- TripBuzz found 36 things to do with kids in or near Harlingen, Texas, including 24 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Brownsville and Weslaco.
- From Creasey's Bowl to Champion Skate Center, the Harlingen area offers 46 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Movie Theaters, Bowling and Theaters.
- Harlingen is situated in south Texas' Rio Grande Valley. Military presence is strong within the city and is home to the Marine Military Academy as well as an industrial airpark that was a former home to Air Force bomber jets. Valley Race Park, a greyhound raceway, draws tourism from the surrounding cities, as does the World Birding Center nature park.
A 24-lane traditional bowling center, Creasey's Bowl offers open and league bowling along with party hosting and glow bowling. The center provides arcade games, billiard tables, a snack bar and a lounge with a full bar and a television.
Originally opened in 2002, Harlingen's Champion Skate Center is an inline and roller skating rink that offers open skating hours as well as party and event rentals. The center also hosts themed nights and offers concessions for sale.
Renovated in 2012, Boggus Stadium hosts football games for the local school districts on its AstroTurf field. Visitors can hang with the locals in the bleachers while rooting for their favorite local high school team.
With a monument cast from the same mold that was used for the original Iwo Jima Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum also has artifacts available for viewing. In addition, guests can watch an educational film inside of the museum.
The Cinemark Theater is a multi-plex theater offering 16 separate auditoriums with modern digital projection technology. The theater features extra large screens, all stadium-style seating, and offers a snack bar and cafe alongside a coin-operated arcade.
Home to a lake, Dixieland Park is located on 20 acres and features a nine-hole disc golf course, turf athletic fields and a basketball court. The park also provides picnic facilities, a barbeque pit and a children's playground.
Situated on 29 acres, Arroyo Park overlooks the Arroyo Colorado and features facilities for basketball, volleyball, soccer and baseball. The park also offers a fitness area, a children's playground, a picnic shelter and access to Arroyo Hike and Bike Trail.