Big Rivers Waterpark
Ticket Price: $39.99
Big Rivers has six-story water slides, wave pools, and the Houston-area’s longest lazy river—all great options for cooling off when the summer heat becomes unbearable. There’s also Wild Isle, a floating challenge course situated across the onsite lake, where you can test your athleticism over a series of bouncing, slippery obstacles. But new this year is the Big Rivers Fairgrounds, which adds 11 amusement park rides to the mix, including a spinning, flipping roller coaster dubbed Rolling Thunder and a couple of swing-style rides that will whip you through the air. The fairgrounds add more activities to your itinerary, while also providing a few options for anyone who doesn’t want to get back into the car soaking wet.