Spring is the name of a large area of northern Harris County and a smaller area of southern Montgomery County. But, the original town of Spring, now known as Old Town Spring, is located at the intersection of Spring-Cypress and Hardy roads. Old Town Spring is today a tourist attraction with beautiful old architecture, shopping, retail, and popular annual events. Spring Creek Greenway passes through Spring, with hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Atkinson farm, at the outskirts of town, grows more than 80 kinds of vegetables and fruits. Find out why Sprin is a great day trip from Houston. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.


Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest

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Jurassic Quest is a traveling dinosaur exhibit with headquarters in Spring, Texas. This interactive experience takes visitors from the Middle Triassic to the Late Cretaceous Era by showing 80 museum-quality life-size models and animatronic dinosaurs, created with the help of country’s leading paleontologists and each is replicated in the finest detail, from scales to feathers, claws and teeth. Besides the life-like Dinosaur Exhibits, there are many activities for dinosaur fans – they can can dig up fossils like a real paleontologist, ride on the back of a huge 24-foot T. Rex, or the spiky Carnotauru. There are dinosaur-themed rides such as inflatable mazes, large slides, and the multi-track Dino Bungee Pull. There is also a Dinosaur Petting Zoo and the fossil area in the Dinosaur Museum with real dinosaur fossils more than 60 million years old. Jurassic Quest travels all over the country and normally visits more than 80 cities per year.

6046 Farm to Market 2920 #516, Spring, TX 77379, Phone: 936-588-3332


Spring Creek Greenway

Spring Creek Greenway

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Spring Creek Greenway is a 10-foot wide paved hike, bike and horseback riding trail in Spring, Harris County, stretching over 40 miles of green space through the forest on the south side of Spring Creek. The greenway offers great opportunity for cycling, hiking, jogging and wildlife viewing, through the parts of the Piney Woods or along natural sloughs and sand beaches by the creek. Lush greenery makes it is difficult to believe that you are actually in the city. The greenway links six Harris County parks and has several trailheads. While Spring Creek is not actually a river, in some places is as wide as San Jacinto River and exploring it from a canoe or kayak offers spectacular views of magnolias, river birches, red bay trees and black willows, with hundreds of species of birds and diverse wildlife.

Spring Creek Greenway, Spring, TX 77373, Phone: 281-353-8100


Atkinson Farm, Spring

Atkinson Farm, Spring

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Atkinson Farm is a 4th generation working vegetable farm near Spring, Texas. The farm grows about 60 varieties of vegetables and fruits on about 100 fertile acres and sells them in local farmers’ markets and larger grocery stores. They also supply local restaurants. Atkinson also sells their produce in their own store attached to the farm, opened in 2000. During the strawberry season, picking up strawberries is a popular activity among locals, who often turn it into a family picnic. Atkinson Farm is a family business – all family members are engaged in the farm work. They also employ eight temporary or permanent workers.

3217 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388, Phone: 832-381-8202


TGR Exotics Wildlife Park

TGR Exotics Wildlife Park

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The TGR Exotics Wildlife Park offers visitors a chance to have an up-close and personal experience with some of the most endangered, interesting, and exotic animals in the world. More than 25 species are represented at the park by over 100 animals. Guests can choose to experience a special animal encounter, go behind the scenes, or join a public tour. The Public Tour, the basic tour at the TGR Exotics Wildlife Park, is around ninety minutes in duration and is good for visitors of all ages. Other experiences include ones like the Sloth Encounter and Zoo Keeper for a Day.

TGR Exotics Wildlife Park, 22115 Sherrod Ln, Spring, TX 77389, 832-350-8807


Puffabellys, Spring, Texas

Puffabellys, Spring, Texas

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Puffabellys is a popular local gathering spot opened in 1995 in a reconstructed old railroad depot, designed to look like the one that used to be in Old Town Spring but was lost in a fire. Much of the material in the new building was recycled in order to create the same character and ambiance that the old one had. Puffabelly’s is known for great hand-pattied burgers, friendly relaxed atmosphere and live music. The menu includes a large range of everyone’s favorites such as fried chicken, grilled pork chops, chilly cheese fries, Texas Toothpicks, catfish baskets and all kinds of sandwiches and salads.

