Roadside Fun: Where is America’s Oldest Children’s Amusement Park

Who doesn’t love amusement parks?  I love them and my kids love them even more than me especially if it has anything to do with a certain mouse.  Sadly, we are not talking about that famous mouse today but we did have a great time visiting America’s oldest children’s amusement park.

So here is today’s question where oh where is it located?

IMG_7438This amazing old-fashioned amusement park, Kiddie Park,  was built in 1925 in San Antonio and was renovated in 2009. It has all the original rides from the 1920s but updated the restrooms, snack bar, office, and the grand entrance. We loved the old-fashioned flair, the Ferris ride, and the famous hand-carved Herschell Spillman Carousel.  The park was clean and the staff was very friendly.  I loved reading about the carousel because we got to watch how these beautiful carousels came to life when we visited Ohio Carousel Museum.

IMG_7447We spent the morning at the park then we headed to the mall to try on clothes.  It is always fun just having a girl’s day, so we were able to do things that we normally don’t do with daddy around. Today we tried on clothes we had no intention of buying, and then headed to see the best movie of the year “Class Dismissed“, a movie about homeschooling.

popcornWe gave the park three out of five popcorns mainly for the price and the fact that it is more for kids under the age of 12.  We visited Kiddie Park on Bargain Wednesday so the prices were very reasonable.

Prices:                       1 ticket for $2.50       6 tickets for $11.25     Unlimited Ride Band for $13.00                Book of 50 Ride Tickets for $60.00 Book of 100 Ride Tickets for $80.00

Bargain Wednesday:  1 ticket for $1.75       6 tickets for $9.00      Unlimited Ride Band for $11.25

Spring and Summer Hours of Operation: March 1 – Sept 1,  Wednesday- Sunday: 10 am-7 pm,  Monday – Tuesday: Closed, but available for Private Parties

Off-Season Hours:  Friday – Sunday: 10 am-7 pm, Monday – Thursday: Closed, but available for Private Parties. The park will be open on select holidays. Please call or check the website for holiday times.

About Chrissie

Follow our crazy journey across America as we visit roadside oddities, historical land marks and beautiful landscapes. I have ton of ideas and review educational products that will help you get the most on your home school adventure. We are an Unschool family that believes the world is our classroom and is teaching our children to self direct their education to a better future.

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