Where should you go around DFW!


Dallas, a modern metropolis in North Texas, is a commercial and cultural hub of the region. If you're looking for free activities with kids or a fun night in town, Dallas has so much to offer for your next BIG Adventure. From classics like Reunion Tower and Perot Museum of Nature and Science, to new experiences in must-see spots like Trinity Groves and Design District. With professional sports teams out the wazoo and plenty of museums, green spaces, amusements parks, exotic events to check out and more, there’s ALWAYS something going on in Dallas.
 

KLYDE WARREN PARK

Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. Offering a mix of active and passive spaces, which include a children’s park, reading room, great lawn, restaurant, performance pavilion, games area, urban dog park, and botanical garden, are few of the reasons why no visit to Dallas is complete without a stop at Klyde Warren Park.

Address: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201


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Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo is a 106-acre zoo located 3 miles south of downtown Dallas, Texas, in Marsalis Park. Established in 1888, it is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas and is managed by the non-profit Dallas Zoological Society.

Address: 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203


Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art is located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, along Woodall Rodgers Freeway between St. Paul and Harwood. The center presents exhibitions featuring museum’s collections and artists’ and community partners’ responses to them. Spaces include the Art Studio, Tech Lab, Theater, and Arturo’s Nest. The museum also hosts numerous community outreach programs throughout the year.

Address: 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201


DALLAS ARBORETUM

Just minutes from downtown on the shore of White Rock Lake, Dallas Arboretum feature 66 acres with 11 lush display gardens that offer seasonal color all year long. Home of Dallas Blooms Spring, the Southwest's largest outdoor floral festival, it providse a tranquil oasis where visitors are surrounded by the beauty of all four seasons. Amenities include the Hoffman Family Gift Shop, a dining terrace and several facilities available for rental.

Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218


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the sixth floor museum

This museum examines the life, times, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy and is located at the very spot from which Lee Harvey Oswald, according to four government investigations, shot and killed the President on November 22, 196

Museum's exhibition area uses historic films, photographs, artifacts and interpretive displays to document the events of the assassination, the reports by government investigations that followed, and the historical legacy of the tragedy.

Address: 411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202

 


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Reunion tower

Reunion tower has been an Icon for Dallas Downtown for several decades. With a 470 feet high Observation Deck, visitors experience a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view. Equipped with high-definition zoom cameras, interactive touch screens and  telescopes you can observe miles of high-rise buildings and sky in any direction. Twilight is a great time to go up the observation deck, so you can view both day and night sky.

Address: 300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207

 


perot museum of nature and science

Perot Museum of Nature and Science, which opened on Dec. 1, 2012, offers dynamic experiences to stimulate curiosity in visitors of all ages. With 180,000 square feet of space, standing 170 feet tall. The extraordinary building and outdoor space serves as a living science lesson, offering provocative illustrations of engineering, technology and conservation. Five floors house 11 permanent exhibit halls containing state-of-the-art video and 3-D computer animation with thrilling, life-like simulations where visitors can exercise their brains through hands-on activities, interactive kiosks and educational games.

Address: 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201

 


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Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park, located just northwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County, is a 1,524.72-acre scenic park set astride the Paluxy River. Find dinosaur tracks, camp, picnic, hike, mountain bike, swim and fish in the river, watch for wildlife, look for a geocache, ride your horse, or visit our interpretive center. This long trip to the past is just a short drive from Fort Worth.

Address: 1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043

 


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Mesquite championship rodeo

Best known as home to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo, this facility is just 15 minutes east of downtown Dallas. Constructed in 1986, the arena has been host to presidents such as Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Equipped with 61 Luxury Suites, the 8-Second Club, a BBQ Pavilion, 2 brand new HD Video Boards, and an entertainment area. The arena and club can be rented out for private and public events. Concessions and catering is done in-house through Platinum Catering.

Address: 11818 Rodeo Dr, Mesquite, TX 75149


fort worth stockyards

Fort Worth Stockyards is a historic district that is located in Fort Worth, Texas, north of the central business district. When the railroad arrived in 1876, Fort Worth became a major shipping point for livestock, so the city built the Union Stockyards, two and a half miles north of the Tarrant County Courthouse, in 1887. From concerts to rodeos to other crowd-pleasing shows, there’s plenty of live entertainment at the Stockyards: Guitar strumming. Bull riding. Trick roping. And beyond. 

Address: 130 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164


AT&T STADIUM COWBOYS

If you are a football fan this place is hard to miss. AT&T Stadium, previously Cowboys Stadium, is home of Dallas Cowboys and was completed in 2009. This entertainment mecca is owned by Jerry Jones and has maximum capacity of 105,000 seats. Visitors can enjoy daily tours ranging from VIP guided tour, Self-guided tour, Educational tours and Art tours and learn everything about the stadium history. 

