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"Things to Do" in Dallas / Fort Worth:

  • Visit the Stockyards Station (map) in Fort Worth, Texas! With over 85,000 square feet of shopping, dining, and meeting space, you'll be sure to have fun in an "Old West" setting. You'll have an opportunity to watch the world's only daily cattle drive, eat authentic Texas cooking, shop the local stores, and you'll even have a chance to ride a western locomotive to Grapevine, Texas! Billy Bob's Texas (map) is located in this western section of town (the Stockyards). While in Fort Worth, make sure to visit Sundance Square (map) for a multitude of fun things to do!

  • The Dallas Zoo (map) or Fort Worth Zoo (map). Zoos can be very entertaining and fun for the whole family. The Fort Worth Zoo is especially nice! WhoZoo will give you an idea of what to expect when visiting the Fort Worth Zoo.

  • Want to see museums, science, and history expositions? Visit Fair Park (map) (live camera) in downtown Dallas! For instance, you'll be able to experience, the African American Museum, the Age of Steam Railroad Museum, the Cotton Bowl (map) (photo), the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science (live view), Hall of State, Summer Musicals, and The Women's Museum. There are also a lot of festivals and events that occur throughout the year at Fair Park, such as the North Texas Irish Festival, the State Fair of Texas, and many others! At the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science (map), it's worth seeing an IMAX movie for the short introduction to Dallas, Texas that shows before each IMAX feature. Lastly, at Fair Park (map) (live camera), there is over 749,000 square feet of leasable space for conferences, concerts, exhibits, or sporting events! Be careful when driving to Fair Park (map) -- use I-30 and Exposition Avenue when traveling into or out of Fair Park (map).

  • Six Flags over Texas (map) This theme park features more than 100 rides, shows and other attractions in a landscaped setting. Entertainers appear in concert on selected nights in the 10,000-seat Music Mill Amphitheatre. The Superman Tower of Power has recently opened as well. It's worth checking out! If it's in the middle of the summer, visit Hurricane Harbor (map) NRH2O (map), or Burger's Lake (map) to keep cool!

  • Mesquite Championship Rodeo (map) - A rodeo night is an easy, economical way for tourists, employees, professional associations and other groups to enjoy Texas fun! Mesquite, Texas is only 15 minutes from downtown Dallas. Try it!

  • Dallas / Fort Worth is a shopper's paradise. For starters, try the Dallas Galleria mall (map) or the Grapevine Mills Mall (map) . Also, consider the NorthPark Mall (map) in Dallas. If you stop by Grapevine Mills Mall, check out the Outdoor World (map) while you're there (tons of outdoors stuff). Or, the Stonebriar Centre (map) , located in North Dallas, has 1.6 million square feet of retail space and it's the largest mall in north Texas. Willow Bend (map) is one of the newer editions to the area. You should be able to find a nice mall list (as well as what to expect) at CBSLocal.

  • Explore downtown Dallas. Consider Old City Park (map) . Historic houses and people in costume sometimes. Afterwards, try the Farmers Market (map). The Farmer's Market is a 12-acre oasis amid downtown skyscrapers and is open daily year-round. Then, you could head over to the Westend (map) for the Old Red Courthouse (map) , the John Neely Bryan Log Cabin (map) , Pioneer Plaza (map), or Texas bar-b-que at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse (map) . You may want to drive up McKinney avenue (map) to see a chic, but historic area that includes dozens of restaurants. Just be careful when downtown -- stay on the "major" roads!

  • Watch a live, professional sports event! Dallas is full of sports-related entertainment. There should be a local Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, or Dallas Stars game within the immediate area. Reunion Arena (map) (calendar), AT&T Stadium (map) , American Airlines Center (map) (calendar), and the Ballpark in Arlington (map) (photo) are all within a short drive. You may want to check our Metroplex Daily: Sports section for more information.

  • Would you like to visit a HUGE electronics and computer store? Try Fry's for hardware, software, DVDs, televisions, music, and more! (Mesquite location), (Plano location), (Irving location) A monster computer and electronics store with great deals!

  • Where are the Dallas / Fort Worth nightlife hotspots? Try Deep Ellum (map) in downtown Dallas. Deep Ellum (map) is a renovated warehouse district-- located three blocks east of downtown Dallas. Another nightlife area in downtown Dallas is the Westend (map) (info) also has turn of the century warehouses converted to restaurants, bars, and shops. Also, consider Lower Greenville Avenue (map) (info) for more bars, restaurants, and pubs.

    If you're in North Dallas, visit the Addison, TX (Belt Line road and the Tollway).

    If in Fort Worth, visit Sundance Square (map) for afterhours and nightlife entertainment.

    Our nightlife section might be useful for planning. Be careful when visiting downtown Dallas at night.

  • Hungry? Cruise over to Addison, TX (Belt Line road and all around that area) for a multitude of choices (more restaurants per capita than any other city west of the Mississippi)! Or, if you're up for Medieval battles, go to Medieval Times (map) , in Dallas, for battles, jousting, music, food, and more! Do you want to travel through time? Try the Magic Time Machine (map) restaurant. Read through the Metroplex Daily Restaurant Guide for more ideas of where to eat and visit!

    Check out the Metroplex Daily: Entertainment section for more things to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

    Lastly, make sure to check the other Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Guides that are online for more things to do and entertainment information.

    Do you have an entertainment or "things to do" on the weekend in Dallas Fort Worth suggestion? Please send us an e-mail? Let us know!

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