50 Free Things to Do in North Texas

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Trails, Parks & Plazas
Klyde Warren Park
Ping-pong, putt-putt, fresh air and family fun.
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Ste. 403, Dallas, TX
Cedar Ridge Preserve
Get out and commune with nature, man.
7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX | www.audubondallas.org
Main Street Garden Park
It’s like nature, but with less bugs — right in the heart of
Downtown Dallas.
1902 Main St, Dallas, TX | www.mainstreetgarden.org
Katy Trail
Hit the trai!
3127 Routh St, Dallas, TX | www.katytraildallas.org
White Rock Lake
Take in the view of Downtown Dallas from the water’s side.
Northeast Dallas, TX | www.whiterocklake.org
Pegasus Plaza
Enjoy the fountains in the shadow of the Pegasus, the
symbol of Dallas and the Plaza’s namesake.
Main at Akard St, Dallas, TX | (214) 428-5555
Reverchon Park
Shoot some hoops, do some yoga, or just enjoy the scenery!
3505 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX | www.reverchonparkfriends.com
Ft. Worth Water Gardens
An architectural and liquid marvel!
1502 Commerce St, Fort Worth TX | www.fortworth.com
The Buckeye Trail
Hike over the river and through the woods!
7000 Bexar St, Dallas, TX | www.texasbuckeyetrail.org
Fountain Place
Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive
Texas history lives on in this commemoration of Texas
cattle drives from the “olden” days.
This place has some fountains — awesome ones.
Corner of Griffin and Young St, Dallas, TX | (214) 953-1184
3505 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX | www.fountainplace.com
Mustangs at Las Colinas
Founders’ Plaza at
DFW International Airport
Aviation enthusiasts and families alike visit the observation
area to watch the air traffic.
3200 E Airfield Dr, DFW Airport, TX | www.dfwairport.com
Oak Cliff Nature Reserve
Yet another great location to take in the beauty of Dallas!
2875 Pierce St, Dallas, TX | www.texaslandconservancy.org
Lakeside Park
Wild and free, the Texas spirit is embodied within these
bronze equines!
5221 North O'Connor Rd #110E, Irving, TX
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
You can see this iconic part of the Trinity River corridor
from Trinity Groves.
425 Bedford St, Dallas, TX | www.mhhbridgecelebration.com
Historic Homes on Swiss Avenue
Take a walk through history!
Gorgeous landscaping and un-bear-ably adorable teddy statues.
Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX | www.sahd.org
4601 Lakeside Dr, Dallas, TX | www.hptx.org/
Belo Garden
Stockyards National
Historic District
Another relaxing slice of nature in Downtown Dallas.
This is Cow Town!
1014 Main St, Dallas, TX
130 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth | www.fortworthstockyards.org
Santa Fe Trail
Art, Museums & Memorials
This scenic trail runs between White Rock Lake, Deep Ellum
and Fair Park.
Dallas Museum of Art
Enrich yourself with artwork from around the globe!
Hill Ave, Dallas TX | www.friendsofsantafetrail.org
717 North Harwood St, Dallas, TX | www.dma.org
Great Trinity
Forest Overlooks
JFK Memorial
Just a few minutes from downtown, the views are stunning.
The President’s life and death left a mark on Dallas.
411 Elm St, Dallas, TX | www.jfk.org
Dallas, TX | www.dfwurbanwildlife.com
Yoga at HG Sply Co.
Center yourself while taking in the view from a rooftop patio.
Sundays at 10 AM (weather permitting.)
2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX | (469) 334-0896
Grapevine Botanical Gardens
Green, green green!
Thanks-Giving Square
Enjoy the dazzling stained glass and unifying atmosphere.
1627 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX | www.thanksgiving.org
Bonnie Parker’s Grave
Clyde’s grave is on private property, but you can visit Bonnie.
9718 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX | www.roadsideamerica.com
411 Ball St, Grapevine, TX
Bishop Arts District
Towne Lake Recreation Area
419 N Bishop Ave, TX | www.bishopartsdistrict.com
Appreciate some art, or just peruse the boutiques!
Fish off the pier, or rent a paddleboat. And, there’s a
playground for the kids!
Dallas Arts District
1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy, McKinney, TX
750 North St. Paul St #1150, Dallas, TX | www.thedallasartsdistrict.org
Can’t get enough of the arts? Here’s another art district.
Deep Ellum
Greenville St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Dallas, TX | www.deepellumtexas.com
Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX | www.dallasstpatricksparade.com
Freedman’s Cemetery
and Memorial
Cottonwood Art Festival
Check out the crazy statues and graffiti art!
This memorial honors freed slaves who lived in the cultural,
social and economic center of the African-American
community in early Texas.
N Central Expy & Calvary Dr., Dallas, TX | (214) 670-3284
The Art Garden
Check out the sculptures in the shade of the old oaks.
1717 N. Harwood St, Dallas, TX | (214) 922-1200
Amon Carter Museum
of American Art
Experience your history through art at this collection of
American works!
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX | www.cartermuseum.org
Nasher Sculpture Center
Annually the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day.
Annually in May & October.
Cottonwood Park, Richardson, TX | www.cottonwoodartfestival.com
Trade Days in McKinney
The third Monday of every month.
4550 W University Dr, McKinney, TX | www.tmtd.com
Plano Balloon Fest
Annually in September.
2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX | www.planoballoonfest.org
Stockyards Station Cattle Drive
Daily at 11:30am and 4pm.
130 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX | www.fortworthstockyards.org
Sundance Square
Check out awesome modern/contemporary sculptures for
free on the first Saturday of every month!
Fort Worth, TX | www.sundancesquare.com
2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX | www.nashersculpturecenter.org
Grapevine, TX | www.grapevinetexasusa.com
Mary Kay Museum
1010 South Pearl Expwy, Dallas, TX
See the history of the cosmetic company and its founder!
16251 Dallas Pkwy, Addison, TX | www.marykaymuseum.com
US Department of Treasury Bureau of
Engraving and Printing
Learn about money...for no money.
Grapevine Historical Main Street
Dallas Farmers Market
Southlake Town Square
1256 Main Street #244, Southlake, TX
McKinney Main Street
222 N. Tennessee St, McKinney, TX
9000 Blue Mound Rd, Fort Worth, TX
Southfork Ranch
Made famous by those schemin’ Ewings on the hit
show, Dallas.
3700 Hogge Dr, Parker, TX | www.southforkranch.com
Events & Festivals
Shows at Good Records
Rock on with a free show, brother!
1808 Lower Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX | www.goodrecords.com
DECLARE YOUR Independence!
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
More than 200 decorative and visual artists make this the
biggest free art festival in Dallas!
2800 Main St, Dallas, TX | www.deepellumartsfestival.com
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