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Save to My List   Amusements   Dallas, TX
Adventure Landing has theme parks all over the country, but their location in Dallas houses one of the few Go-Kart tracks that actually tests your driving skills. The twisty-turvy quarter-mile track will speed
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Dallas, TX
The groundwork for the collection was begun in 1974 when the Bishop College collection was moved here from their Texas campus. But the history goes further back, to five months in 1936 when the Texas Centennial
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Fort Worth, TX
A visit to the Amon Carter Museum is an excellent opportunity for the entire family to discover the works of some of the most famous American of the 19th and 20th century. From Georgia O'Keefe works to painting
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Arlington, TX
The Arlington Museum of Art features high-quality companion curated shows and traveling exhibitions. It does not have a permanent collection, but it offers a wide range of educational programs for children, which
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   Arlington, TX
AT&T Stadium is about more than just football, but you can still do that too! The stadium hosts all of the home games for the Dallas Cowboys while simultaneously offering art and educational tour packages
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Southlake, TX
Discover and understand the Cross Timber ecosystem at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve by hiking or engaging in bird watching with the entire family. The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is home to
Save to My List   Amusements   Dallas, TX
Open through the summer, this splash park is the perfect way for kids of all ages to cool down during the extreme heat of summer. To the delight of children of all ages, water shoots up out of the ground and streams
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Addison, TX
With a collection of planes from different eras, the Cavanugh Flight Museum aims to promote aviation education. Most of the museum items are part of the personal collection of Jim Cavanaugh, an aviation enthusiast
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   McKinney, TX
Located south of the downtown McKinney Square, the Chestnut Square Historic Village is a collection of 6 replica historic homes that show how people lived in the area in from the middle of the nineteenth century
Save to My List   Farms & Orchards   Fort Worth, TX
Take a walk through the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze's 5400 square feet of corridors made to look like the cattle pens of the old west. The maze pathways are frequently transformed, so multiple visits would provide
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Dallas, TX
Texas’s own Crow family loved to collect Asian art and artifacts on their frequent global treks. Now we can all enjoy them on our journey to their namesake museum. This legacy collection has 600 fine examples
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Dallas, TX
This 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long. The one-of-a-kind 8 acre Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden is the only one of it's kind in America. Enjoy great walking
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Dallas, TX
What makes this aquarium a kid favorite for the past several generations? The conscientious design guarantees ages pre-K to ten will always have eye-level access to displays in each of the six Zones: Freshwater
Save to My List   Boating & Sailing   Irving, TX
What better way to take in the beauty of Lake Carolyn and Mandalay Canal than by floating on a gondola, listening to gondoliers sing or play music while dining on delicious food provided by local restaurants
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Dallas, TX
Dallas Heritage Village occupies over 20-acres of Dallas' first city park with its original Victorian and Pioneer style homes and commercial buildings. The historical buildings were moved to the park from all
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Dallas, TX
The only Holocaust museum in North Central Texas, the Dallas Holocaust Museum is an educational center dedicated to the preservation of the memory of those who lost their lives during the Holocaust. The museum
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Dallas, TX
Foresight. That’s what you need to build a legendary art museum collection like this. So when the city of Dallas was just sixty seven years young in 1903, the collecting began in earnest. Now the DMA boasts
Save to My List   Amusements   Dallas, TX
Open through the summer, the city of Dallas features 10 splash parks offering the perfect way for kids of all ages to cool down during the extreme heat of summer. To the delight of children of all ages, water
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Dallas, TX
This is not your usual aquarium. Sure, they have fish, but they also bring you into the entire ecosystem from the continent where the fish originated. It’s a stunning habitat immersion experience that has
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Dallas, TX
