Best Things to Do in Spring Texas for Fun in the Sun (and Indoors Too!)

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Take in history and charm just north of Houston. You’ll find plenty of fun things to do in Spring Texas. Photo credit: Nasreen Stump

Looking for a charming Texas town to add to your list? Enter Spring, located just a hop, skip, and jump from Houston in Harris County. With historic sites, family-friendly activities, and Texas history, visiting Spring is a great addition to your Lone Star State itinerary. Let’s run through Spring attractions that you should add to your list!

One note before we move forward. Spring is located off of Interstate 45 between Houston and Conroe, not far from the Gulf Coast/Coastal Bend region. There is also a Big Spring, Texas. Spring and Big Spring are 450 miles (about 7 hours) apart. Pay attention as you’re looking up things to do in Spring Texas and booking hotels! Spring is far more suburban and populated. Big Spring is out towards the Permian Basin and Panhandle of Texas. It is much more rural.

Best Things to Do in Spring Texas for Fun - Giant Adirondack chair at Atkinson Farms
Pose for a family photo in the giant Adirondack chair at Atkinson Farms in Spring, TX. Photo credit: Nasreen Stump

Atkinson Farms

3217 Spring Cypress Road Spring, TX 77388

You’d never imagine that there was a farm hidden off of Spring Cypress Road. We almost missed it! You’ll drive down a long driveway to reach this fourth-generation family-owned farm. One of the fun things to do in Spring Texas is Atkinson’s Farms pick your own produce. Strawberries, blackberries, and sunflowers are available as pick-your-own choices. You can also purchase fresh produce, locally-raised meats, and canned goods at their farm stand. A small play structure is available for kiddos along with several photo ops.

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The Spring Historical Museum. Photo credit: Nasreen Stump

Step Back in Time at Old Town Spring

403 Main Street Spring, TX 77373

In the heart of Spring Texas, you’ll find a historic district called Old Town Spring. This area is easily one of the top attractions in Spring. It is filled with shops, art galleries, Victorian architecture, and restaurants. Many of the businesses are run by locals.

The Spring Historical Museum is a donation-only museum in the Old Town Spring. It is run by the Spring Historical and Genealogical Society. Old Town Spring developed around the nineteenth-century railroad hub called Camp Spring. Focusing on artifacts, history, and stories from the 1800s and early 1900s, the museum shares the history of Spring with residents and visitors. The museum is open Thursday – Sunday. Check their site for current hours.

Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon

103 Midway Street Spring, TX 77373

If you’re looking for paranormal or spooky things to do in Spring Texas don’t forget to stop at Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon. This Texas Historical Landmark opened in 1902 as a hotel, saloon, and brothel.  It’s famous for being haunted (and for their Chocolate Whiskey Cake). Bonus? This ghost quest can be paired with a chicken fried steak. Yum!

Take a ghost walk in Old Town Spring – if you dare.

417 Gentry Street Spring, TX 77373

Old Town Spring has a reputation for spirit activity. Join an Old Town Spring or Tomball Ghost Walk to get the stories behind the spooky rumors. This guided tour will start off at Trilogy Brew (or as the locals call it Trilogy Boo). Then your tour guide will take you on a creepy journey around town.

Dive into a giant milkshake or inventive ice cream sundae.

216 Midway Street Spring, TX 77373

POPPS might have originally been known for their popcorn but don’t forget to visit POPPS Parlor. Not only do they have gourmet milkshakes but they also create epic sundaes. Stop in for a treat as you make your way around.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown – Waterpark

21300 I-45 Spring, TX 77373

If you’re melting in the Texas sun, head over to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown to cool off. Located just off the highway, water is fun for the whole family. As the largest waterpark in the Houston area, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown features popular attractions like Stingray Racer (a 6-lane downhill speedway), the Big Spin (a funnel-shaped waterslide), and a 500,000-gallon wave pool called Hurricane Bay.

Tickets are available online. Sales onsite are credit card payments only. We highly recommend purchasing tickets and reserving cabanas in advance, especially during the busy summer season.

Mercer Botanic Gardens

22306 Aldine Westfield Road Humble TX 77338

Covering 180 acres, the botanical gardens are tended to by a team of botanists and horticulturalists. Sixty acres are maintained for free public use. The gardens are bordered on one side by Cypress Creek. The land is split by Aldine Westfield Road. Portions of the Mercer Botanic Gardens fall on both sides of the road.

There are an abundance of educational programs run here. From learning about bees to bird surveys to Day of the Dead celebrations to kid’s course on gardening you can expand your knowledge. Be sure to check their calendar for events that occur during your visit to Spring.

Benches are available throughout the grounds to sit down on and take in your surroundings.

