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Around Dallas
Around Fort Worth
Around Arlington/Mid Cities
Especially For Kids
Extreme Adventure
Historic Sites
Horseback Riding, Rodeos & Shows
Museums & Art
Outdoor Recreation & Water Parks
Performing Arts & Shows
Professional Sports, Auto & Horse Racing
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Around Dallas

American Museum of the Miniature Arts, formerly Dallas Dollhouse Museum - Relocated to lower level of Hall of State Building in Sharp Gallery, if on display, Fair Park Dallas.
Aquarium at Fair Park
Arboretum - White Rock Lake, beautiful gardens, seasonal concerts, afternoon tea.
Dallas Children's Museum moved to Perot Museum of Nature and Science - December 2012.
Dallas Firefighters Museum - Parry Avenue, Fair Park.
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park - Historic homes and structures from Dallas past - Near downtown Dallas.
Dallas Historical Society - Local Historic Site Tours.
Dallas Museum of Art - Arts District, downtown.
Dallas Puppet Theater - Visit web site for performance schedule and locations.
Dallas World Aquarium & Zoological Garden - downtown Dallas.
DART - Take a train ride.
Fair Park - Lots of places to explore plus home of State Fair every September and October.
Farmers Market - Fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables - Downtown.
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Tour - By appointment, Tu & Th, 10AM & 2PM, Min Group 15, Max 45 - Downtown.
Fountain at Fountain Place - On a hot afternoon it is one of the best places to visit.
(Located at NE Corner Ross and Field Street, Downtown)
Frontiers Of Flight Museum - at Love Field (Artifacts from the Hindenburg, Wright Brothers First Flight Plane and Apollo 15 Moon Rock).
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum - SMU Campus, Dallas.
Heritage Farmstead - Plano - Historic house and 4 acre living farm.
Ice Skating - Galleria Mall.
Ice Skating - Plaza of the Americas, downtown - Closed November 20, 2012. Worth a visit to see the atrium.
International Museum of Cultures
Mary Kay Museum - Addison - At Mary Kay corporate headquarters, open M-F 9:30am-4:30pm 972-687-5720.
Museum of the American Railroad - Frisco (formerly Age of Steam Railroad Museum in Dallas Fair Park).
Main Street Garden - Urban Park - Run through the fountain! - SWC Main and Harwood, Downtown.
Pegasus Plaza - Urban Park - Main and Akard - Downtown.
Moon Rock - From Apollo 15 Mission - at Frontiers Of Flight Museum at Love Field.
Neiman Marcus - Visit the legendary original downtown store.
Old Red Museum - Old Red Courthouse, downtown Dallas.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Downtown Dallas. Opened December 1, 2012
Reunion Tower - Hyatt Regency downtown Dallas - Great views of Dallas from top of landmark tower.
Samuell Farm - Mesquite.
Sandy Lake Amusement Park - Open April to September.
The Sixth Floor Museum - downtown Dallas. Honors The Life and Times of President John F. Kennedy.
Slappy's Playhouse - Puppet and Clown Shows - Galleria Mall, 3rd Level, Dallas 214-369-4849.
Southfork Ranch - The Famous home of the Ewing Family from the Dallas TV Series.
Southern Methodist University
Texas Buckeye Trail - Primitive nature trail in Rochester Park Trinity River bottom near downtown Dallas (Additional Trails in Outdoor Recreation).
Texas Discovery Gardens - Greenhouse and 7 acre grounds - Fair Park, just east of Museum of Nature & Science (formerly The Science Place).
Thanks-Giving Square - A Fun place to visit in downtown Dallas.
Trinity Railway Express - Ride the train between Dallas and Fort Worth - runs every day except Sunday.
Trinity River Audubon Center - Visitor Center, Hiking Trails - 6500 S Loop 12, SW Dallas.
White Rock Skate - Go Roller Skating - NEC Shoreview & Thurgood 214-341-6660.

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Around Fort Worth

Billy Bob's Texas - The World's Largest Country Music Nightclub.
Botanic Gardens - Beautiful 109 acre grounds, includes Japanese, Rose and other gardens.
Casa Manana Playhouse
Forest Park Miniature Train - Located by the Fort Worth Zoo
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge - Hiking and Visitor Center - check for canoeing and hay rides.
Grapevine Vintage Railroad - Train runs from Grapevine to Fort Worth and Back.
Japanese Garden - In the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens - Very fun to feed the Koi.
Joe T. Garcia's - One of the most popular and probably best known restaurants in the area.
Log Cabin Village - Near Fort Worth Zoo - Living Pioneer town from late 19th century.
Monnig Meteorite Collection - TCU Campus.
Mrs. Bairds Bread Bakery Tour - Tue and Thu, Reservation Required 817-615-3050.
National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame - One of Annie Oakley's rifles on display. Make your own bronc riding video.
Pate Museum of Transportation - Closed December 2009. Link provides additional details.
Stockyards National  Historic District
Stock Show And Rodeo - Mid January to Early February.
Sundance Square - Downtown.
Texas Christian University
Thistle Hill - Cattle barron mansion built 1904 - Near downtown.
Trinity Railway Express - Ride the train between Fort Worth and Dallas - runs every day except Sunday.
U. S. Treasury Western Currency Facility - Tour facility where paper money made, also visitor center with history of U.S. paper money.
Vintage Flying Museum - Mecham Field, Fort Worth.
Water Gardens - Located just south of the Convention Center downtown, Climb down into a waterfall - its a great break from the summer heat.

