Friday, February 20, 2015

5 Lesser Known Dallas Attractions

Dallas, Texas is a great place to visit. There are several wonderful sites to take in, a beautiful downtown area, and the Dallas Cowboys. But Dallas is also home to some attractions you may not be familiar with. Here are five lesser known sites you should visit on your trip to Dallas.


If you’ve ever watched the television series Dallas then you’re already familiar with the popular ranch the Ewing family lived on. But did you know that it really exists? Southfork Ranch is now a special events and meeting destination for the Dallas metro area. It’s also open to the public for daily excursions. You can book your package to learn about the horses, take an excursion of the ranch, view the mansion, and have lunch. The HYATT House Dallas/Lincoln Park and Holiday Inn Central - Park Cities are great hotels to stay in near Southfork. For more deals, check out cheap hotels in Dallas.

Segway Nation Dallas

See Dallas from the unique perspective of a Segway. You can choose from six different tours offered throughout the day, and get an up-close look at Dallas’ downtown historic sites. Choose from a historical, fun facts, or sightseeing tour. This is the perfect family activity. Continue enjoying downtown Dallas by staying at the Hyatt Regency Dallas or Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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The vision of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden began in 1974. In 1977, the first piece of land was purchased for the botanical garden, and was added to in 1980 when an adjacent piece of land was purchased for the arboretum. The gardens opened to the public in 1984.  Today, visitors can visit the gardens and arboretum, enjoy seasonal festivals, and attend public events. Check TiqIQ for great deals on event tickets. If you wish to stay close to the arboretum, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Dallas - Campbell Centre and Best Western Cityplace Inn offer great deals.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Step back to the days of knights and ladies at Medieval Times Dallas Castle. Witness an epic battle in their all-new show while enjoying a four-course meal fit for a king. Enjoy the jousting tournament and awe-inspiring horsemanship from the comfort of your table. If you’re staying at the Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center or Hotel Lawrence, this would be a great place to make dinner reservations.

Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park

Check out one of Dallas’ favorite attractions, Zero Gravity. The amusement park only features extreme thrill rides, including bungee jumping, a skycoaster, and a 16-story free fall. Texas Blastoff will give you a thrill as you rocket straight up at 70 mph. And be sure to check out the park’s newest attraction, Skyscraper, where you’ll hit four G’s. Enjoy some of the same rides that have been approved by Pink, Steven Tyler, Jessica Simpson, and Tony Romo. Stay nearby at Dallas Marriott Suites Medical/Market Center or Sheraton Suites Market Center.
These five lesser known Dallas attractions will make your stay unforgettable. Be sure to add them to your itinerary when booking your next vacation.