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The Best Places for Childlike Fun in Houston

Brooke Lewis
Posted on August 30
A group plays basketball and skeeball at Cidercade.

Have some fun at Cidercade, an arcade in East Downtown. (Cidercade/Facebook)

Every now and then, adults need a moment to pretend like they’re kids again. Maybe it’s time for you to reminisce and ride a go-kart, play an arcade game, or go roller-skating. If you’re looking for childlike fun, then check out these highly entertaining spots across the city. 


This East Downtown arcade has more than 275 retro and modern arcade games, including classics like Mario Bros. and Pac-Man. They also feature a rotating schedule of food trucks, with places like The Doughcone and Boombox Tacos. While you’re there, drink one of their hard ciders or seltzers. It only costs $12 to play all day, so get moving!

Track 21

I went to Track 21 for a friend’s birthday and had a blast. This place off of Highway 6 is known for its indoor go-karting track, but you can also play mini-golf or laser tag. If you want to try it all, I suggest purchasing their Triple Play package for $27, where you can do one full go-kart race, one round of cosmic mini golf, and one laser tag round.


This might be the most iconic Houston arcade of all time! Grab your friends to go bowling, go-karting, or roller-blading at Funplex. Play one of their games in the arcade, including skeeball or air hockey. Every Friday night, they open up their roller rink to adults only from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Puttery Houston

This adult mini golf course and bar may not have arcade games for you to play, but you’ll be highly entertained. Play one round of golf for $18 per person. They also have delicious food and tasty signature cocktails designed for each golf course.

What’s your favorite arcade in Houston? Want to share your own review of one of these places mentioned? Email me.

Summer is winding down! Here are some fun activities you can check off your bucket list before it’s over. [City Cast Houston 🎧

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