Both Texas and our neighbor to the north have sites aplenty to discover the rich history of local Native American tribes and to educate your family on their modern-day presence and cultural significance.
Trade the backyard water hose for a romp through an interactive water fountain, splash pad or spray park. We gathered a few of our favorite locales that have generous open times — and best of all, entry is absolutely free.
Stay the weekend at one of the local resorts with spectacular water parks of their own, get more out of your day with special events like outdoor movies over the water, or take it easy with a spa-water park hybrid experience.
Good things may come to those who bait — er, wait — but kids’ attention spans and interests won’t typically last for a full-day fishing excursion. Equip the tackle box, and explore North Texas’ best spots for beginners.