Saturday, May 21, 2022

#AnnualRetreat2022 Let's Have Some Fun: Attractions, Parks, Museums and More in Dallas

There are so many fun things to do in Dallas  Between sessions, and gatherings we hope you have time to explore the city. Let’s take a look at all the wonderful attractions Dallas has to offer. I will say I limited my list to this venues that were accessible or adjacent to the M Line trolley. So no car, no problem, there is some thing for everyone nearby the Sheraton Dallas on Olive Street. 

Perot Science Museum 

First, the science museum, named after political figure Ross Perot and his wife, seems to be a “must-go-to” for all that love science. I hear they have great exhibition space for kids and some stompingly large dinosaur skeletons, and a gemstones exhibition, too. There truly is something for this one of kind museum of natural science. 

Dallas Art Museum 

Next up, we are going to switch gears a bit and take a look at something quieter than dinosaur roars and the clinking of explorers looking for gems. The Dallas Art Museum is one of my favorite spots to find some peace and solitude. It also is a feast for the eyes, and its alll for FREE. Yes, you read that right, it’s free. The museums exhibitions include a sculpture garden, Islamic art, and special exhibitions on modern painter, Michel Basquiat, and post World War II abstraction from Asia to the Americas, too. 

Both times I have visited, I never got off the first floor, and I didn’t feel I had to. This is a true gem, Check it out for free with your family and friends. There is a cafe to grab a bite to eat, and lots of open space around the museum as well. I have spied many a food truck in that area. So keep your eyes peeled, and your mouth watering

Dallas World Aquarium

The ocean and summer will forever be synonymous to me. Swim with the fishes, sharks, and more at the Dallas World Aquarium. Visitors will be dazzled by the wide variety of wildlife that live in and near water at this state-of-the-art aquarium located in downtown Dallas. Tickets are $25 per adult, $18.95 for kids ages 3-12. Ages 0-2 gain free admission. Get your tickets now as the museum has timed entry admission in place.

Sixth Floor Museum

History buffs, do not despair there is something for you too! Just a jaunt away from the Aquarium is the Sixth Floor Museum, which to me as a Bostonian and lover of all things John F. Kennedy, is hallowed ground. See Dealey Plaza, and the X in the roadway in front of what was the Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald’s final and fatal bullet stuck and killed the 35th president of the United States on November 22, 1963. Inside the building immerse yourselves in pop culture, the political climate and history of the late 1950s and early 1960s when Kennedy ran for and became President. Whether blue, red, or independent, the Sixth Floor Museum is a "don’t miss" while visiting Dallas. There is also a trolley tour that takes you around where JFK, and Jackie Kennedy travelled (or were supposed to) on that fateful day. 

Klyde Warren Park 

For those brave enough to go outside June's Dallas heat, head over to Klyde Warren park. There you can enjoy an expansive outdoor space with a children's park and play area, botanical garden, reading and gaming area, places to sit and eat, and more. Nearby you can grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks that park nearby daily, or pop over to coffee shop or grocery store to pick up picnic essentials for you to enjoy with your CCA friends. 

And So Much More...

Because everything is bigger in Texas, there is always more to explore. The bishop arts district, the history of the rootin’ tooting cowboys in Fort Worth, or the award winning sports teams that play in Arlington, or at Cowboys stadium. Dallas never disappoints. Gather more ideas here in this article with suggestions from Girl From Texas ( as she gives us a boots-on-the-ground view of what to do this summer in Dallas. Keep an eye out for her restaurant suggestions in this comprehensive blog piece.

Or watch this Youtube video from our Twitter friend @Kasventures on Youtube. 

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