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30 Of The Best Team Building Ideas in Austin

There are lots of incredible opportunities for team building in Austin.  We’ve put together of list of thirty of our favorite team building ideas for Austin and the surrounding areas.  The city is full of unique activities, beautiful parks, historic buildings, and pretty much the best barbecue you could find on the planet.

Recently we’ve travelled to Austin and enjoyed putting together an Iron Team Olympics for our friends at Fred Astaire dance Studio. We also had a great time helping Content Stack put together care packages for Partnership for Children.

All of the Austin-based activities on our list can be classified as team building exercises, fun team activities, or team bonding. The uniting factor is your group will be together and enjoying themselves as a team. This list of top ideas for Austin and the surrounding areas contains both indoor team building activities and outdoor team building ideas. Remember, that no matter the team activity you choose the true value is spending time together. Connection in the current landscape of remote work and hybrid workplaces is more important than ever.

1. Techno Rally Scavenger Hunt

Boost employee engagement in this fast-paced high-tech adventure. It’s team versus team as you complete hilarious photo missions! Each team uses an Android/Iphone app to complete missions as they run around the streets and shops of places like the Capitol, Downtown and South Congress. Each mission is a photograph that might have your team giving strangers a piggyback ride or wrapping a team member up with toilet paper like a mummy. You’ll also test yourself against puzzles, staffed checkpoints, and trivia. It’s like The Amazing Race meets a scavenger hunt pumped full of Redbull.
Pricing: Pricing Varies
Group Size: Any
Address: Anywhere!
Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/amazing-race-scavenger-hunt-events-2/

2. Wreck ‘Em Rally – Design Challenge and Battle

Welcome to the real-life version of Mario Kart that you always wanted to play. Each team will be designing a car straight out of Max Max. During this team building you will conceptualize and craft a unique cardboard body and load it up with sharp things and a balloon. Once your little destruction machine is designed and built it’s time to compete.
Pricing: Pricing Varies
Group Size: 15 or more
Address: Anywhere!
Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/remote-control-car-design-challenge/

3. Float This! – Boat Build

Are you ready to sail the seven seas? Create a seaworthy boat that your team must float, paddle, or sail past the finish line. Will you sink or swim? Each team starts with basic boat building supplies but must earn key supplies and tools by completing team challenges. It’s fast-paced creative fun as teams try to out-build each other! Teams are also responsible for wowing a panel of judges with a sales pitch of their boat design. So how will you convince the judges that your boat is the BEST?
Pricing: Pricing Varies
Group Size: 25 or more
Address: Anywhere with a pool!
Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/boat-build/

4. Barton Springs Pool

Take a refreshing dip with your team at Barton Springs Pool, a natural spring-fed pool located within Zilker Park. Enjoy the cool, clear waters, and relax under the sun. It’s a great way to unwind and connect with your coworkers in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Pricing: 10
Group Size: any
Address: 2201 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78746
Website: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool

5. Zilker Botanical Garden

Explore the peaceful Zilker Botanical Garden, featuring a wide variety of plants and themed gardens. Stroll through the Japanese Garden, Rose Garden, and more. It’s a serene and educational experience, perfect for team members who appreciate nature and tranquility.
Pricing: 8
Group Size: any
Address: 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Website: https://zilkergarden.org/

6. Texas State Capitol Tour

Immerse your team in Texas history with a visit to the Texas State Capitol. Take a guided tour to learn about the state’s government and admire the stunning architecture of this historic building. It’s an enriching and cost-free outing for your team.
Pricing: Free
Group Size: 50
Address: 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Website: https://tspb.texas.gov/prop/tc/tc/capitol.html

7. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s 284 acres of mixed cultivated gardens, an arboretum and other natural areas. It’s a great place to relax, reflect, and build bonds with your team.
Pricing: 15
Group Size: any
Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave. Austin, TX 78739
Website: https://www.wildflower.org/visit

8. Wonderspaces Austin

Wonderspaces Austin touts 17 different extrodinary art installations. Your team will have fun taking unique pictures, exploring, interacting and commenting on the exhibits and more.
Pricing: $15-20
Group Size: 30
Address: 1205 Sheldon Cove #2A, Austin, TX 78753
Website: https://austin.wonderspaces.com/

9. Austin Duck Adventures

Take a private lake tour on an amphibious bus. They’ll go downtown, by the State Capitol, Historic Sixth Street and maybe even bar crawl with you.
Pricing: 40
Group Size: 44
Address: 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Website: https://austinducks.com/

10. Austin Bike Bar Tours

What builds teams more than powering your own travelling pub? Seat up to 15, drink and navigate the city while your pedal to your hearts content.
Pricing: 35
Group Size: 15
Address: 1607 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Website: https://pubcrawlerofaustin.com/?utm_source=AustinCityGuide&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=things_to_do

11. Live Love Paddle Kayak and Paddle Board Rentals

Rent Kayakks, Canoes and Paddle Boards and explore Austin’s Lady Bird Lake. They also host Austin Tours, the most popular of which is is the Congress Bridge Bat Watching Tours.
Pricing: $18-30
Group Size: 30
Address: 1610 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741
Website: https://www.livelovepaddle.com/

12. Magic’s Theater and Museum

John Magic and his team have built a mysterious magic museum just 30 minutes from Downtown Austin. Check out everything the museum has to offer and then stay for a show.
Pricing: 10
Group Size: 20
Address: 13419 Fitzhugh Road Austin, TX 78736
Website: https://www.magicstheater.com/

13. Perr-fecto Cat Lounge

Hang out with a bunch of cool cats at Purr-fecto and help with adoptions in the local area. They even have cat yoga.
Pricing: 30
Group Size: 18
Address: 2300 South Lamar Blvd, Unit 104
Website: https://purrfectocatlounge.com/

