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17 Of the Best Laughlin AFB Things to Do (2021 Edition)
17 Of the Best Laughlin AFB Things to Do17 Of the Best Laughlin AFB Things to Do

17 Of the Best Laughlin AFB Things to Do (2021 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to your new installation at Laughlin AFB located east of Del Rio, Texas in Val Verde County. The base is located about 150 miles west of San Antonio, Texas, and about 220 miles southwest of Austin, Texas. Laughlin AFB and the nearby areas of Del Rio, Texas offer a variety of exciting indoor and outdoor things to do for people of all ages.

Below each of the activities in the area has been organized into categories. You can click any of the categories to jump to the section if you already know what you want to do on and around Laughlin AFB.

(1-4) Golfing
(5-7) Gyms
(8-9) Movie Theaters
(10-11) Bowling Alleys
(12-14) Outdoor Recreation
(15) Wineries
(16-17) Museums

Suggested Read: Laughlin Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center

Laughlin AFB Things to Do

Laughlin AFB Golf Course

1. Desert Oaks Golf Course

494 Arnold Blvd.
Laughlin AFB, TX 78843
Phone: 1 (830) 298-5451

Desert Oaks Golf Course is a 9-hole golf course with a driving range, a putting green, a pro shop, a locker room, golf carts, pull carts, as well as snacks and beverages to enjoy.

Del Rio

2. San Felipe Springs Golf Course

1524 US-90
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: 1 (830) 320-8163

First opened in 1921, the San Felipe Springs Golf Course is a 9-hole golf course with a driving range.

3. Fort Clark Springs Golf

515 Pecan Rd.
Brackettville, TX 78832
Phone: 1 (830) 563-9204

Fort Clark Springs Golf is an 18-hole golf course with a putting green and a pro shop.

4. Buena Vista Disc Golf Course

1300 Kings Way
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: N/A

Buena Vista Disc Golf Course is a 9-hole, 2,850ft disc golf course.

Laughlin AFB Gym

Laughlin AFB Gym

5. Losano Fitness Center

Building 362, Mitchell Blvd.
Laughlin AFB, TX 78840
Phone: 1 (830) 298-5251

Losano Fitness Center offers cardio equipment, weight rooms, aerobics classes, football and softball fields, an indoor pool, indoor sports courts, an indoor running track, an outdoor running track, a gymnasium, saunas, a steam room, showers, a family fitness room, and more.

Del Rio

6. The Gym

603 E. 12th St.
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: 1 (830) 775-8000

The Gym offers personal training, cardio equipment, weight machines, and free weights.

7. Planet Fitness

2500 Veterans Blvd.
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: 1 (830) 282-1004

Planet Fitness strives to create an environment where anyone is welcome, regardless of one’s fitness level. Like most gyms, Planet Fitness offers an array of cardio machines, free weights, and various weight machines. Additionally, Planet Fitness allows “Black Card” members to bring a guest anytime, use of tanning machines, use of massage chairs, 50% off drink purchases, and 20% off purchases at reebok.com.

Laughlin AFB Movie Theater

Del Rio

8. Cinemark Movies 8

2205 Veterans Blvd. Plaza
Del Sol Mall
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: 1 (830) 775-8120

Cinemark Movies 8 boasts reserved seating, digital theaters, and a fully-stocked concession stand.

9. Paul Poag Theatre

746 S. Main St.
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: 1 (830) 774-3277

Paul Poag Theatre offers a variety of live events, including plays, comedy shows, live music, and more.

Laughlin AFB Bowling Alley

Laughlin AFB Bowling Alley

10. Cactus Lanes Bowling Center

Building 357 5th St.
Laughlin AFB, TX 78843
Phone: 1 (830) 298-5295

Cactus Lanes Bowling Center is a great option when you are looking to enjoy a few games of bowling and you don’t want to leave the comforts of Laughlin AFB! Cactus Lanes Bowling Center offers weekly specials and boasts a snack bar and grill.

Del Rio

11. Jett Bowl Del Rio

1201 N Bedell Ave. #4163
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: 1 (830) 774-2695

Jett Bowl Del Rio is a 40 lane bowling alley with pool tables, arcade games, private party rooms, a bar and grill, and bowling leagues.

Laughlin AFB Outdoor Rec

12. Laughlin Dog Park

Laughlin AFB, TX 78840
Phone: 1 (888) 316-0705

If you are looking to let your dog off-leash to enjoy a little exercise, visit the fenced-in Laughlin Dog Park.

Del Rio

13. Moore Park

100 Swift Street
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: 1 (830) 774-8541

Moore Park boasts three separate pools with water slides and free parking.

15. Amistad National Recreation Area

10477 Highway 90 West
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: 1 (830) 775-7491

Amistad National Recreation Area offers visitors a wide variety of outdoor activities, including camping, boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking, and fishing—additionally, you can visit the 4,000-year-old pictographs at Panther Cave, where guided tours are available Wednesdays through Sundays from 1000 to 1500.

Del Rio Vineyards

Del Rio Vineyards

14. Val Verde Winery

100 Qualia Drive
Del Rio, Texas 78840
Phone: 1 (830) 775-9714

Val Verde Winery offers complimentary tours and tastings of their award-winning wines.

Museums Nearby

Del Rio

16. Whitehead Memorial Museum

1308 S. Main St.
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: 1 (830) 774-7568

Whitehead Memorial Museum was first opened in 1962 and is the only full-time, public museum in Val Verde County, Texas. Whitehead Memorial Museum is focused on presenting the history of Val Verde County, Texas by hosting exhibits on the arts and the natural and social sciences associated with local history.

17. Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum

309 S. Main St.
Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone: 1 (830) 719-9380

Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum boasts a collection of historical artifacts from Laughlin AFB and the early years of aviation in Val Verde County. The museum is open Mondays through Wednesdays, as well as Fridays and Saturdays. Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum’s mission is to inform and educate “the public on the important role of airpower in sustaining the national security of the United States.”

Conclusion

Your new home at Laughlin AFB is sure to provide you and your family with plenty of exciting opportunities as you set out and begin exploring the area. The sites and attractions around Laughlin AFB provide locals with an exciting selection of indoor and outdoor activities that are sure to keep you, your friends and your family entertained. Whatever your particular interests, there are several spots around town for you to discover and enjoy.

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