The 5 Best Places To Visit in Dallas/Ft. Worth
The Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex has something for everyone. No matter what your interest; whether it is a day soaking up culture at one of its many museums, a stroll through the botanical garden, or catching a Dallas Cowboy's game at the newly christened AT&T Stadium, you are bound to find enteratinment for the whole family.
The State Fair of Texas
If you happen to be in Dallas around the end of September to mid-October pop on over to the State Fair of Texas. As the proclamimed, "Fried Food Capital of Texas", the fair is a mecca for all things fried and delicious! However, there is more to the fair than its top rated food. The most popular attraction is the Midway. So many rides and attractions ensuring fun for all ages. Don't forget to take a ride on the iconic Texas Star ferris wheel for a real birds-eye view of Dallas and be sure to wave hello to Big Tex! The fair's official mascot and standing at 58 ft. tall he's hard to miss!
The Fort Worth Stockyards
A truly unique experience The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District is a place where history comes alive. Be sure to take the vintage train through the hisotric Cotten Belt route to the heart of the Stockyards where you can shop and eat to your heart's content. Experience a real Longhorn cattle drive as it once was, ride an authentic stagecoach, even experience a good old-fashioned train robbery! Of course, all in good fun!
Take a walking tour of historic Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, location of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Visit the Sixth Floor Museum inside the infamous Texas School Book Depository depicting the tragic events of that fateful day in American history and preserving the legacy of President Kennedy. This year marks the 50th anniversary.
Six Flags Over Texas
The premire destination for fun in the heart of the Metroplex is Six Flags Over Texas. It is conveniently located in Arlington and less than a half hour from both Dallas and Fort Worth. Highlighting some of the best thrill rides in the country, try testing your mettle while pulling 5.9 Gs on the steel coaster Shockwave, dangling 400 ft. in the air on the Texas Sky Screamer, or flying up to 80 mph on Dive Bomber Alley.
For the not-so-brave, there are plenty of family and kid-friendly rides and attractions everyone can enjoy!
If you are a big fan of the hit TV show "Dallas" then this is the destination for you! Located just north of the Big D is Southfork Ranch. Open to the public daily (with the exception of Christmas and Thanksgiving day) for guided tours. Visit the home of the Ewing family and see the gun that shot J.R. displayed as well as other famous show memorobilia.
You might want to prepare to spend more than a day while visiting, with all the premier shopping, quality restaurants, sports venues and entertainment, you may never want to leave! Come on down and find out for yourself the unique appeal and downhome Texas charm that is Dallas/Ft. Worth.