If your daily routine is getting a bit monotonous, kick it up a notch with a little adrenaline-pumping action. From rock climbing to skydiving, there are plenty of places in North Texas that offer intense, exhilarating activities for the thrill seeker in everyone.
9201 Forest Ln.
Dallas, TX 75243
Price: $12 day pass/$9.24 kids’ pass/$50 private lessons/$50 monthly membership
Hours: Sun – 11a.m. to 5p.m.; Mon to Thurs – 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri – 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.;
Sat – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Any age will rock out at this 14,000-square-foot gym featuring half boulders and half-route climbing, with an ever-changing terrain. Dallas Rocks offers more boulders to scale than any other gym in the state and boasts a complete fitness center upstairs. Camps, personal training and guided trips are just some of the extras at this gym. Challenge the Big Tex bouldering wall with an overhang of 70 degrees, climb the massive lead cave, or scale a 20-foot rock wall. No feat at Dallas Rocks is too small.
The Edge @ Allen Station Park
201 E. St. Mary
Allen, TX 75013
Hours: summer, daily 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; school year Mon to Fri – 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat – noon to 8 p.m.; Sun – 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Get your wheels rolling for high-action adventure at the largest outdoor skate park in Texas. With 37,915-square-feet of skate, The Edge isn’t just for boarders: Get into the game at the two roller-hockey rinks, or bring out the bikes for a spin on the 900-foot BMX track. Rent the facilities to make it your own party at The Edge.
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2500 Fairway Dr.
Grapevine, TX 76051
Price: $240 ground wake surf lesson/$115 private wake surf lesson/$60 flow ride lesson/$65 stand up paddle private lesson
Hours: daily – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Catch a wave with this surfing company, even at Grapevine Lake. From the thrills and spills of wake surfing and indoor flow rides, to the smooth pleasures of stand-up paddling and float-on yoga, DFW Surf has water sports covered.
3600 Shire Blvd., Suite #106
Richardson, TX 75082
Price: $249 beginner open water scuba class/$275 advanced scuba class/$120 wreck diver specialty class/$50 full equipment rental
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn to scuba dive in area lakes, or take a guided scuba diving expedition to some of the best destinations in the world. From beginners to advanced, there are plenty of exciting classes to choose from, even learning to dive for treasures in a buried wreck. Besides receiving personalized attention, Crazy Scuba rents and sells all the equipment you need to take the plunge.
1039 PR 438
Whitewright, TX 75491
(903) 364-5103 / 1-800-SKYDIVE
Price: $229 tandem first jump basic package/$100 first jump course;
$15 lift tickets at 5,000 feet/$25 lift tickets at 13,500 feet (for experienced jumpers)
Hours: Mon, Thurs and Fri – 9 a.m. to sunset; Tues and Wed – appointment only; Sat – 8 a.m. to sunset; Sun – 8 a.m. to sunset
Skydive Dallas is sure to get your endorphins surging whether you jump with an instructor, in a group or just on your own. Take a one-day jump class or get your license to jump anytime. The certified instructors will make your experience so safe and memorable, you’ll keep coming back for more.
With a passion for adventure, Ilene Jacobs has spent 25 years traveling around the globe. A native of Dallas,Texas, she has also lived in Europe working and pursuing degrees in International Relations and Marketing. Ilene is constantly researching interesting places to visit and enjoys sharing her findings with her readers. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.