12 of the Best Texas Amusement Parks

It just doesn't get any better than enjoying all of the exciting rides at any of these 12 best of Texas amusement parks. From riding scary roller coasters, to wild white water rafting, to twisting and turing down a steep water slide, or just enjoying a float on a lazy river, Texas Amusement Parks have something for everyone. Here is our list of the best amusement parks in Texas.

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Texas Amusement Parks


Galveston and New Braunfels

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels

Schlitterbahn may be the original Texas waterpark and it's now evolved into a huge amusement park with a wide variety of water slides, lazy rivers, wave pools, boggy boards, kids attractions, and lots more. Read about our fun day at Schlitterbahn in Galveston.

Six Flags Over Texas


Six Flags over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas is a 212-acre park with awesome rides (thrill seeker, kids, and family rides), great shows, and incredible attractions! They have over 50 rides with names like Texas Skyscreamer, The Joker, The Riddler Revenge, Shock Wave, and Runaway Mine Train.

Moody Gardens


Moody Gardens Acquarium

Moody Gardens is more than just a resort hotel, golf course, and convention center - it's a full blown amusement theme park. Just some of the fun things to do at the theme park include: an aquarium; 3D and 4D Special Effects Theater; an interactive adventure; the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas with up-close and interactive experiences with endangered plants and animals; a paddleboat bay cruise; discovery museum; ropes course and zipline; a huge beach area with a lazy river, wave pool, slides, and splashpad. Read about our enjoyable day at Moody Gardens.

Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park

San Marcos

Wonder World  Adventure Park

Incorporating a natural cave formed by an earthquake along the Balcones Fault Line, Wonder World Park offers guided cave tours, educational earthquake programs, a wildlife park, and train rides. You can climb the observation tower, visit the anti-gravity house, and pet the animals in the petting zoo. There's a science center plus picnic and playground areas. New for 2019, are amusement rides and food carts

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

San Antonio

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Surrounded by a rock quarry wall, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is 200 acres of fun with over 39 rides (10 of which are roller coasters including the world's first 4D Free Spin roller coaster), award winning live entertainment, and annual events like Fright Fest and Mardi Gras, and much more.

Kemah Boardwalk


Kemah Boardwalk

Sitting on the edge of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay just south of Houston, Kemah Boardwalk is an excellent tourist destination. You'll find fabulous waterfront restaurants, fourteen fun amusement park rides, charming retail stores, a speedboat thrill ride, festivals, a 54 room inn, and seaside shows every day. Check out our Kemah and Clear Lake Page to find things to see and do in the area.


San Antonio

SeaWorld San Antonio

SeaWorld is much more than just Shamu - it's a variety of funny and interesting shows (from majestic beluga whales, amazing Pacific white-sided dolphins, talented animals, sea lions, and more), thrilling rides, dolphin penguin encounters, an aquarium loaded with sharks, stingrays, and tropical fish, plus a fantastic waterpark. Read about our fun day at SeaWorld.

Pleasure Pier

GalvestonPleasure Pier

The only amusement park in Texas that has rides over the Gulf of Mexico. Sitting on pier jutting into the Gulf of Mexico you'll find: a 5D theater ride, midway games, Frog Hopper, Texas Tea Cup, bumper cars, a kids ferris wheel, a carousel, Star Flyer, Iron Shark Roller coaster, Pirate's Plunge, and more. If you visit Pleasure Pier, here are some other fun things to see and do in Galveston.

Funtrackers Family Fun Center

Corpus Christi


Funtrackers Family Fun Center offers entertainment for the whole family, including an arcade, laser tag, climbing wall, mechanical bull, bumper boats, go-carts, kiddie rides, batting cages, mini golf, and more.

Morgan's Wonderworld

San Antonio

Morgan's Wonderworld

The World’s First Ultra-Accessible Theme Park. Morgan’s Wonderland is a place for all ages and a theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind but built for everyone’s enjoyment. 25 acres of fun with a Ferris wheel, catch-and-release fishing, and plenty of attractions like Sensory Village, Butterfly Playground, The Wharf, Whirling Wonder, Wonderland Express, Off-road Adventure Ride, Carousel, Water Works, and more,

Grand Texas

New Caney

Grand Texas


Grand Texas is the newest theme park in Texas and it comprises 625 acres of fun. It's home to Wild Isle (a spring fed lake with obstacle courses and inflatable slides). attractions (pony rides, petting zoo, cane fishing, and mining), Aerial Adventures (zip line, ropes course, Houston's tallest climbing walls, and a 70' free fall tower), Watersides (Houston's largest waves, a lazy river, splash pads, and water slides), Big Rivers Waterpark, Speedsportz Racing Park, and the Grand Texas RV Resort plus shopping, dining, and hotels.

ZDT's Amusement Park

San Antonio

ZDT's Amusement Park

ZDT's Amusement Park is home to a wide variety of fun things to do, some of which include: a roller coaster, electric GoKarts with electric boost, dizzy tucan, parachute drop, maxflight simulator, jungle playground, climbing silos, trampoline jump, water slides, splash zone, and raft water coaster.

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