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Around Arlington/Mid Cities

Cowboy Stadium Tours - Tours of new Cowboy stadium - Arlington.
Glassblowing Demonstrations - Vetro Art Glass Studio - Grapevine.
Founders Plaza - Watch the airplanes come and go at DFW Airport - Founders Plaza Map.
Grapevine Vintage Railroad - Train runs to Fort Worth and Back.
Hurricane Harbor Water Park - Arlington.
International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame - Arlington.
Legends of the Game Baseball Museum - Ballpark Stadium, Arlington.
Maverick Speakers Series - UTA Arlington.
Mustangs of Las Colinas - Bronze Sculpture and Museum - Las Colinas, Irving.
NRH20! Water Park - North Richland Hills, TX.
River Legacy Park & Living Science Center - Arlington.
Sealife Aquarium - Grapevine.
Six Flags Over Texas - Arlington.
C R Smith Aviation Museum - at American Airlines.
University of Texas at Arlington

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Especially For Kids

American Museum of the Miniature Arts, formerly Dallas Dollhouse Museum - Sharp Gallery, Hall of State, in basement, Fair Park Dallas.
Children's Aquarium at Fair Park - Dallas.
Children's Concerts - Dallas Arboretum, May to August.
Children's Medical Center - Largest model train display in America on display in Lobby, Dallas, Texas.
Dallas Children's Museum moved to Perot Museum of Nature and Science - December 2012.
Dallas Gem and Mineral Society Do It Yourself Field Trips.
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park - Historic homes and structures from Dallas past - Near downtown Dallas.
Dallas Puppet Theater - Visit web site for performance schedule and locations.
DART - Take a train ride.
Dinosaur Valley State Park - Glen Rose - Some of the best dinosaur tracks in the world with great swimming & hiking .
Dr Pepper Museum - Waco - Invented in Waco, learn history of Dr Pepper and have a Dr Pepper at the soda fountain.
Dr Pepper Bottling Company - Dublin - Tours, Museum and Soda Shop.
Forest Park Miniature Train - Located by the Fort Worth Zoo.
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge - Hiking and Visitor Center - check for canoeing and hay rides.
Fort Richardson - Old west fort 1867-1878. Check calendar for living history re-enactments. 60 miles NW Fort Worth on TX-199 Jacksboro Hwy - Jacksboro.
Founders Plaza - Watch the airplanes come and go at DFW Airport - Founders Plaza Map.
Fountain at Fountain Place - On a hot afternoon it is one of the best places to visit.
(Located at NE Corner Ross & Field Street, Downtown Dallas.)
Fossil Rim Animal Preserve - Glen Rose - Feed Zebras, Ostriches, Giraffes and other animals - Great day.
Glassblowing Demonstrations - Vetro Art Glass Studio - Grapevine.
Heritage Farmstead - Plano - Historic house and 4 acre living farm.
Horseback Riding
Ice Skating - Galleria Mall, Dallas.
Ice Skating - Plaza of the Americas, downtown - Closed November 20, 2012. Worth a visit to see the atrium.
Ice Skating - More locations around the metroplex.
Indoor Rock Climbing - Climbing locations around Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Japanese Garden - In the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens - Very fun to feed the Koi (Koi look like giant goldfish about a foot in length).
Ladonia Fossil Park - 80 miles NE of Dallas, hike/hunt for fossils, 2 miles north of Ladonia on Hwy 34/50 at NWC of North Sulphur River bridge. Park and walk to North Sulphur River bottom.
Legends of the Game Baseball Museum - Ballpark Stadium, Arlington.
Model Train Show - Scale model Train shows - Mid January in Plano and mid November in Fort Worth.
Main Street Garden - Urban Park - Run through the fountain! - SWC Main and Harwood, Downtown Dallas.
Moon Rock - From Apollo 15 Mission - at Frontiers Of Flight Museum at Love Field.
Mrs. Bairds Bread Bakery Tour - Fort Worth, Tue and Thu, Reservation Required 817-615-3050.
Museum of Nature & Science and IMAX Theater (formerly The Science Place) at Fair Park moved to Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Downtown Dallas. Opened December 1, 2012
National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame - Make your own bronc riding video. One of Annie Oakley's rifles on display.
National Scouting Museum - Las Colinas - History of scouting, original Norman Rockwell paintings.
Owens Spring Creek Farm - Richardson - Mon - Fri tours, feed farm animals and hay rides.
Pate Museum of Transportation - Closed December 2009. Link provides additional details.
River Legacy Park & Living Science Center - Arlington.
Roller Skating - Locations around DFW & Texas.
Samuell Farm - Mesquite.
Santa Land - Tyler, TX - Open Nov. - Dec.
Sandy Lake Amusement Park - Open April to September.
Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch - Open Saturdays March to November - Pilot Point, about 15 miles NE of Denton.
Six Flags Over Texas - Arlington.
Slappy's Playhouse - Puppet and Clown Shows - Galleria Mall, 3rd Level, Dallas 214-369-4849.
Star Parties - Astronomy Observations - See the Rings of Saturn and Jupiter's Moons.
For anytime astronomy observations get a Night Sky Map, also helps to have compass to orient map.
Studio Arts - Art classes, art parties, summer day camps - Lake Highlands, Dallas.
Texas Conservatory for Young Artists - Conservatory for talented young pianists grades six to twelve, annual June classes and performances - Plano.
Texas Discovery Gardens - See banana, coffee and other plants in greenhouse and 7 acre grounds - Fair Park, just east of Museum of Nature & Science (formerly The Science Place), Dallas.
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center - Athens - Visitor center, aquarium, fish hatchery and wetlands hiking trail. Also in Athens East Texas Arboretum.
Trammell Crow Lake - Sylvan Ave Trinity River Park, Dallas Parks and Recreation Department.
Trinity Railway Express - Ride the train between Dallas and Fort Worth - runs every day except Sunday.
Waco Mammoth Site - Visit Exhibit at Mayborn Museum, Waco - Mammoth Exhibit, casts of mammoth bones and large screen film.
White Rock Skate - Go Roller Skating - NEC Shoreview & Thurgood, Dallas 214-341-6660.
Zoo - Dallas.
Zoo - Fort Worth.

