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Whether you visit us as an individual family or as part of a group or organization, the Oil Ranch is full of fun for all ages. Below are just a few of the activities we offer on our working ranch. Come experience the 50+ acres for yourself!

Train Ride

Board the O.I.L. Express! Ride by the windmill and take a tour of Lake Buenos Noches stocked with bass and catfish.

Pony Ride

An Oil Ranch Hand will give you one-on-one attention by leading you around the arena on a pony . For ages 13 and under.

Hay Ride

Enjoy the weather and hop on our hay wagon! A tractor-pulled hay wagon takes you out to the pasture to hand feed the cattle. Look for “Bulls-Eye”.

Kid Hopper

Jump on our 2,800 sq ft jumping pillow. It’s like a giant pillow filled with air to bounce on. See the ranch from a new perspective as you jump.

Dairy Barn

Hand milk Daisy, our Holstein dairy cow! This is an educational exhibit showcasing modern-day milking process.

Petting Zoo

Hop in the pen with a staff member and pet our friendly farm animals. For all ages.

Dynamite, the Roping Mechanical Horse

Learn to rope a dogie atop Dynamite! You’ll have the lasso aimed right in no time.

Spring Creek Mining Co.

Buy your fossils or gemstones and go mining. Awesome adventure! (Bags of mining materials available in the General Store for $7-12.

Swimming Pool

Enjoy our cool pool on a hot summer day! Our swimming pool is open to the public from May 1st through September 30th. We also offer swimming lessons. Bring a swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. No street clothing or playwear allowed in pool due to health codes.

Hamster Wheels

Take a spin and have a race in our hamster wheels. Fun for kids, big and small.

Indian Village

Ride the Indian Sky Swing and play among the Tepees and Totem Poles.

Charlotte’s Web

Take a climb and have fun on Charlotte’s web, a giant rope spider web.


Pack your bait, tackle and pole and enjoy catch-and-release fishing for bass and catfish in Lake Buenes Noches.


Grab a group and play softball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, or horseshoes.

Miniature Golf

Enjoy a round of ranch style miniature golf with the whole family!

Animal Barn

Explore the big barn and visit our baby animals (babies are limited in winter months). Slide down the Turbo Slide and jump into the hay.

Stockyard Maze

Walk through the stockyard maze to see if you can discover the six flags over Texas!

Statue of Liberty

Honoring our veteran and active military for their dedicated service, the ranch has its own miniature Statue of Liberty. She likes posing with guests for pictures!

Tike Town

The Oil Ranch is fun for even the smallest cowpoke. Most of our activities are fun for toddlers and pre-schoolers, they have their own special area sized just for them. And, it gives the adults a chance to sit down and relax for a while.

The Windmill

See a real windmill and pump and old-timey pump just like they did in the old days.