Three places in San Antonio to take the under four-foot-tall crowd
The Witte Museum is the center of a full day of Kidcation Week activities in the very kid-friendly town of San Antonio. The city hardly needs a week of special events to be attractive to kids of all ages.
Of course, there's the Alamo, the River Walk, the zoo, and hundreds of other kid-friendly places, but the north side of Brackenridge Park offers a trifecta of attractions.
First, the Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, currently has a special show of life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. Be careful among the towering monsters or you might learn something. The same is true at the museum's H-E-B Science Treehouse, a hands-on playscape of scientific experiments. For those who make it upstairs, there are rooms full of Texas curiosities.
Second, the San Antonio Botanical Garden across Broadway from the museum always offers a chance for kids to explore and touch. Currently, it has the added attraction of an exhibit of scary carnivorous plants.
Third, and this is mainly for the under-four-foot-tall crowd, there is Kiddie Park on Broadway just southwest of the Witte Museum. Opened in 1925 and renovated in 2009, this is the oldest children's amusement park in the country. Many of the rides, including a 1918 carousel, are original equipment.
The San Antonio Kidcation Week runs Aug. 12-18. For coupons and events, visit www.kidcationweek.com. It's just a reminder how kid-friendly the Alamo City is year-round.
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