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Extreme Adventure

Flying and Floating Toys - Powered parachute and parasail rides, jet ski rentals - Lewisville.
Texas Driving Experience - Drive a Corvette on the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth!
Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park -  Near NWC I-35 and Walnut Hill in Dallas.

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Historic Sites

Atalanta, Jay Gould Private Railroad Car - Jefferson, Texas.
Audie Murphy Exhibit at the American Cotton Museum - Greenville, Texas.
A.W. Perry Homestead Museum - Turn of the 20th Century home - Carrollton.
Confederate War Memorial - Pioneer Park Cemetery in front of Convention Center, Downtown Dallas.
Dallas County Pioneer Association - Preserving early Dallas history.
Dallas - Fort Worth National Cemetery - Dallas.
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park - Historic homes and structures from Dallas past - Near downtown Dallas.
Dallas Historical Society - Local Historic Site Tours.
Dallas Holocaust Museum - West End Historic District downtown Dallas.
Dallas "Suffragettes" - Historical marker about women's voting rights, Old Red Courthouse, downtown Dallas.
Dealey Plaza - Historic Plaza in Dallas.
Doak Walker Plaza - SMU campus, Dallas. Doak Walker won the 1948 Heisman Trophy while attending SMU.
Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President, Birthplace - Denison, Texas.
Elizabeth Crockett Burial Place - Acton, Texas. Elizabeth Crockett, who lived out her later years in Texas, was second wife of Davy Crockett.
Fair Park Mural Conservation Project - About conservation of murals at Fair Park, Dallas.
Fort Richardson - Old west fort 1867-1878. Check calendar for living history re-enactments. 60 miles NW Fort Worth on TX-199 Jacksboro Hwy - Jacksboro.
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum - SMU Campus, Dallas.
Heritage Farmstead - Plano - Historic house and 4 acre living farm.
Don Meredith Exhibit at the Fire Station Museum - Mount Vernon, Texas.
John Neely Bryan Cabin - Replica of the first house in Dallas - Downtown Dallas.
Log Cabin Village - Near Fort Worth Zoo - Living Pioneer town from late 19th century.
Original copy of United States Declaration of Independence signed July 4, 1776 - Central Public Library downtown Dallas -7th Floor.
Pioneer Plaza Bronze Longhorn Cattle Statues - with Shawnee Trail history - In front of Convention Center, downtown Dallas.
Pioneer Park Cemetery - Burial place of many early Dallas settlers, dates from 1857, with Confederate War Memorial - In front of Convention Center, Downtown Dallas.
The Portal to Texas History - Historic Photos, Maps, Newspapers and Books - UNT Library - Denton.
Old Red Museum - Old Red Courthouse, downtown Dallas.
Sam Rayburn Library & Museum - Bonham, Texas. Sam Rayburn was longest serving Speaker of the House in United States history to date.
Sam Rayburn Home - Bonham, Texas. Sam Rayburn was longest serving Speaker of the House in United States history to date.
Shakespeare Folio Book - 400 year old book of Shakespeare plays - Central Public Library Downtown Dallas - 7th Floor.
The Sixth Floor Museum - downtown Dallas. Honors The Life and Times of President John F. Kennedy.
Squire Haskins Photo Collection - Historic Dallas/Fort Worth Aerial Photos - UTA Library Special Collections - Arlington.
Stockyards National Historic District - Fort Worth.
Thistle Hill - Cattle barron mansion built 1904 - Near downtown Fort Worth.

