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Best Springtime Places to Take Your Kids in Texas

Kemah Boardwalk

215 Kipp Avenue Kemah, TX 281 334 9880

A remarkable 60-acre waterfront entertainment complex located directly on Galveston Bay, the Kema Bordwalk is overflowing with fun activities. Kids can choose from several rides and games. When it’s time for a break, there are nearly a dozen themed restaurants to choose from.

Zero Gravity Thrill Park

11131 Malibu Drive Dallas TX 972 484 8359

Intense and extreme attractions are what’s on the menu here at Zero Gravity. It’s bungee jumping taken to the next level. Though they’ve had an impressive safety record since opening in 1992, they require all visitors sign a release form as a precaution before enjoying the rides.

Joyland Amusement Park

500 Canyon Lake Drive Lubbock, TX 806 763 2719

Located in Mackenzie Park, the 2018 season begins in March and ends in early September. Here, you’ll find more than 30 rides and attractions in this family fun amusement park in Lubbock. It’s a great family day out option with thrilling coasters and even gentler rides for the little ones that’s served Lubbock since 1948.

Legoland Discovery Center

3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway Grapevine, TX 877 818 1677

Let your imagination run wild as you build your own creations or experience other attractions like Kingdom Quest Laser Ride and 4-D cinema show. There’s a climbing wall and a jungle gym at the LEGO® Fire Academy. There are hands-on activities for visitors of all ages including a DUPLO® play area with softer bricks for the youngest builders in your family. Check out a miniature replica of Dallas/Fort Worth, built with more than a million LEGO bricks, and follow Professor Brick-a-Brack on the LEGO Factory Tour to watch real bricks being made.

Bayou Wildlife Zoo

5050 Farm to Market Road 517 Alvin, TX 855 443 4762

Located on more than 80 acres of prairie and woods, your guide delivers an exciting and interesting talk about all the animals you’re meeting. Ride the trams to see everything the zoo has to offer without the hike. Each tour takes about 45 minutes and is great for individuals as well as groups of up to 30 people. Bring your own lunch and eat the covered picnic area to make a day of it!

Topsey Exotic Ranch and Drive Thru Safari

945 County Road 118 Copperas Cove, TX 254 547 3700

Open year round, there are more than 50 species of wildlife to observe. Several of the ranch’s animals have been returned to their native lands, though the central Texas climate is well suited to animal survival. You can feed some of the animals from your car if you’re cautious—they are wild animals, after all. There is a petting zoo for little ones to get even closer to the gentler animals.

Hurricane Alley Waterpark

702 East Port Avenue Corpus Christi, TX 361 883 9283

Open weekends only through May, the park features 3 major water slides, wave pool, lazy river, replica aircraft carrier water play structure with cannons and more slides, plus unique splash pad area.

Splashtown San Antonio

3600 Interstate 35 Frontage Road San Antonio, TX 210 227-1400

Located on the city’s inner northeast side, the park features a half-million-gallon wave pool, a quarter-mile-long lazy river, 40 water slides and tube rides (including 18 specifically for guests under 48 inches tall), an activity pool with lily pads and balance logs, water and beach volleyball, and basketball.

Stark Museum

712 Green Avenue Orange, TX 409 886 2787

Spanning the exploration of the nineteenth century to the artistic colonies of the twentieth century, Stark Museum houses one of the country’s most significant collections of American Western art, conveying the artistic interpretation of the western region throughout the past two centuries. Offers an impressive selection of American Western art and artifacts on permanent display. Other areas of specialty include rare books and manuscripts, plus decorative and Native American Arts.


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