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Fun Family Attractions in San Antonio

by Eugenia Lazaris

Jun 11, 2018

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San Antonio is home to some of the most famous attractions in Texas, but after the family takes in the local culture and history, the kids are bound look for a chance to let loose. Check out these kid-approved attractions for some good, old-fashioned family fun.

The DoSeum

The DoSeum is San Antonio’s premier spot for kids to learn, imagine and create through play. This children’s museum is jam-packed with STEM-focused exhibits and activities, both inside and out. The interactive activities are ideal for kids up to 10 years old and include an ADA-accessible treehouse as part of the enormous outdoor play area. Some of the highlights are a robot exhibit and a sound studio where kids learn about light and sound. This summer marks the opening of the “Dream Tomorrow Today” exhibit where kids are encouraged to imagine the future.

Kiddie Park

What kid doesn’t love an amusement park? At Kiddie Park in San Antonio, there is something for the kid in all of us. This children’s amusement park, the oldest in the country, has made kids happy and parents nostalgic since 1925. Old-fashioned rides like the Ferris wheel and a hand-carved carousel have been family favorites since the park first opened. Carnival games, arcade games and face painting booths make sure everyone leaves with a smile. Rides are for children up to the age of 12 and tickets can easily be purchased at the park for single rides or in packages.


This family-friendly water park is a great way to spend a hot summer day splashing around and having fun. There are more than 50 rides and attractions within the park, including water slides, a wave pool and the Kids Kove play area designed especially for your little ones. Water volleyball and water basketball courts are available for those who want to explore their competitive sides and there are even dry land versions of each in case you want to go the traditional route. The park even has a Dive in Theater for families to stay cool while watching a movie. Safety is a priority at Splashtown so the park provides guests with free life jackets for use within the park.

Largest Boots in Texas

Wrap up your trip with one of the quirkier attractions in Texas. San Antonio is home to the world’s largest cowboy boots. Verified by Guinness World Records in 2016, this enormous pair of footwear was created by Bob “Daddy-O” Wade in 1979. Located outside of the North Star Mall, this is the kind of kitschy roadside attraction just begging to be in your vacation photo album.


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