09/06/2011 10:00 am ET Updated Oct 26, 2011

Amusement Parks In El Paso: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

Amusement parks in El Paso offer a host of things to do while surrounded by the natural beauty of western Texas. Families will enjoy visiting destinations that include activities for all ages. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on family-fun parks, here is our guide to all the key information visitors need to know about El Paso amusement parks.

Bob-O's Family Fun Center

Bob-O's Family Fun Center has the tagline "El Paso's place to play," and the park really delivers. This fun facility offers something for every member of the family, including indoor and outdoor activities to suit the tastes of all guests.

Signature Attraction

Laser Odyssey is the main attraction at Bob-O's Family Fun Center. The two-story space-themed facility is good for ages 7 and up. A game marshal will lead guests into the vesting room and give instructions before sending players out on the mission in the fog.

Family Attractions

Other popular attractions include the 18-hole miniature golf course, kiddie rides, batting cages and arcade. While at Bob-O's Family Fun Center, be sure to give the longest go-kart track a try. The banked track, which features 900 feet of twists and turns over different elevations, is more exciting than a typical flat track.

Food Options

The snack center offers pizza, chicken wings, hot dogs, chips, soft drinks and slushies. Nachos and churros are also popular menu options.

Safety Record

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Bob-O's Family Fun Center.

Address: 3851 Constitution Drive, El Paso, TX 79922
Phone: 915-587-6070
Hours: Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Price: Laser tag is priced per mission. A ticket for one mission costs $6. Three missions cost $14. The outside attractions are also priced individually. The go-kart ride is $4.99 for the driver and $1.48 for the passenger.

Western Playland Amusement Park

Western Playland Amusement Park has been a family destination for more than 48 years. It is located across the street from Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino and bills itself as the No. 1 amusement park in the Southwest area.

Signature Ride

The Bandido Roller Coaster is a massive steel structure full of exciting turns and dips. According to the Western Playland Amusement Park website, it is guaranteed to get dads to scream.

Thrill Rides

Several more thrill rides, such as the Drop Zone, Round Up and Scrambler, are great for those who like adrenaline-pumping action. Family-fun rides and kiddie rides make up the rest of the park.

Food Options

Typical fair food is offered at Western Playland Amusement Park, like hot dogs, soft drinks and other snack choices. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, during special dollar-day promotions, the hot dogs and soft drinks are $1 each.

Safety Record

Our research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Western Playland Amusement Park.

Address: 1249 Futurity Drive, El Paso, TX 88063
Phone: 915-772-3914
Hours: Open Wednesday through Sunday, with hours varying from 3 to 10 p.m. weekends and 7 to 10 p.m. weekdays. Be sure to check the website for the specific hours of the day you want to visit.
Price: Tickets for adults and children who plan on experiencing the rides are $15.95 per person; tickets for nonriders are $5 per person.

Other Noteworthy Attractions

Adventure Zone
Winkey Doodles
Fiesta Lanes and Family Entertainment Center
Jungle Jaks
Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze and Candy Factory

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