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Horseback Riding, Rodeos & Shows

Agave Hurricane Trail Company - Trail Rides, Excursion Rides & October Haunted Rides - Roanoke (18 miles N. of Fort Worth).
Benbrook Stables - Tail Rides, Lessons, Parties.
Billy Bob's Texas - Rodeo every Friday and Saturday night.
Bridlewood Stables - Riding Lessons - Flower Mound.
Circle D Ranch - Riding Lessons, trail rides, western theme - Hickory Creek, just north of Lewisville on I-35.
Donna Duvall Training Stables - Riding Lessons - Palmer (30 miles S. of Dallas on I-45). Also on Facebook.
Eagle Mountain Lake Equestrain Center - Riding Lessons - NW Fort Worth.
Ellis County Equine Association
Flower Mound Equestrian Center - Riding Lessons and Summer Camp - Flower Mound.
Highland Horses Riding School - Riding Lessons - Rockwall - 972-771-6272.
Hognay Tops Farm - Riding Lessons and Summer Camp - Aubrey (10 miles NE of Denton).
Kid Riders - Riding Lessons and Summer Camp - Fort Worth.
Knoll Farm - Trail Riding, Boarding - DeSoto.
Las Colinas Equestrain Center - Riding Lessons - Irving.
M-Bar-K Farms - Riding Lessons - Cedar Hill.
MD Barrel Horses - Riding Lessons - Mesquite.
Marshall Creek Ranch - Riding Lessons, Trail Rides to Lake Grapevine, Birthday Parties - Southlake.
Navarro County Expo Center - Calendar lists Equestrian and Rodeo Events - Corsicana.
New Ground Farms - Riding Lessons - SW Fort Worth - 817-294-2366.
North Texas Horse Country - Working horse ranch tours on selected dates - Denton.
Park Lane Equestrian Center - Riding lessons - Near Abrams & Park Ln, Dallas.
Rocking M Stables - Summer Camp - Dallas.
White Rock Stables - N. side White Rock Lake, Dallas.
The Mesquite Championship Rodeo
National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame - Make your own bronc riding video. One of Annie Oakley's rifles on display - Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Stockyards Stables - Open daily 10:30am-6pm.
Fort Worth Stock Show And Rodeo - Mid January to Early February.
Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show - Weekends - Stockyards Coliseum - Fort Worth.
Summer Spectacular Cutting Horse Show - Mid. to Late July - Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth.
World Championship American Paint Horse Show - Late June to Early July - Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth.

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Museums & Art

Dallas (Scroll down or click for Fort Worth Museums)
African American Museum - Fair Park.
American Museum of the Miniature Arts, formerly Dallas Dollhouse Museum - Sharp Gallery, Hall of State, Fair Park Dallas.
Bath House Cultural Center & Museum - East side White Rock Lake.
Cavanaugh Flight Museum - Addison, TX.
Crow Collection of Asian Art - Arts District.
Dallas Museum of Art - Downtown.
Dallas Firefighters Museum - Parry Avenue, Fair Park.
Dallas Holocaust Museum - West End Historic District downtown Dallas.
Dallas Public Library - 7th Floor Exhibits
     - 400 year old Shakespeare Folio Book
     - Original copy of United States Declaration of Independence signed July 4, 1776.
Frisco Heritage Museum - Frisco.
Frontiers Of Flight Museum - at Love Field (Artifacts from the Hindenburg, Wright Brothers First Flight Plane and Apollo 15 Moon Rock).
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum - SMU Campus, Dallas.
International Museum of Cultures
Mary Kay Museum - Addison - At Mary Kay corporate headquarters, open M-F 9:30am-4:30pm 972-687-5720.
Meadows Art Museum - SMU Campus.
Museum of the American Railroad - Frisco (formerly Age of Steam Railroad Museum in Dallas Fair Park).
Museum of Nature & Science and IMAX Theater (formerly The Science Place) at Fair Park moved to Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Downtown Dallas. Opened December 1, 2012
Mustangs of Las Colinas - Bronze Sculpture and Museum - Las Colinas, Irving.
Nasher Sculpture Center - Arts District.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Downtown Dallas. Opened December 1, 2012
National Scouting Museum - Las Colinas - Collection includes 42 original Norman Rockwell paintings.
Old Red Museum - Old Red Courthouse, downtown Dallas.
Planetariun at Fair Park moved to Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Downtown Dallas. Opened December 1, 2012.
Shakespeare Folio Book - 400 year old book of Shakespeare plays - Central Public Library Downtown Dallas - 7th Floor.
The Sixth Floor Museum - downtown Dallas. Honors The Life and Times of President John F. Kennedy.
Texas Discovery Gardens - Greenhouse and 7 acre grounds - Fair Park, just east of Museum of Nature & Science (formerly The Science Place).
The Women's Museum - Fair Park (Closed October 31, 2011).

Fort Worth
Amon Carter Museum - Western Art.
Cattle Raisers Museum - History of ranching and cowboys in Texas.
The Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Noble Planetarium & IMAX Theater
International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame - Arlington.
Legends of the Game Baseball Museum - Ballpark Stadium, Arlington.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Monnig Meteorite Collection - TCU Campus.
National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame - One of Annie Oakley's rifles on display. Make your own bronc riding video.
Pate Museum of Transportation - Closed December 2009. Link provides additional details.
Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art
C. R. Smith Aviation Museum - at American Airlines.
Texas Civil War Museum - Civil war items on display.
Vintage Flying Museum - Mecham Field, Fort Worth.

