Five fun things to do in the Dallas/Fort Worth area

Five fun things to do in the Dallas/Fort Worth area
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Looking for a bit of adventure in the great outdoors? We’ve got you covered. There’s a number of unique things to see and do in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It’s even more fun to soak up a bit of sun and fresh air when there’s not a cloud in the sky but before it gets too hot! At PMI Alliance, we’d like to share five of our favorite fun destinations to enjoy a beautiful spring day:

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Enjoy the unique spectacle of the world’s only twice-daily longhorn cattle drive, every day at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (The only days that drives are not scheduled are Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.) Watch as the massive creatures are gently guided along the cobblestone street. You can also enjoy a great mealshopfun things to see and do and even stay the night.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden or Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Botanical Research Institute of Texas. These are two great places to celebrate the changing seasons! The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a beautiful garden spanning nearly 70 acres. If you visit before April 10, you’ll catch Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest with more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs! Relax and enjoy a meal while you’re there — you can purchase tickets in advance for Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch or Seated Tea — and soak up the fresh air and beautiful plants and flowers.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Botanical Research Institute of Texas is a 120-acre campus near downtown Fort Worth and is one of the largest centers botanical centers of its kind nationwide. It’s a great time to see Butterflies in the Garden, the largest exhibit of live and exotic butterflies in north-central Texas. The exhibit also runs through April 10. You’ll also enjoy taking in the unique sights of huge bug sculptures. Learn more about other special events and exhibits at this botanical center.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. In the mood for a car ride? It takes about two hours to drive through this incredible sanctuary featuring all the animals you’d see on a safari — and more! This is a driving activity, although you can get out of your car about halfway through for a stretch and bathroom break. You also can also pull over on the right side whenever you want to get a better look at any animals. The park features cheetahs, zebras, rhinos, deer and a host of other animals. Fossil Rim is just three miles southwest of Glen Rose off U.S. 67. That’s a one hour drive from Ft. Worth and about one and a half hour from Dallas and the DFW Airport. Note: Tickets must be purchased online in advance. No tickets are sold on-site.

Six Flags Over Texas. Whether you love heart-pumping thrill rides for adults or more gentle adventures for every member of the family, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at this fun amusement park located in Arlington. Located midway between Dallas and Fort Worth at the intersection of Interstate 30 and Highway 360 (Angus Wynne Jr. Freeway), Six Flags Over Texas, about 20 minutes from downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth, can help you tap into your inner child and enjoy a fun-filled day.

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. See bison — and a whole lot of other animals — roam free at this incredible sanctuary that showcases forests, prairies and wetlands. With more than 3,600 acres and more than 20 miles of hiking trails, it’s a great place to explore the outdoors. One of the largest city-owned nature centers nationwide. You can find driving directions and a map here.

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