DFW Attractions: Things to Do and See

If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area or are just passing through, there’s a multitude of things to see and do. DFW attractions certainly are not in short supply and there’s truly something for everyone.

If you live in Dallas-Fort Worth or are just passing through, there’s a multitude of things to see and do. DFW attractions certainly are not in short supply and there’s truly something for everyone. From theme parks and museums to sites of historical importance, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is perfect for a staycation for locals or a weekend getaway for visitors.

Theme Parks

DFW is home to Six Flags Over Texas, a historic and popular theme park in the United States — especially Texas. Six Flags has an abundance of roller coasters and rides for people of all ages. This theme park also hosts theatrical programs and seasonal events throughout the year.

In addition to Six Flags, Hawaiian Falls offers four water parks throughout the Metroplex: in Garland, Mansfield, Roanoke, and The Colony. With wave pools, water slides, and large pools for swimming, Hawaiian Falls is a favorite destination for locals and visitors looking to escape the summer heat.

Lakes

There are lakes throughout the Metroplex and many of them are ideal for fishing, water sports, hiking, and bird watching. Within Dallas, White Rock Lake is a favorite destination. This lake offers running and hiking trails, and it’s popular for kayaking and paddle boarding.

Another popular lake in the area that offers a place for aquatic activities as well hiking trails and scenic views is Lake Grapevine. This lake also offers camping grounds and boat ramps.

Arts and Culture

The Metroplex is home to abundant museums and art galleries. Some of the most popular arts and cultural destinations are found in the Dallas’ Arts District and Downtown Fort Worth. The Dallas Arts District boasts galleries and museums dedicated to showcasing art from specific periods and ethnic or folk art. The district is home to numerous theaters and venues as well. In Downtown Fort Worth, the Kimbell Art Museum is a beloved destination for its vast collection of artwork from around the world and from different periods as well as its rotating exhibits.

Sites of Historical Importance

Throughout DFW, there are numerous sites of historical importance that draw in locals and visitors throughout the year. Dealey Plaza, the infamous location of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, is adjacent to The Sixth Floor Museum, a popular exhibit that offers a well-preserved look into one of our nation’s greatest tragedies.

In Fort Worth, travelers can take a glimpse into what living in 19th century Texas was like at the Log Cabin Village. This living-history village features rustic home replicas, an authentic smoke shop, and a well preserved blacksmith’s shop.

For more information on DFW attractions, the Dallas Morning News has compiled a list of things to do and see throughout the area, along with information on ticket prices, touring times, and locations.

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