Top 10 Things to do in Manor, United States

October 8, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

Manor (/ˈmeɪnər/ MAY-nər) is a city in Travis County, Texas, United States. Manor is located 12 miles northeast of Austin and is part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. The population was 5,037 at the 2010 census. Manor is one of the faster-growing suburbs of Austin.
Restaurants in Manor

1. ShadowGlen Golf Club

12801 Lexington St, Manor, TX 78653-3333 +1 512-278-1304
Excellent
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

ShadowGlen Golf Club

Reviewed By Lakerat789 - Austin, Texas

Having played all the muni, premium public and a large number of the private courses around the Austin area, Shadowglen initially held a love hate relationship with me. It's tough and when the wind is blowing in Manor it's even harder. Closed a few years ago because of a dispute with a local developer over water rights, the course stayed alive only because of the dedication of the staff and hand watering the greens for something like 9 months. I have played this course extensively over the last 2 years and can quite happily say I think it's one of the best values for money in Austin for a round of golf. 15 minutes from downtown, you'll find a simple clubhouse that normally serves quality draft beers (no liquor) and a simple food menu. The pro shop is not extensively stocked but for me it's about the course. Great views and elevation changes with large tough greens (played early December for my last round and they were running great with the winter grass just coming in). For the same price as the main muni's and cheaper by $30 than the other premium public courses, it's great value and a great experience. The course could do with some better definition of local rules such as drop zones on holes 8 and especially 9 for those not familiar with the course and staking, but those are extremely minor issues. I'm not sure if it's because the course is tough, but it seems to attract a lower handicap golfer so pace of play is always great, but my wife (who is learning to play golf under the watchful eye of one of the Shadowglen Staff - finds the ladies a real challenge but enjoyable. A reachable in 2 par 5 18th will certainly get you excited about coming back even if the course beats the heck out of you for the other 17 holes.

2. Lake Pflugerville

18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville, TX
Excellent
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Good
44%
Satisfactory
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Poor
6%
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4 based on 83 reviews

Lake Pflugerville

Reviewed By Mary E - Pflugerville, Texas

Big fan of Lake pflugerville. Great beach area. Docks for fishing. Kayaking areas.

Plenty of room to spread out and still have privacy. Although the parking is very limited. They have Clean bathrooms! We set up camp early and spend the day out there until the park closes at 10. Lake Has a wonderful walking track around the entire lake. Good place to pokemon if you enjoy that. There is an amazing playground that makes me wish i was a kid. Covered tables are also available. There is a stand to rent kayaks to take out on the lake. I recommend you give it a shot! Its a gem in Pflugerville!

3. J. Lorraine Ghost Town

14219 Littig Rd, Manor, TX 78653-5298 +1 512-922-2683
Excellent
44%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

J. Lorraine Ghost Town

Reviewed By HouMSW - Elgin, Texas

Ghost Town describes itself as "an outdoor venue, 1800’s, western town." Kids' activities, outdoor movie screen, eclectic performances (last night we watched belly dancers), and kitschy Western frontier "buildings" add to its charm. Open weekends "weather permitting," it's a challenge to find a weekend neither too hot nor too cold. A small stand sells hamburgers and hot dogs. Take the kids for some inexpensive fun.

13201 Jacobson Rd Ste 11, Manor, TX 78653-3740 +1 512-815-2326
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4 based on 1 reviews

Banner Distilling Company

Reviewed By Me9247 - Austin, Texas

A two man operation making vodka and whiskey. I contacted them via Facebook messenger to set up a time to come out for a tour. I had no idea how small they were. I had found them via some post on Instagram. I am very happy we were able to spend time with them. Anthony gave us the tour but Logan was there as well. They give you a taste of both of their products while explaining their history and their process. They have grand ideas on how to move forward as well. Both men have full time day jobs. They have done everything for this company. Including building the building you are standing in. Extremely interesting. We have gone to a few distilleries and the tours can be a tad repetitive but this one was very enjoyable. We are grateful they took the time to give us a tour. Every minute they are with you they are not working on their business. I wish them nothing but success. Worth your time if you are in the area and can get an appointment.

5. The Moody Theater

310 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-4609 +1 877-471-4225
Excellent
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Good
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5 based on 168 reviews

The Moody Theater

Reviewed By robertwD7057IG - Toronto

We visited the Moody Theater on New Year’s Eve to attend the Willie Nelson and Family concert. The concert was terrific but we were also very impressed with the venue. We were in the balcony but felt close to the stage. The place allows beverages at your seat (and has active bars throughout). The acoustics were very good. The only knock is that the seats could be a bit wider (there was a 250 pound guy spilling out from the seat next to me).

6. LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705-5737 +1 512-721-0200
Excellent
72%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

LBJ Presidential Library

Located on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas at Austin campus, the LBJ Presidential Library is one of 14 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the life and times of Lyndon B. Johnson, one of our nation's most fascinating presidents, and the era of his administration—the turbulent 1960s. HOURS & ADMISSION The library is open daily (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 and older, $5 for former military, $3 for youth 13-17, and $3 for non-UT Austin college/university students with valid ID. Free admission is given to children 12 and under, active military, student groups, and UT Austin students, faculty, and staff with valid ID. Free parking is available in visitor lot #38. FEATURES & EXHIBITIONS Exhibitions incorporate interactive elements with historical and cultural artifacts. - Listen to dozens of LBJ's historic White House telephone conversations - Step into a replica of the Oval Office - Experience the president's decision-making process in interactive displays about the Six-Day War and Vietnam War - Discover how legislation signed by LBJ affects you today - Peek into Lady Bird Johnson's office and learn about her environmental efforts and White House Years ARCHIVES & MUSEUM COLLECTION The library houses more than 45 million pages, an extensive audiovisual collection, including more than 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings, and approximately 55,000 artifacts donated by the President and Mrs. Johnson, their family, friends, and the American people. THE STORE AT LBJ The LBJ museum store offers a selection of books, DVDs, and custom designed souvenirs that reflect the content of the library's permanent exhibition space and the life and career of LBJ.

Reviewed By lwew - United States

GREAT FOR HISTORY BUFFS!
If you've not visited a Presidential Library before, it's more than just about the President, it's a look into U.S. history and what was going on during the period of time during the Presidents' term in office.

THREE FLOORS PACKED WITH HISTORICAL INFORMATION AND ARTIFACTS.
The LBJ library has a check-in desk where you pay ($10 for full adult price in April 2018) and can get your Presidential Library Passport stamped if you have one. A few steps away at another desk, a person gives you a map and explains the layout of the building. This one is unusual in that it has two lower floors and then skips to floor 10. (Archives and offices are in between). You will then see a short film in a small theater off to the side before viewing the displays on the first/ground floor which feature a timeline of the history of LBJ and U.S. history. You can also listen in on numerous fascinating recorded phone calls between LBJ and others political figures and influencers. Also on this floor is LBJ's limousine.

Ascend the huge staircase to the next floor where you can see portraits of all the past presidents and their wives. You can also take a break on the balcony which offers views of the University of Texas. (We went out there to warm up as the air-conditioning was unpleasantly cold inside). This level also offers displays about the Vietnam war, the Kennedy Assassination, the 1960s, civil rights and important social programs that LBJ brought in amongst other things. We also enjoyed the interactive 'voting' you could do on a giant tablet screen.

The top floor touches more on personal items, family, Lady Bird Johnson's outfits, White House dishes, a mock-up of the Oval Office and gifts given to the Johnsons by dignitaries.

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
The gift shop on the ground floor sells everything from Christmas ornaments, books, bobble-head dolls, jigsaws and other collectibles.

ALLOW HALF A DAY TO DO IT RIGHT
There is a LOT to read and take in. Allow about half a day. There is no cafe on site.

THEY FORGOT TO RENO THE RESTROOMS
Restrooms/toilets are located on the 10th floor and one floor below the lobby. They could do with a renovation.

THE TAKE-AWAY...
We came away from the LBJ library with a real sense of what this President was all about and how we can't imagine what life would be like now if it wasn't for all the social programs he pushed regarding National Parks, Head Start for education, clean water, clean air, Medicaid, Medicare, civil rights, etc. etc.

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7. Texas State Cemetery

909 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702-3322 +1 512-463-0605
Excellent
70%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 247 reviews

Texas State Cemetery

Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this cemetery.

Reviewed By lindas286 - marysville ohio

Really beautiful cemetery with a lot of history. The confederate field was very moving. Also Chris kyles grave and the 9 11 memorial. Take some time and visit.

8. The Driskill

604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701-3212 +1 512-439-1234
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Driskill

Reviewed By Margaret B - Dublin, Ohio

We did a short self-tour of The Driskill Hotel. The entry way is beautiful. The bar is pure Texas complete with the head of a longhorn steer mounted to the wall and cow hide barstools! Worth your time to check it out!

9. Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342 +1 512-936-8746
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.

Reviewed By SuperDave2014 - Sherwood Park, Canada

We visited the museum on March 28 and found it very thorough in recounting Texas history. The most interesting part for us was the remains of the recovered ship La Belle from the La Salle expedition and the artifacts. Don from the museum thoroughly explained the recovery operation and the history of the expedition. Definitely take the time to chat with him to learn the details.

10. Capitol Complex Visitors Center

112 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701-2403 +1 512-305-8400
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 259 reviews

Capitol Complex Visitors Center

The state's oldest office building now houses a tourist center, full of brochures to help you get the most out of your trip.

Reviewed By Andi55_13 - Seaford

The Capitol Complex Visitors Center is located within walking distance of the Capitol. It has a lot of information about the area, including maps. There are workers there that can offer tips on where to eat, etc.

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