Go, See, Enjoy


   I met someone recently who is new to the Dallas area. And I began to think if you are   new to the area what should you go and see or do? What would help them learn more about Texas and not break the bank? I am on an extremely limited budget and want to only suggest financially practical things. I will limit the list to 10 things but there is a lot more to do. So here is my list of things someone new to the Dallas-Fort Worth area should do.

1.  President George W. Bush Presidential Library. Learn more about the 43rd President of the US and how growing up in Texas helped shaped him.     George W Bush Library

2. Klyde Warren Park. A new addition to downtown Dallas. It is a great green open space that has food trucks, concerts, kid activities, yoga just to name a few. Klyde Warren Park

3. Perot Nature and Science Museum. Another new addition to downtown Dallas, it offers hands on opportunities to learn more about the world around us. Perot Museum

4. The 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The tragic event that will forever be a dark day in history is explored in detail, including conspiracy theories.  Sixth Floor Museum

5. Dallas Heritage Village. Take a step back into the past and see how Dallasites lived from 1840 to 1910. It is free the 3rd Sunday of each month. Dallas Heritage Village

6. Fort Worth Stockyards offers several things. You can take a train ride around the Trinity River, visit the Cowgirl Hall of Fame and eat some good Texas food.                                       Fort Worth Stockyards

7. The Cultural District of Fort Worth. The heart of the district you can see classical art at The Kimbell Museum, American Western Art at Amon Carter Museum, live theater at Casa Manana, explore the botanical gardens and find contemporary art the beautiful Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art.  http://www.fwculture.com/

8. The Fort Worth Zoo and The Log Cabin Museum. The zoo offers special activities, a train ride and is open 365 days a year. Right  across the street is The Log Cabin Museum offers living history with a blacksmith shop, a working sawgrist mill and hands on activities for the kids. Fort Worth Zoo  The Log Cabin Village

9. Dallas Arboretum offers not just beautiful gardens but classes and activities for kids.  Dallas Arboretum

10. Dallas Museum of Art now has free admission. Every Thursday evening there is a free jazz concert. http://www.dma.org

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