Dreamland offers an entertainment oasis in the Texas Hill Country

Land of dreams

  • 2770 US-290, Dripping Springs
  • ~1 hour from Austin
  • Costs vary by activity
  • Th. From 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat. From 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday. 7:00-22:00, closed MW

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — Just off US Highway 290 in Dripping Springs is Dreamland, an 86-acre entertainment haven focused on outdoor recreation, arts, music and family activities.

Drawing on his own love of pickleball, 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 owns Richard’s Rainwater, a bottled water supplier.

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

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

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

Going forward, Krupp said Dreamland is looking at other potential expansion opportunities, including short-term rental opportunities for guests during weekend getaways.

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

And while Dreamland has its eyes on the horizon for future business opportunities, Krupp said it hasn’t forgotten its roots. Drawing on its origins at Richard’s Rainwater, staff have transformed the water tanks left on site into pieces of art, courtesy of local artists.

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

This story is part of a KXAN series highlighting activities in Central Texas; 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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