Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, founded in 1974 to protect 227 acres of Texas Hill Country, celebrates bugs. Come join the party. Kids love to ramble here — especially along the three miles of hiking trails that wind through woodland. Innovative classes also teach — painlessly. The courses in stargazing are popular among owls and night owls alike. There are also family events, concerts, adult workshops, and school programs.

805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy.

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