A place with a rich history dating back to as early at 9,200 BC; with perfect harmony of history and futuristic advancements, Round Rock is a city in Texas which swears by its motto- “Sports Capital of Texas”. Round Rock ranks second in USA in terms of fastest growing city of the country.
As Round Rock has a very strong heritage and history as well as technological and social advancements, the city has a lot to offer for all. From museums to one-of-a-kind drive-in movie theater and from historic architectural marvels to advanced amusement parks; you will never get enough of this marvelous city. So, here are 15 things you can definitely add to your itinerary for Round Rock trip.
Catch a Show at The Blue Starlite Drive-In Cinema
Ever dreamt of having a movie date under the stars sitting in your car with all kinds of snacks to much with your special someone? Sounds really amazing, right?
The Blue Starlite’s drive-in movie theater gives its visitors the exciting opportunity to catch evergreen films, favourite movies from your childhood, indie movies and new-age pop culture hits.
Usually, 15-40 cars are allowed in a screening depending upon the location and the screen. This drive-in movie theater is a must in your itinerary for Round Rock!
Art Connoiseurs’ Abode: Downtowner Gallery
An art gallery that honours and encourages artists and their art is the Dowtowner Gallery in Round Rock. It was visualized as a gathering space for art and all kinds of artistic creativity in different forms.
The gallery frequently hosts art exhibitions, artist interaction sessions, educational events and interactions between students and audiences interested in fine arts. Located adjacent to the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Downtowner Gallery will surely live up to your expectations to satiate your inner Picasso.
Shop at The La Frontera Shopping Center
Visiting a new place calls for a necessary shopping of gifts, souvenirs and specialties of that place. The La Frontera Shopping Center in Round Rock is an all-in-one development which consists of different kinds of dining, shopping and accommodation options. Shop from high-end retailers like Kohl’s, World Market, Pier 1 Imports, Ultra Cosmetics and much more from this popular shopping hub.
Jump Around in Altitude Trampoline Park
The 23,000 square foot area in the Altitude Trampoline Park consists of an enormous main court which is perfect for jumping around for long hours with sheer enjoyment.
This amusement park is perfect for those looking for an unrivalled and memorable experience and one can work on their dunking techniques on the Trampoline Basketball Hoops or sharpen their powerful gymnastic routines on the Springy Tumble Tracks. For kids, there is a Battle Bean=m where they can knock out their friends into a soft pit of foam.
The Altitude Trampoline Park is filled with fun attractions like Rock Wall, Battle Beam, Kid’s Court, High 9 Reaction Wall, Trapeze, Foam Pit, Dodgeball and the park’s most exciting attraction- Ropes Course. This trampoline park is one of the most thrilling experiences Round Rock has to offer!
Catch a Fresh Breath of Air at Brushy Creek Regional Trail
Approximately 12km long and mostly made of concrete, the Brushy Creek Regional Trail is all about nature and history for the visitors who are hiking, jogging, or biking along trail. Along the path you will find extensive, calm and natural views.
The recent opening of Phase V snakes through Brushy Creek for a 1.6 km circular hike to the west of Chisholm Trail Road in Round Rock. The trail then goes on for 6 miles, starting from the west of Great Oaks Drive and winding along Brushy Creek to Twin Lakes Park in Cedar Park.
All along the way, they offer many different accessible amenities for hikers, runners, and cyclists. The parks of Brushy Creek offer amenities like splash pads, rock climbing, docks, swimming areas, boating and kayaking, as well as several picnic areas and pavilions.
Experience Virtual Turn Into Reality with Vitropolis VR
Vitropolis VR offers comprehensive multiplayer virtual reality experiences that encourage fun, teamwork and communication. They offer live-action games and other virtual thrilling ventures that would otherwise be too dangerous or simply impossible to try or perform in real life.
The virtual reality technology takes you to places like ancient Egyptian pyramids, worlds of the future, space treks and worlds of Greek mythology for an out of the world, fantastic and intense escapade.
Vitropolise VR is a hit with kids, teenagers and adults alike. Be ready to get transported to an unbelievable alternate “reality” that will blow your mind!
An Educational Trip to WCOSA Fire Museum
A great place for kids to learn about fire brigades and their contributions towards the society, a visit to the WCOSA Fire Museum is a must if you’re with your family in Round Rock.
From 1884 to 2007 there was a single volunteer fire department serving the Round Rock Community. At the same time, the service area was bounded by Hutto to the east, Travis County to the west and south and Georgetown to the north.
Volunteers have salvaged and restored some of the equipment they used for fire safety over the decades. In association with the Old Settlers Association the equipments are now on display at the fire museum.
