National Parks / Natural World in CORPUS CHRISTI with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Corpus Christi has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Corpus Christi, Texas offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Corpus Christi itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Texas State Aquarium

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    (1 miles) Corpus Christi

    Travel an aquatic journey from the shore to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands of animals representing over 300 species are found within 700,000 gallons of fun and fascination. One of the ...

  • Mustang Island State Park

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    (16 miles) Port Aransas

    5 miles of Texas coastline give kids PLENTY of room for sun, fun, beach, and playtime! This unspoiled barrier island park makes for a very fun family day out!

  • Padre Island National Seashore

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    (27 miles) Corpus Christi

    The longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world! This 70 miles of Texan coast has dunes, coastline and prairies, we well as turtles, bird species and shipwrecks, all ready for kids to ...

  • Lake Corpus Christi State Park

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    (34 miles) Mathis

    Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing....and these aren't the only things for kids to do in Lake Corpus Christi State Park! Enjoy that Texas sun!

  • Dos Vaqueros Ranch Resort

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    (36 miles) Refugio

    Step back in the time to the days of the old American West... a time when the lure of the wide open spaces drew men to create a new American way of life - the life of the cowboy. Now, you can live ...

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  • Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

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    (1 miles) Corpus Christi

    An educational and fascinating museum in Corpus Christi where kids can explore exhibits based around science and history.

  • The Texas Zoo

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    (73 miles) Victoria

    offers a terrific range of creatures both indiginous and exotic species, plus keeper talks, lion training, animal shows and zoo camps.

  • Hurricane Alley Waterpark

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    (1 miles) Corpus Christi

    Featuring 3 major water slides, wave pool, lazy river, replica air craft carrier water play structure with cannons and more slides, plus unique splash pad area.

  • Dolphin Connection Texas

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    (11 miles) Ingleside

    Family fun dolphin tours near Corpus Christi, that let kids interact with dolphins and even touch them!

  • Hang Time Trampoline Park

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    (75 miles) Victoria

    14,000 square feet of trampoline fun for those active kids in Texas! With dodgeball, slam dunks and a kids area for the little ones!

  • USS Lexington

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    (1 miles) Corpus Christi

    A fascinating WWII vintage aircraft carrier for kids to learn about and explore, as well as a museum - a great experience for kids in Corpus Christi!

  • Bahia Vista RV Park

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    (31 miles) Rockport

    RVs and bungalows sit right on the waterfront in Bahia Vista Waterfront RV Park, ideal for families who want to spend some time on the beautiful Texan coast all year round!

  • Art Center of Corpus Christi

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    (1 miles) Corpus Christi

    Art Center of Corpus Christi is a fantastic institute that introduces kids to the creativity of art, as well as hosts a range of art classes.