I’m not sure how I missed this at the beginning of the summer, but I’m so glad we went. If they offer season passes next year, we are so in. The Bear had a blast. He rode his first ever fair ride, and loved it.
See what I mean? No one else was there. It was AWESOME. The thing I don’t like about the actual State Fair is the crowds. We rode the carousel over and over, and were the only ones on it. I felt bad for the staff, but I’m sure it will get better next year.
The Bear was able to ride quite a few of the attractions, but most of the kiddie rides have a 36 inch height requirement and our little shorty is 35.5 inches tall. Next year he will be the perfect age for all the kiddie rides. There are plenty of options for big kids and adults as well.
Not only do they have all the usual fair rides, they also have splash pads set up and a stationary surf wave you can ride if you want to get wet. They have shows going on all day as well, all included in the admission price. Jed and Bear loved the BMX bike show.
Because of the notorious Texas heat, there are lots of indoor, air-conditioned options. The building below is filled with gorgeous plants and a train exhibit that kept the Bear enthralled for over half an hour. That’s years in toddler time. It rivaled the Trains at Northpark and was seriously like a magical fairy land. I nursed the Pearl Girl while Bear chased the trains around. There is also a building dedicated to Lego building with tables for the kids and lots of seating for adults. We spent some time cooling off in there as well.