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Top spots to visit this summer
Make the most of sweet summertime by planning trips all across Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond. Stick with our Summer Fun Map to guide your best summer ever!
1. Alamo Drafthouse
Locations: Dallas, Dallas, Irving, Richardson
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Affordable family films for maximum family fun! Choose your ticket price and buy online to reserve seats. Proceeds benefit HopeKids North Texas. 

2. Alley Cats Entertainment
Locations: Arlington, Hurst
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Plenty of fun for everyone! Bowling, laser tag, Putt-Putt Golf, arcade games, go-carts, more. Attractions vary by location. Arlington, 817/784-2695. Hurst, 817/589-0523.

3. Altitude Trampoline Park
5650 Kroger Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76244
817/741-5867
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Altitude Trampoline Parks are the world’s premier trampoline facilities that offer fun and exercise for people of all ages.

4. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
817/738-1933
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Free fun all summer at Amon Carter! Storytime, Wednesdays June 6–July 25. Sunset Cinema showing Homeward Bound (1993), July 12. Visit cartermuseum.org for details. 

5. Bowl & Barrel
8084 Park Ln.
Ste. 145
Dallas, TX 75231
214/363-2695
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Strike up the party! Our boutique bowling alley is great for kids 6 and up. With party packages, kid-friendly food, ramps, bumpers and more. 

6. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
9000 Blue Mound Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76131
817/231-4000
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See billions of dollars printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth, where the nation’s paper currency is produced. Admission is free!

7. Crayola Experience Plano
6121 W Park Blvd
Suite A100
Plano, TX 75093
469/642-2901
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Crayola Experience Plano is 60,000 square feet of hands-on fun! Most families spend 3–4 hours exploring our 22 one-of-a-kind attractions. Let your creativity run free.

8. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
214/515-6500
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Family Fun Fridays: Beginning June 1–July 27. Enjoy face painting, a petting zoo and Kindermusik in Pecan Grove from 10am– 2pm. 

9. Dallas Firefighter's Museum
3801 Parry Avenue
Dallas, TX 75226
214/821-1500
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Imagine being a firefighter! At the Dallas Firefighter’s Museum, come see the past and present in firefighting trucks, gear, etc. Fun for all ages. 

10. Dallas World Aquarium, The
1801 N. Griffin St.
Dallas, TX 75202
214/720-2224
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Indoor aquarium features exotic marine life, Orinoco-Secrets of the River rainforest (primates, crocodiles, free-flying birds) and Mundo Maya—home to ocelots, sharks, owls and eagles

11. Denton County Historical Park
317 West Mulberry Street
Denton, TX 76201
940/349-2850
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The park is home to historic Denton County structures like the Bayless-Selby and Quakertown House museums. Come visit—admission is free! Guided tours are available. 
 

12. Dinosaur World
1058 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043
254/898-1526
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Go back in time and see them alive. Over 150 life-size dinosaurs, fossil dig, Dino Gem Excavation, Prehistoric Museum, animatronics, playground, etc. Open every day.

13. Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
2970 Epic Place
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
972/337-3131
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Beat the heat at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark. Eleven slides, Texas’ longest indoor lazy river and tiny tot area make it epic in every wave! 

14. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
817/255-9300
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Explore the ugly side of human and animal nature in our newest exhibits Grossology and Animal Grossology. Then, experience Pandas in the Omni Theater.


15. Fort Worth Stockyards
130 East Exchange Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76164
817/759-7555
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Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl, experience the longhorns, master the Maze and have the time of your life at our unique and quirky attractions.


16. Fort Worth Zoo — African Savanna
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
817/759-7555
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Look adventure in the eye at the all-new African Savanna! Experience the Fort Worth Zoo like never before with giraffe feeding and underwater hippo viewing.

17. Frog Pond Water Park at the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center
14032 Heartside Place
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
972/919-8720
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Our mini neighborhood water park features a waterslide tower, lazy river, and activity and lagoon pools. We also offer swim lessons, pool parties and indoor swimming! 

18. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
2501 Seawall Blvd
Galveston Island, TX 77550
1-855/789-7437
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Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment, the Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops.

19. Galveston Island Visitor Information Center
2328 Broadway Ave.
Galveston, TX 77550
409/797-5144
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Whether you’re a history buff, thrill seeker or beach bum, Galveston Island has something for you. Let us help you plan the perfect island getaway. 

20. Gaylord Texan Resort
1501 Gaylord Trl.
Grapevine, TX 76051
817/778-1000
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Experience Gaylord Texan’s SummerFest featuring the Smurfs with activities such as Junior Chef Camp, Scavenger Hunt, pool parties, dining events, live music and more. 

21. Go Ape Oak Point Park
5901 Los Rios Blvd
Plano, TX 75024
800/971-8271
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Take family adventure to new heights at Go Ape Oak Point! Challenge yourselves to zip, swing and climb through the treetops while creating lasting memories. 

22. Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau
636 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
800/457-6338
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Celebrate Grapevine’s 10th Annual SummerBlast Memorial Day through Labor Day! Enjoy fun for the whole family including waterparks, fireworks, exhibits, outdoor activities, shopping and more.

23. Hydrous Wake Parks
Locations: Allen, Little Elm
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What could be better than spending time on the water learning how to wakeboard? Sign up now. Hydrous Wake Parks camps, parties and lessons.


