By Sean Bess


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


: 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


: 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


: 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


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

Laughlin AFB Gym

5. Losano Fitness Center

Building 362, Mitchell Blvd. Laughlin AFB, TX 78840


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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.”


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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