McAllen isn’t just for visitors, bird watchers and conventioneers. South Texas is a terrific place to live, work and raise a family. You have lots of choices of cool things to do with the kids – whatever their ages.
Please contact McAllen Parks & Recreation at about recreational activities available throughout the year.
Cinemark Hollywood USA
100 W. Nolana Loop, McAllen
Fantasyland Skate Center
1001 N. Jackson , McAllen
3301 N. 23rd St., McAllen
Gladys Porter Zoo
500 Ringgold St
This award-winning zoo offers more than 31 acres of easy access to some of the rarest animals in the world. You’ll see natural waterways flowing throughout the area and exhibits designed to simulate the animals’ natural habitats. Housing 1,500 species, this is considered one of the finest small zoos in the country.
KidsZone – International Museum of Art & Science
Nothing boring about this museum! The IMAS KidsZone has a number of interactive displays, games, hands-on activities and other learning fun.
McAllen Municipal Pool
1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd., McAllen
4220 N. Bicentennial Ste. F, McAllen
4100 N. 2nd St. Ste. 1000, McAllen
4617 N. 10th, McAllen
Hard-to-find items here include comic books, skateboarding and rollerblading equipment, sports cards, and anime.
Palmview Golf Course
2701 S. Ware, McAllen
Peter Piper Pizza
620 N. 10th St., McAllen
600 Sunset Drive, McAllen
Best outdoor fun in the Valley. Always something interesting happening here – special events, tours, nature adventures.
RGV Ice Center
201 N. 26th Street, McAllen
Rio Grande Speedway Racing
3 ½ S. 10TH St., McAllen
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
33261 State Park Road 100
S Padre Island, TX 78597
The half-mile-long Rio Aventura transports you from one attraction to another without ever leaving your inner tube. Four water coasters, two whitewater tube chutes, a giant wave lagoon, the world’s largest surf machine and more.
State Farm Arena
2600 N 10th Street, State HWY 336
Here’s where you go in the Valley to see the circus, watch football or basketball, take in a family show like the Harlem Globetrotters or listen to Grammy-winner performers. All the really great shows happen here in this hall that seats thousands for many different kinds of events.
The Zone Action Park
2600 West Expressway 83, McAllen,
This park offers something that brings out the kid in all of us – go-karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats, a large arcade and more.
2140 E. Business 83, Mission
Calling all bowlers – the pins are set for crashing. Huge facility features 24 lanes, pool tables, putting course and a restaurant.
Zoofari Play & Discovery Center
7007 North 10th Street
Trenton View Shopping Center, McAllen
Fun includes arcade, wildlife café, party packs & more.