in Dallas, TX
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American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
4601 Hwy 360
Fort Worth, TX 76155 Directions
Learn the history of the airline industry at the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum. You'll learn about the beginning of American Airlines in the 1930s and see how it developed through the years. Spectacular aerial photography and a DC-3 on site are just some of the attractions that make this an exciting adventure.
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218 Directions
Get back to nature and spend sometime outdoors at the 66-acre Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. You'll marvel at the spectacle of plants, flowers and vegetation, all against the gorgeous backdrop of downtown White Rock Lake and the Dallas skyline.
The Dallas Arboretum is among the best in the nation, situated on 55 sprawling acres on White Rock Lake. In fact, the gardens are listed among the top three in the U.S. by Southwest Spirit magazine.
The arboretum opened in 1984 and features a stunning array of thousands of species throughout more than a dozen different gardens. Thanks to the temperate Dallas weather, visitors can always find plants in bloom all year long.
You'll find a sea of blooms in the azalea collection that includes 2,400 varieties. Other plant collections showcase ferns, holly, and a 6.5-acre color garden.
Other gardens include the DeGolyer Gardens, Jonsson Color Garden, Lay Ornamental Garden, Boswell Family Garden, Paseo de Flores, McCasland Sunken Garden and The Palmer Fern Dell.
Recently, the Dallas Arboretum unveiled the Women's Garden, a gift from the center's Women's Council. The recent addition includes several small garden rooms. The most dramatic feature of the Women's Garden is a reflecting pool that overlooks White Rock Lake.
The Dallas Arboretum also includes a visitor's center with a gift shop, meeting room, and a patio area overlooking White Rock Lake.
Dallas Children's Theater
5938 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75231 Directions
Watch professional actors interpret children's productions and plays at the Dallas Children's Theater, where musicals and children's tales come to life. The theater was named one of the Top 5 theaters in the country performing for youth.
Dallas Children's Theater is a regional powerhouse training ground for young performers. In fact, the theater was rated as one of the top 5 theaters in the nation by Time magazine.
Each year, the Dallas Children's Theater features 11 main stage productions that showcase the talented youth of the Dallas area. The theater also supports a national touring company in addition to education and outreach programs.
The Dallas Children's Theater is headquartered in the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, where family and theater-lovers can enjoy any of the professionally produced plays.
Originally, the Dallas Children's Theater was created in 1984. From its inception, the Dallas Children's Theater has focused on collaboration - drawing local talent from artists, designers, playwrights and educators.
The Dallas Children's Theater draws from an interesting and eclectic library of material, including well-known children's stories, fairy tales and modern writings.
Dallas Greenville Avenue
If you're wanting to experience the Big D the way the locals do it, check out historic Dallas Greenville Avenue. From famous local bars and restaurants, to one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, and favorite retailers like Old Navy, this popular neighborhood is the perfect spot for shopping, food and fun. It won't take long for you to figure out why Greenville Avenue has been a vital Dallas neighborhood for over 150 years.
Dallas World Aquarium
1801 N Griffin St
Dallas, TX 75202 Directions
Discover nature's secrets under the sea at the far reaching Dallas World Aquarium, where you'll embark on a world tour of the Earth's oceans and unique bodies of water through unique exhibits and attractions. A special pedestrian tunnel takes you through the heart of a large shark tank.
The Dallas World Aquarium lives up to its name, taking visitors on a global tour of nature and its stunning beauty.
Natural wonders from the four corners of the earth cover five continents, 14 countries, 3 oceans and countless seas and rivers.
The fun begins before you enter the Dallas World Aquarium, where the Wilds of Borneo entrance ramp is lined with plants and animals that greet visitors.
Once inside, you'll delight in a bird's-eye view of the Orinoco - Secrets of the River rainforest exhibit. Birds fly freely throughout the exhibit and go about their business of building nests and bringing home food for their young. Mammals saunter about, sharing the habitat with amphibians and reptiles.
The Aquarium section includes species from around the world. Just outside, the special South Africa exhibit will transport you to the exotic land of Madagascar. Permanent exhibits include fish, jellyfish and coral from around the world. Visitors can walk through a special tunnel that runs through one of the large tanks, where sharks and manta rays swim about.
The Dallas World Aquarium also features two gift shops and three restaurants.
Fair Park Texas
1121 1st Ave
Dallas, TX 75210 Directions
Enter the hub of cultural and entertainment activities in the heart of downtown Dallas at Fair Park Texas. Originally built for the 1936 Texas World's Fair, the 227-acre park houses many of Dallas most popular attractions.
True to its name, Fair Park is an exciting collection of Art Deco buildings from the 1936 Texas World's Fair. The buildings now house many of Dallas' unique and highly specialized museums, sports facilities and educational programs.
Fair Park was built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition and its buildings, artwork and sculptures reflect the Art Deco style of the era.
The 227-acre park is noted for drawing more than 7 million visitors each year.
The museums and facilities at Fair Park in Dallas include:
Museum of the American Railroad
Museum of Nature & Science/TI Founders IMAX Theater
The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park
The Hall of State
Texas Discovery Gardens
South Dallas Cultural CenterBesides museums, you'll find these entertainment venues bustling with activities:
Music Hall at Fair Park
Fair Park Band Shell
Kiest Park Fantasy Landing
3080 S Hampton Rd
Dallas, TX 75201 Directions
Round up the kids and head out to Kiest Park Fantasy Landing, a nautical-themed play structure that's completely handicapped and wheelchair accessible. It features a custom Lighthouse, a SwayFun glider, ships, a two seat tuffrider, and more.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
Grapevine, TX 76051 Directions
LEGOLAND Discovery Center is made up of a series of interactive features to immerse kids into a world where their imagination can run wild with creative inspiration at every turn. Featuring a whole host of exciting attractions from the Kingdom Quest ride to an amazing recreation of the local area’s most iconic buildings, the Center not only provides fun for LEGO fans young and old, but fantastic educational benefits too.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
2021 N Stemmons Frwy
Dallas, TX 75207 Directions
Raise a bottle of grog, wipe your matted beard on your sleeve and toast your knight at the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. This attraction will make you feel like royalty with its banquet-style theater in the round, and you can tour the grounds where period-costumed actors create a Medieval village experience.