When I was a kid, I lived in a small town and we didn't have a zoo or museum or the venues we visit daily in Houston. What we did have was a complex with go-karts, bumper boats, batting cages and mini golf.
I went to dozens of birthday parties here and played lots of mini golf and drove lots of bumper boats... but my own kids had never done these things!
So, when my son wanted to do something brand new for his birthday, I was excited to stumble upon Boomers!
Parking is free in the lot and the inside is nice and air conditioned. Outside is nice and hot (in July)... but surprisingly well shaded at the mini golf course. My kids are native (heat loving) Houstonians, and we were celebrating a big birthday, so a little heat wasn't going to deter us!
For the bumper boats, you need to be 44" to drive or 40" to be a passenger. These were closed the day we visited... which was too bad... because bumper boats used to be my all time favorite.
Fortunately we had some space to ourselves on the course... and could continue this style for 18 holes.
That said, the kids had a great time and I was happy I could impress them with something brand new!