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Things to do in Dallas?

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  1. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    Next week, we will be traveling to Dallas so my daughter visit with the soccer and golf coaches at UT Dallas ( :(sigh my baby has grown up). I was wondering what are some of the more fun things to do in the area? We already plan to go to Six Flags. I have not been to the Dallas area since I was a kid so come on local guys tell me some family friendly things to do!!!!
  2. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Stock yards , the dallas aquarium
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  3. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Go check out the South Fork Ranch where they film Dallas, JFK's Sixth Floor Museum, tour Jerry's World, Dallas art museum, Galleria Mall, uhh.. I need a new list lol
  4. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies! I will check out your suggestions.
  5. BlindFaith

    BlindFaith Well-Known Member

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    Midieval Times is very entertaining.
    Dallas Zoo is much improved and worth a trip. Fort Worth Zoo is still much better though, top 5 in the nation.
  6. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!!
  7. DallasCowpoke

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    Perot Museum of Nature and Science
    Highly geared towards young minds, with tons of hands-on experiences. You'll need to check on-line for tickets though, as they regularly turn "walk-ups" away due to it's popularity.
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  8. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    George Bush Library Museum...
  9. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    The best thing to do in Dallas is to drive west to Fort Worth.
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  10. DallasCowpoke

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    Yup, and pick-up about 5 lbs of ribs from Angelo's BBQ, then turn around and drive back to Big D! :D
  11. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Debbie.
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  12. bb721

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    Sixth Floor Museum, which is located in the former Texas Schoolbook Depository building from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK.
  13. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds fun but I doubt my wife would approve.;)
  14. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone, I will check out these suggestions!
  15. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    1 + 1 (+1)=(3)

    You and your wife might like it. Her too.
  16. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I have eat those ribs, except I drove 9 hrs for them. It was worth it.
  17. hipfake08

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    I would say Stock Yards - Joe T Garcias a short distance or Pearls up the hill.
    Yes. If you're a good parent you will take you young lady Cowboy fan to see Jerry World.
  18. Ntegrase96

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    Forewarning about Joe T Garcia's. On the weekend there will likely be an extremely long line and wait, and it's outdoors. If you're not accustomed to 90+ degree weather, I would not recommend it. I see that you're going to six flags, so I assume you're not going to be a wimp about the heat, but it's a different thing to not be comfortable while eating.
  19. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    @cml750

    I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet, but six flags is very close to AT&T stadium. A tour there might be nice.

    At that point you're closer to Fort Worth anyway (or at least it seems like it), so yeah I would recommend the stockyards if you want to do 'Texas' things. Rodeo, steak places, bbq, etc. Buy a belt buckle and some dip, feel like a cattle herder. It's great... jk you can skip the dip.

    West 7th is also great, but it may not be super family friendly. It's more of a college / adult scene with a lot of bars, but some good restaurants.

    On your way back to Dallas (if you're staying there), you could check out the Bishop Arts District. Some really great food places there [I recommend Lockhart BBQ, Tillman's Roadhouse, Eno's Pizza, or Oddfellows if you're early enough for brunch] as well as small boutqiue shops that your daughter may like.

    Have dessert at emporium pies, because they are pretty awesome. (their address is 314, which just shows you how awesome they are).

    There are a lot of things to do. Really just depends on where your hotel is and what's easiest for you.
  20. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    I am from the armpit of Texas. I live between Beaumont and Port Arthur. I am very accustomed to 90+ weather except where I come from we have really high humidity. We are in Dallas now and it really doesn't seem that hot without the humidity. We spent all day touring UT Dallas and visiting with the soccer and golf coaches. My baby girl has been offered a spot in both sports. The only bad thing about that is I will have to drive 6 hours to see her play :( when I have been to literally every thing she has ever done. Of course I guess that is still a year away. I will still get to watch her do everything for her senior high school year next year :D

    Thanks for the suggestions for things to do!!!

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