The newly renovated Dallas zoo really is worth the trip. Go to the new area of the zoo and you can literally feed the giraffes. Eat lunch in the Serengeti Grill and watch the lions walk right up to the glass
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Glen Rose, TX
All kids love dinosaurs and being able to spend a day in a park where dinosaurs once roamed can sure bring a lot of excitement. The Dinosaur Valley State Park is a place where the entire family can discover footprints
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Eagle Mountain Lake is a big reservoir and lake located 35 minutes north of Fort Worth, Texas in Tarrant County, Texas. The lake was formed by the damming of Trinity River, initially completed in October of 1932
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Fort Worth, TX
Fire Station No.1 is a historical landmark in Fort Worth. It is the site of the original city hall, with the government offices in the second floor and the volunteer fire fighters' area in the first floor. The
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Fort Worth, TX
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History was originally a children's museum, but they changed their name in 1968 so that teens, parents, and adults without children could enjoy all of the educational exhibits
Save to My List   Fun Quirky Stuff   Fort Worth, TX
If you ever wanted to be a cowboy or cowgirl, Fort Worth Texas is the place to be. The Fort Worth Stockyards boast a historically accturate "Cowtown" with authentic rodeos, stables, museums and more. The city
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Water Gardens is an urban park easily accessible from Interstate I-30, and directly beside the Fort Worth Convention Center. It's got three water pools and a knoll, encompassing a total of 4.3 acres
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Gainesville, TX
There are a number of Dr. Pepper Star Centers throughout the state of Texas which provide kids instruction and an ice rink to practice skating and ice hockey. As the name suggests they are in the business of wanting
Save to My List   Theater & Performance   Frisco, TX
The Frisco Discovery Center located right off the Dallas Parkway is devoted to cultivating arts and culture for the local Texas community and sharing it with visitors from all over. Frisco Discovery Center touches
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Irving, TX
Fritz Park Petting Farm is a fun, animal-centric summer attraction located in Irving, Texas, just 20 minutes away from Dallas by car or bus. Each June and July, this petting farm located in Irving's Fritz Park
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Dallas, TX
Flight is intertwined in modern history and here is an opportunity to see and hear all the details. This is a must see for aviation, military or space travel buffs of all ages. If you can’t get to the Smithsonian
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   Dallas, TX
Located in the center of the Galleria Dallas shopping mall, the indoor ice skating rink provides a fun weekend activity for the family. The rink is open for public skate sessions, lessons, and group and party
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Dallas, TX
This is a great first stop on any tour of Dallas. Adjoining the Hyatt Regency Dallas is the iconic Dallas landmark, Reunion Tower. Atop that big ball at the west end of downtown, you’ll get a bird’s-eye
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Dallas, TX
The museum at this venue offers a fascinating look at the eight years when the 43rd president was in office, including a number of interactive exhibits, and an especially poignant section on 9/11. Before you
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Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) from which Oswald fired those infamous shots, this historic exhibition chronicles the life, times
Save to My List   Amusements   Grapevine, TX
Great Wolf Lodge is the only indoor water park and resort that can be enjoyed by the whole family. With family friendly activities every night, special pools for the smaller ones, and with a central location only
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   McKinney, TX
Grisham Farms is a wonderful petting zoo and animal education space located in McKinney, Texas, just under an hour's drive north of Dallas. Families and groups can visit this farm to learn all about the many farm
Save to My List   Amusements   White Settlement, TX
Hawaiian Falls is a water park chain dotted throughout Texas. There are seven Hawaiian Falls: White Settlement - the closest Hawaiian Falls to Fort Worth, around 17 minutes east using I-30 and I-820. This
Save to My List   Museums & Science   McKinney, TX
The Heard Natural Science Museum and Animal Sanctuary offers a close-up, hands-on look at the natural world. Connecting kids and their families with nature is the museum's primary goal, and they do so with innovative
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Plano, TX
See what life on the Blackland Prairie was like in the late 19th and early 20th century by visiting the Heritage Farmstead Museum. Located just 20 miles north of downtown Dallas, the museum is home to more than
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Boyd, TX
