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Area Attractions

Dallas Arboretum

http://www.dallasarboretum.org/

The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road on the southeast shore of White Rock Lake in East Dallas. Open daily: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Available for weddings and private functions

Dallas Zoo

http://www.dallaszoo.com/

"The largest zoological experience in Texas," sums up what visitors will find on a trip to the Dallas Zoo -- a 95-acre park, the largest zoo in Texas with an impressive collection of animal species and an education department that offers fascinating, fun programs for all ages.

Fair Park

http://www.fairpark.org

Fair Park is Dallas' largest cultural center, and an historical treasure of national importance. Established in 1880, Fair Park is owned and operated by the City of Dallas and has nearly 300 acres of museums, exhibit facilities, and park areas; alone, it rivals many cities in its diverse selection of meeting venues.


Facilities available for use range from the 71,000-seat Cotton Bowl to the 130-seat Margo Jones Theater. In between these are a coliseum, music hall, two outdoor amphitheaters, and exhibit facilities that can be configured for a variety of uses. Expansive exhibit halls built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Celebration comprise the largest collection of Art Deco buildings in the United States.

Fair Park is home to eight museums, an IMAX Theater, a planetarium, The Dallas Aquarium, The Cotton Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater, Music Hall at Fair Park (Broadway shows, ballet, opera), and over one-hundred special events and cultural festivals each year

 

Dallas Farmers Market

http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org

One of the largest open-air markets in the country, the Dallas Farmers market was established in 1941 and is recognized nationally as a true farmer's market where farmers sell their crops directly to the customers.
 

Hurricane Harbor

http://www.sixflags.com/parks/hurricaneharbordallas

This 47-acre tropical hideaway is filled with one of the nation's largest collections of water rides. Features five areas of attractions for family fun.
 

Medieval Times

http://www.medievaltimes.com

Live the Legend! Journey through time to the age of chivalry and knighthood. Experience spectacular horsemanship, breathtaking swordplay, falconry, sorcery and romance while feasting on a four course meal. Cheer the knights of the realm to victory as they fight to the finish!
 

Dallas Heritage at Old City Park

http://www.dallasheritagevillage.org

"The Village" rests on 13 lush acres and provides a a revealing looking into how North Texans lived at the turn-of-the century. Rental facilities include: Chautauqua Pavilion (Open air or glassed-in), Gazebo, Park Cities Heritage House, Pilot Grove Church and Greenspace.

The Science Place

http://www.scienceplace.org

An exciting science and technology museum featuring hands-on and participatory exhibits as well as the state-of-the art TI Founders IMAX Theater with a 79-foot domed screen.

Six Flags over Texas

http://www.sixflags.com/parks/overtexas/

In 2006, the Six Flags Over Texas, the world’s first regional theme park, is celebrating its 45th anniversary season and it’s going to be a season like no other! There’ll be more reasons than ever before to visit the park with more things to see and more things to do. For starters, Six Flags Over Texas is adding 10 new rides…the largest single expansion in park history. Guests will also see more of their favorite Looney Tunes characters in the park, a BRAND NEW nightly parade featuring our Justice League and Looney Tunes characters, and there will be NEW festivals and World Class Entertainment!!
 

Southfork Ranch

http://www.southforkranch.com/

Experience television history and Texas hospitality! Tour the Ewing Mansion and ranch grounds, re-live memories in the " Dallas Legends" memorabilia exhibit, eat at Miss Ellie's Deli, shop at two unique retail stores and more. Open daily year round

State Fair of Texas

http://www.bigtex.com

The State Fair of Texas runs for 24 days. With more than 70 rides-- including the 212 foot Texas Star Ferris Wheel, and a parade through the park every night.
 

SpeedZone

http://www.speedzone.com

SpeedZone is a 12-acre racing park dedicated to speed, racing, and competition. Come and experience one of our four different racetracks including the 300 HP Top Eliminator Dragsters that will take you from 0-70 MPH in 3 heart-pounding seconds! Check out SpeedZone's Electric Alley with over 100 state-of-the-art video games. Improve your short-game on one of the two 18-hole miniature golf courses or play billiards in our Sports Bar while you watch your favorite teams play.

Ripley's Believe It or Not

http://www.palaceofwax.com

A dynamic duo of Texas-sized thrills and chills housed under one roof. At Ripley's Believe It or Not, take a step into a real Texas twister, ride out a cataclysmic earthquake or find yourself swimming along the bottom of the ocean floor. Then move along to Louis Tussaud's where you can mingle among the wax figures of Hollywood hotshots and other celebrities.
 

Dallas World Aquarium

http://www.dwazoo.com

Come explore the newly expanded Mundo Maya exhibit, the rainforest and the mammoth aquarium that features 80,000 gallons of saltwater exhibits including sharks, stingrays, and hundreds of reef fish all in living coral reef ecosystems.
Exotic plants and creatures from around the world inhabit the Dallas Word Aquarium & Zoological Garden, where you can explore a South American rainforest or take a walk through a water tunnel surrounded by reef life from the Continental Shelf. Observe monkeys, stingrays, piranhas and penguins. Restaurant, cafe and gift shop. Available for private functions.