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Top 100 Fun Things To See & Do In The Dallas Fort Worth Area

If you're heading to Dallas, Fort Worth, or any of the surrounding cities for a weekend or vacation, then here is a good list of the best fun things to see and do in the DFW area. You'll find some fun nightlife, plenty of attractions and amusemnt parks, fantastic golf courses, great lakes, good camping, shops, restaurants, and lots more. Have fun. Our thanks to GuideLive for some of the content and links.

Entertainment Districts

Mockingbird Station
Beltline Addison
West End

 

Belt Line in Addison Bishop Arts District Mockingbird Station
Snider Plaza Stockyards National Historic District Sundance Square
Uptown/Knox-Henderson West End Historic District  

 

Must See & Do

Dallas Zoo
McKinney Avenue Trolley

 

Dallas World Aquarium Ride the Katy Trail Play Golf
Go Camping or Visit a Lake Dallas World Aquarium Dallas Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo The French Room Medieval Times
Southfork Ranch Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek McKinney Avenue Trolley
White Rock Lake Pioneer Plaza Reunion Tower
Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax and Ripley's Believe It or Not! The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture  

 

Museums

Nasher Sculpture Museum
Museum of Nature and Science

 

African American Museum Museum of the American Railroad American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
Amon Carter Museum Cavanaugh Flight Museum Crow Collection of Asian Art
Dallas Holocaust Museum The Women's Museum Frontiers of Flight Museum
Kimbell Art Museum Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Museum of Nature and Science
Nasher Sculpture Center National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame SMU Meadows Museum
Perot Museum of Nature and Science The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History  

 

History

Log Cabin Village
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Chestnut Square Historic Village

 

Chestnut Square Historic Village Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park Dealey Plaza
Fair Park Grapevine Vintage Railroad John F. Kenendy Memorial
Log Cabin Village Owens Spring Creek Farm Sixth Floor Museum

 

Arts and Culture

Bath House Cultural Center
Dallas Center for Contemporary Art
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

 

Bath House Cultural Center Dallas Center for Contemporary Art Latino Cultural Center
McKinney Avenue Contemporary Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Texas Sculpture Garden

 

Nightlife

Gilley's Dallas
Inwood Theater
Ghostbar

 

IV PM Nightlife Lounge Absinthe Lounge
Billy Bob's Texas Deep Ellum Entertainment District Gilley's Dallas
Ghostbar Havana Social Club Inwood Theatre
Lee Harvey's Loft 610 lounge White Elephant Saloon

 

Nature and Outdoors

Dallas Arboretum
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Heard Natural Science Museum

 

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Cedar Hill State Park Cedar Ridge Preserve
Dallas Arboretum Dinosaur Valley State Park Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Fort Worth Nature Center Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Heard Natural Science Museum
Katy Trail River Legacy Park Texas Discovery Gardens
Lake Ray Hubbard Lake Lewisville Lake Grapevine
North Texas Camping Joe Pool Lake Eagle Mountain Lake
Lake Granbury Lake Whitney Possum Kingdom Lake

 

Sports and Recreation

Texas Motor Speedway
Mesquite Rodeo
Six Flags

 

Dr Pepper Ballpark Eisenbergs Skatepark GameWorks
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie Malibu SpeedZone Mesquite Championship Rodeo
Metroplex BMX Pizza Hut Park Rangers Ballpark
Six Flags Over Texas Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Motorplex Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park North Texas Golf Courses
North Texas Golf Courses North Texas Lakes & Camping Zip Lines & Challenge Courses

 

Shopping

NorthPark Center
Canton Market Days
Dallas Farmers Market

 

Dallas Farmers Market First Monday Trade Days in Canton Galleria Dallas
Ikea Frisco Neiman Marcus Downtown Dallas NorthPark Center

 

Offbeat

The Cockroach Hall of Fame
Mary Kay Cosmetics Tours
The Petropolitan Downtown Dallas Doggie Spa

 

The Cockroach Hall of Fame Mary Kay Cosmetics Tours Petropolitan Downtown Dallas Doggie Spa