Kids' Vacation Activities in Texas

Kids' Vacation Activities in Texas
In a state as large as Texas, there can be an overwhelming number of activities. Picking things to do on a family vacation can present a variety of opportunities. Whether your children are more inclined toward outdoor activities, theme parks or museums, there is something for everyone in Texas.

Barton Springs Pool

One of the best summer attractions in Austin, Barton Springs is a massive, spring-fed pool in Zilker Park. Three acres in size, Barton Springs maintains a consistent 68 degrees all year-round. While the pool has been a popular swimming hole for decades, the addition of regulating dams in the early 20th century has made Barton Springs a stable environment for generations of swimmers.

Barton Springs Pool
2101 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704
476-9044

Moody Gardens

The prize attraction of Galveston, Texas, Moody Gardens has an indoor atrium, museum and IMAX theater. In addition, Moody Gardens is right along the beach, allowing visitors to move from the warm Gulf water to one of the many biological attractions. Check out the Aquarium Pyramid and the Rainforest Pyramid for a combination architectural feat and zoological wonder.

Moody Gardens
One Hope Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77554
(800) 582-4673
http://www.moodygardens.com/

Dallas World Aquarium

Built in a refurbished warehouse, the Dallas World Aquarium now holds an outstanding collection of fresh and saltwater fish. The aquarium also features an outdoor Madagascan and South African exhibit. For family visitors, the Dallas World Aquarium offers scheduled feedings and speeches to educate visitors about the different creatures in the aquarium.

Dallas World Aquarium
1801 N. Griffin St.
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 720-2224
http://www.dwazoo.com/d/

Houston Space Center

For an experience that's a little more out of this world, check out the Houston Space Center. Perfect for families, the space center educates and entertains visitors with the remarkable knowledge mankind has developed through space exploration. The space center offers a theater, interactive exhibits and a tour of the center itself, where mission control guides our astronauts.

Houston Space Center
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058
(281) 244-2100
http://www.spacecenter.org/

Article Written By Louie Doverspike

Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.

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