20 Best Things to Do in Pflugerville, TX

Pflugerville, TX
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Just 15 miles north of the Colorado River is the lively city of Pflugerville, Texas.

Founded in 1860 and named after a German settler named Henry Pfluger, Pflugerville began with a simple post office and a general store.

On July 24, 1965, Pflugerville officially became a city.

In 1980, the city began to prosper rapidly, following the establishment of a local newspaper called the Pflugerville Flag.

While exploring Pflugerville, you’ll still see traces of the city’s humble beginnings.

Still, so much development has taken place that it has become a primary tourist destination in Texas.

Pflugerville has turned into a home where you can get around and relax at the same time.

Here are the best things to do in Pflugerville, TX:

Beat the Summer Heat at Typhoon Texas

Welcome sign of Typhoon Texas
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If you’re planning to visit Pflugerville in summer, you might want to swing by Typhoon Texas.

Beat the summer heat in this local water park, lounging around the Lazy T River or hitting the waves at Tidal Wave Bay.

Let your kids play at the Howdy Hollow, a zero-depth entry pool that everyone will surely love.

Waterslides at Typhoon Texas
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If you want to do something more extreme, bring your friends to the Lone Star Racers.

Slide headfirst through the winding loop before flying into the waters.

For big groups, cabana rentals are available for booking, which come with their own parking spots, meal platters, cabana servers, and other amenities.

After spending a long day in the waters, indulge in great food and drinks from nearby restaurants and bars inside the park.

Hang Out at Austin’s Park N Pizza

Get a load of indoor and outdoor fun by trying over ten attractions at Austin's Park N Pizza.

From roller coasters and carousels to laser tag and mini-golf, you can find many activities in this premier entertainment center.

Pedal to the metal on your go-kart or put your drifting skills to the test.

Head to the batting cages to work on hitting slow pitches and fastballs.

If you love the great outdoors, check out Austin’s Rock Walls, featuring Ninja Warrior-inspired climbs spanning 30 feet.

You might also want to check out the bumper boats if you’re tired of the usual bumper car experience.

Prepare to get wet, fire the cannons, and have a good time.

Visit the Heritage House Museum

Visit the Heritage House Museum for a good look at Pflugerville's historical past.

Immerse yourself in Pflugerville’s rich history by checking out antique furniture, fixtures, photographs, and more.

The Heritage House Museum is inside the old Gottlieb William and Bertha Timmerman Bohls Home.

The Pflugerville Public Library manages it in partnership with the Heritage House Partners.

On Tuesdays, the Heritage House Museum also doubles as a venue for the weekly Pfarmers’ Market.

Have a Cocktail at the Spirit of Texas Brewstillery

Get some of the finest crafted cocktails in Texas at the Spirit of Texas Brewstillery.

As one of the oldest operating distilleries in Texas, Spirit of Texas only produces handcrafted premium spirits using hand-built stills and the finest ingredients.

All concoctions are fermented, distilled, and aged in Texas, giving customers that Texan vibe in every drink they order.

Choose from over 30 cocktails or have a glass of ice-cold beer from the distillery as you go around exploring.

Participate in various activities and events, or hang around for live music.

You can also join tours and tastings or try making your own cocktail inspired by the Spirit of Texas’ original recipes.

Get a Bird’s Eye View of Pflugerville with ATX Heli Tours

How about exploring Pflugerville aboard a helicopter instead?

ATX Heli Tours can give you the ultimate touring experience around Pflugerville and the entirety of Austin.

Create memories that will last a lifetime by embarking on Sunset Tours, Lake Flights, and other packages.

You can even create your own tour and choose places you’d like to visit, and ATX Heli Tours will arrange the trip for you.

Climb aboard a helicopter and admire the beauty of Pflugerville and its neighbors from several feet above the ground.

Groove to the Music at Mavericks Dance Hall

Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Mavericks Dance Hall.

