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68 Awesome Things To Do With Your Kids

By April 2008Comments

Urban Adventures

• Tower of the Americas San Antonio
600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, 210-207-8615 or toweroftheamericas.com

• Cowtown Cattlepen Maze Fort Worth
145 E. Exchange Ave., 817-624-6666 or cowtowncattlepenmaze.com

• Bat Watching Austin and Houston
Austin: Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge at Lady Bird Lake.
Houston: Waugh Drive Bridge at Buffalo Bayou

• Water Taxis San Antonio
Thirty-nine stops along the River Walk. riosanantonio.com


• Fort Worth Zoo Fort Worth
1989 Colonial Pkwy., 817-759-7555 or fortworthzoo.com

• Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Glen Rose
2155 County Road 2008, 254-897-2960 or fossilrim.org

• Sea Turtles Galveston
4700 Avenue U, 409-766-3670 or galveston.ssp.nmfs.gov

• Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat, Waco
Along Fifth, just east of Dutton Ave.; 254-710-3322 or baylor.edu

Texas History

• Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin
1800 N. Congress Ave., 512-936-8746 or thestoryoftexas.com

• Fort Davis National Historic Site, Fort Davis
Near the intersection of Texas Hwys. 17 and 118, 432-426-3224, ext. 20, or nps.gov/foda

• Seminole Canyon State Park Comstock
Nine miles west of Comstock along U.S. 90, 432-292-4464 or tpwd.state.tx.us

• San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and Museum of History, La Porte
About 10 miles east of Pasadena off Texas Hwy. 225. Battleground and battleship Texas: 281-479-2431 or tpwd.state.tx.us. Museum: 281-479-2421 or sanjacinto-museum.org

• San Antonio Missions San Antonio
Starting downtown at the intersection of Houston and Alamo streets and continuing south along the Mission Trail, 210-932-1001 or nps.gov/saan

Hotels and Resorts

• Willow Point Resort Buchanan Dam
427 Ellison, 512-793-5000 or willowpointresort.com

• Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine
100 Great Wolf Dr., 800-693-9653 or greatwolf.com

• Rough Creek Lodge, Glen Rose
5165 County Road 2013, 800-864-4705 or roughcreek.com

• The Woodlands Resort, The Woodlands
2301 N. Millbend Dr., 800-433-2624 or woodlandsresort.com

• Lost Pines Resort and Spa Lost Pines
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd., 512-308-1234 or lostpines.hyatt.com

Back To Nature

• Big Bend National Park
432-477-2251 or nps.gov/bibe/

• Dinosaur Valley State Park Glen Rose
Five miles west of Glen Rose on FM 205, 254-897-4588 or tpwd.state.tx.us

• BR Lightning Ranch, Pipe Creek
Less than a mile west of Pipe Creek on FM 1283, 800-994-7373 or lightningranch.com

• Elkins Ranch Palo Duro Canyon
Twenty-five miles south of Amarillo on Texas Hwy. 217, 806-488-2100 or theelkinsranch.com

• Enchanted Rock Fredericksburg
Eighteen miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965, 830-685-3636 or tpwd.state.tx.us

• Isla Mujeres Mexico


• Babe’s Chicken Dinner House Roanoke
104 N. Oak, 817-491-2900 or babeschicken.com

• EZ’s Brick Oven Grille, San Antonio
6498 N. New Braunfels, 210-828-1111 or ezsrestaurants.com

• Wild About Harry’s, Dallas
3113 Knox, 214-520-3113 or wildaboutharrys.com

• Phil’s Icehouse Austin
5620 Burnet Rd., 512-524-1212 or philsicehouse.com

• The Breakfast Klub, Houston
3711 Travis, 713-528-8561 or thebreakfastklub.com


• Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary McKinney
One Nature Pl., 972-562-5566 or heardmuseum.org

• Nasher Sculpture Center Dallas
2001 Flora, 214-242-5100 or nashersculpturecenter.org

• Texas Sports Hall of Fame Waco
1108 S. University Parks Dr., 254-756-1633 or tshof.org

• Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Canyon
2503 Fourth Ave., 806-651-2244 or panhandleplains.org

Run Wild

• Creative Playscape Georgetown
1003 N. Austin Ave., 512-930-3595 or parks.georgetown.org

• NorthPark Center, Dallas
8687 N. Central Expwy., 214-363-7441 or northparkcenter.com

• BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple, Stafford
1150 Brand Ln., 281-765-2277 or swaminarayan.org

Children’s Museums

• Children’s Museum of Houston, Houston
1500 Binz, 713-522-1138 or cmhouston.org

• Children’s Museum at the Museum of Nature and Science Dallas
3535 Grand Ave. and 1318 S. Second Ave., 214-428-5555 or dallaschildrens.org

• Austin Children’s Museum, Austin
201 Colorado, 512-472-2499 or austinkids.org

• San Antonio Children’s Museum San Antonio
305 E. Houston, 210-212-4453 or sakids.org

• McKenna Children’s Museum New Braunfels
801 W. San Antonio, 830-620-0939 or nbchildren.org

• Imaginarium of South Texas Laredo
5300 San Dario, 956-728-0404 or imaginariumstx.org


• Moody Gardens Galveston
One Hope Blvd., 800-582-4673 or moodygardens.com

• The Ships of Christopher Columbus Corpus Christi
1900 N. Chaparral, 361-826-4667 or ccmuseum.com

• The Dr Pepper Plant, Dublin
105 E. Elm, 888-398-1024 or dublindrpepper.com

• USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, Corpus Christi
Just offshore from downtown Corpus Christi, 800-523-9539 or usslexington.com

• Blue Bell Creamery Brenham
1101 S. Blue Bell Rd., 800-327-8135 or bluebell.com

Sports and Activities

• Donkey Basketball Throckmorton

• Frisco RoughRiders Frisco
7300 RoughRiders Trail, 972-731-9200 or ridersbaseball.com

• Ice Skating Austin, Dallas, and Houston
Whole Foods Market: 525 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-476-1206 or wholefoodsmarket.com.
Galleria Dallas: 13350 Dallas Pkwy., 972-702-7100 or galleriadallas.com.
Galleria Houston: 5085 Westheimer Rd., 713-966-3500 or galleriahouston.com

• Cool Crest Miniature Golf San Antonio
1400 Fredericksburg Rd., 210-732-0222

Trains and Railroads

• The Grapevine Vintage Railroad Grapevine
817-410-3123 or gvrr.com

• Zilker Zephyr Austin
512-478-8286 ci.austin.tx.us/zilker/

• Brackenridge Eagle, San Antonio
210-735-7455 or sazoo-aq.org

• Hermann Park Train, Houston
713-524-5876 or hermannpark.org

Water Fun

• Deep Eddy Austin
401 Deep Eddy Dr., 512-472-8546 or austinparks.org

• Artesian Springs Resort Newton
Three miles east of FM 2626 on County Road 2016, 409-379-8826 or artesianspringsresort.com

• Tubing Down the Frio Lodging information at friocanyonchamber.com/lodging.htm.
River conditions at waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/

• Breakaway Charters South Padre
33396 State Park Rd., 956-761-2212 or breakawaycruises.com

• Burger’s Lake Fort Worth
1200 Meandering Way Rd., 817-737-3414 or burgerslake.com

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