Quality Suites Intercontinental Airport West
15321 Vantage Parkway East
Houston, TX 77032
Phone: (281) 372-1444
Fax: (832) 775-0650
Get ready for some real haunting action...Screamworld at Woodlands has just about everything you would love—a haunted hotel, haunted houses and the fear factory. The haunted hotel is considered the most hi-tech in the city for its various animatronics. The Edge of Darkness has the traditional hauntings with twisted paths, ghostly apparitions and classic scare tactics. You will also find movie monsters in 3D, a cemetery and a maze of maniacs. This is the longest running haunted attraction and has been selected by America's Best Haunts as one of the best haunted attractions in the USA. Children below ten may be refused entry.
Saddle up and bring your friends along for this exciting, fun-filled horseback riding experience. You will have the chance to relax in wide open spaces at Cypress Trails while learning everything you need to know about riding. Once you get the hang of it, head out on one of the trail rides, endurance rides or marathon rides from Old Town Spring to Intercontinental Airport.
Plants from around the world can be enjoyed in this park without having to leave the country. On 200 acres of beautiful land, you will find plants, an arboretum, nature trails and excellent picnic grounds. Kids will love the animal sanctuary, koi fishpond and the butterfly collection. Regardless of your favorite aspect, peace and serenity exists in abundance and does wonders for the soul. This is a wonderful way to spend a day. This place opens at 8am from Monday to Saturday. And Sunday this place is open at 10am.
Situated in the beautiful, wooded Humble-Spring area, this wondrous park and nature center awaits your visit. Walking trails, small lakes and trickling creeks will satisfy your craving for nature. The center features educational exhibits and plant and game preservation programs. Of special interest to all are the replicas of pioneer and Native American homesteads of the 1800s, the owl prowl events and bird feeding and banding.
Jumpin' Jak's is a child-sized play center featuring a Wild West town and a jungle that is perfect for pint-sized explorers. If your children have a lot of pent-up energy on a rainy day bring them in for some fun and games. You can catch up on your reading or take-along hobbies while your children become blissfully exhausted. The play center is open on weekdays to the general public and hosts private birthday parties on weekends.
If you are the kind of person who likes thrilling sports like Motorsports racing, then Houston Motorsports Park is the place for you. The park has excellent race tracks designed for a thrilling experience. It has one of the fastest 1/8 mile (.20 kilometer), all concrete drag strips in the country and can touch speeds of over 180 miles per hour (290 kilometers per hour)! Races are on all year round, so don't be disappointed if you have missed one.
Children can pet farm animals until they are blissfully exhausted at the twelve different petting zoos that make up Old MacDonald's Farm. If you are afraid they might tire of the animals, there are also pony rides, a miniature train ride, a swimming pool, crawfish pool and a duck pond. The Old West Fort and Indian Village make wonderful settings for birthday parties, and the picnic grounds are great for family reunions and other group outings. Times vary throughout the year - call ahead for details.
A Six flags facility, Splashtown Houston has tradition of slippery family fun. Rides like Tornado-Ride The Ultimate Storm and the Wild Wave Pool ensure your endless day of watery excitement. Designed for both children looking to cool down and the aquatic thrill-seeker, Splashtown Houston is a sure bet for children of all ages. Seasonal passes are available, see their website for further information.
This popular water park is located within half an hour's drive of Houston. Multiple pools, thrilling water slides and raft rides make this amusement park fun for the family and a great way to escape the heat during the summer. Race against your friends down the six lane "Stingrary Racer," or chill on an inner tube in the lazy river. Dining options in the park include four restaurants and multiple food kiosks, so rest assured your hunger pangs will be satisfied.
There was a time in our history when the railroad was a major mode of transportation and was used extensively for cargo transport across the country. Songs have even been written and sung about the long, shrill train whistles and the age of the locomotive. Hank Williams and Jimmy Rogers are prime examples of singers who have paid tribute over the years. The museum features old locomotives, railroad cars, artifacts and other equipment for viewing and exploring. Some cars are completely restored to reflect their glory days. Kids love blasting the engine horn as they pass by and climbing around in antique cabooses. The museum is closed during the winter. Call ahead for exact times.
Delmar Stadium is part of the Delmar-Dyer Sports Complex and was HISD's first off-campus stadium. The football stadium with an artificial turf, can accommodate about 12,000 people and includes a field house, a baseball field, and a school stadium. Since 1957, it has been host to some of the major soccer games, and home games of the Houston-area high schools. Plans are on to upgrade the complex and further add to its current facilities.
The Bayou City Outdoors group (member of the American Outdoor Adventure Network) leads a free bike tour every month, usually the third Saturday, for anyone interested in checking out up to five of Houston's inner city farmers markets. The ride spans 8-12 miles, primarily on side and residential streets with a few trails. Don't forget a backpack to stock up on local, organic produce. Many of the markets also have vendors selling handmade soaps and candles, ready-made items including breads, sauces, and jams. Though they meet up at Onion Creek restaurant, be sure to park on the street. This tour occurs every third Saturday of the month.