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Texas - the state that embraces cowboys, dude ranches and all things BIG! But don’t be fooled, underneath, Texas is also a state of culture, history, and even beaches! (Who’da thought?!) Which means, you will never be short of fun and diverse places to go with kids!

A theme park haven, Texas has thrills to suit the whole family - from the yee haw Six Flags Fiesta, the family friendly Joyland Park, or the waterfront Kemah Boardwalk.

Zoos with a difference? You bet! Franklin Drive Thru Safari takes you to the plains of Africa, The Exotic Resort Zoo is dedicated to breeding endangered species, and Gator Country let’s you get snap happy with those gators!

You won’t be short of museums to take the kids to, with the futuristic Texas Air and Space Museum, roaring Dinosaur Park or the historic Heritage Farmstead Museum - just to name a few!

And of course, it’s Texas, so why not take the kids to experience the cowboy culture - with a dude ranch! Dixie or Silver Spur,  of The Mayan Dude Ranch are just some that offer great kids fun!

You may be a little kid, but you’re heart’s as big as Texas!

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  • Valley Paintball Field

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    (21 miles) Donna

    Get your kids out into nature and enjoy fresh air as they keep active with paintball!

  • Gladys Porter Zoo

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    (23 miles) Brownsville

    With 26 acres of lush tropical plants and some 1,600 animals, the Gladys Porter Zoo is an excellent family day out, also known for its successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife and their ...

  • Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

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    (28 miles) Alamo

    A haven for wildlife, birds, endangered species, wetlands, snakes, and lizards, where families can explore the tree canopies, beautiful foliage and learn about nature.

  • The Rink Family Fun Center

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    (28 miles) San Juan

    Roller skating fun for the whole family, as well as a multi level adventure play zone and arcade!

  • Museum of South Texas History

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    (30 miles) Edinburg

    A fascinating and educational look into the Rio Grande Valley area, with prehistoric plants and animal fossils, native history and European colonization exhibits.

  • Wild West Ranch

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    (30 miles) Edinburg

    We have summer camps, Pony Rentals for parties, we also have riding lessons, and FUN DAYS for everyone.

  • The Black Dragon Pirate Ship

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    (31 miles) Port Isabel

    Family fun cruises on a pirate ship! Complete with a crew of professional pirates who entertain with pirate stories, face painting, treasure hunts, water pistol battles, and swords!

  • Bounce RGV

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    (33 miles) McAllen

    Sticky walls, obstacles, tunnels, and a funhouse - all inflatable? Why not spend the day bouncing!

  • Quinta Mazatlan

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    (33 miles) McAllen

    Nature loving families can explore birding trails, nature exhibits, and enjoy some fun outdoor play in this 10,000 square foot Southern Texas historic adobe home.

  • Nuevo Santander Gallery

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    (33 miles) McAllen

    Kids and famililes can journey back to the Old West with this museum of art walks, excellent gallery pieces and the amazing collection of colonial and old west guns and antiques.

  • Cascade Park

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    (33 miles) McAllen

    A simple city park and playground with sports fields and sand volleyball, plus a pool nearby. Plenty of picnic space great for family games.

  • International Museum of Art and Science

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    (33 miles) McAllen

    Unique hands-on science exhibits and creative artwork for kids and families to enjoy, at the IMAS galleries, where the exhibits change each year for something new.

  • Flamingo Bowl

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    (34 miles) McAllen

    Family bowling fun with 40 modern tenpin bowling lanes, 14 full sized pool tables, and a well stocked family arcade!

  • Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark

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    (34 miles) South Padre Island

    Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on beautiful South Padre Island is the tropical destination for family fun! With interconnecting water rides and slides, a huge 5-story tall Sandcastle, thrilling uphill ...

  • National Butterfly Center

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    (39 miles) Mission

    Families, especially younger kids, will love looking, feeling, and learning about the incredible numbers of multi-colored wild butterflies in this butterfly center!

  • Mission Historical Museum

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    (39 miles) Mission

    MHM strives to engage and inform their visitors about local history through innovative exhibits and programs.

  • The Zone Action Park

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    (44 miles) McAllen

    Great fun for active kids with mini golf, go karting, bumper boats, softball, plus regular events, enormous arcade and birthday parties!

  • Padre Island National Seashore

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    (89 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 ...

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