14. Franklin Barbecue

We’re listing this as team building because you’re going to have a lot of quality time waiting in line to eat at Franklin BBQ. It’s a LEGENDARY spot in Austin.
Pricing: $20-60
Group Size: Any
Address: 900 E. Eleventh St., Austin, TX 787
Website: https://franklinbbq.com/

15. The Paramount Theater

See a show at the historic 1915 Paramount Theater. See the same stage that’s hosted names like Harry Houdini, Katharine Hepburn and Miles Davis.
Pricing: Varies
Group Size: Any
Address: 713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Website: https://www.austintheatre.org/

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16. Maverick Horseback Riding

Get on horseback and explore the open trail with Maverick Horseback Riding.
Pricing: $150-300
Group Size: 10
Address: Varies
Website: https://maverickhorsebackriding.com/

17. Mexic-Arte Museum

The Mexic-Arte Museum is a fine arts museum that seeks to enrich and educate the community through the presentation and promotion of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino art and culture.
Pricing: 7
Group Size: Any
Address: 419 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Website: https://mexic-artemuseum.org/

18. Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

Ride the longest and fastest ziplines in texas!
Pricing: 139
Group Size: Any
Address: 14529 Pocohontas Trail, Volente, TX 78641
Website: https://ziplaketravis.com/

19. The Old Bakery and Emporium

Visit a historic building in downtown Austin that’s been repruposed to host local artists and craftspeople.
Pricing: Free
Group Size: Any
Address: 1006 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701
Website: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/old-bakery-and-emporium

20. Austin Bouldering Project

Head to the climbing gym and participate in bouldering, yoga and other fitness activities. It’s a great place to unwind and connect while embracing a community focused lifestyle.
Pricing: 16
Group Size: 50
Address: 979 Springdale Rd. 78702
Website: https://austinboulderingproject.com/springdale-location

21. LBJ Presidential Library

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library is located on the University of Texas Campus and houses 45 Million pages of historical documents.
Pricing: 13
Group Size: Any
Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705
Website: https://www.lbjlibrary.org/

22. The Driskill

Yes it’s a hotel but it’s a historical one with a really amazing “”authentic Taxas”” bar.
Pricing: Free
Group Size: 20
Address: 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
Website: https://driskillhotel.com/

23. Mount Bonnell

Mount Bonnell is the highest point in Austin and it’s one of the oldest destinations in the city. Your team will love the beautiful hikes and vistas.
Pricing: Free
Group Size: Any
Address: 3800 Mount Bonnell Rd; Austin, Texas 78731
Website: https://www.mountbonnell.com/

24. The Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

Visit this beautiful nature preserve and take in the lush plant life that lines canyon walls, a waterfall and an emerald pool.
Pricing: 20
Group Size: Any
Address: 24814 Hamilton Pool Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663
Website: https://www.westcave.org/

25. Circuit of the Americas

Go see a race! Circuit of the Americas has hosted some of the biggest names in racing, action sports and music since 2012.
Pricing: varies
Group Size: any
Address: 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
Website: https://circuitoftheamericas.com/

26. Urban Axes

Learn how to throw axes and then compete against your team members and throw like a champion.
Pricing: 35
Group Size: 20
Address: 812 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78702
Website: https://urbanaxes.com/locations/austin

27. Austin Zoo

Appreciate the Hill Country setting and enjoy up-close experiences with resuced animals from all over the world.
Pricing: 20
Group Size: any
Address: 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
Website: https://austinzoo.org/

28. Lone Star Peak Performance

Lone Star Peak Performance offers retreat services that provide educational and problem solving experiences. They are located about 50 miles north of Austin and have ropes, primitive weapons , and orienteering courses.
Pricing: varies
Group Size: any
Address: 4315 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78745
Website: https://lonestarpeakperformance.com/

29. Texas Paintball

Get into teams and compete against each other in the professionally made paintball course. All rental equipment is included in the price and different games and objectives will keep things exciting.
Pricing: 45
Group Size: 50
Address: 18300 Medina Vista Lane Jonestown Texas 78645
Website: https://www.txpb.com/team-building

30. The Eureka Room

They tout themselves as the “most unique attraction in Austin.” You kinda have to attend to understand this immersive experience.
Pricing: 50
Group Size: 8
Address: 1408 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Website: https://eurekaroom.com/team-building/

 

Whether you are looking for fun group team activities in Newport Beach or nearby areas like Irvine, Fullerton, Laguna Beach, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, or Orange we have got you covered. Don’t feel like planning everything yourself? Need help with permits? Reach out to us today at 877.267.1939 or request a quote . Our team is committed to providing you with a stress-free planning experience.


Austin Team Building FAQ

What outing should I book if I have a really large group? 

We advise professional help(not that kind). Call us. We specialize in large group satisfaction and will make sure you group walks away smiling.

What is the most popular team building activity in Austin? 

It’s impossible to say BUT from the events we produce, we see a LOT of bookings for our Iron Team Challenge, Scavenger Hunts, and skateboard charity events.

Where should we stay in Austin when we hold our team building retreat?

Consider that distances in Austin don’t always follow the normal laws of physics. If your map says you’re only 2 miles away we’ll see you in 45 minutes.  Consider carefully what activities you want access to. If you’re staying in South Austin an outing downtown becomes a logistics challenge. In short, map the activities you’re considering in relation to where you’re staying. You may find they are further than they appear.

Do we need permits for an event at the park? 

Yes and No. It depends on the group size and activity. Austin allows groups under a certain size to function without a permit. Ask us, we’ll help you figure it out.


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