Day Trip From Austin: La Grange

La Grange is nestled along the Colorado River and features scenic drives, festivals, museums, concerts, shopping for antiques, air shows, feasts, and an annual county fair. First populated by Austin’s colonists – “The Original Three Hundred”, then followed by German immigrants in the 1840’s and Czech and Moravians in the 1850’s, the cultures of these pioneers are evident today and have been proudly passed through generations. Here are some fun ways to spend a day in La Grange:

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Jersey Barnyard

Bottle feed baby cows and visit with the goats, chickens, rabbits and ducks at this family-owned dairy farm. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the grounds or bring the kids into the air conditioned store for a refreshing scoop of ice cream. Self guided tours and guided tours are both available. Read more about the Jersey Barnyard here.

Mark your calendars for their annual Easter egg hunt, happening on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Cost: Guided Tours are $10/adult, $8/child (2-12 years old; 2 and under are free. Self-guided tours are $5/person.

Learn more about the cost of self-guided and guided tours here.

Location: 3117 Hwy. 159, La Grange

Phone: (979) 249-3017

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Play at Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park

Located about ten minutes from La Grange and set around Lake Fayette, this 87-acre park has a playground, walking trails, a small beach, fishing piers, and lots of green space. If you feel like a longer hike, Oak Thicket’s trail connects with Park Prairie.

You can find more information here: https://www.lcra.org/parks/Pages/oak-thicket-park.aspx

Hours: Day use from dawn to dusk; overnight campers must be registered at the park

Cost: Ages 13 and up $5; 12 and younger FREE; Seniors (65+), Disabled Military and Disabled Individuals $2

Location: 4819 W. State Highway 159, Fayetteville

Phone: (979) 249-3504Advertisement

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery Historic Sites

Take a self guided tour of this historic site that was once home to the Kreische family. Guided tours of the brewery ruins are available on Saturdays at 10 am from June through September. Download this guide to help you and your kids navigate the property, identify certain native plants and animals, as well as learning about the site by working with the kids on a fun scavenger hunt.

Find more information here: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/monument-hill-kreische-brewery

Hours: 8am-5pm daily

Cost: FREE

Location: 414 State Loop 92, La Grange

Phone: (979) 968-5658

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Rohan Meadery

A drive to Rohan Meadery takes you through the lush countryside of south central Texas where Blissful Folly Farm is situated. The farm is home to Rohan Wines & Meads, & Blissful Folly Hard ciders & fruit wines. This family-run farm sells meads, wines, fresh eggs, honey and more. Self-guided tours through the bee garden are available as well as guided tours of the bee hives and garden when available. There is a tasting room, a nice outdoor area with live music on select dates, and a playscape with lots of green space for the kids. Note: there are working dogs on site. They are friendly but it is advised to leave your four legged friends at home when you visit the farm.

Hours: Tasting room hours Wednesday (by appointment only), Thursday – Sunday, noon until 6pm

Tastings: 5 samples of meads, wines or ciders in stock for $10

Cost: 5 samples of meads, wines or ciders (in stock) for $10, self-guided tours are free

Location: 6002 Farm 2981, La Grange

Phone: (979) 249-5652

Hungry? Weikel’s Bakery serves up delicious kolaches! It’s a convenient stop that’s located inside of a gas station, making it easy to fuel up on gas and snacks on the way home. Tip: Grab a variety pack of the kolaches to get a taste of them all! The apple strudel is also a tasty treat.

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