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There is a variety of activities for kids in San Antonio to enjoy from theme parks to natural wonders, historic sites, thrilling tours and more. Here are some of the top attractions kids can explore.

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  • Sightseeing by Segway Tour

    Downtown

    A fun and unique way to see the Alamo city is by Segway Tour. There are various companies to choose from that take families on a zippy tour of the Alamo, historic Menger Hotel, Tower of the Americas, San Fernando Cathedral, River Walk and the quaint art village of La Vallita.

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  • Seaworld

    10500 Sea World Dr.

    Seaworld is more than just a theme park, it’s a great way to stay cool in San Antonio’s sweltering summers. With all of the water-centric attractions, it’s almost as good as a dip in the pool. Visitors can enjoy interacting with the dolphins and sea lions, watch penguins play in their arctic environment, and see Beluga whales and other animals perform amazing acts. There’s also plenty of popular rides such as the Steel Eel and Journey to Atlantis.

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  • City Lights Ghost Tours

    River Walk

    For something a little bit different, City Lights Ghost Tour is an entertaining way to learn about the colorful history of San Antonio. As home of one of the greatest battles the United States has ever seen, people often claim downtown is frequented by many ghosts who fought at the Alamo. The historic Menger Hotel is another hot spot that has been deemed haunted for years.

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  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

    26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd

    Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a safari park that allows families to drive through 400 acres of native land and get up close and personal with the wild animals. The park is home to a number of animals, including zebras, giraffes, elk, deer, antelope, ostriches, emus and more. The is also a restaurant and petting zoo, where kids can enjoy touching and playing with smaller animals like goats and llamas.

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  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas

    17000 IH 10

    Six Flags offers 200 acres of thrill rides, shows and practically endless fun, including fireworks. One of the top amusement parks in the Unites States and the flagship Six Flags location, this popular theme park is home to rides like the Boomerang, Der Twister and the Bahama Blaster—the world’s steepest water slide. The water park is a local favorite. Children never seem to tire of riding the waves in the half-million gallon wave pool that is shaped like Texas.

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  • Witte Museum

    3801 Broadway St.

    The Witte Museum has been San Antonio’s pre-eminent museum for children and families for decades. Besides the famous tree house—a magnet for kids—the HEB Body Adventure is an exciting interactive exhibits kids can enjoy several times. This revolutionary experience focuses on health IQ, empowerment and wellness and showcases four floors of interactive adventures that includes games, cooking demos and other fun learning opportunities. Children can create a virtual buddy and track their progress over time.

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  • San Antonio Missions National Historic Park

    7601 San Jose Dr.

    Families who appreciate historic sites will enjoy San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, which has preserved four architecturally stunning Spanish frontier missions—San Jose, Concepcion, San Jan and Espada. Active families can rent bikes and tour the centuries-old missions using the expanded mission trail.

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  • Missions Baseball Team

    Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium

    San Antonio’s minor league baseball team, the Missions, play at XXXXX throughout the spring and summer. A kids’ favorite is the team mascot, Henry the Puffy Taco, who gets chased by one of the young fans during the seventh inning of each game. Tickets are generally inexpensive. Check out the team’s website for special promotions, such as $2 Tuesdays and post-game fireworks.

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  • Cave Without a Name

    Boerne, TX

    Located just outside of the city in the Texas Hill Country, this natural living cavern is almost a 100 feet below the earth’s surface and houses a treasure of extraordinary formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones and rimstone dams. Although humid, the cave remains at 66 degrees year-round, providing a great place to escape the heat during San Antonio’s warm summer months.

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  • The Main Event

    8514 State Hwy 151

    The Main Event is a giant entertainment venue that houses numerous activities that both kids and adults can enjoy. A favorite destination for birthday parties and afternoon excursions, there are a variety of kid-friendly activities here, including bowling, gravity ropes, laser tag, karaoke, mini golf, rock climbing, video games, billiards and bocce ball. The venue also features a casual dining restaurant and a full-service bar for parents who need a little break.

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