Saturday, December 28, 2013

Best of 2013: 5 Great Places to let your Kids Run Off Some Energy in the Texas Mountains...Then Step Inside and Learn!

Another of our favorite posts of 2013...enjoy! 

When you're traveling, sometimes the kids just have SO MUCH ENERGY, and you want a safe place where they can RUN off some steam, right?

Try these:

County Courthouse Squares.  We've got some beauties....the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa, the Jeff Davis County Courthouse in Fort Davis, and the Brewster County Courthouse in Alpine.  All have well-kept lawns, and locals enjoy them as family and dog-friendly places.   Step inside each of the courthouses and enjoy the architecture, and local history photos and displays.
1.  Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa
2.  Gazebo outside the Brewster County Courthouse
in Alpine
3.  Jeff Davis County Courthouse in Fort Davis

4. Parade Ground of Fort Davis National Historic Site.  The lawn here probably isn't watered as often as our courthouse squares, but there's LOTS of running space for the kids to enjoy.  And, there are shaded benches where tired parents can sit and rest.  When everyone's ready, the historic fort is a gem and the family will enjoy learning about military life in the 19th century. 
5.  The shaded campus of Sul Ross State University in Alpine, just outside the Museum of the Big Bend.  Let them run off some steam on campus, then head inside the museum for some great kid-friendly and interactive exhibits on the history of the entire Big Bend Region.

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