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36 Things To Do With Kids in Texas

Explore an array of popular and kid-friendly destinations throughout the Lone Star State. Texas offers fun for everyone in the family.

Here are 36 ways to help narrow down your agenda:


1. The Abilene Zoo is an ideal way to treat the kids on your visit to Abilene and Big Bend Country

2. When you're traveling through the Texas Panhandle, visit Amarillo and enjoy a Texas-sized steak at Big Texan Steak Ranch

3. Treat the kids to a Dallas Cowboys football game at AT&T Stadium. Check it out on your fall visit to Arlington and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

Kids hopeful for a foul ball.

4. Another top sports venue in Arlington is Global Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers. Enjoy the exciting MLB action on your summer stay. 

5. Summer visitors to Arlington might also want to explore Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, a top water park in the area. 

6. Be sure to visit Six Flags Over Texas, another top attraction for families traveling through Arlington. 

7. When you travel through Hill Country and visit Austin, be sure to explore the Austin Nature & Science Center

8. Continue your exploration of Austin with a visit to the popular Deep Eddy Pool

9. In the deep south of Texas, along the coast, the kids will love a visit to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Sinton

10. Explore the southeast corner of Texas and visit Vidor, home of the Fire Museum of Texas

11. Charming at any time of year, Big Spring State Park is a premier destination in Big Bend Country and the city of Big Spring.

Large red and white roller coaster.

12. Stay in the quaint city of San Benito along the border and visit the Gladys Porter Zoo – a great treat for the kids. 

13. In the northern part of the state along the Panhandle, visit the city of Canyon and plan some time for the Palo Duro Canyon State Park

14. A truly unique event, the Great Texas Mosquito Festival takes place in Houston in late July. Check it out on your tour of the Houston area

15. Make your way to the Texas State Aquarium when you visit Corpus Christi along the Texas Gulf Coast

16. Another premier attraction in Dallas is the Dallas World Aquarium and Zoological Garden

17. Kids often enjoy visits to the Dallas Zoo

18. Check out North America's Largest Ferris Wheel at Fair Park in Dallas. 

19. Enjoy a more educational experience at the Museum of Nature & Science near downtown Dallas. They have an IMAX theater – you can find it all on the grounds of Fair Park. 

Young man takes a ride on large water slide.

20. Explore a bit of west Texas history and culture when you take the kids to the Ysleta del sur Pueblo in El Paso

21. Treat the kids to the an exciting Major League Soccer match at FC Dallas Stadium

22. When your travel plans have you visiting Vidor near the TX Gulf Coast, be sure to explore Fort Travis Seashore Park

23. One of the top birding centers in the state, the Hidalgo Pumphouse is a premier attraction in McAllen

24. Take the kids out to a ball game at Minute Maid Park, home of the MLB's Houston Astros

25. During the NFL season (Sept. – Jan.) head for the NRG Stadium and watch the Houston Texans punt, pass, and kick.

26. Space Center Houston is an out of this world destination for families visiting Houston. 

27. Your holiday visit to Johnson City with the kids should yield a trip to the Hill Country Lights Spectacular

28. Not far from Lake Worth is the Rayl Family Park, a premier destination for families in Dallas-Fort Worth

Son on fathers shoulders at carnival.

29. In Lubbuck, enjoy some family fun time at Mackenzie Park, a north Texas standout. 

30. Enjoy the annual Texas Dogwood Trails Festival in Palestine. An east Texas must-see, the festival is spread across three weekends in late March into early April. 

31. Spend some time on Lake Ray Hubbard this spring of summer when you visit Rockwall.

32. In mid-April, be sure to take the whole family to the Fiesta San Antonio, one of San Antonio's biggest annual celebrations

33. Another top attraction in San Antonio is the San Antonio River Walk

34. Treat the kids to an amazing day at SeaWorld San Antonio the next time you visit the area

35. Experience the best thrill rides in San Antonio at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

36. A trip to San Antonio is seemingly incomplete without a tour of The Alamo.

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1

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350 W Overland Trl, Abilene TX 79601-1630
Phone: +1 325-672-5501  |  Fax: (325) 672-5125  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

2

Best Western Santa Fe

4600 I-40 E, Amarillo TX 79103-6200
Phone: +1 806-372-1885  |  Fax: (806) 372-5384  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

3

Best Western Angleton Inn

1809 N Velasco Street, Angleton TX 77515-3014
Phone: +1 979-849-5822  |  Fax: (979) 849-2173  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

4

Best Western Plus Austin Airport Inn & Suites

1805 Airport Commerce Drive, Austin TX 78741-4538
Phone: +1 512-386-5455  |  Fax: (512) 386-5479  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

5

Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel

2200 S I H 35, Austin TX 78704-4436
Phone: +1 512-444-0561  |  Fax: (512) 444-7254  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

6

Best Western Palace Inn & Suites

915 Lamesa Highway, Big Spring TX 79720-1109
Phone: +1 432-264-1500  |  Fax: (432) 264-1528  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

7

Best Western Palo Duro Canyon Inn & Suites

2801 4th Avenue, Canyon TX 79015-4227
Phone: +1 806-655-1818  |  Fax: (806) 655-0204  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

8

Best Western Padre Island

14050 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi TX 78418-6026
Phone: +1 361-949-2300  |  Fax: (361) 949-1883  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

9

Best Western Corpus Christi

300 N Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi TX 78401-2565
Phone: +1 361-883-5111  |  Fax: (361) 883-5361  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

10

Best Western Paradise Inn

6301 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi TX 78412-4013
Phone: +1 361-992-3100  |  Fax: (361) 992-3100  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

11

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2023 Market Center Boulevard, Dallas TX 75207-3318
Phone: +1 214-741-9000  |  Fax: (214) 741-6100  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