Address: 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011


delaney vineyards

Just 15 minutes ride form DFW Airport, this beautiful winery is tucked away in the countryside of Western Dallas. Boasting about 120 acres of planted wines, Delaney Vineyard is the largest vineyard in North Texas. Be it your special day of wedding or semi-private event, this 18th century French chateau never cease to mesmerize you with all the amenities it has to offer. It offers the perfect atmosphere to sip on the the fine wines and mingle with your friends. 

Address: 2000 Champagne Blvd, Grapevine, TX 76051


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UMBRA WINERY

Umbra winery is based in Springtown, Texas and their tasting room  is located at 415 S. Main Street  in Grapevine, Texas. The winery is owned by John Wilson and Debbie since 2013 and the duo has added a distinct European flavor to their wines since then. Visitors can enjoy 8 different locally produced wines in addition to some European imports and sparkling wines. Winery hosts various events ranging from private rentals, group wine & food tasting, book signings, truffle making and art gallery nights.

Address: 415 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051


Fossil rim jungle safari

Located almost 1 hour 45 minutes drive from the DFW Airport, this wildlife centre is an endangered species reserve and conservation centre near Glen Rose. Growing concern over loss of wild habitat and species extinction compelled the owner, Tom, to experiment in captive breeding at Fossil Rim. The facility has over 1,000 animals from 50 species. Guided and self-guided tours of the center are the main attractions.

Address: 2299 Co Rd 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043


Fort Worth water gardens

One of the most visited and most photographed spot in the DFW area, this architectural genius is one of the most beautiful gardens in the whole US. The 4.3 acre Water Gardens is located on the south end of downtown Forth Worth between Houston and Commerce Streets. The main attraction of the Water Gardens is the active pool which has water cascading 38 feet down terraces and steps into a small pool at the bottom. 

Address: 1502 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102


sea life grapevine aquarium 

Are you a marine life lover? Do you get excited looking at vivid colors on sea creatures? At Sea Life Aquarium you will get to see all of those colors and you will be able to get closer to them than ever before. You can see all forms of sea life, from starfish to seahorses and sharks to jellyfish, at this 45,000-square-foot aquarium. More than 30 displays housing more than 5,000 sea creatures, featuring both exotic saltwater and native freshwater sea life, anchor this two-story attraction

Address: Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051


southfork ranch

The original production site of famous 70's era CBS TV series "Dallas". The ranch got so famous after filming Dallas that owner started getting request for private parties and after years of evolving as a tourist attraction, he opened the doors to the public. Whether you are an individual traveler or part of a group tour, Southfork is open daily, year round for guided tours of the ranch.  

Address: 3700 Hogge Dr, Parker, TX 75002


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Globe Life Park

Globe Life Park in Arlington is a baseball park in Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth. It is home to the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball and the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame. Visitors can enjoy tours ranging from Public tours($10-$15), Pre-game tours($40), Group and Educational tours, etc.  

Address: 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011


turner falls

Turner Falls is one of Oklahoma's tallest waterfalls, dropping 77 feet into a natural swimming pool. Almost 2 hours drive from the DFW Airport, Turner Falls Park is a quick and easy getaway for adventurous souls. In addition to 77ft waterfall visitors can explore hiking trails, caves, camp sites and enjoy cabin rentals with great food. It is open 24 hours a day with a plethora of picnic areas, proving a perfect getaway for the whole family and friends.

Address: Turner Falls Park, Interstate 35, Davis, Oklahoma


fort worth zoo

Named as a top zoo in the nation by Family Life magazine, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today, The Fort Worth Zoo is a home to 112 species, 68 endangered and threatened species on the state and federal levels, and 160 fish and invertebrates. Located only 32 minutes drive from DFW Airport,  the zoo provides an entire day of fun for any family. Visitors can plan an exciting day here starting from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as the zoo is open 365 days a year.

Address: 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76110


winstar world casino and resort

As the world’s largest casino by number of gaming positions, WinStar World Casino and Resort offers more than 8,100 electronic games, 99 tables games and 55 poker tables. Located just 1 hour drive from DFW, Airport near the Oklahoma–Texas state line, north of the Red River, boasts a 3,500-seat entertainment venue – the Global Event Center – as well as 1,500 luxury hotel rooms, two 18-hole golf courses and state-of-the-art Golf Academy. 

Address: 777 Casino Ave, Thackerville, OK 73459