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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Adventure Landing
Adventure Landing

(972) 248-4653

17717 Coit Rd
Dallas, TX 75252   Directions Website

Are you looking for an adventure? Look no further than Adventure Landing. This ultra-modern and sophisticated city is Texas's No. 1 visitor and leisure destination and for good reason.

Test your driving skills on the twisting quarter-mile Adventure Speedway Go-Karts track, challenge your friends to a laser tag battle, gather your friends to play at the arcade with over 100 interactive games, join in on the three uniquely themed 18-hole miniature golf courses, or make a splash with the bumper boats. And if you're looking to hone your baseball or softball skills, the batting cages are perfect for individual and team practice.

Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe
Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe

(214) 871-1362

2215 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201   Directions Website

Visit the Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, a stunning Victorian Gothic cathedral undergoing a complete restoration to bring it back to its original splendor.

This Shrine is the second-largest congregation in the entire nation. While there, you can learn about the essential themes of Catholic Social Tradition, centered around the universal principles of human dignity, the common good, subsidiarity, and solidarity. It's truly a wonderful experience that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy.

Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Grapevine Vintage Railroad

(817) 410-3185

705 S Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051   Directions Website

Check out the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, where history and hospitality combine to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. As you climb aboard, you'll be transported back to the 1920s, with authentic coaches lovingly restored to their former glory. And don't worry about the summer heat; the coaches are fully air-conditioned, so you can sit back and relax comfortably.

But be warned, some shady characters are lurking around, and Deputy Maverick may call on you to help during the Great Grapevine Train Heist. Keep your eyes peeled and your wits about you; you might save the day.

Lone Star Park | Live Horse Racing
Lone Star Park | Live Horse Racing

(972) 263-7223

1000 Lone Star Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75050   Directions Website

Get ready for fun and excitement at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. This major league sports entertainment attraction offers two thrilling racing seasons each year and attracts over 700,000 guests annually.

Whether you're a seasoned horse racing fan or just looking for a unique way to spend an afternoon, you will want to take advantage of the chance to place a wager on live races or enjoy the excitement of simulcast action.

You'll enjoy a beautiful view of the newest race track with a seven-level glass-enclosed Grandstand, a 1,200-seat Silks Dining Room, and 48 luxurious Penthouse Suites. And remember to check out the world-class Las Vegas-style Racebook and simulcast facility, Bar & Book, which offers wagering on horse racing from around the world, seven days a week, year-round.

Old City Park
Old City Park

(214) 421-5141

1515 S Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75215   Directions Website

Return to the Civil War era by visiting Old City Park, where you can experience what life was like for ordinary Texans over 100 years ago. Visit the fully restored, Antebellum-style Millermore Mansion and the finest collection of 19th-century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings in Texas.

These buildings were moved from North Central Texas to provide a recreational space where visitors can connect with the past, inspire the future, and celebrate Dallas' rich diversity. The Park is used to educate and celebrate the history, support local artists, provide recreational activities, and serve as a venue for events for adults and families year-round.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! | Grand Prairie
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! | Grand Prairie

(972) 263-2391

601 E Palace Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75050   Directions Website

Explore the fascinating exhibits collected by the world-famous traveler Robert Ripley at Ripley's Believe It or Not! You'll be amazed, stunned, and thoroughly entertained.

Experience the unbelievable as you enter the Palace and venture through 12 themed galleries filled with interactive games, pop-culture memorabilia, incredible art, and stories that are too incredible but undeniably true. You'll have a chance to see a genuine shrunken head, come face-to-face with extraordinary people, from the world's tallest man to animals with extra limbs, and marvel at animal oddities that will leave you speechless.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

(817) 640-8900

1800 E Lamar Blvd
Arlington, TX 76006   Directions Website

Are you searching for exciting activities to do? Look no further than Hurricane Harbor Arlington. This water park is home to thrilling water slides, peaceful lazy rivers, and fun play areas suitable for the entire family.

If you're planning a weekend getaway or a day trip, all the necessary details are at your fingertips. Prepare for an adventure-packed day as you race down exhilarating slides, cool off in family-friendly play areas and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. These heart-pumping rides are perfect for adrenaline junkies who want to experience hair-raising thrills. You and your crew will be talking about the fun-filled day for years to come.

Texas Trees Foundation
Texas Trees Foundation

(214) 953-1184

2906 Swiss Ave
Dallas, TX 75204   Directions Website

The Texas Trees Foundation aims to create a sustainable and green future for North Texas. They use research-based plans to educate and engage the public about the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits of trees and urban forestry, ultimately improving the region's quality.

It is a community comprised of beautiful, well-maintained parks, shady tree-lined streets and boulevards, hiking, biking, and nature trails, and other outdoor amenities which combine to form a living and working environment that enhances the value of its commercial areas and its neighborhoods, and nurtures the health, safety, and quality of life of all its citizens; a community in which its citizens actively participate in building and sustaining its urban forest.

Thanks-Giving Square
Thanks-Giving Square

(214) 969-1977

1627 Pacific Ave
Dallas, TX 75201   Directions Website

Thanks-Giving Square is a beautiful public park in Dallas with a serene atmosphere perfect for reflection and contemplation. It's a communal space where people can express gratitude and appreciate the community's diversity. The park features sections such as the Court of All Nations, the Wall of Praise, and a mosaic based on Norman Rockwell's The Golden Rule.

The Garden at Thanks-Giving Square has a hollow design that creates a peaceful refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Great Fountain dampens surrounding noises, adding to the tranquility of the environment. The Chapel of Thanks-giving is a winding white structure that symbolizes life's ancient spiral and the human spirit's infinite upward reach. The upper level of the Chapel features the Glory Window, a stunning stained glass masterpiece. The Hall of Thanks-giving serves as an event and meeting space and provides a forum for lectures, interfaith discussions, and educational programs.

Urban Air Adventure Park
Urban Air Adventure Park

(469) 232-1214

14902 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75254   Directions Website

Experience the fun-filled, ultimate indoor adventure park, Urban Air, where they believe in pushing adventure to the limits while providing a safe place for your whole family to jump, soar, race, climb, and play.

Urban Air is the ultimate destination for family fun, featuring attractions for all ages. Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, they've got something thrilling for you to explore. So, join Urban Air for an unforgettable experience that will have you and your family flying high.

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