8331, 100 Main St, Spring, TX 77373, Phone: 281-350-3376


Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

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Hurricane Harbor Splashtown is an ideal place to spend a day of fun and cool off from the summer heat. Spread across over 45 acres, the park features a half-million-gallon wave pool, the Tree House and Coconut Bay children’s area, and over twenty water park thrills. On the thrill side, visitors can try the adrenaline-pumping Paradise Plunge, the 333-foot high Bonzai Pipelines, Big Spin, and RipQurl. The lazy river, Paradise River makes for a relaxing trip through the water park for the entire family, while the multi-rider raft ride called Big Kahuna provides a more thrilling experience with simulating whitewater rafting.

Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, 21300 I-45, Spring, TX 77373, 281-355-3300


inSPIRE Rock Indoor Climbing & Team Building Center

inSPIRE Rock Indoor Climbing & Team Building Center

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The inSPIRE Rock Indoor Climbing and Team Building Center is considered to be one of the most inspiring climbing communities in the state and features locations in both Cypress and Spring, Texas. Separated into different areas, the gym at the climbing center is designed for all skill levels and ages and features 63-foot walls and more than 42,000 square feet of state-of-the-art climbing. Striving to provide a positive and family-friendly environment, the inSPIRE Rock Indoor Climbing Center is a place for climbing, fitness, and fun. There is also a climbing specific training room, retail pro shop, and a Yoga studio.

403 E Louetta Rd, Spring, TX 77373, 281-288-7625


The Game Preserve

The Game Preserve

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Providing a classic, family-friendly arcade experience, The Game Preserve visitors can relive the sounds and sights of a "true" arcade. The Woodlands location of The Game Preserve, located in Spring, features around 125 unique games across its 6,500-square-foot arcade. The arcade is a “Free Play” experience, meaning every machine and game is set to “Free Play,” with no token or quarters needed. Guests can get a day pass for The Game Preserve or buy an individual or family monthly membership. Games available include a variety of Pinball machines and video games, such as Donkey Kong, Star Wars, and Galaga.

473 Sawdust Road, Spring, Texas 77380, 281-353-5189


Cypresswood Golf Club

Cypresswood Golf Club

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Open to public Play, the Cypresswood Golf Club of Spring, Texas was built along Spring Creek into the area’s rolling terrain and features 36 holes of championship, award-winning golf. The Cypress and Tradition courses are constantly ranked as some of the Houston area’s top public play golf courses. Set on more than 600 acres of heavily wooded, rolling terrain, Cypresswood Golf Club has hosted a number of both professional and amateur events, such as the Shell Houston Open Qualifier and the Southern Texas PGA Eastern Championship. Golf instruction programs, a Junior Golf Academy, and summer camps are also offered.

21602 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77373, 281-821-6300


Armadillo Escape Room Adventure

Armadillo Escape Room Adventure

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Known for its challenging and immersive adventures, Armadillo Escape Room Adventure offers a memorable, unique, and fun experience for families, friends, and other large groups in Spring, Texas. Every adventure is private and designed to be full of creative, challenging, and unique puzzles to keep both escape room first timers and the more experienced enthusiasts “on their toes.” Participants will have one hour, or sometimes forty minutes for specific rooms, to solve the puzzles and escape. There is also a short introduction before the adventure and a debrief afterwards, and a Game Master is available for assistance during the experience.

417 Gentry St. Units E&F, Old Town Spring, TX 77373, 832-592-7645


Texas Axe Throwing

Texas Axe Throwing

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Visitors to Texas Axe Throwing can choose between memorable knife throwing and axe throwing experiences. Guests will learn how to safely and properly throw axes or knives before their skills are tested in trial games. Sessions lasting one or two hours can be booked in advance as either a private or public session. While the Guided Axe-perience includes training from an Axe Master, there is also a Non-Guided Axe-perience available on a first-come, first-serve basis and is designed for guests over 12 with axe throwing experience. During a Knife Throwing session, participants throw knives at targets from various distances.

23300 N Fwy Service Rd, Spring, TX 77373, 281-651-2949


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