Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Houston Kids Love Oil Ranch

Oil Ranch is a fun trip out of the city with so much to do for the entire family. Plan on spending a good part of your day here to allow for the drive and all the activities. With lifeguards provided, the swimming pool is open during the summer through September, so bring your swimsuits. Other activities include pony rides, playing among Indian teepees, touring the lake by train, visiting the petting zoo and much more. We were intrigued by hand-milking a cow. Operating hours depend on the time of year, so call ahead. Bring water because it's hot outside. Food is available for purchase but it's limited to concession stand fare.

Recommended age: 1+ years
Admission: $9 per person; Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. You often receive a coupon when you visit so it encourages you to visit again.
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Physical location: #1 Oil Ranch Road in Hockley.
From Houston, head northwest on 610. Take Highway 290 West. Exit Hegar Rd. (Hegar Rd. is approx. 16 miles west of 1960/Hwy. 6 on 290 and 29 miles from the 610 loop). Turn right on Hegar Rd. Go approximately 5 miles and follow the signs to the Oil Ranch.
www.oilranch.com 281-859-1616