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Things To Do With Kids In Houston: A Day At Kemah Boardwalk

At Kemah Boardwalk, it’s like a summer fair all year long!

The Kemah Boardwalk is open daily providing fun for everyone! Located just 20 miles from downtown Houston, the Kemah Boardwalk is home to fabulous waterfront restaurants, amusements, charming retail stores, festivals and seaside shows every day. We recently visited and I wanted to share. 


We purchased All Day Ride Passes to experience our rides over and over. You can ride the select rides as many times as you want in a day! My kids LOVED this!  Joel did too! 🙂

You can also purchase for each individual ride. Check out the rides and prices here.  All Day Ride Pass does not include the Boardwalk Beast, Stingray Reef, Iron Eagle, Midway Games or Arcade. The prices for the all day ride passes are $18.99 (under 48″) $24.99 (48″ and up).

There is a Starbucks on the Boardwalk that made me a very happy mom. While I went on a coffee run the kids and Joel rode some rides. OVER AND OVER.

This is Pharaoh’s Fury that is a thriller!

The Ferris wheel is one that I can enjoy with the family. It is fun to see the view of the water and boardwalk from the sky! 

One thing we always have to do is check out the games! There is a small charge per game. But they loved playing over and over.

The Cool Zone is a must visit in this Texas heat!!

We finished out the day at the Splash Pad and stage area. There is a large open area for you to sit back and relax and listen to live music. During the summer you can find rock, county, or other favorites throughout the week on the stage. See the Kemah calendar of events for more. 

Our favorite restaurant is Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. It is AMAZING! It has Forrest Gump references throughout the menu, decor, store, and even the wait staff. Our waiter helped us pass the time by doing Forrest Gump trivia. There are many other dining options at Kemah so there is something for everyone.

Find out about the rides and passes here.

Hours of Operation for Amusement Rides
Sunday – Thursday: 10:30am – 10pm
Friday: 10:30am – Midnight
Saturday: 10:30am – 11pm
*Hours are seasonal and subject to change.

Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave
Kemah, TX 77565


Heather Brummett

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