Must-See Places When Visiting North Texas

September 10, 2011 6:00 AM

Cowboys Stadium

When visiting the Metroplex, there are several places that can be considered must-sees. Whether your visitors are interested in sports or history, shopping or exploring, there is something for everyone.

Here are just a few top sites worth seeing when visiting the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. And you locals may just enjoy yourselves, too!

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Monday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
411 Elm St. Dallas TX
Adults – $13.50

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A visit to Dallas wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the infamous Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. (Credit:

The historical significance of Dealey Plaza stirs up a range of emotions. The Sixth Floor Museum chronicles the life, death, and legacy of the 35th President of the United States. Walk around the plaza where the late John F. Kennedy was shot in a motorcade, and then head upstairs to pay tribute to his life by interacting in the educational programs, documentaries, and exhibits the museum has to offer. This is definitely something those history buffs need to see when visiting Dallas.

Cowboys Stadium
900 E Randol Mill Rd. Arlington, TX
Tours offered Mon-Sat 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Sun: Noon- 3:30 p.m.
Prices Vary

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Are you ready for some football? For all those sports lovers and die-hard pigskin fans, Cowboys Stadium is definitely a must-see. The fourth largest stadium in the NFL resides in Arlington, and is the largest domed stadium in the world. Take a tour to learn about the stadium, learn about the Dallas Cowboys, or enjoy the art that is featured throughout. And get this; you can actually have your guests take in the grandeur of the gridiron by tossing a football around on the field.  Don’t forget to have them pick up some Cowboys gear in the pro shop.

Fort Worth Stockyards
130 E. Exchange Ave. Ft. Worth, TX
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To get a big taste of Texas visit Fort Worth’s Stockyards National Historic District. Gain a greater appreciation for the livestock industry and its influences on Texas by visiting the rodeo, taking a ride on the train, or just enjoying some music and good food. The Stockyards Museum and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame will educate you on all the history and facts, while Billy Bob’s Texas can provide you with a two-steppin’ good time.

Six Flags Over Texas
2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington TX 76010
Daily: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Gen. Admission $56.99
Kids under 48” $36.99
2 and under Free

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Home to both the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Texas, Six Flags Over Texas is famous for its thrills and Texas sized attractions. This amusement park is the oldest of the Six Flags parks and continues to be the most popular amusement park in Texas. With several rides and attractions, the park brings in thousands of visitors daily. There is sure to be something for everyone.

Texas Motor Speedway
3454 Lone Star Circle Fort Worth, TX
Tickets: 817-215-8500
Office Hours: M – F – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. Noon – 5 p.m.

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Gentlemen, start your engines. Fort Worth’s NASCAR & IRL track – a 1.5 mile track with a quad oval design is similar to the speedways of Atlanta and Charlotte.  TMS holds three major racing events every year, but there is always something going on at the track! Driver appearances, dirt track competitions and special events like hot rod weekends, laps for charity truck series and celebrity clay shooting. Here’s a tip – you must be 18 years or older and dressed properly if you want to get into the pit area. Food is sold on site but you can also bring your own! 

NorthPark Center
1030 NorthPark Center, Dallas TX
Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun:  Noon – 6 p.m.

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NorthPark Center is a landmark Dallas institution and frequently chosen among Dallas insiders as the best place to shop and dine. (Credit:

Dallas is well known for its upscale shopping and dining, and the NorthPark Center is the perfect place to fully experience these leisurely indulgences. As one of the oldest, upscale shopping centers in America, Northpark Center is home to some of the most high-end designer retail stores and fine dining. This architecturally pleasing mall boasts wide promenades that constantly rotate fascinating art exhibits and water features that even keep the kids entertained. Northpark even offers a children’s library, vast outdoor courtyard for playing, and luxury restaurants to suite anyone’s taste. This is a mall that avid shoppers must visit when in Dallas.

Lauren Kimmel is the Co-Founder of Dallas Moms Blog, a great resource for moms looking to connect to other moms, learn and laugh about motherhood, and discover all that Dallas has to offer. She is a wife to a musician and a mother to a little boy.