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20 Things To Do in Dallas Before You Die

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By Rachel Miller, NewsCastic

There are a lot of amazing events that take place in the Metroplex that you’ve probably heard bout, but never got around to doing it. You’re probably constantly telling yourself, ‘I’m going to go to that event someday’ or maybe you’ve thought, ‘that sounds fun but I don’t really have time for it’. Well, the time is now. It’s time to start doing things in Dallas that you’ve prolonged doing. We’re here to give you some fun, interesting activities to scratch off your bucket list, and to help you enjoy the city a little better.

Visit The Graves of Bonnie and Clyde


Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were one of the world’s most notorious couples. The fugitives met in Dallas and began a life of crime until their demise. Clyde Barrow’s gravesite is located in the Western Heights Cemetery while Bonnie Parker’s is located at Crown Hill Memorial Park.

Visit Sandy Lake Amusement Park


Sandy Lake Amusement Park will definitely help anyone relive their childhood. The park is very reasonable with just $2 admission for anyone over the age of 3. It’s the perfect place for family gatherings, company organizations and church picnics. Sandy Lake Amusement Park offers a variety of fun for everyone from paddle boats, miniature golf, and of course, food and rides.


Visit The State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas is one of the biggest fairs in the country. It’s known for its tasty fried foods, rides and of course, Big Tex. So if you’ve never been, please make sure attending the fair when it comes around is on your bucket list.


Take a Ride on the Texas Star

The Texas Star is notably one of the most recognized attractions at Fair Park. It’s also the largest Ferris wheel in the country. Not only will you have an amazing view of Dallas while taking a ride, you can also see the downtown Fort Worth skyline a few miles away.


Eat a Fuel City Taco


Fuel City has been deemed to have the best tacos in the city. The tacos are deliciously mouthwatering and won’t hurt your pockets. All of the tacos only $1.62 plus tax.


Take A Trip To Klyde Warren Park

Klyde Warren Park offers a variety of activities for the entire family. From live music, yoga classes, to food trucks, there’s definitely something for everyone.


See Erykah Badu Live


Support Dallas’ very own award-winning singer, Erykah Badu by seeing her in concert. Just note that her hometown shows typically sell out within a blink of an eye, so move fast on getting those tickets.


View The City From Reunion Tower

Get a beautiful view of Downtown Dallas by visiting Reunion Tower. It’s the perfect way to see the city like never before!


Go To A Rangers Game


Root for the home team and enjoy the great outdoors by going to a Texas Rangers game. While you’re there, be sure to check out some of the outrageous foods at Globe Life Park.


Take A Trip on The TRE

Many DFW natives have heard of the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) but have never gone aboard. The TRE gives Dallas and Ft. Worth residents an easy and quick way to commute between both cities. Do yourself a favor and take a trip on the TRE, even if you don’t have a designated destination.


Visit The Dallas Arboretum

Enjoy the great outdoors and all the beauty nature has to offer by visiting the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum usually has a lot of events and activities going on for the entire family.


Go To a Dallas Cowboys Game


Some major Dallas Cowboys fans have never been to an actual Cowboys game. Show your support for your favorite boys by making that trip to Cowboys Stadium.


Visit Southfork Ranch

Kyle Monahan

Southfork Ranch became legendary after being featured in the hit series, Dallas. The ranch now offers to host various special events such as weddings, banquets, and parties. If you want to see a piece of television history in person, you can do so by setting up a tour visit.


Grab Some BBQ At The Pecan Lodge

David Hale Smith

If you’re in the mood for some mouthwatering BBQ, Pecan Lodge is the place to be! Located in the heart of Deep Ellum, Pecan Lodge offers a variety of finger licking foods from homemade sausage, to a tasty sandwich called the “Pitmaster” which consists of Pulled pork, brisket, and Sausage, all topped with  fresh sliced jalapenos, slaw and bbq sauce.


Take a Trip To The Farmer’s Market

The Dallas Farmers Market offers a variety of fresh produce and foods. It allows you to take a break from national chain grocery stores and buy from local farmers.


Go To A Mavericks Game


Do you consider yourself to be an MFFL (Mavs Fan For Life), but never got the opportunity to showcase your Mavs Mania in person? Make it a mission to see your Dallas Mavericks play at the AAC.


Grab Some Serious Pizza


Located in Deep Ellum, Serious Pizza offers some larger than life-sized pizzas that every true Texan would love. After all, everything’s bigger in Texas, right?


Visit The Dallas Zoo

Explore your wild side by taking a trip to the Dallas Zoo. You can get up close and personal with the animals by taking the new and improved Monorail for just $5. Or you can get a hands-on experience by taking the Backstage Safari were you can feed elephants and even hold endangered penguins.


Ice Skate At The Galleria

David Rosen

You’ve most likely visited the Dallas Galleria a few times and probably noticed people having the times of their lives on the ice rink. If you’ve never done it before, try something new and go ice skating!


Attend The Plano Balloon Festival

The Plano Balloon Festival is one of the largest festivals in North Texas. People gather around to witness a variety of amazing hot air balloons. It’s a nifty event for the whole family.


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