Transport Attractions in Texas with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Lone Star State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in Texas!

Texas has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in Texas

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo…off we go!

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  • Grapevine Vintage Railroad

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    Grapevine

    From short jaunts out with Thomas The Tank Engine and the abbreviated Fun Trains trip, to full excursions and seasonal specials. Plus every weekend the train is robbed by bandits, who's kid doesn't ...

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    Frisco

    High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

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    Webster

    High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

  • Zube Park Steamers

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    Hockley

    Offering free rides to the public 3rd Saturday of every month between March and November.

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  • Southfork Ranch

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    Parker

    Whether you are an individual traveler or part of a group tour, Southfork is open daily, 'year round for guided tours of the ranch made famous by "Dallas". Tour the famed Ewing Mansion and re-live ...

  • Stockyards Station

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    Fort Worth

    Texan style big family fun fearing all things cowgirl and cowboy in the heart of Fort Worth.

  • Blue Bell Creamery Tour

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    Brenham

    Treat the kids to a tour of the ice cream production plant and see the processes and equipment behind the finished favourites. Tours last 45 minutes and include a serving of ice cream.

  • Airboat Rides Blue Elbow Swamp Tours

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    Orange

    Environmentally friendly 22 passenger air boats enable close up encounters with the indiginous wildlife and informed commentary from your captain and guide. Keep an eye out for alligators, turtles ...

  • Dolphin Connection Texas

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    Ingleside

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

  • Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West

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    Amarillo

    It's all Wild West Fun at this Texas ranch, with horse back riding, Chuck Wagon tours and tours of the area. Yee haw fun!

  • X Bar Ranch

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    Eldorado

    The X Bar Ranch is the ideal sanctuary for anyone interested in the splendor of the Texas countryside. The ranch encompasses 7,100 privately-owned acres of diverse terrain including ample native ...

  • The Austin Nature and Science Center

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    Austin

    Located on the western edge of Zilker Park, the Austin Nature & Science Center is dedicated to the exploration of the natural world. Since 1960, ANSC has provided nature exhibits, education programs, ...

  • Texas State Aquarium

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    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 ...

  • Friedrich Wilderness Park

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    San Antonio

    Emilie and Albert Friedrich Wilderness Park and Crownridge Canyon Natural Area are jewels of nature in the midst of rapidly developing northwest Bexar County. They provide a refuge for native species ...

  • The Dallas Arboretum

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    Dallas

    Our mission is to build and maintain a public botanic garden which promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research.

  • Dos Vaqueros Ranch Resort

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    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 ...

  • Prude Ranch

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    Fort Davis

    Historic Prude Guest Ranch has combined the best of the modern world with old west wilderness to create a fun packed western vacation for children or the entire family. Prude Ranch was established ...

  • Lake Mineral Wells State Park

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    Mineral Wells

    A beautiful state park in Texas with amazing outdoor fun! Rock climbing, history, trails, lakes, and more!

  • Quinta Mazatlan

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    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.

  • Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

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    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.

  • Cascade Park

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    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.

  • Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

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    Orange

    An outstanding experience which includes exotic demonstration gardens and spectacular themed open air 'rooms'; Sensory, Vegetable, Bird and Butterfly Gardens; hands on learning in the Discovery ...

  • Cameron Park

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    Cameron

    Aside from the zoo the park also offers 3 playgrounds, splash pad, disc golf, hiking and biking trails, paddle trails and more.

  • Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

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    Cedar Hill

    Nature Experience Tours, hiking trails, natural style play area, plenty of space and the chance to be in the Citizen Science Program.

  • Cedar Hill State Park

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    Cedar Hill

    Outdoor adventure in Texas with this fun state park, with a swimming beach, kayaking and fishing, trails, 3 playgrounds and camping!

  • Zilker Park

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    Austin

    351 acres of Austin fun with jogging, kayaking, gardens, springs, swimming, and heaps more for kids and the whole family in this beautiful park.

  • Landa Park

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    New Braunfels

    Landa Park is 51 acres of Texan park where families can enjoy walks, hikes, paddle boats, swimming, - even a miniature train!

  • Padre Island National Seashore

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    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 ...

  • Mustang Island State Park

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    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!

  • Lake Corpus Christi State Park

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    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!

  • Lake Casa Blanca State Park

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    Laredo

    Fishing, picnics, and outdoor fun at this beautiful lakeside park in Laredo - just minutes from the Mexican border.

  • Ascarate Park

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    El Paso

    Outdoor fun and activities in the largest public park in El Paso County, with sports, picnicking, and fishing on it's 400 acres!

  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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    Fort Worth

    Enjoy a day out in nature with the oldest botanic garden in the whole of Texas, with 110 acres of gardens, plants, and activities just for families and kids!

  • River Legacy Living Science Center

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    Arlington

    A 12,000 square foot nature center with interactive exhibits, nature trails and aquariums, which leads into the 1,300 acre River Legacy Parks.

  • Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

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    Plano

    An amazing 200 acres park perfect for jogging, walking, orienteering, hiking and playgrounds....great for families!