Hello everyone! Just wondered if anyone had any suggestions on something fun or unique that I should check out in the Dallas area this spring? We will be there for 2 days and the only plan I have is going to a Friday night Rangers game. We will be traveling with a very energenic 3 yr old so keeping that in mind, bars will be out for us. Thanks for any suggestions!
We are basically going to have 24 hours to kill from a friday noon to a saturday noon in the dallas area. The zoo is always an option, and my kid would love to see the animals but we are from the mid west where St Louis has a great zoo for free, so we generally don't like to spend so much doing the zoo thing. I guess I was looking for something unique to the area,(like when we went to San Francisco and found the "hidden slides" and got yelled at by the crazy neighbor everyone was talking about on the internet) and maybe the Fort Worth Stockage would be it. Or I have also looked into the Fossil Rim Wildlife center and Forth Worth Musuem of Science/History. Children's musuem's tend to be different around the us and not so repetitive like zoos sometimes are. If anyone has information on the few places I have listed and whether it was a good/bad experience please feel free to share!
My question back to you is, "What do you want to do?"
As for my son when I ventured to these places I would say skip Daley Plaza as an event and make it a quick stop. The 6th floor museum is not something a 3 year old would do. But as for American History its well worth the time. As for Fort Worth Stockage, your son might like that and seeing the cowboys and steer come into the Stockage is pretty cool, if you're into that type of thing.
Try any of the pleathora of bar-b-que places around the Dallas area. Just make sure you're prepared to play clean up afterward.
Two extra out of town places but you have to get in contact with them before you go. There's the Nokona glove plant in Nokona, Texas. It's about a 2 hour drive North. Then there's the Old Doc's Soda Jerk Fountain (I forget the town) but they do some old bottling there that would probably interest you and your son.
Let me know if I can help you further.
If you like to drink and eat some pretty good food (at least when I was there for college) go to Humperdinks close to the park and Six Flags.
The Rough Riders have an interesting stadium and I enjoyed my visit to Frisco. I would suggest going to the Dallas zoo and/ or the Fort Worth zoo. Both are nice ways to spend a day outside of a ballpark, and think it would be of interest to your child. Have fun!
I would try to go to a TCU baseball game in Fort Worth. College baseball is a lot of fun, and usually the tickets are very cheap. The crowds usually aren't huge, though TCU might be a pretty good draw. You 3 yr-old could run a bit withough getting in other peoples' way. I'd also recommend any minor league teams in the area, like the Frisco Rough Riders. Minor leagues are the best bargin in sports, and usually have a fun mascot and play area for the little one. Have fun,
The 6th Floor museum is located in Dallas. Very historic and great tribute to JFK. Not sure about how it would be like with kids, We waited on line for a while when we visited last simmer.
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