4 Awesome Things Kids Will Love to Do in Waco


When traveling as a couple, you can do an unlimited number of activities during your vacation. You can participate in a wine tasting, visit a local nightclub, and eat at some of the most quality restaurants. Traveling with kids, however, is a completely different game. Kids get bored, they need entertainment, and they want adventures they can talk about with their friends. Waco, Texas, has no shortage of kid-friendly adventures.

Let Them Discover Zoo Animals

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You can find find zoos in almost every larger city in America. Every zoo has its own features that make it distinctive. Cameron Park Zoo is no exception. This easy-to-navigate zoo offers more than 52 acres of attractions with plenty of spots to rest when you or the kids get tired. The zoo also includes a clear tube that kids can venture through and watch otters swimming around them, as well as picnic and play areas.

Let Them Witness Remains of Mammoths

Waco is home to the Waco Mammoth National Monument. Kids can witness mammoth fossils by walking above them. The site offers guided tours and allows those who are National Park Service Junior Rangers to earn a badge.  

Take Them Swimming

If the children need a bit of water fun, Hawaiian Falls Waco is a must-visit attraction. The park offers plenty of watersides, a wave pool, and many other water-filled fun ways for kids to cool down. Rides are also adult friendly, and you have the option of renting a luxury cabana. Plus, you can purchase tickets online so that you don’t have to wait in line.  

What If It Rains or Temperatures Are Too Hot?

You can find plenty of indoor activities to do with your kids, too. The Mayborn Museum Complex is a must-visit place on your trip to Waco. This museum has plenty of hands-on activities for any young and inquiring mind. From hands-on discovery rooms to interactive displays, the Mayborn Museum Complex is an excellent way to occupy jittery legs and give your children something to talk about for years to come.

Give Them a Well-Deserved Rest After All the Activity

Of course, once you check out these amazing attractions with your kids, it is to be expected that they will be worn out. Luckily, these attractions are not far from popular Waco hotels and restaurants. You can find almost any type of lodging, whether it be a simple roadside motel for a family of four to suites and adjoining rooms for larger families, all within walking distance or a short drive from these attractions.

Your Kids Will Love Waco

Whether you are splashing at a waterpark, swimming with otters at the zoo, or performing science experiments at the Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco has plenty of choices for your tiniest family members. Check out all of the fun activities that you and your kids can enjoy while in Waco. The great variety of choices for your children will give them and you a vacation that you’ll remember for years to come.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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