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August 2015 - Page 2 of 4 - New Braunfels Tubing Blog

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The Pour Haus

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Pour Haus is a patio bar located in the heart of downtown New Braunfels. Located on 343 W San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130, Pour Haus was voted as the best bar in New Braunfels. The locals are found playing washers and giant Jenga while enjoying drinks from an impressive craft beer and signature cocktail menu.

You can enjoy drinks with live music performances of various artists 7 days a week. The P0ur Haus organizes Open Mic Night every Tuesday night and offers free drinks for anyone who plays a song in the event.  

The menu of Pour Haus offers large variety of wine and cocktails including Texas special Vodka and cocktails. Drinks are available of mostly all national and international brands all around the world.  

Private parties can be organized in the Pour Haus. You can book backroom of Pour Haus to host parties, birthday events, special parties and also bachelorette parties. Backroom offers a full bar with a private bartender. It also features a giant projector screen to watch movies or show slideshows. Backroom can be reserved for $100 for one full day. Up to 70 guests can be accommodated in the backroom. Drinks are also available in two ways- Open bar and Cash bar. Open bar includes limited drinks and is available for a limited time. Cash bar includes guests pay for their own choice of drinks. Music, Corn Hole, Bocce Ball, Old fashioned arcade games will be provided in the Backroom during party.

Make your next event unforgettable by hosting it at the Pour Haus!

Guadalupe River

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The Guadalupe River, whose tributary is Comal River, runs from Kerrville to San Antonio Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. The cities on its banks are Kerrville, New Braunfels, Seguin, Gonzales, Cuero and Victoria. There are several dams along its length, the most notable of which, Canyon Dam, which is in northwest of New Braunfels.

The part between Canyon Dam and New Braunfels is mostly used for tubing and other activities in terms of recreation. It is a famous spot for white water rafters, canoeists’ kayakers and tubing. There could be thousands of tubers along its stretch as per the conditions as the flow is controlled by Canyon Dam. If the flow of river is less than 2,500 cu ft/s then rafting and paddling can be done.

The state of river can change rapidly. It can become furious within an hour due to heavy rainfall. However the flow is controlled by Canyon Dam and is operated by Army Corps of Engineers. It is well maintained to ensure safety. If flow is above 1,000 cu ft/s then it is considered too dangerous for recreational purpose. So it is better you do consult the authorities about the river before going there for recreational purpose.

On the bank of Guadalupe River, a Guadalupe State Park is located in the middle of nine- mile stretch of the river. There various outdoor activities can be enjoyed including canoeing, swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking and camping. People who love to study nature and birds have lot of opportunities here. No equestrian camping is available at the park.

Make plans for visiting this wonderful river of wonderful city. Enjoy the white-water sports and tubing in this beautiful river.

 

Comal River

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Known as the “longest shortest river in the world”, Comal River runs entirely within the city limits of New Braunfels. It is a side river of the Guadalupe River. The river begins at Landa Park and flows 2.5 miles before meeting Guadalupe. As it is a tributary of Guadalupe, it is known as Little Guadalupe in early Spanish accounts.

In history, German settlers used this river to power water mills and cotton gins and soon after hydroelectric power. Today the river is used for water recreation. The Comal River is the home for the Fountain Darter fish.

Because of its clear water, mild currents and a host of treasures left by tubers, the Comal River is an ideal spot for river tubing in New Braunfels. Diving can be done both in summers and winters as temperature of Comal River is approximately 72 degrees Fahrenheit all over the year. Unlike its furious counterpart, the Guadalupe River, tubing on the river is more peaceful. The river is known for its calmness and you can enjoy its natural beauty in spring and summers. The very famous Schlitterbahn Water Park is built along a 16-acre stretch of the river.

You can stay at the chute when you visit Comal River. Immediately after you exit from the chute, you will experience calm, slow and steady flow of the river and it is the best location for enjoying the scenery. During the hot summer months, the water is still 72 degrees Fahrenheit which will give you a chilling experience while you relax on your tube. Tubing in comal river is far better than spending time in a chemical filled pond.

The river is clean; its water is crystal clear due to its constant flow. Every turn of river gives you a unique surprise which adds to its beauty.

 

Landa Park

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Landa Park is known for offering picnic facilities under the ancient oak trees. Take a ride through miniature train all around the 51 acre park. Spend a weekend in Landa Park and relax at the playground or enjoy the flora and fauna on the Panther Canyon Nature Trail.

The Park provides attractions including 300+ picnic tables, miniature train to ride all around the park, Boathouse where paddle boats are provided on rents, Recreation Center, a Golf Course, and Landa Haus for rental facility. The amenities that Landa Park provides are Landa Park Lake, Wading Pool, Fishing Pier, 60+ benches, Drinking Fountains, Historical Gazebo, 3 Restrooms Buildings, Sand Volleyball courts, 75+ BBQ Grills and lot more. The Landa Haus are best for celebrating wedding reception, family reunion, business meetings. Reservations are taken for dates upto 18 months in advance.

