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Dallas is one of the most popular cities in Texas, with quite a bit going for it when it comes to things to do and places to visit. Whether you’ve lived there your whole life and you want to discover your own city or you’re making a trip, this blog is for you!  Let’s look at some of the most popular and interesting places for you and your family to visit in this thriving city!

The Great Outdoors

Dallas might be a huge metropolitan city, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find some great outdoor areas to visit. Texas Discovery Gardens features different types of plants, as well as a butterfly house. And just a short drive from the downtown area is Cedar Ridge Preserve, where you will find nine miles of trails to hike, as well as a place to have a scenic picnic. Even in the heart of the city, there are some beautiful green spaces such as Main Street Garden Park and Klyde Warren Park. The Trinity River Audubon Center features over 50 species of birds – wow!

Fun for All

Visitors and residents can find a wide range of other places to visit that the entire family can enjoy. The Dallas World Aquarium is a great place to explore many different types of sea life, including stingrays and sharks. Zero Gravity boasts “extreme thrill rides for extreme family fun.” So, if you’re looking to bungee jump or glide 100 feet off the ground on their Skycoaster, this is the place to be!  Want something a little tamer?  Visit The Dallas Firefighters Museum, an interesting place that highlights the history of firefighting.

Another great place to visit is the The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. They have something for everyone in the family to explore! Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps provide children with hands-on explorations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and nature that will spark their imagination and inspire environmental stewardship. You can also check out their website for a calendar of fun events they have planned throughout the summer.

History

What would a city tour be without some historic spots to check out?  One infamous spot is the “grassy knoll” that’s left an unforgettable mark in history.  Nearby, you can visit the John F. Kennedy Memorial.  You’ll also want to check out Dallas Heritage Village, a 20 acre site that’s home to the largest collection of pioneer and Victorian homes in Texas.

It’s easy to see why so many people love this city. It has something for everyone and we’ve just barely touched on all the wonderful places to visit and explore around Dallas.

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