The devices on display include the 1884 Hand Pumper, the first fire extinguisher in Round Rock, a Hose Reel Cart (loaded by Bartlett FD) which is used together with a hand pump, a 1938 Ford Fire Engine the first motorized fire truck in Round Rock; and a 1943 Chevrolet fire engine.
A Host of Activities to Enjoy at The Dell Diamond Stadium
Dell Diamond Stadium is the home to Round Rock Express, the Texas Rangers' Triple A Minor League baseball partner. This stadium is packed with amenities for the convenience and enjoyment of fans.
The stadium was designed in such a way at to allow incredible close-up view of what is happening in the ground. Apart from being home to the Round Rock Express Games, Dell Diamond is the location for amateur sports tournaments, and craft exhibitions, music concerts, and other events that take place throughout the year.
Use Your Quick Wit with Escapology
The most popular and rapidly growing interactive room escape franchise of Round Rock is Escapology. Within 60 minutes, a group of players immerse themselves in a real adventure in which they have to find hidden clues, work out the clues, solve puzzles quickly and escape out of the room before you are out of time.
Escapology gives you thrilling movie-like experiences to remember always. The rooms in which players are locked in are designed thematically to give realistic feeling and missions are assigned to give them the adrenaline rush.
Explore the Historical Architecture of Round Rock
The architecture buildings, built between 1876 and 1881, tell beautiful and captivating tales of both previous and current residents of Round Rock.
Old Broom Factory Building, built in 1876 stands as an example of multiple stories told in the same place, as the building was used as a car repair shop, furniture store, and school through the years.
The Round Rock, known for being the place from where native Americans and wagons would often pass, is one of the most important historical attraction of the city. It is said that some imprints of the wagon wheel ruts are still visible on the rock, if looked at closely.
Spend an Amazing Day at The Kalahari Indoor Waterpark
The Kalahari Indoor Waterpark boasts of being America's largest indoor waterpark. A 223,000 square foot indoor waterpark with 30 waterslides, 20 pools and whirlpools, and a kids’ pool area is only one of the few mind-blowing features of this waterpark.
The waterpark is filled with amusement rides and entertainment facilities. The Kalahari waterpark is a place full of adventure with its amenities, restaurants of every taste, and a great service. It's a place that provides the comfort of a tremendous place, that is able to accommodate your whole family with a rich and joyful experience.
Try Your Hand at Golfing at The Forest Creek Golf Club
Forest Creek Golf Club is one of the principal locations to play the sport of golf. It offers a full-service grill and practice range, providing a place for all golf players, professionals and rookies alike. The golf club was named the “Best Public Golf Course in Central Texas” by Golf Digest.
The ground formations, the soil structure and trees, help in creating different courses with separate characters. The club also offers the forest room, a lovely banquet room for parties with a capacity of up to a 100 people.
With new netting and LED lighting, in addition to other accessories provided at the course, the club is one of the best locations to have a wonderful golf experience.
Get in action and give your body its much required treat of sportiness at the Forest Creek Golf Club.
Dine-In at Redd’s Piano Bar and Lounge
Round Rock also has some exquisite dining options to offer to its visitors. One of the most recommended ones is the Redd’s Piano bar and lounge.
The staff at Redd’s Piano Bar and Lounge engages your taste buds with hand-created mixed drinks.
The red theme of the bar helps in attaching a lovely ambience to the place. The lounge also has live entertainment and singing also play a hand in creating the wonderful atmosphere of this place.
The brilliant customer service, variety of drinks, and the great food will surely make you want to revisit the bar again and again.
Have an Adventurous Day at Tom Foolery’s Adventure Park
The Tom Foolery’s Adventure Park includes escape rooms, arcade games, bowling and amusement rides, along with quality food for you to enjoy.
The grill and bar offer exquisite food at a reasonable price to boost up your thrill. The tasty burgers and shakes make for an amazing place to get a snack with your family. The escape rooms make for an exciting adventure for all ages.
You can also choose for lodging at this adventure park. The prices range from $19.99 to $39.99 for a comfortable, relaxing, and exciting stay.
Celebrate Creative Art at The Penfold Theatre
Penfold theatre reflects their art through four annual productions, with a mission to create an impact on their audience with their performances.
The theatre looks to celebrate an individual's uniqueness, give voice to their stance, and their personality. The theatre has been able to create a love among the audience for live theatre and guarantees an experience full of energy, enthusiasm, and education.
An evening at the Penfold Theatre is guaranteed to rejuvenate you and give you an experience filled with Round Rock’s rich culture and heritage.