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Outdoor Recreation

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge - Hiking and Visitor Center - check for canoeing and hay rides.
Heard Wildlife Sanctuary - Hiking trails, natural science museum and native plant garden - McKinney.
River Legacy Park & Living Science Center - Arlington.
Sailing Clubs
    Corinthian Sailing Club - White Rock Lake.
    White Rock Boat Club - White Rock Lake.
    White Rock Rowing Club - White Rock Lake.
Cedar Ridge Preserve and Hiking Trails - SW Dallas escarpment park with hiking trails. 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas.
Gateway Trail - SWC Renda Dr & Lacywood Ln, Dallas.
Sycamore Dixon Trail - At Larry Johnson Rec Center, 3700 Dixon, Dallas - Park in lot, walk SE across baseball & soccer fields to trail entrance at tree line.
Texas Buckeye Trail - Primitive nature trail in Rochester Park Trinity River bottom near downtown Dallas.
Trinity Strand Trail - Medical Center Area of Dallas.
Running Events around Dallas/Fort Worth and Texas - RunOn! Race Calendar.
Tennis Centers - Dallas Parks and Recreation Department.
USTA Texas Tennis Association - Recreational and tournament tennis play around Texas.
Trammell Crow Lake - Sylvan Ave Trinity River Park, Dallas Parks and Recreation Department.
Trinity River Audubon Center - Visitor Center, Hiking Trails - 6500 S Loop 12, SW Dallas.
White Rock Lake & Other Area Trails
White Rock Racing - Jogging and running events at White Rock lake in Dallas.
Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association - Off road bicycle trails maintained around Dallas Metroplex area.
Fort Worth Mountain Bikers' Association - Off road bicycle trails maintained around Fort Worth Metroplex area.
Texas State Parks - Swimming, hiking, camping and historic sites within 100 miles of Dallas/Fort Worth.
Water Parks
    Hawaiian Falls Water Park - The Colony, Texas.
    Hawaiian Falls Firewheel Water Park - Garland, Texas.
    Hawaiian Falls Water Park - Mansfield, Texas.
    Hurricane Harbor Water Park - Arlington, Texas.
    NRH20! Water Park - North Richland Hills, Texas.
Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park - Near NWC I-35 and Walnut Hill in Dallas.

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Performing Arts & Shows

Ballet & Dance       Musicals, Opera & Shows         Symphony    Upcoming Concerts

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Ballet & Dance

Ballet
Titas - Modern Dance and Music.

Musicals, Opera & Shows

Brinker International Forum - Guest speaker series - Dallas Center Performing Arts.
Casa Manana Playhouse - Fort Worth.
Dallas Summer Musicals
Eisemann Performing Arts Center - Richardson.
Irving Arts Center
Majestic Theatre - Dallas.
Maverick Speakers Series - UTA Arlington.
McKinney Performing Arts Center
Mesquite Arts Center
NasherSALON Speakers Series - Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas.
Opera - Dallas.
Opera - Fort Worth.
Orpheus Chamber Singers - Dallas.
Pegasus Theatre - Dallas.
Shakespeare Festival - Mid June to July, Dallas - (Visit 400 year old Shakespeare Folio Book at the Dallas Library -7th Floor).
Trinity Shakespeare Festival - Mid June to Early July - TCU Campus, Fort Worth.
Turtle Creek Chorale - Dallas.

Symphony

Allen Philharmonic Orchestra
Arlington Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Fine Arts Chamber Players - Dallas
Garland Symphony Orchestra
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Irving Symphony Orchestra
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra
Plano Symphony Orchestra
Van Cliburn Foundation - Piano concerts and competitions, Fort Worth.

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Professional Sports, Auto & Horse Racing

Allen Americans - CHL Hockey Team in Allen, north of Plano.
Dallas Cowboys - NFL Football Team
Dallas Vigilantes - Ceased operations at end of 2012 season - Arena Football Team.
Dallas Mavericks - NBA Basketball Team
Dallas Stars - NHL Hockey Team
DFWmotorsport.com
FC Dallas - Major League Soccer Team
Frisco Roughriders - Texas League AA Baseball Team.
Fort Worth Cats - Ceased operations at end of 2014 season - United League Baseball (ULB) Baseball Team.
Grand Prairie Airhogs - American Association Baseball Team.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie - Horse Racing.
Lone Star Brahmas - NAHL Hockey Team in North Richland Hills.
Texas Legends - NBA Development League Basketball Team - Frisco.
Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth.
Texas Rangers - AL Baseball Team.
Texas Tornado - NAHL Hockey Team in Frisco -Relocated after 2012-13 season to North Richland Hills to become the Lone Star Brahmas.

