Best Throwback To Simpler Times

Kiddie Acres

There are only about half a dozen rides at this North Austin amusement park, besides a pony ride and miniature golf. But every one of them is pint-sized (thus the "Kiddie" part) – perfect for small-to-very-small children. Watch 'em grin! Hear 'em beg to "do it ag'in! do it ag'in!" And with the calliope music tooting, the aroma of popcorn wafting, and the arid feel of cotton candy in your mouth, you're awfully glad this kind of innocent, low-tech experience with children is still possible. Kiddie Acres is truly a place where sweet memories are made. Bring your own cake and punch and you have instant birthday party, with no dirty house to clean up afterward. And they're open year 'round, too. (Call ahead to reserve a picnic table and/or order snacks and sodas from the concession stand.)

Kiddie Acres
4800 W. Howard Ln., 512/255-4131
www.kiddieacres.com

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