Museums, parks, entertainment, attractions, and more! Discover 100+ things to do in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex
Things to do in Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art: The DMA is one of the largest art museums in America.
Nasher Sculpture Center: Discover a collection of modern and contemporary sculpture.
Crow Museum of Asian Art: Dedicated to celebrating the arts and cultures of Asia, from ancient to the contemporary.
The Sixth Floor Museum: Overlooking Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm and Houston Streets.
Thanks-Giving Square: Designed to inspire gratitude and to honor the great American and world traditions of thanksgiving. Explore the historical exhibits and artwork on display.
Frontiers of Flight Museum: Experience the stories of aviation and space flight at Texas’ premier Aviation and Space Museum.
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum: Its mission is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.
The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture: Showcases Dallas County’s story in a comprehensive exhibition.
Dallas Heritage Village: Home to the largest and finest collection of 19th century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings in Texas.
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: Features interactive exhibits and multimedia displays about the Federal Reserve, money, and the economy.
Museum of Biblical Art: The Museum offers myriad programs, field trips, and events for art appreciators of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs.
Reunion Tower: A 561 ft observation tower in Dallas, Texas and one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.
Dallas Zoo: The oldest and largest zoological park in Texas.
Dallas World Aquarium: Replica habitats containing exotic birds, mammals, and fish.
Klyde Warren Park: A 5.2 acre public park in the center of Dallas Bridging Uptown and Downtown.
Dallas Arboretum: A 66-acre botanical garden
Texas Discovery Gardens: Public garden teaches nature conservation with events & exhibits like the butterfly house
Lakeside Park: The lake is filled with hundreds of lily pads and a lovely wooden bridge leads to the popular teddy bear sculptures
Trinity River Audubon Center: Your gateway to explore the amazing resources of the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States
Fair Park: A National Historic Landmark that boasts one of the nation’s largest collections of 1930s art and Art Deco architecture
JFK Memorial Plaza: A monument to United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas
Dealey Plaza: A National Historic Landmark District
Cedar Ridge Preserve: Audubon nature preserve offering 9 miles of hiking trails through 600 acres of hill country habitat
Pioneer Plaza: The Plaza depicts a cattle drive featuring three cowboys and a herd of forty longhorn steer
White Rock Lake: One of the most heavily used parks in the Dallas Park system, it is one of the best places to experience natural areas and wildlife in Dallas
Galleria Dallas: Legendary ice skating center, dynamic Holiday events, and North Texas’ only American Girl
NorthPark Center: Consistently ranked among the top five shopping destinations in the country with clean, modern lines and open space to display fine art throughout the mall
Dallas Mavericks: 2011 NBA Champions
Dallas Stars: 1999 Stanley Cup Champions
Things to do in Fort Worth
The Kimbell Art Museum: Renowned Asian and European focused art collection plus exhibits set in a Louis Kahn-designed building (the permanent collection is free)
Modern Art Museum: post-World War II art featuring a collection of international modern and contemporary art
Amon Carter Museum of American Art: A renowned collection of American art, and admission is free
National Cowgirl Museum: dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneering fortitude
Log Cabin Village: Costumed actors and a collection of historic buildings illustrate life in mid-19th-century Texas
The CR Smith Museum: preserves the history of American Airlines and explains what it takes to run the airline
Stockyards Museum: showcases the rich history of the Fort Worth Stockyards
Bureau of Engraving and Printing: learn about U.S. currency and see where billions of dollars are printed
Pickle Emporium: get a peek at how pickles are made
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens: the oldest major botanic garden in Texas it contains a collection of more than 2,500 species of plants and is composed of twenty-five specialty garden spaces
Fort Worth Japanese Gardens: located inside the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Water Gardens: experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park
Sundance Square Plaza: with fantastic fountains, four giant umbrellas, and a state-of-the art sound and lighting this is a public space unlike any other
Stockyards: Come see the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive
Burgers Lake: Spring-fed lake with sandy beaches, lifeguards and picnic areas
Trinity Park: home to a duck pond, a miniature train, several playgrounds, and Trinity Trails, the best hiking and biking trails around town
Airfield Falls Trailhead & Conservation Park: Tarrant County’s largest natural waterfall
Panther Island: take a kayaks, canoe, or stand up paddleboard up the Clear or West Forks of the Trinity River. This portion of the Trinity River is calm which makes it perfect for a laid-back journey.
