Austin is known for their outdoor attractions, but there is also plenty to do indoors. Whether you're looking to beat the heat or avoid the occasional Austin storm, there are awesome indoor activities that can offer hours of fun.
Every member of the family can find something to do at many of these stops. Read on and find out what makes each of these top indoor attractions in Austin something worth a visit!
The Union Underground is a fun, glow-in-the-dark bowling lane on the bottom floor at the The University of Texas Union building that is completely open to the public. This hidden gem is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
There are 12 bowling lanes, and the cost for a game of glow bowling is just $3 for UT students and $4 for non-students. They also have two pool tables, three air hockey tables, and a foosball table.
Pinballz Arcade is a great place to take the entire family, and they boast the largest selection of pinball and video games in Texas. They also have more modern games and attractions.
Some of the highlights at Pinballz include the Galaxy Wars Lazer Tag and 7D Dark Ride Theater. When you want to take a break from all the gaming, they have a full bar and restaurant.
Adventurers get just 60 minutes to find a way out of the Austin Panic Room. There are four unique scenarios where you can test your wits and attempt to answer a series of puzzles by piecing together clues found throughout the room.
Games run all day, and the price to participate is $25 per person, although you can also purchase an entire room in advance to give your group the opportunity to try to solve the mystery together. Rooms require teams of four to 10 people.
If you're looking to learn something about the state's collective history, the Bullock Texas State History Museum is a great place to visit. The museum goes back 14,000 years to tell the stories of the various people that have occupied the region, Texas' rise to statehood, and its journey to national relevance.
There are also several special exhibits through the year, and several artifacts that are important to the state's history can be found on-site. Adult admission is $13 and children between the ages of four and 17 can get in for just $9.
The Blazer Tag Adventure Center is the largest facility of its kind in Texas with a three-story playing field. The ramps and towers that connect the different gaming floors create a lazer tag experience that is unmatched.
There is also an arcade upstairs on the Austin Sky Trail. A 20-minute game of laser tag is $8.99, and admission to the Sky Trail is also $8.99 per person.
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