12

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2361 W Northwest Highway, Dallas TX 75220-4450
Phone: +1 214-353-8774  |  Fax: (214) 353-8775  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

13

Best Western Cityplace Inn

4150 N Central Expressway, Dallas TX 75204-2131
Phone: +1 214-827-6080  |  Fax: (214) 827-0208  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

14

Best Western Plus Dallas Hotel & Conference Center

8051 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, Dallas TX 75251-1301
Phone: +1 972-680-3000  |  Fax: (972) 680-3200  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

15

Best Western Plus Addison Galleria Hotel

14975 Landmark Boulevard, Dallas TX 75254-6709
Phone: +1 972-701-0881  |  Fax: (972) 701-0815  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

16

Best Western Sunland Park Inn

1045 Sunland Park Drive, El Paso TX 79922-1325
Phone: +1 915-587-4900  |  Fax: (915) 587-4950  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

17

Best Western Plus Westchase Mini-Suites

2950 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston TX 77042-3604
Phone: +1 713-782-1515  |  Fax: (713) 782-9996  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

18

Best Western Heritage Inn

10521 East Freeway, Houston TX 77029-1926
Phone: +1 713-670-9100  |  Fax: (713) 670-9088  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

19

Best Western Plus North Houston Inn & Suites

14753 North Freeway, Houston TX 77090-6503
Phone: +1 281-873-7575  |  Fax: (281) 873-7594  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

20

Best Western Plus Northwest Inn & Suites

11611 Northwest Freeway, Houston TX 77092-6257
Phone: +1 713-290-1400  |  Fax: (713) 290-1740  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

21

Best Western Plus Downtown Inn & Suites

915 W Dallas Street, Houston TX 77019-4739
Phone: +1 713-571-7733  |  Fax: (713) 571-6680  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

22

Best Western Galleria Inn & Suites

6229 Richmond Avenue, Houston TX 77057-6211
Phone: +1 713-783-8388  |  Fax: (713) 783-8988  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

23

Best Western Windsor Suites

13371 FM 1960 Road W, Houston TX 77065-4001
Phone: +1 281-807-4007  |  Fax: (281) 807-4008  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

24

Best Western Plus Sam Houston Inn & Suites

8049 N Sam Houston Pkwy W, Houston TX 77064-3456
Phone: +1 281-970-7777  |  Fax: (281) 894-2689  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

25

Best Western Plus JFK Inn & Suites

15615 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Houston TX 77032-2313
Phone: +1 281-987-8777  |  Fax: (281) 987-8788  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

26

Best Western Plus Hobby Airport Inn & Suites

8778 Airport Boulevard, Houston TX 77061-3433
Phone: +1 713-943-2700  |  Fax: (713) 943-2722  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

27

Best Western Johnson City Inn

107 S US Highway 281, Johnson City TX 78636
Phone: +1 830-868-4044  |  Fax: (830) 868-0848  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

28

Best Western Plus Lake Worth Inn & Suites

3920 Boat Club Road, Lake Worth TX 76135-3201
Phone: +1 817-238-1199  |  Fax: (817) 238-1133  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

29

Best Western Plus Lubbock Windsor Inn

5410 Interstate 27, Lubbock TX 79404-4500
Phone: +1 806-762-8400  |  Fax: (806) 762-0303  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

30

Best Western Rose Garden Inn & Suites

300 E Expressway 83, Mcallen TX 78503-1608
Phone: +1 956-630-3333  |  Fax: (956) 687-9550  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

31

Best Western Palestine Inn

1601 W Palestine Avenue, Palestine TX 75801-3326
Phone: +1 903-723-4655  |  Fax: (903) 723-2519  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

32

Best Western Plus Rockwall Inn & Suites

996 E I-30, Rockwall TX 75087-4823
Phone: +1 972-722-3265  |  Fax: (972) 722-3285  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

33

Best Western Ingram Park Inn

6855 NW Loop 410, San Antonio TX 78238-4113
Phone: +1 210-520-8080  |  Fax: (210) 522-0892  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

34

Best Western Plus Fiesta Inn

13535 W Interstate 10, San Antonio TX 78249-2282
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35

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1103 E Commerce Street, San Antonio TX 78205-3305
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36

Best Western Plus Hill Country Suites

18555 US Highway 281 N, San Antonio TX 78258-7600
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37

Best Western Garden Inn

11939 I-H 35 N, San Antonio TX 78233-5312
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38

Best Western Windsor Pointe Hotel & Suites-AT&T Center

4639 Rittiman Road, San Antonio TX 78218-4629
Phone: +1 210-655-6800  |  Fax: (210) 655-6802  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

39

Best Western Alamo Suites

1002 S Laredo Street, San Antonio TX 78204-3212
Phone: +1 210-472-1002  |  Fax: +1 210-472-1002  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

40

Best Western Plus Lackland Hotel & Suites

3635 Crooked Trl, San Antonio TX 78227-4360
Phone: +1 210-298-8880  |  Fax: (210) 298-8881  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

41

Best Western Plus San Antonio East Inn & Suites

8669 E IH-10, San Antonio TX 78109
Phone: +1 210-661-8669  |  Fax: (210) 661-8671  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

42

Best Western Plus Palo Alto Inn & Suites

12507 SW Loop 410, San Antonio TX 78224-3195
Phone: +1 210-298-9990  |  Fax: (210) 298-9991  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

43

Best Western Sinton

8108 US Highway 77, Sinton TX 78387-9746
Phone: +1 361-364-2882  |  Fax: (361) 364-4244  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

44

Best Western Plus Orange County

165 E Courtland Street, Vidor TX 77662-4910
Phone: +1 409-422-4315  |  Fax: (409) 422-4323  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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