Ride the Texas State Railroad

texas state railroadRusk KOA is in a community that is home to the Texas State Railroad, a conveyance that is considered a true Texas treasure. Established in 1881, this historic train provides a nostalgic but delightful step back in time to the days when rail travel was is its heyday. So hop onboard this steam and diesel train that will take you on a most pleasant excursion through the scenic Piney Woods of Texas. The train runs between Rusk and Palestine and is of 1 1/2 hours duration.

The depot has an interesting history as well, reminding you of days of yore when people waited in such places to either send off loved ones on a journey or to greet them upon their return. In decades past, townsfolk would sometimes get their kicks by going to the local depot and watching who got on and who got off the train.

Many people have only experienced rail travel vicariously through reading books. Now is your chance to get a real taste of it. As one enthusiastic patron on Trip Advisor stated, it is worth the trip just to sit on the bench and watch the giant engine come puffing in.

You’ll want to put this attraction at the very top of your list when you stay at our park. Visit our website and make your reservations today.


Summer of Fireworks

fireworks south padre islandThose who stay at South Padre Island KOA can enjoy the sparkle and dazzle of fireworks all summer long. As the community is the Fireworks Capital of Texas, it provides a gorgeous display every Friday and Saturday nights throughout the season. On Friday nights, the location is the south end of the island over Laguna Madre Bay, close enough to be viewed from our park. On Saturday nights, the location is the north end of the island at Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill. At 9:15 on these evenings the darkness is illuminated by explosive bursts of vivid colors as the fireworks are propelled into the sky.

When you are in the mood for an exciting deep sea fishing or bay fishing expedition, you can arrange it through Osprey Fishing Trips. The boats sail right from our KOA dock, making the excursions convenient for our campers.

Summertime at our park is full to the brim of fun activities, including movies under the stars, ice cream sundae parties and games, as well as crafts, kite flying and making s’mores. What wonderful memories the family will have after a stay with us! Visit our website and reserve your spot today.

San Antonio Tours

AlamoSightseeingTours_featureA nice amenity that San Antonio KOA offers campers is concierge service for tours in the area. Alamo Sightseeing Tours has several options from which to choose, including Grand Tour and Hill Country Tour, as well as Reflections Tour and Wine Tour.

If you can only select one, you may want to pick the Grand Tour, as it hits some of the most important attractions and gives you a good feel for the city. Highlights include the Alamo, Mission San Jose and Japanese Sunken Gardens, in addition to Texas Ranger Museum, El Mercado and Buckhorn Saloon. An extra nice feature of the tour is a riverboat cruise.

The Hill Country Tour will take you along a scenic route to Fredericksburg, a charming town where the German heritage is very evident. It then continues on to Stonewall, where you can see the famous LBJ Ranch.

Another choice is the Reflections Tour, which is conducted in the afternoon and includes some of the highlights of the Grand Tour. The wine tour includes visits to three Hill Country wineries, along with a trip to Fredericksburg.

They are all so good that you may want to go on several of them. On the weekend of Dad’s Day the kids can stay free. Visit our website and book your spot today

Frontier Texas

frontier texasCampers at Abilene KOA are in for a treat when they visit Frontier Texas, a unique museum that brings the state’s history vividly to life. You start the tour in a theater where the host introduces several characters who portray historical figures. After listening to an interesting overview, you walk through different parts of the museum that are hosted by the characters. Next, you proceed to a 360-degree theater that shows incidents like saloon gunfights and Indian attacks on settlers, making you feel as if you’re a part of the exciting action. A visit here is a special experience that is definitely not to be missed.

Our park is also in a city where you can enjoy a good old-fashioned drive-in movie, just like those in days of yore. Pack up the family in the car and head down to the Town and Country Drive In, where you can watch a double feature for $8 per adult. You can either bring your own snacks or purchase them at the concession stand. Seeing a movie here is sure to bring back memories.

Come stay in the great Texas city of Abilene, and see all the attractions it has to offer. Visit our website and make your reservations today.