Lake Worth: a great place to go boating or fishing, it’s also home to one of the largest city-owned nature centers in America
La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth: a Latin American themed shopping experience and family fun
Sundance Square: pedestrian-friendly downtown shopping district
Coyote Drive In: Enjoy outdoor double features with a big, covered concession area, plus a playground
More Things to Do in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
The Planetarium at UT Arlington: one of the largest planetariums in the State of Texas located in a groundbreaking UTA research facility
International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame: The innovations of bowling are highlighted through life-sized replicas, touch-screen kiosks, film montages and interactive games
National Medal of Honor Museum: Opening in 2024 the museum will showcase the Medal of Honor recipients and their stories of valor and inspiration
Six Flags Over Texas: the first amusement park in the Six Flags chain
Hurricane Harbor: North Texas’ largest water park features 50 acres of rides & slides & a 1-million-gallon wave pool
River Legacy Parks: a 1,300-acre urban oasis following the curves of the Trinity River
Levitt Pavilion: the place for more than 50 free outdoor concerts each year
Texas Rangers: MLB Team
Dallas Cowboys: 1996, 1994, 1993, 1978, and 1972 NFL Champions
Dallas Wings: WNBA Team
Esports Stadium Arlington: The largest dedicated esports facility in North America at 100,000 square feet
Decorator’s Warehouse: the largest Christmas decor store in Texas, and open year round
Epic Waters: the largest indoor waterpark in Texas
Joe Pool Lake: camping, cabins, trails and more
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: discover the strange, shocking, and beautiful
Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax: With over 200 life-like wax figures, you’ll be able to strike a pose with your favorite superstar
Lone Star Park: horse racing track and entertainment destination
Major League Cricket: coming in 2022
Grapevine Vintage Railroad: a unique experience on authentic 1920s Victorian coaches
DFW Founders Plaza: Observation area for plane spotting with picnic benches, telescopes & control-tower transmissions
Legoland Discovery Center: The ultimate indoor LEGO playground
Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium: An interactive aquarium featuring thousands of aquatic creatures, plus interactive touch pools and a 360° ocean tunnel
Parr Park: Bikers and runners alike love the challenge of the Bear Creek Trail
National Video Game Museum: the country’s first dedicated videogame museum
Museum of the American Railroad: dedicated to celebrating the heritage and exploring the future of railroads through historic preservation, research, and educational programming
Texas Sculpture Garden: a unique and significant collection comprised of more than 40 works of contemporary sculpture
The Star: Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and practice facility
FC Dallas: an American professional soccer club which competes as a member of the Western Conference in Major League Soccer
Fritz Park: free petting farm during the months of June and July, weather permitting
Mandalay Canal: Enjoy stand up paddle boarding along the canal
Gondola Adventures: Take a romantic cruise on Lake Carolyn or through the Mandalay Canals in a beautiful gondola
Mandalay Canal Walk: Paved waterfront trail with a gondola ride, and waterfalls
The Mustangs of Las Colinas: a breathtakingly realistic bronze sculpture of nine wild mustangs galloping across a stream
Lake Lewisville: recreational lake is great for fishing, skiing, swimming, relaxing, and recreational boating
Hawaiian Falls: Family friendly water park (also have locations in Roanoke, Garland, and The Colony)
North Richland Hills
NRH2O: Family friendly water park
Crayola Experience: Dozens of hands-on, creative activities and a full day of fun
Heritage Farmstead Museum: a historic farm museum
The Texas Pool: swim across Texas
Southfork Ranch: made famous by the Ewing Family in the television series Dallas
Ray Roberts Lake State Park: Wooded equestrian and hiking trails around a lake
Lake Ray Hubbard: one of the largest lakes in north Texas there are plenty of nice beaches, hiking and biking trails, and other outdoor activities
Chisholm Trail Rides: horseback riding tours
Lake Lavon: enjoy camping, fishing, swimming, boating and other recreational activities