Things to do in Odessa, TX 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, The Lone Star State 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!
Exciting sand dunes in Texas, Monahans Sandhills State Park offers camping, hiking, wildlife and sand dune surfing!
The national historic landmark includes a visitor center, museum and parade grounds. 17 buildings on the fort grounds have been restored and 5 have been reconstructed, giving an authentic feel for the mid-1880s. Worth timing your visit for special ev....
Lubbock has enjoyed 30 years of family fun with this family water park, with lazy river, kiddie pools, slides, wave pool, and lots of water fun!
A unique play facility in Lubbock where kids can learn all about the legacy of the South plains - then play on a 3 story castle!
Located in Lubbock's Clapp Park, this unique 93 acres open space and historical site is an amazing experience for the family!
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 flora and fauna, scenic vistas, star-filled night skies....
Over 30 rides and attractions in this family fun amusement park in Lubbock. A great family day out option with thrilling coasters and gentler rides for the little ones - something for everyone!
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 over 100 years ago as a cattle ranch.
Explore one of the most beautiful caves in Texas through guided tours. Also gemstone panning and hikes!
The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature features exhibitions of artwork that might just inspire those creative kids!