Top Things to Do in Round Rock
Top Things to Do in Round Rock, Texas
The fast-growing town became known as Round Rock because of a large anvil-shaped rock located in the center of the creek that was once used to determine the water levels for safe crossing. So, by the time Mr. Jesse Chisholm came along and suggested the town's new name because of the big 'round rock', and it just made sense. When the water levels are low enough you can see just how massive the round rock is. You’ll even be able to see embedded wagon wheels around it because that area was used so much.
See the Famous Bats
We’re not talking about the hockey team. Round Rock has become famous for the daily bat show and people come from all over the see this unusual sight. You may be thinking, you've seen one bat, you've seen them all. But have you seen 1.5 million bats all in the same place at the same time, seemingly working together to form a choreographed routine? Probably not.
Located under the IH 35 and McNeil underpass in Round Rock, hundreds come every year between March and October to watch the procession of bats as they exit their daytime getaway about 30 minutes before sundown; making their return just before dawn.
“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at Dell Diamond
The Dell Diamond, the home of the Round Rock Express, just might be the highlight of your visit to Round Rock. The field is a prime destination for avid baseball fans and even those not so interested in baseball because there's nothing better than spending time with the family at the 'old ball field'. Located off Hwy 79 in Round Rock, just outside of Hutto, The Dell Diamond hosts college games as well such as UT, Baylor and Texas State.
Growing Downtown Round Rock
Historical downtown Round Rock is a short walk because truthfully, it's not that big just yet. Nothing compared to Downtown Austin of course but still interesting none-the-less. You'll find live music up and down the street nestled in old-town scenery. You’ll also find the public library in downtown Round Rock, some great mom and pop eateries, and more local history as most of the buildings have been preserved.
Round Rock Loves Movies
That’s part of the reason the city boasts three separate movie theatres. Starting with the newest, Flix Brewhouse is the only theatre of its kind hosting a microbrewery and a full menu of appetizers, salads, pizzas, sandwiches and entrees. Next, is the Cinemark 14 theater located in North Round Rock just off IH 35 in the same shopping center as the Outlet Mall. The least expensive option to catch a movie in the theater is the Cinemark 8 location, also known as Discount 8 Movies.
Looking for More to Do
Exploring the City of Round Rock can be a lot of fun if you know where to go. If you happen to fall in love with the area once you’ve visited and you’d like to call this awesome place home, give us a call. We’ll help you find the home of your dreams and maybe even a few more “secret” places to enjoy.
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