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7 Places You Must Visit in Dallas This Summer

Asmita Karanje

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Dallas is not only popular because of the classic 1978 series or the Mavericks but also because of its eye-catching attractions. Here are some of the not-so-popular places in Dallas that are worth visiting.

The M-Line

The McKinney Avenue Trolley or M Line will not only give you a fun ride but allow you to have a historic experience.

As old as it is, this 1989 old-school trolley is still operating in the city streets even today, making it one of the most enjoyable activities in Dallas.

The trolley journey starts in the McKinney Plaza and will travel downtown through the Arts District. It is a very charming way of going around the city.

Home of the Dallas Cowboys

If you are a fan of the very famous American football team, the Dallas Cowboys, you would definitely want to visit their stadium.

This is one of the most expensive sporting arenas ever built, so enjoy the fanciness of it.

You can tour the playing field or go behind the scenes to see the press boxes, the radio box, and also the private suites. The experience would even be better if you watch an actual game.

Check out their schedule, buy a good seat so you get the most out of it, and then enjoy it like a localite with some beer and chips.

Reunion Tower

Taking a trip up the Reunion Tower will let you get a better view of Dallas from up high. This landmark has a great architectural design but is way cooler on the inside.

Its features include a great observation deck to get a bird's-eye view of Dallas. It is also the place to get the best panoramic shots and selfies.

The Reunion Tower is more beautiful at night. You can watch the lights and drink cocktails with amazing views. You can even grab a bite up there. Check for deals on Trip Advisor where you can get a hefty discount on such landmark places.

Wild Bill’s Western Store

Go and pick up your very own cowboy gear at Wild Bill’s Western Store. Being in Dallas, it is expected that you get the cowboy vibe.

Your cowboy outfit will never be complete without a Stetson cowboy hat. Wild Bill’s has been standing for over 40 years and has everything a cowboy outfit needs, big ol’ buckles, boots, belts, and hats.

Prepare to splurge if you want to do a cowboy haul.

Sundance Square

Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth gives a vibe of the city's history. This site was named after the Sundance Kid, a partner of the famed Butch Cassidy, who has been entertaining Fort Worth visitors since the city's Wild West days. Cowboys on the Chisholm Trail would stop in town in the 1800s to visit the saloons, gambling parlors, and dance halls.

The red-brick buildings in the area now house several stores, restaurants, and bars. Sundance Square's pedestrian plaza also has many fountains, the most prominent of which are the jetted fountains.

You can also do activities such as ducking and diving. Many people say it's a lot more fun when events are going on because it brings the scene to life even more. Others were particularly taken with the area's holiday decorations.

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

Stockyards is another cowboy-themed destination where there are plenty of cowboy destinations and restaurants serving cowboy cuisine.

Begin your tour at Stockyards Station, located at the heart of this historic district. Better join a guided tour walking or onboard a stagecoach. Then dig up the district’s history by stopping at the Stockyards Museum.

This houses a large collection of records and artifacts from the time of Fort Worth’s Old West. Meanwhile, the Texas Trail of Fame and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame will make you appreciate some of Fort Worth’s most famous residents.

If you're traveling with children, try the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze or a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Cowboys will also demonstrate their riding, roping, and racing skills in the Cowtown Coliseum.

After that, you can put your dancing skills to the test at Billy Bob's Texas, which claims to be the world's largest honky-tonk at 3 acres.

White Rock Lake

You can find an abundance of varied seasonal flowers and plant displays at the vast oasis on the shores of White Rock Lake. It also features an 8-acre interactive children's garden with everything from cascading waterfalls to an amazing two-story treehouse and a treetop canopy walk.

In addition to educational programs for children and adults, the Arboretum provides a variety of public events, such as art shows, concerts, and seasonal festivals.

Plan your visit for Dallas Blooms, when over 500,000 blooming bulbs and annuals cover the entire park in a vibrant display of color. It is recommended for sightseeing because the Arboretum is ranked as one of the best botanical gardens in the United States.

You won't experience such a vast collection of trees, shrubs, and herbs elsewhere.

Dallas is a city filled with varied activities in its beautiful and exciting tourist spots. It is not only a home for cowboys but is also a fun place for the family, couples, and friends to bond.

Travel safe! Read about the instructions in your city before you make any travel plans.

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