24. iT'Z Family Food & Fun
1201 W Airport Freeway
Suite #400
Euless, TX 76040
817/283-3700
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iT’Z the summer fun hangout with an arcade, laser tag, bumper cars, rock climbing and bowling. The Annual Pass offers the best value at $9.99/visit! 

25. JCC Dallas
7900 Northaven Rd.
Dallas, TX 75230
214/239-7138
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Experience the ultimate social magnet for fitness, wellness and culture. We serve every age and stage of life. All are welcome. 

26. Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave
Kemah, TX 77565
877/285-3624
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The Kemah Boardwalk is open daily providing fun for everyone! Located just 20 miles from downtown Houston. 

27. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy.
Suite #519
Grapevine, TX 76051
469/444-3050
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LEGOLAND Discovery Center is the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground full of amazing play, creativity and building fun designed for families. Come and explore!

28. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
2021 N. Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207
888/935-6878
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Kids free this summer with any full price adult admission Monday–Thursday. Code: DCKF Come see the new show as the new queen rules the castle. 

29. Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
214/242-5100
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Visit one of the best collections of modern sculpture in the world. Family activity guides and free admission days monthly. 

30. NRH2O Family Water Park
9001 Boulevard 26
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
817/427-6500
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NRH2O features over 24 slides and attractions with family fun for everyone! Great place for birthday parties. Dive-in movies and fireworks shows on select nights. 

31. Play Street Museum
Locations: Allen, Dallas, Flower Mound, Frisco, Irving, Mckinney, Plano
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Play Street Museum is a network of interactive children’s museums purposefully designed to encourage a young child’s sense of independence, exploration and creativity. 

32. Pump It Up
Locations: Arlington, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco
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Our indoor arenas feature gigantic inflatables that are ideal for your child’s 100 percent private birthday party, or check our online calendar for weekday public playtimes. 

33. Reunion Tower
300 Reunion Blvd. East
Dallas, TX 75207
214/712-7040
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Beat the heat at the top spot for summer fun! Plan a daytime visit for weekday activities on the Geo-Deck. Visit reuniontower.com/summer for details. 

34. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
601 East Palace Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
972/263-2391
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Experience all five cool attractions: Ripley’s Odditorium, the Palace Of Wax, the Enchanted Mirror Maze, the 7D Moving Theater and the Impossible Laser Race. 

35. SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
Suite 525
Grapevine, TX 76051
469/444-3050
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Dive into SEA LIFE Grapevine and become a turtle expert. Rescue, rehabilitate and release your turtle back to the ocean in the Sea Turtle Rescue Center! 

36. SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium Fort Worth
1974 Green Oaks Rd
At Ridgmar Mall
Fort Worth, TX 76116
682/235-5752
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Touch, feed and interact with stingrays, sharks and many other animals as you go on a quest through five continents during a journey at SeaQuest! 

37. SeaWorld
10500 Sea World Dr
San Antonio, TX 78251
210/520-4732
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Little ones can discover big thrills at rides, shows and summer attractions, plus dance and sing at the all–new Sesame Street® Party Parade! 


38. Shops at Willowbend,The
6121 W Park Blvd
Suite 1000
Plano, TX 75093
972/202-4900
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The Shops at Willow Bend features Crayola Experience, Plano Children’s Theatre, Janie & Jack, Vineyard Vines and Justice making it the perfect family destination.  

39. SPARK!
1409 S. Lamar
Suite 004
Dallas, TX 75215
214/421-7727
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The creative adventure starts at SPARK! Explore a 6,000-foot climb, Crawl Slide Sculpture. Engage with pop-up creative activities. Enjoy summer camps. Family days Saturday and Sunday. 

40. Studio Movie Grill
Locations: Arlington, Arlington, Colleyville, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Lewisville, Plano, The Colony
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Studio Movie Grill is the leader of in-theater dining where the passion is film, food and fun! 
 

41. Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Dallas, TX 75210
214/428-7476
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Don’t miss our Butterfly Tea Parties, June 14, July 19 and August 23! The perfect event for a Mommy-and-me outing or a meetup with friends. 

42. The COOP
8802 Coleman Blvd
Frisco, TX 75034
972/668-1100
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The COOP was built for kids but designed for you! Bring the kids to play and enjoy a coffee, free Wi-Fi and much more

43. Topgolf
Locations: Allen, Dallas, Fort Worth, The Colony
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No golf skill required to register for Topgolf’s Summer Academy, but each kiddo leaves with new talents, friends and fun memories from this weeklong camp! 

44. Town of Little Elm
701 W Eldorado Parkway
Little Elm, TX 75068
972/731-3296
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The only beach in North Texas! Sand volleyball, fire pits, open swim, kayaks/SUPs, great restaurants, cable wakeboarding and much more. Little Elm has it all. 

45. Trinity Forest Adventure Park
1800 Dowdy Ferry
Dallas, TX 75217
214/391-1000
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Trinity Forest Adventure Park is the largest aerial park in the Metroplex and offers high ropes adventure for ages 4 and up. 

46. Urban Air Adventure Park
Locations: Arlington, Coppell, Dallas, Frisco, Garland, Mansfield, Southlake, Waxahachie
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Urban Air is a full-service family entertainment center and the perfect destination for family fun. Urban Air provides unforgettable birthday party experiences for all ages. 

47. Water Works Park
2400 Long Road
Denton, TX 76208
940/349-8800
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Enjoy a new wave pool and concessions, in addition to five giant slides, two toddler slides, lazy river, children’s play pool, pavilions, cabanas and more! 

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