The Ultimate Kid’s Guide to Waco, Texas

Headed to Waco with a car full of kids?


Waco is the perfect family-friendly place to visit, and with the help of this guide to Waco for kids, you are guaranteed to have a blast! From outdoor activities to places to eat, we have ya covered!


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Here is the ultimate guide to doing Waco with kids!


Why we love them: A 52-acre natural habitat zoo located within Cameron Park is filled with lush native vegetation that surrounds splashing waterfalls, a picturesque lake, and ponds. They also have a family movie night! Check out our video on Instagram!


Why we love them: Outdoor recreation area with the infamous Wedge slides and the world’s longest lazy river (allegedly)! Plus cabins to rent!


Why we love them: The place for renting boats, jet skis, and water fun on Lake Waco.


Why we love them: With five locations, season passes, and multiple ticket options, Hawaiian Falls is the perfect place to bring the family for a Summer of Awesome! Check out our video on Instagram!


Why we love them:

Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.


Why we love them: Rollerskating fun for the whole family! They offer parties, events, and classes!


Why we love them: Features rooms that are built around different themes and are designed to test your wits against challenging clues, perplexing puzzles, and maddening mysteries.



Why we love them: Natural science and cultural history museum. Including a discovery center that encourages hands-on learning for all ages as well as a Historic Village. Check out our video on Instagram!


Why we love them:

 A fun bowling alley with many lanes featuring casual grub & pitchers, leagues & party events.



Why we love them: A gallery examining the history & memorabilia of soft drinks in a 1906 bottling plant.



Why we love them: Paleontological site and museum with fossils of 24 Columbian mammoths and other mammals from the Pleistocene Epoch have been uncovered.


Why we love them:

Delicious loaded cookies with new flavors weekly right in downtown Waco. Check out our video on social!


Why we love them: The largest selection of nostalgic candy, sodas, Ice cream, and treats in Texas.

Why we love them: A one-of-a-kind frozen custard shop in Waco, Texas, featuring ice cream made fresh every hour.

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