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There are lots of things to do to keep even the most active families busy. From waterparks to amusement parks you will find it all in Dallas. Great Wolf is an incredible indoor water park and resort.

Six Flags has both a water park and amusement park. Go to Lone Park and enjoy Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred Horse Racing.

If you really want to try something different check out the Segway tour.


Great Wolf Lodge and Waterpark Dallas
100 Great Wolf Drive
Grapevine - Dallas, Texas 76051
800.693.9653

If you are looking for things to do in Dallas at anytime of the year The Great Wolf Lodge may be the place for you and your family. The indoor water park is full of rides, slides, pools and more all at a comfortable temperature. There is four story Fort Mackenzie with bridges, cargo nets, slides, spray station to keep everyone entertained. There are several rides like; Coyote Cannon, River Canyon Run, Howlin Tornado, Alberta Falls, Tail Pond, Chinook Cove, Totem Towers, Hot Springs, Creek, Lagoon and a lot more. Get your own cabana with chairs, Satellite Television and mini fridge. Its more than just a water park. There are lots of activities to keep kids busy including a ropes course, Compass Quest, Shadow Quest, Arcade, and much more. The lodge also features a spa, dining, fitness center, and shopping. The indoor water park is huge, over 80,000 square feet and heated to a comfortable 84 degrees so it is one of those Dallas attractions that is perfect any time of the year. Stay in one of the theme suites for kids or adults and it will be a vacation your family will always remember.

Hurricane Harbor Dallas
1800 E Lamar Boulevard
Dallas - Arlington, Texas 76006
817-640-8900

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is full of things to do from Thrill Rides, Family Rides, Kids Rides, and lots of events. There is the Atlantic Panic water slide, Banzai Boggin, Blue Raider, Boogie Beach, Tree house Lagoon, Slides, Caribbean Chaos, Lazy River, Rapids and so much more. When you get hungry there are lots of options from burger's, hot dogs, BBQ, chicken fingers and healthy choices like sushi, wraps, and salads. They also have pizza and pasta as well as Mexican favorites like tacos and more. It wouldn't be a day at the water park without ice cream and there is lots to choose from. This Dallas attraction is a great way for the family to spend the day on those hot summer afternoons. Get wet splash around and have fun.

Zero Gravity Amusement Park Dallas
11131 Malibu Drive
Dallas, Texas 75229
972-484-8359

Looking for a thrill or just fun things to do in Dallas, than Zero Gravity is a good attraction to start with. You will pull G forces, free fall, and be blasted off. But don't worry it is all very safe. There are five rides that will get your heart pounding and give you an experience like no other. The Bungee Jump lets you leap from seven stories up and bounce yourself to a stop. It is one of those favorites that everybody needs to try at least once. The Sky coaster sends you and two friends flying through the air from over 100 feet up and speeds up to 60 miles an hour. This amusement park gives you things to do in Dallas that you can't do anywhere else and one of the things is the 130 foot free fall into a net. Imagine just dropping with nothing supporting you. The Skyscraper is one of the new rides that is hard to describe but gives you the feeling of being launched off one of the pads at Kennedy Space Center. And finally there is the huge slingshot that blasts you off to 150 feet above the ground with a elastic cord that gives you a wild and twisty ride back to the ground.

Six Flags Theme Park
2201 Road to Six Flags
Arlington - Dallas, Texas 76011
817-640-8900

Six Flags has always been one of the fun things to do in Dallas. Thrill rides, family rides, entertainment, and rides for the kids make this one of the great ways to spend the day in Dallas. There are over 15 thrill rides that make sure there are always screams of excitement heard through out the park. Its fun and exciting and safe. Get out of the ordinary and into adventure at some of these thrilling rides; Batman the feet dangling backwards ride, Dive Bomber, Swing around on Gunslinger, Drop six stories on the Scream, simulated bob sled, free fall backwards, Giant coaster, Runaway Mountain, Tower of Power, and more. There are a dozen rides for the kids like Bugs Bunny Boomtown, The giant cowboy boat, Caddo Barge, Adventure Camp, Space Camp, Little Big Trucks and more. The Dallas attraction also has great family rides so you and your kids can share the experience. Batwing, Antique Car ride, Crazy Legs and more. For years people have come to Six Flags for a day full of fun and excitement for both adults and families.