The IEAS is a non-profit organization that provides a habitat for exotic animals confiscated due to abandonment or human abuse. These animals are rescued and are given excellent care and rehabilitation inside
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Duncanville, TX
Get the kids to discover the meaning of diversity with a visit to the International Museum of Cultures in Dallas. The museum focuses on a wide range of educational programs that teach children and teenagers to
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Irving, TX
Tucked in the heart of Dallas-Forth Worth, the Irving Arts Center is home to four galleries, two theatres and a verdant sculpture garden. The center is the perfect choice for a day out with the entire family
Save to My List   Amusements   Plano, TX
Welcome to one of the biggest indoor bounce houses in Texas! With over 10,000 sq ft of indoor playspace, Jump Mania offers kids endless hours of active play with their inflatable slides, obstacle courses, and
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Dallas, TX
The Katy Trail is a popular trail that runs through the city of Dallas. Both citizens and visitors alike love using this 3.5-mile long trail for activities such as walking, jogging, biking, and inline skating
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Wichita Falls, TX
Kell House Museum in Wichita Falls, Texas, is a historic house museum, the beautiful house belonged to the family of Frank Kell, and was occupied by the family from 1909 until 1980. The house was converted into
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Fort Worth, TX
Housed in an impressive modern building designed by American architect Louis I. Kahn, the Kimbell Art Museum boasts a stunning collection of international art that includes works by Michelangelo, Fra Angelico
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Dallas, TX
Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2-acre public park that was constructed in downtown Dallas, TX. The park was opened in 2012. This $110 million park offers games (pingpong tables and equipment on-site, for instance)
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Arlington, TX
Lake Arlington is a beautiful and serene place to enjoy fishing, and other outdoor activities with the entire family. Lake Arlington was constructed from 1956 to 1957. You can catch a variety of fish at Lake Arlington
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Lake Grapevine was created in the 50's when the U.S Army Corps of Engineers dammed Denton Creek to help prevent flood damage in the area. While serving this purpose it also provides an excellent area for various
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Fritch, TX
Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum in Fritch, Texas is located near beautiful Lake Meredith, just 30 miles Northeast of Amarillo. The museum features two aquariums that display the fish variety in Lake
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Fort Worth, TX
Take a walk through the Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth and get a true experience of the Texan pioneer days. With artifacts and true-to-life educational experiences, including 7 different cabins and an authentic
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   Grand Prairie, TX
Lone Star Park is a popular horse racing track located in Grand Prairie, Texas. Just 10 miles west of Dallas by car or bus, this facility is a great place for a spring or summer family outing. Live races held
Save to My List   Amusements   Fort Worth, TX
Main Event Entertainment has various family entertainment centers based in Texas and within a couple of other states in the USA. Within Dallas Fort Worth, there are three branches that are easily accessible: Grapevine
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   Southlake, TX
Learning how to ride a horse and taking part in lots of outdoor adventures is what awaits you at Marshall Creek Ranch. The Ranch has 39 miles of trails you can explore as part of a day out with the entire family
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Dallas, TX
Focusing on Spanish art, the Meadows Museum at Smu offers an excellent insight into the Golden Age of the 16th to 18th centuries. The museum was founded by Algur H. Meadows in 1965 and includes masterpieces by
Save to My List   Theater & Performance   Irving, TX
Along with being one of the most famous attractions in the United States, Medieval Times in Dallas is the best dinner and show in the Lone Star State. Choose from their royal menu of spare ribs, roasted chicken
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Fort Worth, TX
Discover a wealth of post World-War II art by visiting the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. From Abstract Expressionism to Post-Minimalism, all major art trends of the twentieth century are represented here
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Frisco, TX
Museum of the American Railroad presents historic locomotive collection, the museum was founded in 1962 and has a large collection of steam, diesel and passenger railroad locomotive and equipment. The museum was
Save to My List   Farms & Orchards   Grapevine, TX