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Seasonal, Holiday Events and Festivals

January           April          July                October         Year Round
February         May           August           November
March             June          September      December

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January
Fort Worth Stock Show And Rodeo - January 12th to February 3rd, 2018.
Model Train Show - January 20th to 21st, 2018 - Plano.
MLK Parade and Festival - Dallas parade Monday January 15th, 2018 at 10am.

February
Fort Worth Stock Show And Rodeo - January 12th to February 3rd, 2018.
Czech Music Festival - Saturday February 10th, 2018 - Ennis.

March
North Texas Irish Festival - March 3rd to 5th, 2017 - Fair Park, Dallas.
Dallas Blooms - Mid March to Mid April - Arboretum.
Dallas International Film Festival - March 30th to April 9th, 2017 - Dallas.

April
Dog Bowl at Fair Park - Sunday April 30th, 2017 - "Dog Bowl is a whole other um, breed of event" - Dallas.
Dallas Blooms - Mid March to Mid April - Arboretum.
Dallas International Film Festival - March 30th - April 9th, 2017 - Dallas.
Main Street Arts Festival - Mid to Late April - Fort Worth.
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival - April 28th to 30th, 2017 - Denton.
Take to the Skys Airfest - Hiatus year 2017 Please check back in 2018 - Mesquite.
Scarborough Faire® Renaissance Festival - Weekends April - May - Near Waxahachie.
USA Film Festival - April 26th to 30th, 2017 - Dallas.
Sandy Lake Amusement Park - Open April to September.
O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Nascar Race - Sunday April 9th, 2017 - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth.

May
Mayfest - May 4th to 7th, 2017 - Fort Worth.
Texas Scottish Festival - May 5th to 7th, 2017 - UTA campus, Arlington.
Colonial PGA Golf Tournament - May 25-28, 2017 - Fort Worth.
Byron Nelson PGA Golf Tournament - May 18-21, 2017 - Irving (Las Colinas).
National Polka Festival - May 26th-28th, 2017 - Ennis.
Cliburn International Piano Competition - May 26th-June 10th, 2017, at Fort Worth's Bass Performance Hall.
Scarborough Faire® Renaissance Festival - Weekends in May - Near Waxahachie.
Sandy Lake Amusement Park - Open April to September.

June
Water-Wise Landscape Tour - Moved to September 2016 - Visit the low water usage garden at the Old White Rock Pump House.
Rainguard Water Sealers 600 IndyCar Race - Saturday June 10th, 2017 - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth.
Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show - Weekends in June - Stockyards Coliseum - Fort Worth.
Sommerfest - June 13th to 22nd, 2017 - Lancaster.
Shakespeare Festival - June 14th to July 23rd, 2017 Samuell Grand Amphitheatre, Dallas - (Visit 400 year old Shakespeare Folio Book at the Dallas Library -7th Floor).
Trinity Shakespeare Festival - June 13th to July 2nd, 2017 - TCU Campus, Fort Worth.
Texas Blueberry Festival - Saturday June 10th, 2017 8am to 4pm - Downtown Nacogdoches.
World Championship American Paint Horse Show - Late June to Early July - Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth.
Sandy Lake Amusement Park - Open April to September.
Cliburn International Piano Competition - May 26th-June 10th, 2017, at Fort Worth's Bass Performance Hall.

July
Kaboom Town - Monday July 3rd, 2017 5pm-Midnight - Food, Music, Air Show & Fireworks - Addison Circle Park.
Independence Day Parade - Tuesday July 4th, 2017 9am - Largest Independence Day Parade in Texas - Arlington.
Fort Worth's Fourth Tuesday July 4th opens 2:00 pm - along the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion in Trinity Uptown, Fort Worth.
Fair Park Fourth - Tuesday July 4th, 2017 Opens 9:00 am - Fair Park, Dallas.
Basically Beethoven Festival - Sunday afternoons in July at 2:30 PM - Free - City Performance Hall, Arts District, Dallas.
Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show - Weekends in July - Stockyards Coliseum - Fort Worth.
Shakespeare Festival - June 15th to July 23rd, 2017 Samuell Grand Amphitheatre, Dallas - (Visit 400 year old Shakespeare Folio Book at the Dallas Library -7th Floor).
Summer Spectacular Cutting Horse Show - Mid. to Late July - Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth.
Sandy Lake Amusement Park - Open April to September.

August
Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show - Weekends in August - Stockyards Coliseum - Fort Worth.
Sandy Lake Amusement Park - Open April to September.

September
Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show - Weekends in September - Stockyards Coliseum - Fort Worth.
Water-Wise Landscape Tour - Saturday September 17, 2016 - Visit the low water usage garden at the Old White Rock Pump House.
Shakespeare in the Park - September 20th to 30th, 2017 - Samuell Grand Amphitheatre, Dallas.
Hot Air Balloon Festival - September 22nd to 24th, 2017 - Plano.
Grapefest - September 14th to 17th, 2017 - Wine Festival - Grapevine.
Oktoberfest - September 15th to 17th, 2017 - Lancaster.
Greek Festival - September 22nd to 24th, 2017 - Folk dancing & delicious food - Dallas.
Sandy Lake Amusement Park - Open April to September.
State Fair of Texas - September 29th to October 22nd, 2017 - Fair Park, Dallas.

