Amusement Parks in Texas

Pass for Go-Karting, Mini-Golf, and Other Attractions for One, Two, or Four at Malibu Grand Prix (Up to 47% Off)

Palace Entertainment

San Antonio

$29.99 $16.99

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

Two General Admission or Fast Pass Tickets to Hangman's House of Horrors (Up to 52% Off)

Hangman's House of Horrors

Fort Worth

$50 $24

One of the Travel Channel's scariest Halloween attractions celebrates it's 26th season to benefit local charities

Three-Hour Activities Wristband at The Zone Action Park for Two, Four, or Six People (Up to 54% Off)

The Zone Action Park

McAllen

$36 $18

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Enjoy a half-day of fun activities with a group as you race one another on the track, splash in bumper boats, or putt past golf obstacles

Two or Four Beginners’ Circus Classes at Lone Star Circus School (Up to 51% Off)

Lone Star Circus School

Farmer's Branch

$40 $20

Introductory classes help budding performers master tricks on silks, the trapeze, and aerial hoop; this type of workout yields quick results

One, Two, or Four General Admission Tickets or One VIP Ticket to Nightmare on 1960 (Up to 63% Off)

Nightmare on 1960

Humble

$20 $8

Explore a house that locals say has a history of hauntings

Zombie-Hunt Ride and Ammo for Two, Four, or Six at TX Zombie Hunt (50% Off)

TX Zombie Hunt

Rosenberg-Richmond

$50 $25

Passengers ride atop a tractor-pulled trailer for 15 minutes of zombie hunting using supplied faux guns and ammo

Zipline Tour for One or Two with or without Waterpark Admission at Splashway Waterpark (Up to 43% Off)

Splashway Water Park

Sheridan

$50 $29

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Zipliner tour the park from above on a 4,000-foot tour; waterpark features slides and other fun for kids and adults

Water-Park Visits at Shore Club Volente Beach Waterpark (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Shore Club Volente Beach Waterpark

Lake Travis

$160 $79

Water park and live concert on the shores of Lake Travis welcomes individuals, families, and adults for rides, live music, and volleyball

Couple or Family Admission at Enchanted Springs Ranch (Up to 50% Off)

Enchanted Springs Ranch

Boerne

$28 $14

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Amble along an authentic ranch that recreates the Old West with wildlife and performers such as pistol twirlers and trick ropers

$32 for Admission to Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld after 7 p.m., Sept. 26–28 or Oct. 3–5 (Up to $72.53 Value)

SeaWorld San Antonio

SeaWorld San Antonio

$72.53 $32

(1803)

Escape the curse of haunted mazes and hundreds of creepy creatures surrounding three giant coasters

$32 for Admission to Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld after 7 p.m., Sept. 26–28 or Oct. 3–5 (Up to $72.53 Value)

SeaWorld San Antonio

SanWorld San Antonio

$72.53 $32

(1803)

Escape the curse of haunted mazes and hundreds of creepy creatures surrounding three giant coasters

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With the sound of fast-approaching engines roaring in your ear, you jam your foot down even harder on the gas pedal and narrow your eyes at the upcoming left-hand turn, determined not to let up even for an instant. If you do, there’s a good chance that your new view will consist of your competition gloating triumphantly while they zip past you on the track. You may only be driving a GT-5 Sodikart, and not a tricked-out racecar, but you absolutely refuse to let any of the other adult or—gulp—junior drivers beat you.

Track 21 lets speed-demons careen around one of three indoor go-kart tracks at speeds of up to 40 mph as they try to edge past other karts, competing with fellow birthday partiers or coworkers to reach the finish line before it decides to become a finish wall. In case competition gets too fierce, the karts are surrounded by heavy nylon bumpers and rubber blocks designed to absorb impact from all sides.

Friendly rivalries continue on foot inside Area 21, a two-story laser-tag battleground beset with fog, obstacles, and space-age scenery. Sharpshooters zap each other's targets in pursuit of a grander mission, such as capturing the opposing base or stealing the enemy's supply of light, before matches end and scores are tallied on a stats sheet. Glowing decor also illuminates a jungle-themed nine-hole mini-golf course, where gorilla and lion statues bask in the black lights. Track 21’s arcade demands timing and button-smashing dexterity from gamers, and a track-side casino sets up rounds of blackjack, poker, and craps.

