Historical Attractions in WICHITA FALLS with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Wichita Falls, Texas!)

Wichita Falls is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Lone Star State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Wichita Falls’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Wichita Falls when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Museum of the Great Plains

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    (49 miles) Lawton

    The Museum of the Great Plains aspires to open minds and enrich lives by exploring the spirit of the Great Plains. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with ...

  • The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

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    (51 miles) Duncan

    Visit one of the largest monuments in America, and great exhibits that celebrate the history and culture of the Chisholm Trail. and the American West!

  • Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum

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    (87 miles) 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 ...

  • Frank Buck Zoo

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    (79 miles) Gainesville

    Plenty of contented animals to watch, animal exhibits, events and programs. The kids will love feeding the giraffes, you can do this daily at 10.30am so head out early!

  • Arbuckle Wilderness

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    (86 miles) Davis

    Over 200 acres of Arbuckle Mountains where exotic animals roam free! Reptile and a petting zoo al featured at this family friendly Oklahoma zoo!

  • GW Interactive Zoo

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    (88 miles) Wynnewood

    Have fun visiting the largest center in the world for big cats open to the public. Take the endangered adventure tour and play with baby tigers, lions, bears!

  • Castaway Cove

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    (1 miles) Wichita Falls

    Cast Away Cover is a fifteen acre water playground with plenty of family rides along with some for the more adventurous!

  • Civic Center Pool

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    (92 miles) 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.

  • Turner Falls Park

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    (88 miles) Davis

    Turner Falls Park, the oldest park in Oklahoma, has received national publicity and has served as a classroom for the naturalist. Many springs from the world famous Arbuckle Mountains form Honey ...

  • Chickasaw National Park

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    (93 miles) Sulphur

    Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters The Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters appropriately describes Chickasaw National Recreation Area, known for its many mineral springs, cool water, flora, fauna, ...

  • Venture 2 Climb

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    (48 miles) Lawton

    A fun and safe introduction to outdoor climbing in an exciting environment! Trained guides will take parents and kids over 6 years out on an Oklahoma adventure!

  • Elmer Thomas Park Disc Golf

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    (49 miles) Lawton

    A fun spin on golf which can be enjoyed by the kids and the parents! Instead of golf balls...you use flying discs!

  • Laugh Out Loud

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    (50 miles) Lawton

    A great indoor adventure play center featuring mini bowling, laser tag, Ballocity action area, huge inflatables and a massive arcade!

  • Red River Resort RV Park

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    (78 miles) Thackerville

    Enjoy family camping and RV fun under big, open skies with Red River Ranch, in a great location in Thackerville, Oklahoma.