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Top 10 things for families to do in Dallas, Texas

The city of Dallas and surrounds is a firm favourite for family holidays in the USA.
We’ve discovered ten of the best things for families to do in Dallas, with plenty of options for kids of all ages. Start planning your American holiday today!

Klyde Warren Park Dallas Credit Dallas Convention Visitor Bureau
Klyde Warren Park Dallas. Image Dallas Convention Visitor Bureau

1.Klyde Warren Park

An urban green space built over Woodall Rodgers Freeway to connect Uptown, Downtown and the Arts District, kids will love the Children’s Park, dogs can run free at the dog park, and anyone can enjoy the numerous other activities, such as ping pong, a putting green and live music.

2. Dallas Zoo

Located on 43ha of land just south of Downtown Dallas, The Dallas Zoo offers a dizzying number of exhibitions and kid-specific programs. Highlights include Safari Nights, a nightly concert that starts before the kids have to go to bed, and offers wine and cold beer for parents who’ve been chasing their little ones around the zoo all day.

3. George W. Bush Library and Museum

A state-of-the-art library and museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Highlights of the museum include a full-size replica of the Oval Office and a moving exhibit about 9/11.

4. Six Flags Over Texas

Located in Arlington, outside Dallas, Six Flags offers a bevy of thrills, with roller coasters, shows, carnival games, restaurants and more. Top Tip: buy an all-access fast pass to skip the queues.

5. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Nestled on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake, just minutes from Downtown Dallas, this vast urban oasis has a colourful selection of fabulous blooms throughout the year. The garden was created on the grounds of two former mansions which still stand on the property

Dallas Aboretum Credit Dallas Convention Visitor Bureau
Dallas Aboretum. Image Dallas Convention Visitor Bureau

6. Dallas World Aquarium

Great for a hot day, the cool interior of the World Aquarium features marine creatures from all over the world. Be sure to check out the popular Flooded Forest and Ancient Mayan exhibits.

7. Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park

The perfect spot to release pent-up energy, where kids can literally bounce off the walls, with wall to wall trampolines, that include basketball courts and obstacle courses.

8. Perot Museum of Nature and Science

At this gorgeous facility kids can take part in dozens of interesting and compelling educational programs such as Story Time Under the Stars, Scribbles and Dribbles or Budding Scientists, which offers kids the chance to do hands-on experiments with scientists who work in the museum.

9. Dallas Heritage Village

Perfect for young historians, this attraction is set along a charming red brick Main Street, home to Dallas’ largest collection of 19th Century buildings. Kids can explore the various homes and storefronts and learn about what life was like in Texas at the turn of the century.

10. Hurricane Harbor

The largest and most popular water theme park in Dallas. Kids will love the intense and scary Twister and Black Hole rides and grownups might prefer simply to float with family along the Lazy River that circles the entire park.

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