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Waco
A terrific collection of Texan curios and fascinating exhibits, some of which emulates the early traditions where museum items were presented purely for visual entertainment and shock value and were not labeled.
Dallas
Since 1989, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has welcomed more than 6 million visitors from around the worldpeople of all ages seeking information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
Dallas
5 floors of fascinating and interactive exhibit galleries, including a specific interior museum for under 5s, 3D animations and interactive games.
Dallas
The African American Museum is an institution dedicated to the research, identification, selection, acquisition, presentation and preservation of visual art forms and historical documents that relate to the African American community.
Dallas
Embark on a memorable aviation journey - a tour of the Frontiers of Flight Museum. During your experience, you will bridge several lifetimes starting with the pioneers who realized their earliest dreams of flying; identifying with the aviators of the...
Irving
The Museum preserves, collects, organizes, and displays Scouting's treasures documenting the movement's unique influence on American culture.
Plano
The premiere living history site interpreting the Texas black-land prairie region in north Texas. Entire preserved farmsteads including original outbuildings, gardens, barns, wells, and landscapes in their period context like this one are rare. They ...
Tyler
A dynamic public science facility, offering educational and entertainment programming to encourage an interest in science education. Enjoy traveling hands-on science exhibits and large-screen movies in the 40ft domed theater.
Commerce
Exciting kids about knowledge through hands on exhibits, informed performance, workshops, classes and planned activities.
Fredericksburg
The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. Located on a six-acre site, the Center includes the George Bush...
Houston
The Museum of Printing History displays a dynamic collection of historical documents, fine art prints, and antique printing equipment. Our Museum is more, though, than its permanent collection. It is alive with exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and...
Houston
The first library of its kind in Houston and one of the few African American libraries in the country, offering incomparable collections of multi-type resources, exhibits and innovative programs. Plus special exhibits, including lectures, films and w...
Houston
America's “No. 1 Children's Museum" by Parents Magazine, listed among Forbes' "Best Children's Museums in the U.S.", and voted Houston A-List “Best Museum 2012,” the Children’s Museum of Houston is a Playground for Your Mind™. Anchor the ...
McNay Art Museum
(164 Miles)
San Antonio
Since opening five decades ago, the McNay Art Museum continues to build on an already strong collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture by significant artists ranging from Paul C
Houston
Explore the far reaches of outer space, roam with the dinosaurs, wander through Africa's Serengeti, and marvel at the world's rarest and most beautiful minerals. Great idea for fun things to do in Houston with kids
The Grace Museum
(165 Miles)
Abilene
THE GRACE MUSEUM houses three museums in the historic Grace Hotel -- The Art Museum, The History Museum and The Children's Museum.
Witte Museum
(165 Miles)
San Antonio
Indoor and outdoor features just for kids, including investigation station, interactive zone, big and little treehouses, waterworks, computer station, live animal exhibits, Dino Hall and further galleries plus some live performances.
San Antonio
The San Antonio Children's Museum was founded by a group of dedicated volunteers who were committed to building a community space dedicated to early childhood development.
Pasadena
Bring your old Photos, Memories and stories to share with there over refreshments. Tour the Pomeroy Homestead, Strawberry House, Anna's House and the Prairie House to remember Pasadena from 1900's through the 1950's
Gene Autry
Ever wish they still made movies like the old "B" Westerns with their singing cowboys, beautiful women and trained horses? Although those films are now only a part of our history, there's a very special museum that is dedicated to the history and le...
Atoka
The museum offers a unique look into the varied history of southeastern Oklahoma. From pre-historic bones, the Choctaw Trail of Tears and a stop on the Butterfield Stage Line, to homegrown talents Reba McEntire and the late Lane Frost, the museum and...
Arlington
From the highest heights to the gentlest adventures, you will find plenty of rides you can enjoy together. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Arlington for kids.
Dallas
Explore educational activities and kids' attractions inside the biggest box of LEGO at LEGOLAND Discovery Center (LDC) Dallas Fort Worth.
Carrollton
Fill your day with excitement! Experience a kaleidoscope of over 20 colorful rides for adults and kids. Come discover the thrills that await.
San Antonio
The world’s first ultra-accessible family fun park, encompasses 25 acres of rides, attractions and activities for everyone, and all are welcome! They cater for almost every kind of disability, so this is really a wonderful treat.
