Things to Do in Texas Prairies & Lakes Region
- Things to Do in Texas Prairies & Lakes Region
- Dallas Zoo
- Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park
- Dallas Museum of Art
- Dallas Farmers Market
- Frontiers of Flight Museum
- Six Flags Over Texas
- The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
- Old City Park
- Dallas World Aquarium & Zoological Garden
- Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
- Science Place
- Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
- Dallas Museum of Natural History
- Southfork Ranch
- Fort Worth Zoo
- African American Museum
- Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
The Prairies & Lakes region, Texas’ largest travel region, covers a lot of ground. Experience classic country fun, high-speed exhilaration, and some of the best delicacies in one (big) location. The Texas Prairies and Lakes Region is a diverse region with a lot to offer, from the fast-paced cosmopolitan excitement of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area to the region’s beautiful lakes and laid-back country ways of life. The Texas Prairies & Lakes region has it all, whether you want a big-city holiday or a small-town getaway. In Dallas and Fort Worth, you can enjoy world-class shopping and amusement, relax on the shores of a beautiful lake, or browse the shops.
The Dallas Zoo features many exotic and endangered species amidst tree-lined paths and beds of flowers. Exhibits include the Chimpanzee Forest and the Endangered Tiger Habitat.
Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park
Housed in its original Art Deco building in historic Fair Park, the Aquarium is dedicated to showcasing and conserving a variety of fresh-water and salt-water species from around the globe. Key exhibits include the “World of Aquatic Diversity,” featuring nearly invisible glass catfish, upside-down jellyfish, and walking batfish; and the “Amazon Flooded Forest” with 25 species of fish from the Amazon River.
Dallas Museum of Art
From legendary impressionist paintings to breathtaking contemporary sculptures, the permanent collection of the DMA represents some of the most powerful works of art ever assembled under one roof.
Dallas Farmers Market
Celebrate the season harvest of fresh farm produce and other scrumptious products available to shoppers. Sampling, educational classes, and special activities for children are FREE.
Frontiers of Flight Museum
At the Frontiers of Flight Museum, you will see, hear, and touch some of the rare artifacts that have contributed to the exciting history of air travel. On display is a World War I Sopwith “Pup” biplane along with hundreds of models, uniforms, decorations, engines and propellers.
Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas, The Lone Star Legend. For generations, Six Flags Over Texas has defined Lone Star thrills. From Giant-sized coasters to family-friendly rides and shows, you will enjoy a larger-than-life entertainment experience that is distinctly and unforgettably Texas.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Permanent, educational exhibition on the life, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Exhibits feature photographs, artifacts, a 30-minute audio tour and six films. Located at the former Texas School Book Depository.
Old City Park
Nestled among 13 beautifully wooded acres, the village includes Victorian-era homes, a depot, hotel, section house, shotgun house, school, church, log cabin, tipi, general store, gift shop, print shop, bank, law office, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, bandstand, a farmhouse, restaurant, and outbuildings of various kinds.
Dallas World Aquarium & Zoological Garden
The Dallas World Aquarium & Zoological Garden features the world’s largest freshwater aquarium filled with giant catfish, and huge turtles. The aquarium portion features approximately 85,000 gallons of beautiful saltwater exhibits. Visitors can also enjoy a Rainforest exhibit.
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Visit hundreds of rare and endangered animals from around the world that roam free on 1,500 acres of unspoiled countryside.
The Science Place is about helping kids of all ages understand why and how things work — everything from the solar system to honey bees, from dinosaurs to sound waves. It is a place where kids can use their senses of touch, sight, hearing, smell, and imagination to understand the wonders of science and mathematics.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Arboretum features 66 superbly landscaped acres of towering trees, fragrant gardens, and lush lawns that beckon you out of the city’s bustle into a serene and beautiful world.
Dallas Museum of Natural History
The Dallas Museum of Natural History is the only collections-based, research-driven public natural history museum in the region.
Experience television history and Texas hospitality at Southfork, the world’s most famous ranch! Internationally recognized as the filming location for the long-running “Dallas” series, Southfork operates today as both a tourist attraction and an event and conference center.
Fort Worth Zoo
Visit the Fort Worth Zoo and see more than 5000 exotic and native animals in beautifully landscaped natural habitats. The Fort Worth Zoo, established in 1909, is the oldest continuous zoo site in Texas and one of the top zoos in the nation.
African American Museum
The only museum in the Southwestern United States devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It has one of the largest African American folk art collections in the United States.
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Official state Hall of Fame, Museum and Repository for the Texas Rangers Law Enforcement Agency.