From Tuesday to Saturday, the Mavericks Dance Hall caters to customers who are 21 and up for a night filled with music and dancing.

The finest DJs and great lighting fill the dance hall with the latest chart-toppers; the venue is nothing short of an immersive dance environment.

Bust out your moves across Mavericks Dance Hall’s 5,000-square-foot indoor space.

If you want to take a break for a few minutes, head to the 3,000-square-foot outdoor deck and grab a seat at the bar.

Watch the Sunset at Lake Pflugerville

The waters of Lake Pflugerville
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There’s nothing more peaceful and calming than watching the sun go down in crystal clear waters.

So, why not head over to Lake Pflugerville on Weiss Lane to get the best seats in the house for watching the sunset?

Find the best spot along the lake’s 3.1-mile trail, or rent a paddleboard, canoe, or kayak to catch the view from the calm waters.

Lake Pflugerville also has excellent picnic spots for spending a relaxing day away from the busy streets.

On a windy day, you can fly a kite over the lake and enjoy other amenities like the playground and fishing piers.

Shoot Your Shot at Red’s Indoor Range

Swing by Red’s Indoor Range and practice your marksmanship skills in a comfortable environment.

Learn how to shoot a gun in a 100-yard indoor range from trained firearms experts.

You'll practice firing in a well-lit area featuring electric carriers for positioning targets.

Red’s Indoor Range is the oldest shooting range in Austin, designed for rifle and pistol indoor practice.

You can also shop from a selection of new and used weapons from major firearms brands, ammo, and accessories.

Practice Your Swings at Blackhawk Golf Club

Enjoy a challenging round of golf at the Blackhawk Golf Club, one of Central Texas’ premier golf destinations.

Former U.S. Open Champion Hollis Stacey and Charles Howard designed the Blackhawk Golf Club.

It features a link-style course that anyone can take on.

Check out 46 of the course’s bunkers strategically placed across the rolling hills of Pflugerville, complemented by Tiff Dwarf Bermuda greens and fairways.

If you want to practice your swings before conquering the course, head to the 15-acre practice facility for a quick driving session.

Blackhawk Golf Club also has an in-house golf shop with apparel and equipment designed to elevate your game.

Satisfy Your Cravings at Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbecue

Nothing beats a plate of home-cooked meals served fresh off the grill.

At Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbecue on Spring Hill Lane, you’ll enjoy smoked briskets, pork ribs, turkey, homemade sausages, and more.

All Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbecue recipes are made in-house and cooked fresh every day, giving you satisfaction in every bite.

Besides meat-heavy meals, you can also try iconic sandwiches like the traditional barbecue sandwich, loaded grilled cheese, the Pflugerville Pfilly, and Texas Reuben, among others.

For dessert, enjoy classic favorites like the pecan cobbler, polka dot pie, and caramel apple cobbler.

Walk around Old Town Pflugerville

Live like a Pflugerville resident when you take a stroll down Old Town Pflugerville.

Pflugerville’s downtown area is home to approximately 30 businesses, making it a great shopping district for tourists and residents.

As you walk around, find crafts, pastries, clothes, and other products that are perfect for bringing home and commemorating your trip.

Old Town Pflugerville is also a great spot to spend your nights hanging out and simply enjoying the beauty of simplicity in the area.

Get a Souvenir from Atomic Tattoo

There’s no better souvenir than a tattoo that’ll make you think of Pflugerville every time you look at it.

If you’re looking for the best tattoo parlor to get a tattoo, go to Atomic Tattoo.

Choose from thousands of ready-to-go designs or get one especially made for you.

The family-owned Atomic Tattoo has operated since 1992, taking pride in providing exceptional service using only the finest equipment.

Experts can also give you quality piercings at Atomic Tattoo.

Enjoy a Home-Cooked Meal at FD’s Grill House

FD’s Grill House is arguably one of the best places in Pflugerville to enjoy a home-cooked meal.

The family-owned restaurant is known for serving customers meals made from scratch, guaranteeing an extraordinary dining experience.

