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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Downtown Aquarium | An Underwater Adventure
Downtown Aquarium | An Underwater Adventure

(713) 223-3474

410 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002   Directions Website

Explore the adventurous exhibits at the Downtown Aquarium, featuring interactive displays with themes like the Louisiana Swamp, Shipwreck, Rainforest and Sunken Temple.

Fun Plex Amusement Park
Fun Plex Amusement Park

(281) 530-7777

13700 Beechnut St
Houston, TX 77083   Directions Website

Join the good times at the area's largest indoor fun attraction, the Fun Plex. There's something for everyone here, including video games, a bowling alley, movie theaters, carnival rides, go karts and more.

Every day is like an indoor carnival at the Fun Plex! The towering facility manages to put it all under one roof, literally. The activities here will satisfy kids of all ages.

Located in downtown Houston, the Fun Plex is a playtime oasis that includes carnival rides, movie theaters, a miniature golf course, a bowling alley, roller skating rink and modern arcade games.

Concession stands with food and drink provide plenty of fuel to go all day. After all, there's tons to explore.

Just a few of the rides, games and entertainment at the Fun Plex include:

Go Karts - The indoor Go Kart track offers two rides: Safe and slow for smaller kids, and a high-speed adult ride that'll satisfy your need for speed (up to 22 mph!).

Carnival Rides - The list of thrills include a Carousel, Ferris Wheel, Krazy Kars (Bumper Cars), Red Baron Airplanes, Lady Bugs and a Rio Grande Train.

Arcade Games - More than 30 redemption games award tickets that you can collect and cash in for great prizes. Noisy fun that'll have the whole family cheering!

Movie Theater Multi-Plex - Ready to relax and take in a show? Kick back here for the best deals on first-run movies.

Bowling - Family fun where everyone is a winner! There are 40 lanes available and plenty of lights and good music to keep the game going strong.

Pool Hall - This family-friendly pool hall has something for kids and grownups, including adult video games, flat screen TVs and a full bar.

Roller City USA Skating Ring - A12,000-square-foot floor keeps the good times rolling here. The music blasts through a state-of-the-art speaker system to help you find your four-wheeled flow.

Play Port - If you're taller than 4'4", do not enter! This special place is for the little ones to crawl, climb and explore.

Houston Zoo
Houston Zoo

(713) 533-6500

6200 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030   Directions Website

Explore the attractions at the Houston Zoo and comeface-to-face with thousands of animals representing hundreds of species. Download the iPhone app for a totally cool educational experience, and catch a "meet the keeper talk" to see zoo animals in action with their keepers.

The Houston Zoo is home to more than 4,500 animals in a 55-acre park within downtown Houston. More than 900 species are represented, and the zoo is the seventh most-visited zoo in the nation.

In the early 1900s, the city zoo was located in Sam Houston Park and boasted an assortment of monkeys, prairie dogs and an alligator pond.

The growing collection through the years spurred the city to improve and expand the Houston Zoo.

Featured areas now include the Kipp Aquarium, The Fischer Bird Gardens, Tropical Bird House, a Children's Zoo with a petting zoo and water playground, the World of Primates, Wildlife Carousel, the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat and the Reptile & Amphibian Building.

The latest addition to the zoo is the African Forest, a $100 million project that will transform 6.5 acres into a wilderness habitat featuring chimpanzees, rhinos, and giraffes in a forest environment typically seen in western Africa.

Hurricane Harbor Splashtown
Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

(281) 355-3300

21300 Interstate 45
Spring, TX 77373   Directions Website

Beat the heat at Wet 'n' Wild SplashTown, one of the largest waterparks in the U.S. Torpedo down one of the dozens of slides, ride the whitewater rapids raft rides or just relax in a wave pool. There's plenty of attractions for the entire family.

If you've been searching for a 40-acre water park with more than 2 million gallons of excitement, look no further than SplashTown in Houston.

One of the most popular attractions at the park is the Tornado, which shoots riders down a 132-foot-long tunnel and blasts them into a giant funnel. If you've ever wondered what it feels like to be in the middle of a tornado, here's your chance.

Other rides include:

Stingray Racer - Six waterslide lanes stand 5 stories tall, propelling riders down a twisting and turning track.

Thunder Run - This inline tube slide picks up speed at every twist and turn.

Blue Lagoon Activity Pool - A water-filled playground with swings, geysers and water cannons. A relaxing waterfall will beckon you to stay and relax a while.

Guadalupe River Adventure - Grab a tube and float along the lazy winding river.

Crocodile Isle - Made especially for young adventurers, Crocodile Isle is equipped with a pirate ship, water cannons and slides.Other activities and rides include: The Texas Freefall, Big Spin, Zoom Flumes, Wild Wave Pool, Shotgun Falls, Space Rapids and Treehouse Island.

Kemah Boardwalk
Kemah Boardwalk

(877) 285-3624

215 Kipp Ave
Kemah, TX 77565   Directions Website

The fun never stops at Kemah Boardwalk, a mini-city on the water that has everything you need for all-day entertainment. Attractions, street performers, more than 8 restaurants and bars, and fun festivals and activities will keep you coming back for more.

Moody Gardens | Galveston Island
Moody Gardens | Galveston Island

(409) 744-4673

One Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554   Directions Website

Explore a world of science and adventure at Moody Gardens, where there's always something new and exciting to discover. The tourist attraction features three main pyramids with an aquarium, rainforest and discovery center. There's also an IMAX Theater, a paddle-wheel cruise boat, a hotel and a convention center.

Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston

(281) 244-2100

1601 NASA Pkwy
Houston, TX 77058   Directions Website

Have a blast at the Space Center Houston, where future astronauts and rocket scientists can explore and learn about the US Space Program. Attractions include a tour through NASA's Johnson Space Center, a film about how future astronauts are accepted into the space program, and more.

The Space Center Houston is where imaginations soar and dreams become possible. As the official visitors center of NASA's Johnson Space Center, the Space Center Houston teaches visitors all about human adventures into space - from when it all began to the future of space exploration in the 21st century.

Throughout the Space Center, you'll find exhibits, attractions, special presentations and hands-on activities to learn about NASA's manned space flight program.

Here you can watch astronauts train for missions, touch a real moon rock and take a behind-the-scenes tour of NASA.

Future spacecraft engineers, designers and budding astronauts learn how science and math are essential in the field of space exploration.

Texas Rock Gym
Texas Rock Gym

(713) 973-7625

1526 Campbell Rd
Houston, TX 77055   Directions Website

Climb the walls at Houston's biggest indoor rock climbing recreation gym, at the Texas Rock Gym. Group and private lessons are available to get you up to speed.

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