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“great afternoon for our little ones”
Review of Kiddie Park

Kiddie Park
Ranked #66 of 264 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Kiddie Park is the perfect place for children and adults to enjoy a nostalgic day of old-fashioned fun at one of San Antonio's most treasured landmarks! Established in 1925 and renovated in 2009, Kiddie Park is America's oldest children's amusement park! Kiddie Park has preserved its 1920's style by maintaining all of the original rides, while updating the park with modern facilities. Guests can enjoy the parks' old-fashioned ferris wheel and famous hand-carved Herschell Spillman carousel, as well as other classic kids' rides that have made Kiddie Park an iconic San Antonio attraction for over 89 years! We also host birthday parties, private parties, and company events!
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“great afternoon for our little ones”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Great older rides with heavy nostalgia on a corner lot near the San Antonio Zoo. We were not sure what to expect, but it was great, small collection of rides including a carousel from 1918, and many other rides that went in a circle...perfect for our 2 and 3 year old. They had a lot of parties going on the Sunday afternoon we were there, but they had ample picnic tables for parties. The rides were a little high - 2.50 a piece, but I can totally understand the cost of keeping some of these older rides going. My 3 year old was a little apprehensive at first, but he warmed up to riding the boats and cars fairly quickly. The parking was off to the side of the park in a gravel lot next to a convienence store, but they had an attendant directing cars to open spots. All the attendants were friendly and helpful and this really made a big difference! Would come back just for the retro vibe and family atmosphere.

Visited December 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Its a traditional place...”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Its a great fun place to take your kids! Alot of birtday parties are held here; its traditional since this place has been open for "a long time" to take your kids where you went as a kid. They have food and drinks and places to sit, the parking may be a little rough, but definitly worth trying out.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A fun place to take preschool children”
Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

My 4 preschool grandchildren enjoyed the park. It also caters to birthday parties 8 rides in all. Very shady so nice on a warm day.

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San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Still there after all these years.”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Kiddie park has been there forever. I went there as a kid and now I am over 60. It is small, but for kids it is great fun. I thought when Sea World and Six Flags came it would have to go, but it is the little park that can.

Visited March 2012
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Oldest of it's kind in the U.S.”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

You gotta come just for the history. It's not top notch, but the kids will have fun. It's been awhile since I've been, but it's in a shady place with a snack bar to keep you hydrated as you play.

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