Caves and Mines in WACO with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Waco, Texas, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Lone Star State you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Waco…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Longhorn Cavern State Park

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    (93 miles) Marble Falls

    Explore this Texas natural wonder located underground - perfect for families to enjoy through tours! An amazing and unique experience for all ages

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  • Six Flags Over Texas

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    (83 miles) Arlington

    Big thrills and more gentle adventures at this iconic theme park in Texas. Great family fun for all ages!

  • Zero Gravity Thrill Park

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    (93 miles) Dallas

    EXTREME rides for EXTREME families at this Texas thrill park, with rides that will test your bravery to the limit!

  • Legoland Discovery Center

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    (98 miles) Grapevine

    Explore educational activities and kids' attractions inside the biggest box of LEGO at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Dallas Fort Worth.

  • Sandy lake Amusement Park

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    (99 miles) Carrollton

    Over 20 fun packed rides for kids AND adults in this charming amusement park in Dallas.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville

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    (83 miles) Pflugerville

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

  • Hurricane Harbor

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    (84 miles) Arlington

    Ocean sized thrills perfect for the whole family on that hot summers day, with over 24 rides of varying intensity, and a great way for an active family to stay cool!

  • Volente Beach

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    (89 miles) Leander

    This waterpark has it's own sandy beachfront and has attractions that include water slides, tube slides, and a kids activity pool for the younger members of the family.

  • NRH2O Family Water Park

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    (90 miles) North Richland Hills

    17 amazing acres of water fun in this Dallas / Fort Worth water park for those water lovers of ALL ages! Lagoons, rivers, slides and a children's area await you!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Dallas Zoo

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    (85 miles) Dallas

    95 acres of amazing animal attractions for the family to enjoy in Dallas - with additional exhibits and animals encounters!

  • The Dallas World Aquarium

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    (88 miles) Dallas

    Explore under the oceans at Dallas World Aquarium, with creatures from all across the globe ready to be experienced by kids!

  • Stockyards Station

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    (86 miles) Fort Worth

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mt. Playmore

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    (84 miles) Austin

    Get playing in the LARGEST indoor playground in Central Texas, with and 18ft tall playscape, arcade, and toddler area!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

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    (84 miles) Fort Worth

    Enjoy a celebration of the women who have shaped the American West in this National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in that yee haw town of Fort Worth!

  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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    (84 miles) Fort Worth

    With fascinating exhibits, a planetarium, and a Children's Museum, this hands-on museum in Fort Worth makes science and history FUN!