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FREE Fun Adventures to do Around Dallas!

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N Harwood St
214-922-1200
dma.org

The Dallas Museum of Art is a must see for locals and visitors alike.  The exhibits will wow you and the museum has a wonderful interactive area for kiddos.  Best of all, admission is FREE. Located across the street from Klyde Warren Park in the Dallas Arts District.  Visit the website for programs and exhibits

 

Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas
214-716-4500
klydewarrenpark.org

Klyde Warren Park is different than other parks – It is built above Woodall Rogers Freeway! It is located between Downtown and Uptown Dallas.  There are many activities for families to enjoy for a morning or afternoon of fun – all for FREE! The children’s area includes a jungle gym and splash pad, putting green, ping pong tables and various lawn games to keep everyone busy while experiencing the outdoors. Bring your furry friend to socialize at My Best Friends dog park.  A variety of Food Trucks serve up delicious food daily from 11am-3pm and are located on the edge of the park.  Restaurants abound if you are looking to dine indoors. This is an urban park, so parking is limited. Consider riding DART or taking the McKinney Ave Trolley. Visit the website for more information and daily activities

McKinney Avenue Trolley
Trolley stops vary around Uptown and parts of Downtown Dallas
214.855.0006
mata.org

Hop on one of four restored vintage trolley cars (Rosie, Matilda, Petunia, Miss Daisy and Green Dragon) to explore historic Uptown Dallas for FREE. The McKinney Avenue Trolley service (also known as the M-Line) runs 365 days a year with stops at some of Dallas’ popular sites including Klyde Warren Park, West Village and the Arts District. For a little history, MATA, McKinney Avenue Transit Authority, is a heritage or historical trolley system, recreating how a real trolley system of the early to mid-twentieth century looked and operated.  Visit the Live Trolley Tracker Link – track.mata.org for more information.  Important Tip – When you are visiting track.mata.org be sure to zoom out so you can see the trolley route.  Then zoom in and you will see the trolley stops labeled M.  McKinney Avenue Trolley also offers private charters for birthdays and special occasions.

Pioneer Plaza
650 S. Griffin St., Young and Griffin Streets, Dallas
214-953-1184
dallasconventioncenter.com

If you are Interested in a bit of early Texas history, head over to Pioneer Plaza where you and your family can experience a re-creation of a cattle drive with more than 70 bronze statues. Located just outside the front door of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center the statues commemorate the trails that brought settlers to Dallas and cattle to market. Pioneer Plaza features native plants and trees, a flowering stream and the larger-than-life bronze cattle drive. There are 49 longhorn cattle, herded by 3 cowboys on horses. The statues were created by Glen Rose, Texas artist Robert Summers. The plaza is perfect for outdoor family gatherings.

 

Visit Dallas Public Art Piece
Take a drive to the Corner of Commerce and Malcolm X and feast your eyes on an original mural of Dallas landmarks!

 

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