Cypresswood Golf Club

21602 Cypresswood Drive Spring, TX 77373

Visitors frequently book a tee time at the Cypresswood Golf Club. With 36 holes across two courses, it is open for public play. Kids up to 18 play free with a paying adult. Rates vary by day and time. If you need rental clubs they are available, but you must call ahead to reserve them.

One cool add-on at Cypresswood Golf Club is the FlightScope Xi Tour, which gives a 3D Doppler radar view of your golf swing. It is available with golf fittings for new clubs or with lessons.

City Place Plaza

1250 Lake Plaza Drive Spring, TX 77389

With over 300 community events held here annually, City Place Plaza always has something going on. Be sure to check the calendar if you’re interested in live music, yoga, or cultural celebrations! There are dining, shopping, and entertainment outlets in the area along with multiple hotels.

If you are visiting near the holidays there is usually a giant gingerbread village set up from late November to early January. It’s free and makes an adorable backdrop for photos.

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Geronimo Adventure Park

6749 FM 2920 Spring, TX 77379

Put this fun outdoor adventure on your list of things to do in Spring Texas. It’s worth it! There are four main areas of activity at Geronimo-zip lines, throwing things, climbing, and playing. Ziplining is available. There are height and weight requirements that visitors should look at when planning.

You can sign up to throw axes, darts, knives, and even ninja stars! Rock wall climbing is available. The Grounds Pass includes tons of play opportunities like giant jenga, ninja courses, gaga ball, lawn games, tetherball, and more. You can combine activities or buy an all-access pass.

TGR Exotics Wildlife Park

22115 Sherrod Lane Spring, TX 77389

If you’re looking for a unique attraction and have animal lovers in your party be sure to check out TGR Exotics Wildlife Park. Here, you can meet exotic animals like porcupines and big cats. The park offers opportunities to learn about the creatures that live there. Add-on experiences like the sloth encounter are available as well. You can check their calendar to see which special experiences are being offered during your visit.

One thing we love is that they offer a special toddler tour. This tour is shorter for littles with attention spans that aren’t as long. Special events and live music performances make it a fantastic family-friendly destination.

Home to over 100 animals across 25 species, TGR Exotics Wildlife Park is a chance to get up close and personal with animals. Unlike a traditional zoo, animals here were raised in a hands-on way so they are comfortable with human interaction. Pricing for tours is around $30/person. Tours book out in advance so we highly recommend purchasing a ticket as soon as you know you’re going. If you wait tickets may not be available.

Wild Stallion Vineyards

5969 W Rayford Road Spring, TX 77389

If you’re looking for scenery and live music look no further than Wild Stallion Vineyards. Located near Spring in The Woodlands, this family-owned vineyard grows blanc du bois grapes. You can decide which wine is your favorite in their tasting room. Open Wednesday to Saturday, the tasting room offers wine flights, wine by the glass, and bottled wine for purchase.

Flights include three 2 oz pours. There are several preset flights available or you can create your own. Wild Stallion also hosts numerous events throughout the year. We recommend checking their Facebook page for up-to-date information.

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Pundt Park

4129 Spring Creek Drive Spring, TX 77373

If you want to explore scenic nature trails Spring offers numerous opportunities, especially for cyclists. Pundt Park, part of the Spring Creek Greenway, has 11 miles of biking trails. The Spring Creek Greenway has miles of hiking and biking trails that connect Dennis Johnston Park (Spring), Stahl Preserve (Spring), Carter Park (Spring), Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center (Humble) and Highway 59 in Humble Texas. Bike rentals are available.

This 380-acre park isn’t just about biking though. With two lakes, a playground, a picnic area, and a primitive canoe launch there is plenty for families to do here. If you’re looking for horseback riding opportunities there are also equestrian-friendly trails here.

Be sure to arrive early. The park is a popular destination with locals and folks from Houston who want to get out into nature.

Bouncin’ Bears

6526 FM 2920 Spring, TX 77379

Let’s face it- in Texas sometimes it is too hot to be outside. If that’s the case take the kids to a fun activity. With over 15 different play structures inside to keep all ages busy it’s a fun thing for families to do. Special toddler areas at Bouncin’ Bears keep even the youngest kids engaged. You’ll be able to relax in the air conditioning and they’ll have a blast!

One thing to be aware of is that Bouncin’ Bears is a popular spot for birthday parties. If you’re visiting on a weekend you can call ahead to see if there are busier times to avoid.

SheBuysTravel Tip: Be sure to bring socks! Whether your kids are jumping or playing socks are required. If you don’t have any, they can be purchased onsite.

What have you done in Spring Texas that you would recommend?

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