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Dallas and Fort Worth are two uniquely distinct cities joined together by over 30 miles of countless suburbs that would be considered their own metropolitan areas in any other part of the country! But, as the saying goes- "Everything is bigger in Texas" and the DFW metroplex has something to offer every family on every budget.
Head to downtown Dallas and experience the sophisticated side of the Lone Star State. Tour the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science, The Dallas Museum of Art or the George W Bush Presidential Library. For families with younger children, you can adventure the Dallas Zoo, the Dallas Aquarium or the breathtaking Arboretum on White Rock Lake. And a must see experience for anyone visiting Big D is the Sixth Floor Museum/Main Street where you can learn all about the assassination of JFK including many of the most well known conspiracy theories.
If you are one of those people that appreciate Western culture and cowboys, downtown Fort Worth has ventures for every traveler! Cattle drives occur twice daily in the Stockyards National Historic District and Sundance Square will give you insight into the early architectural styles that influenced the region. And if that doesn't keep your kiddos happy, head to Six Flags Over Texas, the Fort Worth Zoo or the Noble Planetarium and Museum of Science and History. For those who prefer something a little more low key, pack a picnic lunch and spend the day at the award winning Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
Sports fans will have a field day in the DFW metroplex. With professional, semi-professional and collegiate teams in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey and more, there is almost always an event to attend. Take a tour of AT&T Stadium- home of the Dallas Cowboys and the largest arena in the NFL. Cheer on the division leading Texas Rangers and the always entertaining Dallas Mavericks. Or if you are a NASCAR fan, come to town during a race weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway and tailgate with the true fans!
Dallas and Forth Worth have nearly unlimited adventures for every sightseer and we have just highlighted the most popular. This family friendly area of North Texas is a destination with so much to offer, you'll just have to experience it yourself to understand what makes this part of the country so special!
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Written by: Laura Thornquist
The Dallas/Fort Worth area, which is known to most as DFW, is a hotbed of activity when it comes to tourism. At first glance, you might not realize all there is to do because the two cities (plus Arlington of course) cover quite a large area. However, you will find an endless supply of activities to meet the wishes of even the most particular sight seer. And if you are coming for a few days, I'd certainly suggest you check out the entire area in order to make the most of your journey! Don't miss Six Flags over Texas for a thrill and one of dozens of small and large water parks for cooling off in the Texas summer heat. Depending on the time of year you visit us, you can grab tickets to see the Mavericks basketball team, the Rangers baseball club in Arlington, and of course, the world famous Dallas Cowboys football team. If high-priced events aren't your cup of tea, check out the Frisco Rough Riders AAA baseball club (a favorite of kids all over), which is only one of the many minor league sports teams in the area. If culture is your wish, Dallas and Fort Worth each boast of multiple art museums and galleries, and each city includes a fun museum to entertain and educate your children - Perot in Dallas and Science and History in Fort Worth. Each city has gardens galore, aquariums, and outdoor areas to enjoy. Don't miss Klyde Warren Park over I-75 in Dallas. When you are selecting educational experiences, don't miss The Sixth Floor or Holocaust Museums in Dallas, and the Stockyards in Fort Worth. You'll find drive-in movies, lakes, hiking trails, shopping, and even more shopping. After all, this is Texas! Check out DFWKidsGuide.com for more details, and enjoy your stay!
Written by: Christy Barker
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