Exploring Dallas With Children: A Guide for Family Activities

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2009-11-30
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Grab the kids and come on down to Dallas/Fort Worth where there are tons of fun places to visit and activities for families to enjoy together. From Six Flags Over Texas to the Mesquite Rodeo, Exploring Dallas with Children is the most complete and up-to-date guide to the fascinating places and unique activities that make the metroplex the perfect place for family fun. Highlights include:

Author Biography

Native Dallasite Kay McCasland Threadgill has explored Dallas with children for more than thirty years as a mother of three, a teacher, and a Girl Scout leader.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Places to Gop. 1
African American Museump. 2
Audubon Nature Centersp. 3
Bachman Lakep. 5
Ceder Ridge Preservep. 6
Celebration Stationp. 6
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardensp. 7
Dallas Arts Districtp. 8
Dallas Children's Aquarium at Fair Parkp. 10
Dallas Firefighter's Museum: Old Tigep. 10
Dallas Heritage Villagep. 11
Dallas Heritage Museum/Center for Education and Tolerancep. 12
Dallas Museum of Artp. 13
The Dallas World Aquarium and Orinoco Rainforestp. 15
Dallas Zoop. 16
Fair Parkp. 18
Frontiers of Flight Museump. 20
Hall of Statep. 21
Hawaiian Falls Adventure Parkp. 23
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuaryp. 23
Heritage Farmsteadp. 24
Las Colinas/Williams Squarep. 26
Mesquite Championship Rodeop. 27
The Museum of Nature and Sciencep. 28
Museum of the American Railroadp. 30
Nasher Sculpture Centerp. 31
Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culturep. 32
Owens Spring Creek Farmp. 33
Palace of Wax, Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Enchanted Mirror Mazep. 34
Ranger Ballpark in Arlingtonp. 35
Sandy Lake Amusement Parkp. 37
Six Flags Hurricane Harborp. 38
Six Flags Over Texasp. 39
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plazap. 41
Surf and Swimp. 42
Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Parkp. 43
West End Historic Districtp. 44
White Rock Lakep. 45
The Women's Museump. 48
Tidbits: More Good Things to Dop. 49
More Amusementsp. 50
Nature, Ecology, Sciencep. 54
Farmers Markets and Pick Your Own Foodp. 64
Pets and Wildlifep. 69
History and Politicsp. 73
Tours of the Working Worldp. 88
Underground Dallas/Downtownp. 92
Transportationp. 94
Storytelling, Libraries, and Bookstoresp. 102
Small Art Museums, Galleries, Centers, and Studiosp. 106
Outdoor Sculpture and Muralsp. 112
Shopping and Hobbiesp. 115
Hotel Hiatusp. 123
Restaurants with morep. 125
Community Collegesp. 128
Performing Arts for Childrenp. 131
Dallas Center for the Performing Artsp. 133
Metroplex Performance Venuesp. 134
Dancep. 136
Music and Chorusp. 137
Operap. 143
Opryp. 143
Puppetryp. 144
Theaterp. 145
Movie Theatersp. 152
Annual Concerts and Performances and Film Festivalsp. 153
Sports and Recreationp. 159
Spectator Sportsp. 160
Individual, Family, and Team Sportsp. 164
Summer Sports Day Campsp. 184
Recreation Centers and Playgroundsp. 185
Youthe Organizationsp. 187
Ranches and Horseback Ridingp. 189
Lakes, State Parks, and Recreation Areasp. 191
Festival and Special Eventsp. 201
Day Tripsp. 217
Denisonp. 219
Fort Worthp. 221
Glen Rosep. 235
Texas State Railroad/Palestine and Ruskp. 239
Tylerp. 241
Wacop. 245
Resourcesp. 251
Special Events and Ticket/Reservation Hotlinesp. 252
Convention and Visitors Bureausp. 252
Helpful Websitesp. 253
Publicationsp. 254
Telephone Servicesp. 256
Top 20 Places to Go for Familiesp. 257
Free Activities for Familiesp. 257
Free Activities for Familiesp. 257
Birthday Party Ideasp. 260
Rainy Weather Ideasp. 263
Indexp. 265
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