The Boathouse provides paddle boats at the rate of $3 per person for half an hour and only two persons are allowed in one boat. Miniature Golf Course provides $3 per person per game and features 18 challenging golf holes. Miniature train which is fun for all ages, rides all over the 51 acre park and provides a soothing relaxation while you cherish the beauty of nature. It also charges $3 per person but children under 1 are FREE. Park also has party packages available at Landa Recreation Center, Landa Park Miniature Golf Course, Boat House or Aquatic Complex.  

So make sure to visit Landa Park on you next trip to New Braunfels to get mesmerised by the natural beauty of this place.

 

New Braunfels Railroad Museum

 

SONY DSC The founding stone of this historical and wonderful railroad museum was laid down in October, 1984 where organizational meetings were held and a railroad society came to be known as New Braunfels Railroad Museum. Since then the museum developed in every field and now it is seen as heaven for rail fans. The museum showcases large variety of artefacts and photographs from the golden age of railroading which are related to New Braunfels operations. The best thing of museum is that it is open to all with ZERO CHARGE.

In 2008, New Braunfels Railroad Museum purchased a 1922 built Pullman Dining Car where you can experience the romance of dining on the rails. This Pullman passenger car served during the World War 2 era. So feeling of dinning in very historic rail coach is going to be wonderful for you. The coach is available for bookings for Holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries, business meeting etc. Another attraction of museum is 1950 MISSOURI PACIFIC CABOOSE. It was delivered in 1987 to NBRRM. This caboose is made of steel and is very big, roomy cars with massive under frames. Many changes are done over the years like addition of electricity, radio equipments, modern cooler/ice etc.

The major part of museum display is Model railroading. Many events are also held in museum like Kids Fun Day, Kids Birthday Party, Adult Party, Field Trips and Train shows. Kids Fun Day is held on first and third Saturday of each month where kids run the trains and become the junior engineers. Kids and Adult Birthday Parties can be booked in Dining Car with some basic fee of $125.00 for 3 hours. Museum also allows schools to schedule trips to the museum for educational purposes. Timings for trips are between 9 am to 8 pm. The museum also has a library which includes approximately 600 books mostly about railroading.

Comal River Tubing

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River tubing is the favourite pass time for the local Texans. Comal river tubing is the best activity to beat the heat in hot summers. Comal River boasts of being the shortest river in the world. An average depth of 3-4 ft. makes comal river the perfect destination to spend some quality time with your family. The river has many outfitters to help you in your tubing experience but no one can match the services provided by comal tubes. Being the pioneer in river tubing, comal tubes has been providing the best river tubing experience since a long time.

The river starts from Landa Park in comal springs and runs up to the junction with Guadalupe River. The total length of the river is around 2.5 miles (approximately 4 km) and takes an average of 2-4 hours for a perfect river tubing experience. The river offers some thrill with its diversion towards a tube chute.

You can have a half way exit from the river in case you decide to have a shorter tubing trip. With a temperature of around 72 degree Fahrenheit throughout the year, comal river proves to have the best river tubing conditions. Comal River is a favourite weekend spot for most of the people. You can spend quality time relaxing on a tube, cherishing the beauty of nature. Comal tubes take full care of all your needs. You can get a tube for yourself, kids, cooler and even your doggy. Because of the rush during the weekends you need to make advance bookings by calling at 830-476-7700 to reserve.

So, if you are planning a trip with your family and friends, don’t forget to check out comal river tubing adventure. Be assured to fall in love with this place.

Winery on the Gruene

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Just a little northeast of San Antonio, where the Guadalupe and the Comal Rivers meet, there is a hidden jewel!

The town of New Braunfels was established in 1845, when it was settled by German immigrates. The Gruene Village that is still located inside the city limits dates back to a time when cotton was big. The Village boosted everything from a bank, post office, school, and a general store. The area even had a lumberyard, gristmill, cotton gin, and a community dance hall! Now it is all a part of the Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels. Tourists come to dine in the old gristmill and listen to live music at the Gruene Hall.

Tourists also come to the town every year to do everything from dipping their toes in The Comal and walking through Landa Park to taking fun-filled, cooling rides in the cold-spring fed rivers that run through town. But, if cold water on a hot Texas day isn’t for you, don’t worry; there are plenty of other things to take up your time. Not to mention that New Braunfels still holds a German-style Sausage Festival every November, and The Wassailfest every December!

For those with a little more laid-back taste, there is The Vineyard at Gruene.

Where you can walk the vineyards or simply enjoy a wine tasting. The Vineyard hosts many events in its Texas-styled structures that include; the Grande Room that is the main room and the center of the winery, a Club Room that is on the second floor, The Pub, and of course, the Patio! The Vineyard at Gruene will even cater private events for its customers.

