Top 8 Theme Parks And Amusement Parks In And Near Houston, Texas

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Houston is a large and busy city in Texas that extends all the way to the Galveston Bay. If you are in Houston and you are looking for somewhere exciting to visit and explore, make your way to the Houston Zoo and get to see the tigers, bears, lions and other wild animals, the Houston Museum of natural science which is a renowned dinosaur hall and butterfly house, the Space Center Houston and the Johnson Space Center. There are also a number of fine-dining restaurants all over Houston that you cannot afford to miss visiting and sampling some of the cuisines prepared there. Come and take a look at these top 10 theme parks and amusement parks in and near Houston, Texas, to give you an idea of what else you can do when visiting this city.

1. Houston Funplex

Spare some time and visit the largest and most exciting experience at the Houston Funplex. Join your child and immerse yourself in the video game world at the arcade. You will get to play ping pong games, shoot hoops or shooting games as you try to beat each other’s high score. This amazing amusement park has the ability to host weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, and field trips. If you are looking for a place to relax as you let your kids go wild in the park, there is a sports bar available where you can go and relax as you watch a game or two as you sip your drink.

Houston Funplex

Address: 13700 Beechnut St Houston, TX 77083

Website: Houston Funplex

Opening hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Average price for two people: Above 10 USD

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2. iRise Trampoline & Fun Park

If you are planning to do a surprise party or birthday for your child, the iRise Trampoline and Fun Park is the perfect place to host such an occasion. Watch your child’s mind get blown away and their eyes filled with joy and excitement as you drive into this wonderful amusement park. There is also space available for you to throw your own glow parties that will always be a memorable experience for your friends and family. This amusement park features activities such as kids’ adventure parks, trampoline handball, trampoline ninja handball, Dodgeball and other inviting spots to explore.

iRise Trampoline & Fun Park

Address: 7885 Fm 1960 W Houston, TX 77070

Website: iRise Trampoline & Fun Park

Opening hours: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Average price for two people: Starting from 14 USD

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3. Typhoon Texas Waterpark

Looking to have some fun and you are not afraid to get a little wet? Then find your way to the Typhoon Texas Water park. Enjoy swimming and splashing water at each other as you laugh and scream your lungs out. Make a point of sliding down the water slides before splashing into the pool. If you are looking for a place where you can sit and enjoy a drink or a meal, there are a number of places you can visit like the River Grill, Taco Shack, Corn dog shack or one of the other spots and buy yourself or your family something delicious to eat and re-energize before heading back for more fun activities.

Typhoon Texas Waterpark

Address: 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77494, USA

Website: Typhoon Texas Waterpark

Opening hours: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Average price for two people: Starting from 64 USD

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4. Hermann Park Railroad

Do you or your child love a train and boat ride and you are trying to figure out where to go to enjoy your weekend? Then make your way to the Hermann Park Railroad. Sit and enjoy a joyous ride on the mini railway. If you need something quick to grab, then feel free to visit the Pinewood café located within the park and grab yourself something amazing to fill your belly with; there are various kinds of kids’ menus, burgers, and smoothies that will always put a smile on your face once you are done eating.

Hermann Park Railroad

Address: 1700 Hermann Dr Houston, TX 77004

Website: Hermann Park Railroad

Opening hours: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Average price for two people:Starting from 7 USD

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5. Glowzone Willowbrook

With five themed party areas and nine outstanding attractions, what can go wrong? Challenge each other and see who will win at the indoor glowkarts section or at the arcade. As your kids explore the arcade, find your way to the mini golf and enjoy a private time as you learn to play golf or sharpen your skills. If your child wants something more challenging and exhilarating, then the laser maze, the ninja course, and the bazooka ball section are the perfect place to take them.

Glowzone Willowbrook

Address: 13150 Breton Ridge St, Houston, TX 77070, USA

Website: Glowzone Willowbrook

Opening hours: 11am–12am

Average price for two people: Starting from 10 USD

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6. Pirates Bay Waterpark

Discover this hidden treasure in the perfect location near Houston Texas. Let your kids slide down the water slide and finish off by diving into the swimming pool. Let your worries go as there is a swimming instructor on site keeping a keen eye on your child, ready to help out in case anything happens. After a day of fun water sports, take a break and visit the food shacks available and buy yourself and family something to eat before going back for the second round of excitement and fun.

Pirates Bay Waterpark

Address: 5300 E Rd, Baytown, TX 77521, USA

Website: Pirates Bay Waterpark

Opening hours: 10am–7pm

Average price for two people: Above 20 USD

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7. Wet 'n' Wild SplashTown

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Whether you are planning to organize a company picnic or a school group event, the Wet n’ Wild splash town will be more than welcome to you and your guests. If you are looking for thrilling rides, then the Alien chaser, brain drain or the FlowRider are the places to be and kids’ and family rides available include the tree house, wet n’ wild Jr, Big kahuna, paradise river, and the runaway rapids. There is nothing satisfying as a parent when you watch your child’s face light up with excitement and eagerness to try out the fun activities in the park.

Wet 'n' Wild SplashTown

Address: 21300 Interstate 45 N, Spring, TX 77373, USA

Website: Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown

Opening hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Average price for two people: Starting from 39.99 USD

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8. Jumping World NW Houston

Take a moment or two to defy gravity at the jumping world NW Houston. Unlock your wild side and jump and bounce as high as you can and let go of the fear and worry of hitting the ground hard. Challenge your friends and family in a game of trampoline Dodgeball or showcase your skill by performing some of the best pro-style dunks. Perform fearless artistic air twists and turns before hitting the foam below. Once you visit this amazing place, you will find yourself returning to this jumping paradise as many times as you can.

Jumping World NW Houston

Address: 14147 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77040, USA

Website: Jumping World NW Houston

Opening hours: 10am-12am

Average price for two people: Starting from 13.50 USD

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Source: Photo by user Sarah Laval used under CC BY 2.0

It is hard not to enjoy yourself once you visit one of these amusement parks. Let your inner child come out to play and remind yourself how it felt to have fun without worrying about what would happen tomorrow, and also get the time to bond with your family and friends in an exciting environment.

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