650South R.L Thornton Frwy
Dallas, TX 75203
Celebrated as one of the country's top zoos and animal research facilities, the Dallas Zoo was founded in 1888 and now houses 2,000 specimens of over 400 species. The Zoo features rare Sumatran Tigers that are part of a new breeding program. Natural habitats abound in the 25-acre park.
3809 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
Fair Park's 227-acres include one of the largest collections of Art Deco buildings in America and these buildings house various museums: the African American Museum, the Age of Steam Railroad Museum, the Dallas Natural History Museum, and the Science Place. The area also is home to the Dallas Aquarium and the world-famous State Fair of Texas which is held each fall.
International Exotic Feline Sanctuary
W. Highway 114
Boyd, TX 76023
Each of the 71 large cats that inhabit this open environment has a different story to tell about how they wound up at this 60 acre sanctuary. Lions, cougars, panthers and tigers of all varieties are counted among the residents here.
Mrs. Baird's Bakeries
This plant offers tours of the history and growth of one of the best, and best-known, bakeries in Texas. Each visitor receives a warm loaf of fresh-baked bread as part of the tour.
Six Flags Over Texas
2201 Road to Six Flags East
Arlington, TX 76011
This great American amusement park keeps getting bigger and better with new rides such as Batman the Ride, a 109-foot-tall coaster that goes up to 50mph. The 205-acre park has more than 100 rides, many of them the best of their kind in the Southwest.
Tarantula Excursion Train
707 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
A restored 1896 steam engine travels a modest distance among several points of interest in town as visitors enjoy the ride and relax along the tour.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1501 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Hands-on science activities are available at more than 12 different stations inside this wonderful science museum. The museum also features an Omni Theatre.
Arlington Museum of Art
201 W. Main St.
Arlington, TX 76010
One of the state's finest contemporary art spaces, the Arlington Museum of Art attracts visitors from Dallas and Fort Worth across the Southwest, many of whom come to see the recent $3-million renovation.
Sixth Floor Museum
411 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75202
Located in the former Texas Book Depository, this is the official museum of the assassination of President Kennedy. In fact, more can be learned about Kennedy than about any one of the numerous theories of his assassination. The museum is family-oriented in spite of its tragic theme.
Age of Steam Railroad Museum
1105 Washington St.
Dallas, TX 75204
The 28 Cars featured in this old rail yard are maintained in tip-top condition for visitors to enjoy. The tours are self-paced walks through famous Pullman sleeping cars and other well-know railroad cars.
1462 First Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
Featuring more than 420 different species, this aquarium has it all and showcases the new Amazon Flooded Forest Exhibit with 30 species including live wild piranha and sharks.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
A perfect spot for walking and picnicking, the Arboretum on White Rock Lake is a beautiful place to visit year round. In addition to hundreds of varieties of flowers and plants, visitors will discover a Spanish mansion on the grounds and a sculpture garden.
Dallas World Aquarium
1801 N. Griffin St.
Dallas, TX 75202
This aquarium is so extensive that its holdings include a number of interesting and precious land creatures as well as familiar sea animals. In addition to 12 salt-water tanks, each holding a distinct eco-system, there is also a new rain forest exhibit featuring newly born howler monkeys and other land creatures.