San Antonio
Family fun is what we're all about at Six Flags. So get ready to let loose and laugh. From the highest heights to the gentlest adventures, we've got plenty of rides you can enjoy together. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for...
San Antonio
SeaWorld San Antonio, the world's largest marine life adventure park and family entertainment showplace, presents a splashy lineup of more than 26 sensational shows, thrilling rides, animal attractions and educational experiences for all ages. It's a...
Kemah Boardwalk
(186 Miles)
Kemah
A magnificent 60-acre waterfront entertainment complex home to 10 outstanding themed restaurants, 13 rides, a hotel, a 424-slip marina, and games on the Galveston Bay, Kemah Boardwalk is the premier dining and entertainment destination in the Houston...
Waco
Lookin' for a splashin' good time? Look no further! Just in time for the sizzlin' summer, the coolest spot in town is the Waco Water Park. Right in the heart of Waco Riverbend Park, this new state-of-the-art water park is a complete water adventur...
Belton
The park features two 300 foot body slides and a 300 foot tube slide, plus lazy river, wave machine, little kids' pool, plus volley ball and basketball courts.
Splash Station
(57 Miles)
Cleburne
Great waterpark with giant water slides, water play features, river current and more in a friendly and safe environment.
Burleson
A fantastic pirate themed outdoor water adventure with 7 slides! And when they're sick of being wet try 4 stories of awesome indoor play, plus Lazer Frenzy, mini bowling, Frog Hopper ride and well stocked redemption arcade!
South Mansfield
Hawaiian themed family waterpark with many rides for the whole family and those looking for a little adventure.
Bahama Beach
(80 Miles)
Dallas
The perfect place to cool off this summer! From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, Bahama Beach offers the best family waterpark value in the metroplex. Conveniently located only ten minutes south of downtown Dallas, you can get away from it all with...
Arlington
Has approximately 24 rides consisting of varying levels of intensity, but many suitable for young children and families including an enormous wet play treehouse with net ladders, slides and blast water cannons. Soon to feature the world's first 4D wa...
North Richland Hills
Entering its 19th year of operation, NRH2O has become a popular attraction in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This 17-acre outdoor family water park includes attractions for all ages. NRH2O is known in the Metroplex for its safe, friendly and clean envir...
Volente Beach
(90 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.
Garland
Large 16,000 square foot outdoor waterpark. Great fun for the whole family. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Garland for kids.
Splash Kingdom
(102 Miles)
Canton
Splash Kingdom is a family friendly park. Lots of fun for the whole family.
The Colony
Large waterpark for the whole family with rides for all, including the more adventurous.
Flint
The second largest indoor water park in Texas with fun for visitors of all ages! Masses of exciting state of the art features for the family to enjoy together.
Denton
Outdoor swimming facility with diving board and winding water slide. Adjacent to a park which offers it's own outdoor pool, swing sets and adventure playground.
New Braunfels
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort in New Braunfels has over 3 miles of tubing adventures, 7 children's water playgrounds,17 water slides, the world's first surfing machine, and 3 uphill water coasters spread over 65 acres of fun!
Spring
More than a half-million gallons of water surge through the huge pool offering plenty of wave-floating fun for the whole family.
San Antonio
Splashtown San Antonio is 20 landscaped acres of cool, clean water excitement! This family Waterpark has something fun for everyone!!! Over 50 Rides & Attractions
San Antonio
SeaWorld San Antonio, the world's largest marine life adventure park and family entertainment showplace, presents a splashy lineup of more than 26 sensational shows, thrilling rides, animal attractions and educational experiences for all ages.
Baytown
Thrilling, pirate themed water park with slide towers, water guns, lazy river, Flowrider and more. The park also features a climbing wall, crossing challenge, and a small rectangular pool for lap swimming.
Castaway Cove
(181 Miles)
Wichita Falls
Cast Away Cover is a fifteen acre water playground with plenty of family rides along with some for the more adventurous!
Waco
Unplug, drop the digital, and connect your kids to a real-life adventure at Waco's 52-acre Natural Habitat, featuring everything from orangutans to komodo dragons!
Franklin
Great place to learn new information on all types of animals. Kids will interact with the animals. We have a play area and picnic areas also.

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