This county fair was so much fun! We were so lucky to be in town when this fair was going on. For us, going to a fair that included a rodeo was unusual, however we're not from Texas! We made sure to get there early, and after I had to run back out to the car later, I'm so glad! The line was really long! The kids had a blast on the rides. We bought the $20 ride wristbands and I was so surprised to see the boots and wine tent where adults could purchase samples of local wines to try (With ID!!!). The fair food was great. I loved the BBQ Nachos! Watching the rodeo was fun and unfortunately, my kids weren't going to stay up long enough to see the whole event, so we left early, and discussed the rodeo and fair the whole way back to the hotel. My boys were thrilled, and if we were spending more time in Houston, we might've gone for a second night! (2014)
We were seated and ordered fairly quickly. The kids loved watching the music videos and asking who sang the songs. The food was good, the service was good and the atmosphere was great. There was a group there who enjoyed singing along to some of the videos. It was fun for everyone... including us answering the questions about the shoes of one of the "Monkees" on the wall!
This museum is amazing and will entertain kids and adults alike. Every time we visit, our first stop is the gem and mineral exhibit where my budding geologist spends an hour naming all of the minerals. The visiting exhibits are great but are not included in the regular admission. Often, they are timed tickets so you will want to try to purchase them before you visit the museum. Don't skip a visit to the gift shop. We normally walk as fast as we can past the gift shops but happened to visit this one. It has fantastic items and I even got some holiday gift shopping finished on one visit.
I can see why this children's museum is a great option for families with young children but my children were not impressed with the crowds. We visited during the winter and everybody else had the same idea - lots of snow so let's look for an indoor activity. It was so crowded that my kids hardly participated in any of the activities. They just announced a large expansion so maybe that will help with the space issue. The bubble room was my children's favorite spot but it was always very crowded so there was a lot of waiting around. Try to plan your trip around school holidays and get there right when it opens.
Each room comes with a kitchenette with a full size fridge, microwave, sink, cabinets, etc. The room was clean and comfortable. There's an outdoor pool, and hot tub. Our room included tv, 2 beds, nice sized bathroom, and a desk. The free breakfast was very simple with some danishes, bagels, cereal, juice, and a waffle machine.