Santa Land, Tyler

Santa Land is a drive-thru Christmas Light Park in Tyler, but you can choose to leave your car and take the wagon-ride for a very hometown holiday experience!  We even caroled through the… Continue reading

Discovery Science Place, Tyler

Children’s Museums combine the best of learning with fun, hands of activities that encourage visitors to use their imaginations, and the Discovery Science Place in Tyler has so many fun exhibits to keep… Continue reading

All Star Ninjas, Mansfield

My son just couldn’t stand it any longer.  We had been driving by on an almost daily basis, waiting for signs that the much anticipated All Star Ninjas would open, so when they… Continue reading

Old Town Spring, Spring

Just off I-45 in the town of Spring is a fun and funky little shopping village, Old Town Spring!  With cute shops for one-of-a-kind finds and a nice selection of different restaurants, we… Continue reading

4D Christmas Tree Farm, Weatherford

Growing up, we always cut down our Christmas tree from my dad’s deer lease in the Hill Country, but my kids haven’t ever had that opportunity!  It’s such a nostalgic activity that I… Continue reading

Glass-walled public restrooms, Sulphur Springs

We were heading to Texarkana along I-30, when my kids announced they needed a potty stop. Without telling them our destination, I exited in Sulphur Springs and headed to the historic courthouse square,… Continue reading

Spice Village, Waco

We found ourselves in Waco with a little bit of time to kill between a morning hike in Cameron Park and a visit to the Dr Pepper Museum in the afternoon, so we… Continue reading

Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute, Waco

Don’t  let the name deter you, the Dr Pepper Museum in Waco is 98 percent about Dr Pepper and their products.  While there is plenty of history at the museum, there is also… Continue reading

Green Meadows Farm, Grand Prairie

Not a traditional farm, Green Meadows Farm brings horses, cows, pigs and many, many more animals to Grand Prairie’s Lynn Creek Park every October for family outings and field trips!  It’s a terrific,… Continue reading

10 Awesome places to take your kids fishing in Texas, even if you don’t own a pole

Texas is full of incredible fishing opportunities, and fishing is a great way to inspire curiosity and a love of nature in children!  I’ve rounded up some of the very best places to… Continue reading

Bosque Resort and Waterpark at Lake Whitney, Laguna Park

I love Lake Whitney, and I’m always ready for any excuse to visit this beautiful, central Texas lake!  So when I heard that there was a fun resort and waterpark right above the… Continue reading

Hawaiian Falls Waterpark, Roanoke

Hawaiian Falls Waterpark in Roanoke is the home of Mega Waterworld, the World’s  Largest Aqua Play Structure, according to Hawaiian Falls.  We had to check it out this summer, and didn’t let a… Continue reading

Wet and Wild Splashtown, Spring

We’ve reached that point of summer where all we want to do is get wet, and get in some shade!  Wet ‘n’ Wild Splashtown in Spring kept us cool with great rides, slides,… Continue reading

Waugh Drive Bridge Bat Colony, Houston

Houston is home to a large colony of Mexican free tailed bats, but unlike the majority of the bats in Austin that migrate each winter back to Mexico, most of these bats spend… Continue reading

McGovern Centennial Gardens, Houston

Located in Hermann Park, the McGovern Centennial Gardens are a captivating place to visit while in Houston’s Museum District. Know Before You Go Parking is FREE, and limited to 3 hours. Restrooms are… Continue reading