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"Things to Do" in Dallas / Fort Worth:
Visit the Stockyards Station
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
is located in this western section of town (the Stockyards).
While in Fort Worth, make sure to visit Sundance Square
for a multitude of fun things to do!
The Dallas Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo
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
(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
the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park,
the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science
Hall of State,
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
Six Flags over Texas
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
to keep cool!
Mesquite Championship Rodeo
- 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
Grapevine Mills Mall
. Also, consider the
NorthPark Mall (map)
If you stop by Grapevine Mills Mall, check out
the Outdoor World
while you're there (tons of outdoors stuff).
Or, the Stonebriar Centre
, located in North Dallas, has 1.6 million square feet of retail space and it's the largest mall in north Texas.
(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 Realmalls.com.
Explore downtown Dallas. Consider Old City Park
. Historic houses and people in costume sometimes. Afterwards, try the
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
the Old Red Courthouse
John Neely Bryan Log Cabin
or Texas bar-b-que at
Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse
You may want to drive up McKinney avenue
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
Dallas Stars game within the immediate area.
American Airlines Center
Ballpark in Arlington
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!
A monster computer and electronics store with great deals!
Where are the Dallas / Fort Worth nightlife hotspots?
Try Deep Ellum
in downtown Dallas.
is a renovated warehouse district-- located three blocks east of downtown Dallas.
Another nightlife area in downtown Dallas is the Westend
also has turn of the century warehouses converted to restaurants, bars, and shops.
Also, consider Lower Greenville Avenue
(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
for afterhours and nightlife entertainment.
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
, in Dallas, for battles, jousting, music, food, and more!
Do you want to travel through time? Try the
Magic Time Machine
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.
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