There’s so Much to Do

The Oil Ranch has an amazing variety of amusements and attractions to choose from. With over 50 acres of family fun, we are the best Houston Amusement Park around. A day on the ranch is better than any other park because the experiences are real! We have a huge assortment of activities. You can milk a cow, take a hayride out to feed cattle, learn to rope a calf, test your paintball shooting skills, fish Lake Buenas Noches, and that’s just the start!

Please note:  We do not allow outside animals or pets at the Oil Ranch

We also have a swimming pool, sports fields, stockyard maze, our big hay barn, and so much more action-packed family fun. Just look around our amazing website to see some of the amusements and attractions we offer.

The ranch activities are perfect for corporate events, educational events, educational field trips, reunions and birthday parties.  Our event planners can help you plan your next Houston event at our venue that will make your guests feel special.

The Oil Ranch is a Texas experience full of activities for all ages.Oil Ranch has been the ranch amusement park destination in Houston for corporate picnics, parties, and outdoor family fun since 1976. We are a short drive northwest of Houston, TX.

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Train Ride

Board the O.I.L. Express! Ride by the windmill, barns, and take a tour of Lake Buenas 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 12 & 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.”

Petting Zoo

Hop in a pen and pet our friendly farm animals. Visitors of all ages love making new furry friends!

Kid Hopper

Jump on our 2,800 sq ft jumping pillow that’s like a giant bouncing cloud and see the ranch from a new perspective.

Dairy Barn

Hand milk Daisy, our Holstein dairy cow in an educational exhibit that showcases the modern-day milking process.

Spring Creek Mining Co.

Buy your fossils or gemstones and go mining. Bags of mining materials available in the General Store for $8-18.

Mechanical Roping Horse

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

Tumbleweed Racers

Take a spin and have a race in our tumbleweed racers. Fun for kids, big and small.

Windmill & Duck Races

Enjoy the view at our Windmill, then try your luck at our old-time hand pump duck races.


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

Stockyard Maze

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

Charlotte’s Web

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

Hay Barn

Explore the big barn and visit our younger animals. Slide down the Turbo Slide and jump into the hay.


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

Wild West Putt Putt

Enjoy a round of ranch-style miniature golf with the whole family. It’s our own little bit of Texas History! We purchased it from Astroworld once it closed down.

Paddle Boats

$10 for a 30 minute ride

Get out of the city and enjoy our paddle boats on the ranch. A completed liability form is required to ride boats in Lake Buenas Noches.

Frontier Village

Hitch a ride on our Indian Sky Swing, race against friends on one of our rope climbs, or play among our two Teepees and Totem Poles.

Statue of Liberty

The ranch has its own miniature Statue of Liberty to honor our veterans, active duty military, and reserves for their dedicated service. Lady Liberty likes posing with guests for pictures, so stop by for a selfie while you’re at the ranch!

Swimming Pool

Enjoy our cool pool on a hot summer day! Our swimming pool is open to the public May 1 through September 30. Bring a swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. No street clothing or play wear allowed in the pool due to health codes.

Li’l Tykes Hideout

The Oil Ranch is fun for even the smallest cowpoke. Most of our activities are fun for toddlers and preschoolers. 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.


Children under 3 are free




Special rates available for schools, churches, youth groups and day care centers

The Oil Ranch has a wide variety of fun-filled attractions to choose from. With 56 acres of family entertainment, we are the best Houston Amusement Park around. A day on the ranch is more exciting than other parks because of our hands-on activities and experiences! Just take a look around our informative website to see some of the activities and attractions we offer.