Things to do in WACO with kids

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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  • Cameron Park Zoo

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    (1 miles) Waco

    Get kids out of the house and into a world of nature, in Waco's 52-acre natural habitat, featuring everything from orangutans to komodo dragons!

  • Mayborn Museum

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    (2 miles) Waco

    A terrific collection of fascinating Texan exhibits, as well as cultural, historic and hands-on experiences.

  • Wheels Family Skating Center

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    (33 miles) Temple

    Indoor roller skating fun for the whole family in Texas, with public skating sessions, classes and birthday parties!

  • Kiddo Kingdom

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    (36 miles) Temple

    Super fun bounce houses, birthday parties and an ice cream parlor! A family friendly indoor play center for kids of all ages - good old fashioned Texas style!

  • Summer Fun Water Park

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    (38 miles) Belton

    A cool, fun water park in Belton, Texas featuring a host of activities and slides that kids and their families will love over summer!

  • Zoomerang

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    (46 miles) Killeen

    Come play in our 12,000 sq ft play facility with 9 huge inflatable attractions including a 24 foot tall dual lane slide, an obstacle course, bounce houses, moonwalks, themed jumpers, and 4 large ...

  • Happy Tyros Toddler Fun Center

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    (48 miles) Killeen

    Toddler fun at this Texas indoor amusement area for those funsters aged 1 to 4 year olds. A safe, friendly, and FUN environment for those little ones to play and develop.

  • Beaumont Ranch

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    (49 miles) Grandview

    The atmosphere at Beaumont Ranch is upscale, but very relaxed. The old Chisholm Trail ran through the middle of Beaumont Ranch. Even today real cowboys on horseback can be seen herding longhorn ...

  • Cameron Park

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    (49 miles) Cameron

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

  • Franklin Drive Thru Safari

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    (53 miles) Franklin

    Animal lovers of the family can spend the day seeing and learning about new animals, and even getting to interact with some on this drive through safari!

  • Topsey Exotic Ranch and Drive Thru Safari

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    (54 miles) Copperas Cove

    Families can enjoy over 50 species on the drive thru safari, then pop by the petting zoo to get even closer to the friendlier ones!

  • Splash Bash

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    (56 miles) Cleburne

    An all year round water park with water play, slides, and great water fun for the whole family!

  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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    (58 miles) Glen Rose

    1800 acres of wildlife in this self drive-through safari experience, with animals from all over the world, including that special white rhino.

  • Dinosaur World

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    (62 miles) Glen Rose

    The past comes to life with over 150 life size dinosaurs to experience in this outdoor museum, with a fossil dig, museum and dinosaur walk!

  • Pirates Cove Fun Zone

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    (66 miles) Burleson

    Arrr…..it be a fantastic pirate themed outdoor water park for kids! Set sail for Pirates Cove Fun Zone and pirate Texas-style!

  • Georgetown Challenge Course

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    (69 miles) Georgetown

    Nestled among the trees lining the North San Gabriel River, the course consists of many low team elements, 22 new and exciting high elements (including parallel zip-lines), and two climbing walls. ...

  • Hawaiian Falls Mansfield

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    (70 miles) South Mansfield

    A fun Hawaiian themed water park for the whole family to enjoy on those hot Texas days! Rides, wave pools, and lots of family fun to be had!

  • Lester Lorch Park

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    (70 miles) Cedar Hill

    Beautiful park space, trails and 36 holes of disc golf! Great for outdoor loving families!

  • Ellens Amusement Center

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    (70 miles) Cedar Hill

    A great Texas style family fun center with something for everyone! Batting cages, mini golf, paintball, go-karts...enjoy!

  • Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

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    (74 miles) Cedar Hill

    Nature tours, hiking trails, play areas, the great outdoors, and a chance to join the Citizen Science Program! Y'all have outdoor fun in Texas now!

  • Cedar Hill State Park

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    (75 miles) Cedar Hill

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

  • Safari Champ

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    (76 miles) Round Rock

    A fun indoor playscape where kids can be dropped off, or spend family time together, among the slides, tunnels, tubes, ropes and play areas.

  • Whatz Up Family Fun Park

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    (77 miles) Seven Points

    Whatz-Up is loaded with attractions to keep your family entertained! Batting Cages, Bumper Cars, Go-Karts, Kiddie Cars, Lazer Tag, Miniature Golf, Paintball, Rockwall, and a large Arcade. Check-out ...

  • Alley Cats Family Entertainment Center

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    (78 miles) Arlington

    Great fun for the whole family in Arlington, Texas, with ten pin bowling, rock climbing, laser tags, putt putt golf, and a fun arcade!

  • Arnolds Family Fun Center

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    (78 miles) Oaks

    One of the largest indoor Fun Centers in the United States - we're not kidding!!

  • Caney Cove Resort

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    (80 miles) Malakoff

    Caney Cove Resort is is a place where your family can just relax, and enjoy each others company in this family friendly Texas campground!

  • Bahama Beach

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    (80 miles) Dallas

    Cool off in summer with this family water park, with slides, playground, fortresses and dumping buckets! It can only be Bahama Beach in Texas!

  • Texas Jumping Beans

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    (81 miles) Round Rock

    Come play in their 12,000 square foot center with whole area designated for toddlers with huge foot ball pond, tunnels and a soft playscape with toys.

  • Planetarium at UT Arlington

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    (82 miles) Arlington

    Enjoy live stargazing and fascinating programs at this state of the art planetarium, located at the University of Texas!

  • Log Cabin Village

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    (82 miles) Fort Worth

    Step back in time into the 19th century at Fort Worth's living history museum, that preserves the heritage of Texas

  • Fort Worth Zoo

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    (82 miles) Fort Worth

    Visit the oldest zoo in Texas, with 16 permanent exhibits, animals from all around the world, a water park and great learning opportunities for kids!

  • Celebrations Indoor Adventure

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    (82 miles) Fort Worth

    5400 sq.ft of fun indoor play in Fort Worth, where kids can climb, dress up, play and use their imaginations! Birthday parties only.

  • Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville

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    (83 miles) Pflugerville

    Cool down in summer in Hawaiian Falls latest waterpark in Pflugerville, Texas!

  • International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

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    (83 miles) Arlington

    Get ready to bowl! Just across the street from Six Flags, explore early Egyptian bowling games, see what middle age lawn bowling was like and actually bowl on our 'Highway 66' mini lanes! You won’t ...

  • Kiddie Acres

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    (83 miles) Austin

    An amusement park and mini golf JUST for kids under 10!