Does your kid go “Vroom, vroom” with anything even remotely resembling a car? Do you find yourself tripping over mountains of Matchbox cars or trying to make room in your home for yet another Hot Wheels track? Well, it’s time you hit the road and take your budding racecar driver someplace where the cars are bigger than boxes and where he can learn the history behind his favorite set of wheels. Inspire your little auto aficionados at one of these car-themed destinations.

Ridemakerz – Multiple Locations

Sure, toy store-bought cars are nice, but what if you want your Lightning McQueen to have blue tires, flashing red rims and a web launcher? What if you prefer your Camaro to come with a light-up engine and a heart-shaped grill? No problem. At Ridemakerz, kids can customize and construct their own remote-controlled car— usually for under $75. Choose everything from the color and chassis to the wheels and rims. Then, little mechanics can line up at the work table and assemble their vehicles themselves. A few clicks, some kid-safe drilling and it’s “On your mark, get set, go” time.

*Locations in Anaheim CA, Myrtle Beach SC, and Branson MO.


photo: courtesy Ridemakerz


Where do you take kids who like to go “Vroom!?” Share with us in a Comment below. 

— Melissa Heckscher