The land of dreams

  • 2770 US-290, Dripping Springs
  • ~1 hour from Austin
  • Costs vary by activity
  • Th. 09:00-10:00, F 9:00-23:00, Sat. 07:00-11:00, Sun. 07:00-22:00, MW closed

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) – Off US Highway 290 in Dripping Springs lies Dreamland, an 86-acre fun haven centered around outdoor recreation, arts, music and family-friendly activities.

Using his love of all things miniature golf and live music, owner Steve Kuhn launched the business in March 2021, said Angela Krupp, Dreamland’s events manager. Dreamland wasn’t his first business venture in the Hill Country oasis: Kuhn previously opened Richard’s Rainwater, a bottled water purveyor, in the Central Texas community.

Richard’s Rainwater manufacturing facility was originally based on the current Dreamland property. But while the bottled water business outgrew the site, she said Kuhn still wanted to utilize the space and expand his personal passions.

“He said, ‘OK, what else can we do to bring families together?'” Krupp recounted. “He himself is very passionate about pickles and likes to have fun. … and so from there, it really just expanded into what Dreamland is today.”

And what, exactly, is Dreamland today? Currently, the entertainment space includes two miniature golf courses, a disc golf course, 16 pickleball courts, multiple live music stages, a sprinkler and playground. Dreamland also includes an on-site bar and kitchen, and is able to host events such as birthday parties and corporate events.

Down the road, Krupp said Dreamland is looking at other potential expansion opportunities, including short-term on-site rental opportunities for guests to use during weekend getaways.

“There is so much to do in Dreamland – why not make it a whole getaway? So I’m looking to have condos for a weekend or a night, especially since we’re kind of in the wedding capital of the world, Dripping Springs,” she said. “People are always looking for places to stay. So having something available for them to come in and you know, create a whole experience out of it.”

And while Dreamland has its eyes on the horizon for future business opportunities, Krupp said it hasn’t forgotten its roots. Using rainwater provenance at Richard, staff have transformed the site’s remaining water tanks into works of art, courtesy area artists.

“There are mosaics, there are all different pieces that just flow together,” Krupp said. “It makes something unexpected, which is like a really nice experience to feel.”

This story is part of a KXAN series highlighting Central Texas activities – you can see our full list on our Things to Do in Central Texas page. Have an idea for something we should profile? Email us at [email protected].

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