4815 Highway 6 N
Houston,
TX
US

In 1925, Kiddie Park first opened its doors, and since then, generations of kids have flocked to the park, and its classic rides. After a renovation in 2009, the grounds were augmented with modern facilities such as a new entrance. The revamping efforts proved fruitful, and the San Antonio Current lauded the facility as the Best Kid-friendly Park (& Comeback Story) in 2010.

Now more than 85 years after its opening, Kiddie Park welcomes visitors for days of fun and nostalgia. A train winds through turns, while a ferris wheel proffers elevated views of the historic grounds and lollipops stuck in visitors' hair. Hand-carved in 1918, the park's flagship Herschell Spillman carousel still beckons visitors aboard its decades-old horses. Elsewhere, a snack bar tempts taste buds with classic treats such as funnel cakes and cotton candy.

3015 Broadway St
San Antonio,
TX
US

While strolling the halls of Madrid's famous Prado Museum in the 1950s, Texas oilman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows fell in love with the rich tradition of Spanish art. Gradually building a collection of Iberian masterworks from throughout the centuries, Meadows helped found his eponymous museum to house and display the art. Now among the largest collections of Spanish art outside of Spain, the Meadows Museum surrounds visitors with masterpieces from the 10th century through the 21st. The collection's highlights include Goya's darkly evocative Yard with Madmen, Picasso's patchwork Still Life in a Landscape, and Míró's colorfully surreal Queen Louise of Prussia.

Outside the museum's elegant colonnade, an encircling garden recalls Renaissance palaces with manicured bushes, stately gravel paths, and feral court jesters. Beautiful sculptures by modern greats fleck the garden, with such pieces as the 13-foot, wireframe head Sho, by modern Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. Below the plaza, Santiago Calatrava's monumental Wave dominates the approach to the museum, with gently undulating iron beams, suspended over a serene reflecting pool that will itself never know the joy of forming a wave.

5900 Bishop Boulevard
Dallas,
TX
US

According to his bio, Stunt Ranch owner Steve Wolf specializes in "professional training for people who like to play with matches and run with scissors." Or at least, how to look like they're playing with matches and running with scissors. Throughout his 25 years in television and film production, Steve developed an affinity for stunt work and special effects, supplying his expertise to shows such as MTV's Call to Greatness and feature films such as Hustle & Flow. Still active in the industry, Steve also shares his passion for throwing spectacle-laden events through heading up multiple enterprises that include Wolf Stuntworks, Stunt Ranch?which also encompasses paintball and stunt parites?and Science in the Movies. Through these companies, Steve's experienced team of special effects professionals is able to stage professional fireworks shows, train people in creating controlled explosions, and applying special-effects makeup to help zombies look human again.

13317 Fitzhugh Rd
Austin,
TX
US

TH3 arcade brings joystick jocks together in a dynamic space that fosters multiple styles of simulated competition and collaboration. Guests can exhaust their digital trigger-fingers at TH3 Zone, a green-lit gallery of 22 Xbox systems where clients seated in leather chairs engage in the hyper-realistic, strategic carnage of the Halo, Modern Warfare, or Wheel of Fortune franchises, viewed through the prism of a personal 1080p LED monitor. For serious tournament or cooperative play, gamers 16 years and older can descend into TH3 Bunker, where two private rooms allow teams to make tactical adjustments without being overheard by enemy surveillance. For more casual simulated dabbling, guests can chill out at TH3 Lounge, where they can tap into multiple gaming consoles plugged into monitors set up opposite cushy couches.

TH3 arcade keeps parched gamers playing with concessions that can be delivered to gaming stations with the touch of a button, allowing players uninterrupted concentration during final-round showdowns or attempts to name every controller in the complex.

7420 N Beach St
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Balls hurtle down 40 polished pathways at Fiesta Lanes as bowlers lace up rented shoes and set their sights on demolishing 10-pin clusters. Flashing lights illuminate players’ faces as they plot out angles on the lanes, and pop music blares through the loudspeakers to heighten the drama of each frame. Seasoned staffers fit patrons for custom balls and tri-tone kicks in the pro shop, and partygoers shot put balls toward pin-shaped piñatas in one of three large meeting rooms. Chirps and beeps fill the air in a video arcade that boasts 65 games, and bowling rivalries reignite on foosball, billiard, and shuffleboard tables. Players can warm up their fingers before games by lifting burgers or hot pizza slices at Frankie’s Sports Grill, located next door.

5850 Onix Dr
El Paso,
TX
US