Segway Tours Dallas
1907 North Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
972-821-9054

Looking for a fun way to explore Dallas? The Dallas Segway Tours is the way to go. Segways are fun, easy to learn and a great way to see the city. You will learn how to operate the Segway from highly qualified trainers and will feel at ease in a matter of minutes. You will also learn a lot more about Dallas from the certified Tour Guides. They are knowledgeable and know the intimate facts and details that even residents are surprised to hear. The packages include all taxes, pictures, gratuities, guide and more. There are no hidden charges so the price you see is what you pay. It is important to make reservations as the tours fill up quickly. The tours take about a hour to an hour and a half so it leaves you time to find other things to do in Dallas. Some of the Dallas attractions you will see are; Dealy Plaza, Union Station, Bryan Cabin, Lubben Plaza Sculptures, the famous jail, Old Red Museum and a lot more. With the Segway tours you get to be outside, enjoy the fresh air and experience Dallas first hand. It is better than looking out the car window as you drive by.

Medieval Times Dallas
2021 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207
(866) 731-9313

When its time for dinner kill two birds with one stone and take in a show at the same time. The Medieval Times recreates the battle between medieval knights with authentic costumes and weapons. Watch the knights joust, wield Espadas, Alabardas, Maces, Bolas and more as they compete and showcase their bravery. The dinner tries to match the atmosphere with roasted chicken, spare rib, bisque soup, and roasted potato. All the action takes place in the Dallas castle that seats 1000 and features a moat, and ivy towers. Medieval Times is one of the Dallas Attractions that takes you to a different place and time and feeds you at the same time.

Speedzone
11130 Malibu Drive
Dallas, Texas 75229
972-247-7223

Speed zone is one of those active fun things to do in Dallas with several courses, tracks, and games. Thunder Road is the kart track that thrills with hairpin turns and curves that pits you against others on a family race track. The drag strip is very cool as you climb in a 300 horsepower dragster and speed to 70 miles an hour in under four seconds. You pull G's and shift your way to the winners post. The Slick Track is a lot of fun and not something you want to do with your own car. If you ever wanted to drift in a car this will let you get the same feel and fun of sliding around a track. Turbo Track is the is for those five feet tall or taller. They are custom cars that are fast and match you against 20 others for the feeling of a real race. For the kids, there is little thunder that let the kids power their way around the track. Speedzone is more than racing, there is a roller coaster, Miniature Golf, arcade, and more. Whenever you get hungry grab a bite to eat at Johnny Rockets. Speedzone is just a fun way to spend the afternoon.

The Museum of the American Railroad
6455 Page Street
Frisco - Dallas, Texas 75204
214 428 0101

The 19th century saw the rise of the industrial revolution and an important part of the rise of America was the American Railways. The trains powered the growth of the United States and now you can see them at the Museum of the American Railroad in Dallas. The museum started collecting trains and equipment in 1961. Today the museum gives you one of the most significant historical and educational things to do in Dallas. You see first hand the trains and the evolution of the railway system. The trains have been preserved so you get the real feel for what is was like. You will see several different Pullman Cars, Electric Locomotives, Gas Electric, Diesel, Steam Locomotives, Cabooses, Observation Cars, Dinner Cars, and so much more. Among all the Dallas Attractions this one in probably the most unique because of the important part in played in American History. Most people have never been up close to these giant machines, they inspire awe an pride in our ability to build these fabulous machines.

Frontiers of Flight Museum
6911 Lemmon Ave.
Dallas, TX 75209
214-350-1651

The Frontiers of Flight Museum is a fascinating look at the history of flight. There are over thirty aircraft from Wright Brothers Flyers to space vehicles. There is a Lighter than air section, world war one gallery, world war two gallery, and the early age of flight. On display is a Learjet, Bell Huey, Culver Dart, Sopwith, Meyers special, Pitts, Fighting Falcon, Navy Crusader, Bell 47 Helicopter, Piper PA20, German Jungmeister, Boeing 737, Wright Flyer, Curtis and more. There is an Apollo 7 exhibit, Tuskegee exhibit, missiles, lighter that air and so many more. The things to do in Dallas are special and The Frontiers of Flight is at the top of the list.

The Sixth Floor Museum
at Dealey Plaza

411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202
214-747-6660

The Sixth Floor Museum remembers one of the darker moments of the country's history. The location is the place where Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots that killed one of our most beloved presidents. The museum features several exhibits that highlight the life and death of President John F. Kennedy. There are photographs, articles, film, television and radio reports, home movies, oral reports, and more depicting the events of November 22, 1963. The site is recreated to look as it did the day Oswald took aim from behind stacked boxes on the sixth floor. There is also a large selection of books and materials that you are welcome to explore in the reading room. The museum has over 45,000 items associated with the assassination although they may not all be on display. People looking for things to do in Dallas should take the time and visit this important part of American History. The museum is open seven days a week and the hours vary, so check before you come.

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