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Sports and Recreation
New Braunfels

There are several outdoor attractions to entertain you during your stay in New Braunfels, from golfing to waterparks to hill country vineyards.

New Braunfels Sports Events


Golf course:

Parks and outdoors:

Fast facts about New Braunfels sports and recreation:

  • The 65-acre Schlitterbahn is the most popular summertime waterpark in the United States.
  • Schlitterbahn means "slippery road" in German.
  • Several of Schlitterbahn's original tube chutes and pools use spring water from the Comal River.
  • The City Tube Chute on the Comal River is the longest tube chute in the world.
  • Discovered in 1960 and opened to the public on July 3, 1964, Natural Bridge Caverns is the largest show cave in Texas.
  • Natural Bridge Caverns was designated as a State Historical Site in 1967 and became a Registered National Natural Landmark in 1971.
  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch boasts 50 different species of animals, including llamas, ostriches, zebras, lemurs, giraffes and rhinocerous.
  • The more than 500 animals residing at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch consume approximately one million pounds of alfalfa hay and 200,000 pounds of grains and supplements every year.

Sources: Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and City of New Braunfels 

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