This 6,000 acre (2428 hectare) stretch of land features forest, wetlands, ponds, and grassland. It's considered an urban park, as it's located in the outskirts of Dallas. Here, you can hike to the Trinity River, admire the wildlife and plants, or just take a leisurely walk to get away from the city for a while.
The Texas Buckeye Trail is located 4 short miles from Dallas, making it a great location for a day-long escape from the city. Pack some snacks and water, and get ready to admire the variety of flora and fauna that can be found in the area. Take one of the paths to the Trinity River, and you'll forget that you're so close to a major city!
North Bishop Avenue Dallas, TX 75208 +1 214 946 7404
The Bishops Art District is a shopping paradise found in the middle of Oak Cliff. This artistic, inviting district is a collection of unique, independent shops, restaurants, and galleries. There's a lot to explore, so wear your walking shoes. Whether you're looking for something for your home, your pet, or your friends, you'll find one-of-a-kind items to fit your needs here.
2055 Summer Lee Drive By the Lighthouse Rockwall, TX 75032 +1 214 803 0025
Sail with Scott offers fantastic cruises on Lake Ray Hubbard. They offer both private and public cruises that range from romantic to fun to relaxing. Take a trip on the Seawolf, a gorgeous wooden catamaran, or the larger Harbor Lights, an air conditioned two level power boat. Don't forget to ask to steer the boat for a minute, it's the perfect photo opportunity!
Located in Dallas the Brookhaven Country Club is great for a family outing with. This place is very popular with the locals and tourists alike. With facilities like a swimming pool, athletics track, golf course and tennis courts it promises to be fun for the entire family. Besides all of this the club also has regular family events like dinners and workshops. The Brookhaven Country Club can also be rented out for special events.
The homestead of the fictional Ewing family has become the "
"world's most famous ranch. The sprawling acreage of this North Texas ranch is located 20 miles north of downtown Dallas and, although the long-running television series Dallas has been off the air for several years, the mansion and grounds are still a popular place to visit. Tram tours carry guests on a voyage through the history of the series every half-hour throughout the day. The Ewing mansion is the key point of the tour, offering insight to the characters and filming of the series.
1570 West FM 1382 Cedar Hill, TX 75104 +1 972 291 3900
Located along the shores of Joe Pool Lake, this popular 1,800-acre state park offers a variety of outdoor activities. There are 355 campsites, perfect for family fun. While you are here, enjoy fishing opportunities and then grill your catch on one of the park grills. Miles and miles of trails for biking and hiking, as well as boat ramps, a marina, playgrounds, a swimming beach and even a volleyball court ensure you will always have something to do here. Showers and restrooms are also available.
The beauty of Texas' nature can be experienced first-hand with a hike through this 630-acre (146-hectare) preserve. With guided and self-guided tours available along the ten miles of wooded trails, outdoor enthusiasts can wander up to the Escarpment Nature Preserve, the highest point in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Along the way you can view ponds, wildflowers and a butterfly garden before arriving at vistas and an observation tower. The trails vary in difficulty. All are natural terrain paved with rock, mulch, or dirt. They are designed for foot traffic only, and bikes or roller blades are not allowed. Hikes can last anywhere from 15 minutes to three hours, depending upon the trail selected. A snack bar, gift shop, and amphitheater are also located on the grounds.
1230 West Davis Street Dallas, TX 75208 +1 214 272 8346
The story of the Kessler Theater began in the 1940s, when it was opened as a cinema hall. However, by the next decade, the theater had closed, and the following decades saw the building change many hands, till in the late 1990s, it lay vacant and neglected. Since the early years of the 21st Century, there were efforts to revive the theater and convert it into a multi-purpose venue, with a focus on cultural events. After several years of planning and construction, the Kessler Theater opened in 2010. This venue is an epicenter of cultural life in the city, and hosts a passel of events, like live concerts, art exhibitions, photography exhibitions and more. See the website to know more.
201 West Main Street (at Cooper Street) Arlington, TX 76010 +1 817 275 4600
Director Emeritus Joan Davidow is the driving force behind the success of the Arlington Museum of Art. Located in a thriving city primarily known for its entertainment parks, this privately funded, nonprofit museum shines and draws visitors from all over the country. Known as one of the state's finest contemporary art venues, this cultural haven is housed in a large former department store building and attracts crowds from both Fort Worth and Dallas. The focus here is on Texas art. Admission is free.
Artist Square is an open air outdoor facility that lends
it space for the hosting of several events. The Annette Strauss Artist Square is a park cum staging venue that comes under the administration of The City of Dallas ...
This historic site sprawls over 227 acres (918,636 square meters)
and has one of the nation's largest collections of Art Deco buildings. Built in 1936, Fair Park is registered as a National Historic Landmark. It was built by the ...
Make it a point to visit the gallery if you
are an art lover. You will find works of different artists on display at this place. Mull over the strokes of Bill Reed, get a child's perspective from the ...