Start your meal with a plate of homemade onion rings or a serving of hot crabs and shrimp dip before moving on to the main course.

Take your pick from favorites like the top sirloin, steak and shrimp, and slow-smoked baby back ribs, all made with USDA-certified Angus beef aged 28 days.

Unlike most restaurants, FD’s only has key lime pie for dessert, but make no mistake, it’s one of the best recipes you’ll ever taste.

Enjoy a Round of Drinks at the Growler Bar

Nothing beats a glass of ice- cold beer after spending a long day exploring the streets of Pflugerville.

There’s no better place to spend your evening than the Growler Bar.

Check out tap selections like Saint Arnold (root beer), Buddha’s Brew (lime), Petrus (chocolate cherry NITRO), and more.

There are over 50 tap concoctions available, and nobody will stop you from trying out every single one.

While you’re at it, pair your drink with chicken wings, pizza rolls, and a lot more.

Bring a Picnic to Pfluger Park

One of the most treasured moments when traveling with loved ones is going on a picnic in a nice spot, and Pfluger Park is everything nice!

The 30-acre park features picnic tables to use for lunch or snacks with grills for barbecues.

Larger groups can also make use of the pavilions and other separate areas that can cater to bigger groups throwing a simple party at the park.

Kids will love the grassy areas with a playscape shaded by mature trees.

Sports fields, trails, and beautiful wildflowers are also present in the area.

You can find Pfluger Park on City Park Road.

Take Down Some Pins at Spare Time Texas

If you wish to spend a few hours rolling the balls and taking down some pins with your loved ones, head to Spare Time Texas on Farm to Market 685.

The bowling alley features well-maintained lanes that can have up to 6 bowlers per lane and a modern scoring system for bowlers' comfort.

You can choose from Classic Lanes and The Pin House.

Also, take time to explore and play at the Game Room with over 50 unique arcade games, the two-story Laser Tag arena, or you can try axe throwing.

Spare Time Texas also serves food and drinks when you need to grab one!

Get Your Coffee at West Pecan Coffee + Beer

Whether it's a morning or an afternoon cup, the best spot to grab your favorite coffee is West Pecan Coffee + Beer.

This charming coffee shop roasts its own coffee in-house in small batches, which ensures quality and freshness.

Its coffee syrups are housemade, especially its popular signature drink called the Pecan Sunrise.

You can pair your delicious coffee with its delicious pastries too!

West Pecan Coffee + Beer also serves craft wine and rotating beer on tap with a relaxing ambiance, good lighting, and comfortable seats.

Buy Fresh Produce at Pflugerville Pfarmers Market

Happening weekly from May to October, Pflugerville Pfarmers Market is where you can enjoy and take advantage of the fresh produce by local farmers and artisans.

Locally grown fruits, vegetables, and plants, as well as handcrafted items, delicious housemade preserves, and a bit of everything, are all here.

On select dates, there are also live performances by local musicians.

The best thing is, you'll surely find something special here for yourself or for your loved ones back home.

You can find Pflugerville Pfarmers Market at Old Austin Hutto Road.

Relax at Lavida Massage Pflugerville

Touring around this beautiful city can also beat you out, which may require you to get a relaxing massage at LaVida Massage Pflugerville.

Not only that the spa's cozy and relaxing atmosphere will keep you relaxed and pampered, but it also has licensed and experienced therapists.

You can get up to 90 minutes of custom massage, which is unique and tailored to your needs.

Also, facials and body treatments are available at the spa if you need one!

LaVida Massage Pflugerville is located in Stone Hill Town Center.

Final Thoughts

Pflugerville's bustling waterparks, arcades, and country clubs allow you to get active and relax amid spectacular views.

If you’re only planning to stay in Pflugerville for a few days, you might want to extend your trip because a weekend trip won’t be enough to enjoy the city.

Begin your adventure by booking a trip to Pflugerville today!

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