
Location: 3903 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78212-3199 (210-734-7184)
Operated by San Antonio Zoological Society with more than 8,500 animals on 56 acres, the zoo offers a fun time for all ages.
Beside standard zoo exhibits, the San Antonio Zoo features:
  • Richard Friedrich Aquarium
  • Hixon Bird House with a simulated tropical rain forest and free-flying birds. (The zoo’s bird collection is one of the world’s largest.)
  • Snake House
  • Butterfly Exhibit
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark & Resort
Location: 588 S. Union Ave., New Braunfels, Texas 78130, (830-625-2351)
Sea World
Location: 10500 SeaWorld Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251 (210-520-4732)
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Location: 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257 (210-697-5050)
Sophienburg Museum
Location: 401 W Coll St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830-629-1572)
Tejas Rodeo Company
Location: 401 Obst Road, Bulverde, TX 78163 (830-980-2226)
Rodeo Season: Saturday Nights
March 6, 2021 – November 27, 2021
The family-friendly rodeo and live music series starts the first weekend in March and continues each Saturday through the last weekend in November.
Kid's Mutton Bustin' - Ages 4-7 & under 55 pounds
Location: 120 LANDA STREET, NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 (830-625-9167)