October
Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show - Weekends in October - Stockyards Coliseum - Fort Worth.
Shakespeare in the Park - October 5th to 15th, 2017 - Addison Circle Park.
State Fair of Texas - September 29th to October 22nd, 2017 - Fair Park, Dallas.
Plano International Festival - Saturday October 14th, 2017 - Plano.
Texas Rose Festival - October 19th to 22nd, 2017 - Tyler, Texas.
Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival - October 27th-29th, 2017 - Fort Worth.
Alliance Air Show - Late October - Alliance Airport, Fort Worth.

November
AAA Texas NASCAR Sprint Cup Race - Sunday November 5th, 2017 - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth.
Greek Festival - November 10th to 12th, 2017 - Folk dancing & delicious food - Fort Worth.
Veteran's Day Parade - Friday November 10th, 2017 11am-2pm - Downtown Dallas.
Sugar Cane Heritage Syrup Festival - Saturday November 11th, 2017 - Henderson, East Texas.
Parade of Lights and Sundance Square Christmas Tree - Sunday November 19th, 2017 6pm - downtown Fort Worth.
Santa Land - Open Nov. - Dec. - Tyler/Lindale, TX.

December
The Nutcracker Ballet - A Holiday Tradition, Fort Worth and Dallas.
Bethlehem Revisited - December 1st to 10th, 2017 6pm-9pm Free - Waxahachie, Texas.
Dallas Holiday Parade - Saturday December 2nd, 2017 10am - downtown Dallas.
Christmas in the Square - December - Frisco Square, SEC Dallas N. Tollway & Main St, Frisco.
Christmas Pops Celebration - December 1st to 17th, 2017 - Dallas Symphony Orchestra - downtown Dallas.
Dallas Marathon - Sunday December 10th, 2017 - Dallas.
Heart of Dallas Bowl - Tuesday December 26th, 2017 1pm.
Armed Forces Bowl - Saturday December 23rd, 2017 2:30pm - Fort Worth.
Cotton Bowl Classic - Friday December 29th, 2017 7:30pm - Arlington, TX.
Santa Land - Open Nov. - Dec. - Tyler/Lindale, TX.
Wonderland of Lights - Open Wednesday before Thanksgiving - Dec. - Marshall, TX.

Year Round
Star Parties - Year Round - Astronomy Observations. Also Astronomy Hotline 214-428-5555 ext. 246.
Get a Night Sky Map for viewing, updated monthly, also helps to have a compass to orient the map.
Running Events - around Dallas/Fort Worth and Texas - RunOn! Race Calendar.

Calendar of Events - Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Calendar of Events - Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Upcoming Concerts - Ticket Solutions.

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Trains, Trains, Trains

Amtrak Texas Eagle - Take a train ride to Chicago or Los Angeles in a sleeper car.
Children's Medical Center - Largest model train display in America on display in Lobby, Dallas, Texas.
DART - Dallas Area Rapid Transit, take a train ride.
Model Train Show - Scale model Train shows - Mid January in Plano and mid November in Fort Worth.
Forest Park Miniature Train - Located by the Fort Worth Zoo.
Grapevine Vintage Railroad - Train runs to Fort Worth and Back.
Museum of the American Railroad - Frisco (formerly Age of Steam Railroad Museum in Dallas Fair Park).
Trinity Railway Express - Ride the train between Dallas and Fort Worth - runs every day except Sunday.

East Texas
Bragg Model Train Display - Cotton Belt Train Depot, Tyler, Texas.
Texas & Pacific Railway Museum - Restored Train Depot with Museum, Marshall, Texas.
Texas State Railroad - Train runs between Palestine and Rusk.

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What's New

Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show - Weekends June to October - Stockyards Coliseum - Fort Worth. Added to Horseback Riding, Rodeos & Shows 7/30/2016.
Texas Tennis Open Women's Professional Tennis Tournament in Grapevive in Mid August. Tournament cancelled after 2012. Removed link 7/30/2016.
Fort Worth Stockyards Stables. Added to Horseback Riding, Rodeos & Shows 7/23/2016.
Removed Libraries section. Local library information is easily available online and not thought to be needed to be listed here. 1/31/2016.
Dallas Gem and Mineral Society Do It Yourself Field Trips. Added to Around North Texas and Especially For Kids 1/5/2016.
Planetariun at Fair Park and Museum of Nature & Science and IMAX Theater (formerly The Science Place) moved to Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Downtown Dallas December 1, 2012. 1/5/2016.
This page is exclusively for old timers. If you're not over 50 you don't belong here! 12/31/2015.
Updated general links and goings on in Dallas/Fort Worth area and removed legacy flash.net links. 12/31/2015.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Downtown Dallas. Opened December 1, 2012. Added to Around Dallas and Museums & Art 12/31/2015.
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum - SMU Campus, Dallas. Added to Around Dallas and Museums & Art 9/30/2014.
Chinese Lantern Festival - November 1st to January 6th, 2013 - Fair Park, Dallas. Added to Seasonal, Holiday Events and Festivals 10/24/2012.
Dallas "Suffragettes" - Historical marker about women's voting rights, Old Red Courthouse, downtown Dallas. Added to Historic Sites 10/17/2012.
Running Events - around Dallas/Fort Worth and Texas - RunOn! Race Calendar. Added to Outdoor Recreation & Water Parks and Seasonal, Holiday Events and Festivals - Year Round 9/15/2012.
Sealife Aquarium - Grapevine. Added to Around Mid Cities and Zoos, Aquariums & Wildlife 8/15/2012.
Museum of the American Railroad moves to Frisco (formerly Age of Steam Railroad Museum in Dallas Fair Park) 5/31/2012.
Ladonia Fossil Park - 80 miles NE of Dallas, hike/hunt for fossils, 2 miles north of Ladonia on Hwy 34/50 at NWC of North Sulphur River bridge. Park and walk to North Sulphur River bottom. Added to Around North Texas and Especially For Kids 9/25/2011.
USTA Texas Tennis Association - Recreational and tournament tennis play. Added to Outdoor Recreation & Water Parks 7/1/2011.
Main Street Arts Festival - Mid to Late April - Fort Worth. Added to Seasonal, Holiday Events and Festivals - April 6/19/2011.
The D/FW Things To Do page moved to new URL hosting address from original "home.flash.net/dfwthingstodo.htm" page as Flash.net site closed 6/15/2011.
Owens Spring Creek Farm - Richardson - Mon - Fri tours, feed farm animals and hay rides. Added to Especially For Kids 3/17/2011.

