Locate in the “Gateway to the Hill Country,” Jonestown, Texas can be found 20 miles Northwest of Austin. Home to just over 2,000 people and close to Lake Travis, the city is on the rise.
Here are 5 things to do when you visit Jonestown, Texas.
See the Chimney Swifts
Jonestown has been a favorite stop on the chimney swifts’ annual migration from Canada to Peru for decades. Keep an eye out for these small dark birds are known as “the flying cigars”. They begin arriving in mid-March, feasting on insects all day. One Swift can eat thousands a day. Then swooping tornado-like into the cistern at dusk to roost. At the end of September, they continue on their migratory way.
Plan a Day at Jones Brothers Park
Located along the shores of Lake Travis, Jones Brothers Park offers families a variety of amenities to enjoy out at the lake. This 32 acre park offers covered individual picnic sites, ball fields, sand volleyball court, tennis/ basketball court, walking paths and a playscape. There are three public boat ramps for launching and pets are welcomed as long as they are on a leash.
Check Out Lago Vista Air Power Museum
Housed in a hanger at the Rusty Allen Airport, this aviation museum has a wonderful collection of historic airplanes and war memorabilia spanning all the way from WWI to Desert Storm.
Play A Game at Texas Paintball
Visit one of 10 custom-built paintball fields spread across 40 acres for an unforgettable experience each game. Kids as young as 10 can join in the fun with mom and dad or with friends. No need for a reservation, just show up with your friends or family and get ready to have fun!
Grab Some Food at Lucky Rabbit
Enjoy live music while sitting under some big oak trees and grab a drink from “Old Rusty” – the 1950s school bus recycled into an outdoor patio bar and dog park to boot! A rustic Texas feel serving up frozen margaritas, handcrafted cocktails and an amazing menu of local favorites is perfect for the whole family.
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This article was written with the assistance of Joell Alejandro.