Tourists can enjoy a full day of relaxation at the winery, surrounded by the some of the best Texas hill country to be seen, and the quiet, laid-back atmosphere that the vineyard offers.

 

Riley’s Tavern

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Get ready to drive toward Riley’s Tavern.

Wait! Before you get locations, your destined place is in New Braunfels, Texas. You may get hooked up with zippy bustle moments of liveliness, the old cottage-like-place offers but who would say NO to a cozy environment, where rock n roll music beats hit heart and strikes your mind.

Were you looking for an eye-catchy beer garden, a full bar, rocking pub, a jukebox, and fun games to uplift your mood swings and live music? A trip to Riley’s Tavern with your hanging group of friends would drive you crazy in New Braunfels.  

The oldest legal bar, of Riley in Texas is a wonderful gateway to bikers, it is completely a greaser bar. Gaggle of bikers dropped in the tavern to grab quality beer and to have exclusive fun with the horseshoe, pool games, pinball and shuffle boards. The bar is one of the coolest places for bikers to stop by so they can take pleasure in a lively setting. People from other states can also relish a cool weekend in the Riley’s tavern cottage.

Don’t you think, a visit to tavern is accomplished only when you are heartily offered a standard beer by a friendly bartender? Obviously, it calls out a big YES!

Well, a bartender that offers well-crafted shots with a friendly tone always remain highlighted. Looking for such experience from a long time? One would be incredibly satisfied with the impressive services of bartenders, who are also blessed with brilliant sense of humour.

Want to scream loud and louder with the live musical concert? The blend of shaking music, beer shots, smoke and gaming activities is all well-arranged under one roof. Other than that, dazzling environment inside tavern would incite you to rock.

Brauntex Theatre

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Have you ever been to Braunfels in Texas? If not, then you undoubtedly don’t know the fun you are missing. Braunfels is a city in Texas with a lot of fun features worth your holiday time. Take a visit to Brauntex Theatre and enjoy cool live performances. The theatre has good lighting, decent acoustics and comfortable interiors that are quite cozy for you and your family. Besides the welcoming interiors, you can enjoy their diverse theatrical and musical productions throughout the year. Unlike most theatres, when you visit the theater in your car, you are provided with ample car parks with no fee.

If you are around Brauntex and you don’t want to spend time in the theatre, there are still lots of fun places to visit with your family. You can check out the Chuck’s Tubes for amazing river tubing experiences. There is a variety of this including the Cooler Tube proving rides for Two, Four, Six or even eight – a perfect one for the whole family at a very friendly price. Without limiting the fun, there is the Hollow Tree Ranch where participants are taught the basic riding techniques and given the opportunity to catch a one-hour guided trail sightseeing the trails of Hill country.

If you love parks, then Landa Park will be the best option for you. There are a lot of things to do here; you can play miniature golf, hire paddle boats, swim or even hire a small train with your kids.

Spend some time with family at the Schlitterbahn water park – the number one water park in the US. If you are not hydrophobic, then this is the best place to spend a day with lots fun including the water slides, uphill water coasters. You can also do the water surfing if you are expert in this.

New Braunfels City is a small city, but the fun you can experience here is quite spectacular. If you have not visited it, it is time you had some time out with your family in such places plus more others.

 

Tobacco Haus Cigar Lounge & Bar

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We understand if maybe the water attractions and handsome countryside of New Braunfels doesn’t always float your boat. Maybe you want something a little more social, a little more of a refined experience with a nice drink on the side.

In that case we are delighted to be able to point you to the Tobacco Haus Cigar Lounge And Bar, perched on the easy to access northern corner of New Braunfels Marketplace. In the smoky and polished confines of this bar you will find lovely company and of course, fabulous cigars; hand rolled and premium in over a dozen varieties. If you’ve never tried a cigar before, this place is your perfect opportunity; you can come and talk to our various experts on which cigar would best suit your taste.

Maybe you would prefer something of a souvenir, or a type of smoke you could reuse, in which case Tobacco Haus caters for you too, with a fine selection of hand crafted pipes they have something you can take home to keep for all the years to come, as well as some premium pipe tobacco to get you started. For those looking for a new experience or for cigar connoisseurs alike, Tobacco Haus is the place to come.

Not only that, but the Haus delivers on drinks too; with a huge range of beers, cocktails and daily special drinks. Or maybe you like poker, or trivia; the Haus runs these events from Monday to Saturday. Gamble, test your knowledge, challenge your luck with bingo, or even have a try at Trivingo on Tuesdays. Don’t know what Trivingo is? Go and find out. You won’t regret it. In fact, going to the Tobacco Haus Cigar Lounge might just be the highlight of your week.