A historic Texas farm that has been functioning for more than 150 years, Nash Farm offers a selection of activities and events for the entire family year-round. This is the oldest intact farmstead in Tarrant County
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Dallas, TX
It’s chic, it’s glam, it’s a world famous art collection in a fantastic $70M structure of polished stone, wood and glass…the last place you would think junior would be welcome to visit
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Fort Worth, TX
"The Women Who Shape the West..Change the World" is the theme of the National Cowgirl Museum and Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. Only 30 minutes outside of Dallas, this museum features historical artifacts
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Fort Worth, TX
Learn more about the unique culture of the American West at the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum. Contributions of the Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and African Americans in the Western settlements
Save to My List   Amusements   North Richland Hills, TX
NR2HO is a 17-acre water park owned by the local municipality. The water park features activities fit for all age groups with attractions divided into the number of riders. There are also attractions suitable
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Dallas, TX
Opened in 2012, the Perot Museum aims to “amaze your brain.” The eleven permanent exhibition areas are enhanced by special exhibits. Don’t know where to start? Ten pre-planned journeys are offered
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   Mesquite, TX
Resistol Arena is known as the home of the Mesquite Championship Rodeo. If you and your family are visiting Texas, you should add a rodeo night to the top of your Texan things to do. Regular rodeo season starts
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Arlington, TX
River Legacy Living Science Center provides the entire family with hours of excitement in the midst of nature. Whether you are looking for a fun weekend destination where the children can search for clues or for
Save to My List   Amusements   Carrollton, TX
Sandy Lake Amusement Park in Carrollton, Texas is a great place where you can spend the entire day with your family having fun. Just 20 minutes north of Dallas by car or bus, this amusement park has attractions
Save to My List   Amusements   Arlington, TX
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is located within 20 minutes (around 15 miles) from Fort Worth, Texas. Located in Arlington, Texas, the park is easily reached by Interstate I-30 East (exit 28) from Dallas. Do
Save to My List   Tours   Parker, TX
Southfork Ranch is the location of the filming of the TV series, The Original and Dallas, it has the Ewing Mansion that was built by Joe Duncan in 1970. Southfork Ranch is located in Parker, Texas, 40 minutes
Save to My List   Fun Quirky Stuff   Dallas, TX
If you miss the old drive-in movie theaters of yesteryear, this modern take on the summer classic will be sure to give your family something to talk about. Summer Dive-In Movies at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Dallas, TX
A year-round favorite located within Dallas’s Fair Park, this 7.5-acre green gem is a leader in organic gardening and has ten themed areas. The latest area to be refurbished is the Tribute Garden and fountain
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Athens, TX
If you and your family enjoy fishing, you must pay a visit to the Texas freshwater fisheries center, adults and children can do fishing without any license. Special fishing events are held that the whole family
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Dallas, TX
The Trinity River Audubon Center is a nature center located in the Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States. This wonderful nature center is located on 120 acres of land on
Save to My List   Farms & Orchards   Fort Worth, TX
Trinity River Farm is the perfect choice to spend a day out with the entire family while engaging in a variety of educational activities, with the highlight being riding lessons for children and adults. Lessons
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Arlington, TX
The Planetarium at the University of Texas at Arlington campus is neatly located right inside the Science Department. Head through the double-doors and enjoy some exhibits in the lobby before you head inside for
Save to My List   Playgrounds & Pools   Rowlett, TX
Wet Zone water park is the coolest place to be in the Summers, this fun water park is located in Rowlett Texas, just east of downtown. This wonderful water park has a family-friendly atmosphere and very cool rides
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Dallas, TX
Dallas, Texas is a unique city to visit. With a massive city skyline, sprawling farmland, and beautiful state parks you can experience an array of adventures while never leaving the city. Visiting White Rock Lake
Save to My List   Amusements   Dallas, TX
Zero Gravity Thrill Park in Dallas, TX is not only one of the funnest places to visit in Texas but it's the only place where you can experience a 16-story free fall as an entire family. There are 5 different rides
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