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Zoos, Aquariums & Wildlife

Aquarium at Fair Park - Dallas.
Aquarium at Fort Worth Zoo - Closed Mid January 2002. Link provides additional details.
Dallas World Aquarium & Zoological Garden - Downtown Dallas.
Sealife Aquarium - Grapevine.
Zoo - Dallas.
Zoo - Fort Worth.
Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch - Open Saturdays March to November - Pilot Point, about 15 miles NE of Denton.
Frank Buck Zoo - Gainesville, Texas.
Fossil Rim Animal Preserve - Glen Rose.
Grapeland Drive-Thru Safari - Grapeland, Texas.
Cherokee Trace Safari Park- Jacksonville, Texas.
Hagerman Wildlife Refuge - Sherman, Texas. Large flocks of Canadian Geese migrate here during winter months.
Caldwell Zoo - Tyler, Texas.
Cameron Park Zoo - Waco, Texas.
Tiger Creek - Tiger Preserve - Tyler, Texas.
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center - Athens - Visitor center, aquarium, fish hatchery and wetlands hiking trail. Also in Athens East Texas Arboretum.

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Around North Texas    (Listed By City - with Maps)

Atalanta, Jay Gould Private Railroad Car - Jefferson, Texas.
Audie Murphy Exhibit at the American Cotton Museum - Greenville, Texas.
Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store - Tyler, Texas.
Collin Street Bakery - World famous Fruitcakes - Corsicana.
Dallas Gem and Mineral Society Do It Yourself Field Trips.
Dinosaur Valley State Park - Glen Rose - Some of the best dinosaur tracks in the world with great swimming & hiking.
Dr Pepper Bottling Company - Dublin - Tours, Museum and Soda Shop.
Dr Pepper Museum - Waco - Invented in Waco, learn history of Dr Pepper and have a Dr Pepper at the soda fountain.
Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President,  Birthplace - Denison, Texas
East Texas Arboretum - Athens, Texas.
Fossil Rim Animal Preserve - Glen Rose.
Sommervell Co. Expo and Texas Amphitheatre - Glen Rose.
Frank Buck Zoo - Gainesville, Texas.
Hagerman Wildlife Refuge - Sherman, Texas. Large flocks of Canadian Geese migrate here during winter months.
Ladonia Fossil Park - 80 miles NE of Dallas, hike/hunt for fossils, 2 miles north of Ladonia on Hwy 34/50 at NWC of North Sulphur River bridge. Park and walk to North Sulphur River bottom.
Rhino Ridge Outfitters - Glen Rose, Texas.
Roseland Plantation - Built 1854 - Ben Wheeler, Texas.
Sam Rayburn Library & Museum - Bonham, Texas. Sam Rayburn was longest serving Speaker of the House in United States history to date.
Sam Rayburn Home - Bonham, Texas. Sam Rayburn was longest serving Speaker of the House in United States history to date.
Santa Land  - Tyler, TX - Open Nov. - Dec.
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center - Athens - Visitor center, aquarium, fish hatchery and wetlands hiking trail. Also in Athens East Texas Arboretum.
Texas Heritage Trails - Lakes Trail Region - Historic & cultural sites around north central Texas - Texas Historical Commission.
Texas Highways - Travel magazine of Texas published by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Texas State Parks - Swimming, hiking, camping and historic sites within 100 miles of Dallas/Fort Worth.
Texas State Railroad - Train runs between Palestine and Rusk.
Tyler Rose Garden and Museum - 14 acre rose garden, largest in nation - Tyler, Texas.
Waco Mammoth Site - Visit Exhibit at Mayborn Museum, Waco - Mammoth Exhibit, casts of mammoth bones and large screen film.

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