Family-Friendly Things to Do in Bastrop, TX

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Are you looking for a way to get the kids away from the screens and out of the house? Why not pick from one of our favorite Bastrop attractions? Start making precious memories with the people who matter most to you today!


Texas Reptile Zoo

When it comes to unforgettable places to see in Bastrop, the Texas Reptile Zoo is at the top of our list. It's home to dozens of reptiles from around the world, including dragons, crocodiles, alligators, snakes, lizards, and more. You can even see a few amphibians like turtles and frogs if you're really lucky. Explore the grounds and get educated at the behavioral research facility on site that helps scientists learn more about these fascinating and mysterious creatures.

Main Street Historic District

Named a "Distinctive Destination" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the unique buildings in downtown Bastrop, Texas offer a glimpse into a time gone by. Visit the antique stores and hear tales of the people who lived here long ago, then grab a bite to eat in one of the many quaint restaurants that dot the strip.

Bastrop State Park

Once a verdant park, a large portion of Bastrop State Park was destroyed by fires in September of 2011. Bastrop citizens, along with state officials, are working hard to replant this once green oasis, and while at first glance it may be a shadow of what it was, it offers a rare opportunity to see a forest in the making. Explore the re-emerging forest, enjoy the pristine lake, and visit Buescher State Park next door to get a peek at the future of this once mighty oasis.

Fisherman's Park

Fisherman's Park is a clean, family-friendly park where you can take the kids to play on the climbing structure, feed the ducks, walk the well-maintained paths, or enjoy a picnic in the shade of the mighty trees that grow along the lakeshore. There's even an opportunity for fishing for the outdoors person in your group.

Explore Bastrop at Sames Bastrop Ford!

Thinking about heading out to one of these places, or things to do in nearby Cedar Creek? Sames Bastrop Ford can help you figure out what you should do around the town! Contact us today with any questions you may have.

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