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Best Of 2023: Places For Kids

There was no shortage of fun for the younglings this year

There’s so much great stuff to eat and do in North Texas. But what’s the best? Just as the year ends, here’s a moment for us — and you — to look back at the best of the best for 2023. Local Profile voted internally on its favorites and, over the past year, let you do the same. While readers’ choice isn’t for every category, hundreds of y’all replied, letting us know what your favorites were. And for that, we thank you.

Best Place for Kids

National Videogame Museum

8004 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034 | 972.668.8400

Dive into the vibrant history of the video game industry, explore its future direction and actively engage in its ongoing evolution. The videogame museum is a welcoming space for guests to connect with and grow in a community of imagination. The museum offers a permanent residence where all ages can enjoy games of the past, present and future.

Readers’ Choice: Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

5752 Grandscape Blvd., Suite 100, The Colony, TX 75056 | 469.527.3278

Race, play, eat and drink! Andretti’s is a one-stop shop for the whole family. Kids can get competitive with karting, laser tag, bowling and more, while parents sip on craft cocktails and snack on delicious appetizers. 

“There is so much to do and keep them busy. If the go-karts have a long wait, they can play arcade games or laser tag while they wait.” —Amber R

Best Place for Kids on the Spectrum

We Rock the Spectrum

1941 Preston Road, Suite 1022, Plano, TX 75093 | 214.954.7221
11722 Marsh Lane, Suite 336, Dallas, TX 75229 | 214.468.4880

There’s no need to explain. No need to apologize. Here, everyone knows, understands and accepts. We Rock the Spectrum is a sensory-friendly indoor gym for all kids, complete with swings, a zip line, crash mats, a trampoline, a crafts area, a calming room and more. Now that does rock.