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Family Travel in Dallas, TX

If you’re planning a family vacation (or stay-cation) in the Big D this year, make some time for these family-friendly fun-spots.
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Bass Performance Hall

It is easy to fall in love with the Bass Performance Hall simply because of its stunning beauty. From marble tile floors to hand-painted ceilings, the entire building is breathtaking. The wide variety of shows available will appeal to everyone in the family, as the Bass Performance Hall makes a special effort to educate children in the areas of music and theatre. Make sure to take advantage of the great location in Sundance Square and check out some of the hip restaurants or cafes after the show is over.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Conservatory

The Botanic Garden and Conservatory is a little piece of heaven on earth. With 109 acres and 21 specialty gardens, it is a charming place to spend the day strolling with loved ones. Make sure to bring some change for pellets to feed the Koi swimming in the ponds in the stunning Japanese Garden. They are very friendly and swarm hungrily in the water when you feed them. You might also want to stop for a tasty lunch at the Gardens Restaurant, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery on the patio under the shade of the Texas trees.

Fort Worth Stockyards

The Fort Worth Stockyards is a great place to learn about the history of Texas and enjoy the flavor of the Wild West. This fascinating historical district with brick streets and old-fashioned buildings is chock-full of fun for the whole family. Take a trip on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, feed the goats at the petting zoo, ride the mechanical bull, enjoy a pony ride, try on a 10 gallon hat, watch a gun fight and listen to a world-class country singer at Billy Bob’s. And if you are brave enough, make sure to stay at the beautiful, but reportedly haunted, former brothel, Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast.

Fort Worth Zoo

One of the top ten zoos in the country, the Fort Worth Zoo is an attraction not to be missed! Children will love taking a ride on the Yellow Rose Express, visiting the Texas Wild! Petting Corral, climbing through the tunnels in the Playbarn and taking a turn on the Country Carousel. With 12 permanent exhibits, you will be amazed at the beautiful habitats the animals enjoy, as well as how easy it is for even young children to see them. The Crocodile Cafe in the Museum of Living Art is a great place to take a break and have a snack. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls are all that separate you from the North America’s largest saltwater crocodile.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Lodge

Spend a night on the wild side at Fossil Rim. For a rustic safari experience, spend the night in the Safari Foothills Camp where the tents are made to look and feel like tents on an African safari. For more luxurious accommodations, you may also choose to stay at the Lodge, where the rooms are decked out with king size beds, patios, vaulted ceilings and Jacuzzis. The fabulous Morning Safari Tour is reserved for overnight guests only and leaves at 8:30 AM, right after breakfast. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime as you can see cheetahs, wolves, black rhinos, zebras, giraffes, bison and other exotic animals up close and personal while you drive through in your own vehicle or take a guided tour.

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