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Discovering Dallas – Things to Do in Dallas Texas




Waking up in a new city is an exciting feeling. I look out the window and see a different view from the comfort of our RV home and the day is full of adventure ahead. It is a blank slate of new experiences and I can’t wait to soak it all up with my family at my side.

With all the fun and excitement a unique city has to offer, I quickly have to think about what is most important for us to visit. As a “tourist” in a new area we want to go and see all a town has to offer, but on the other hand with a traveling “lifestyle” you can’t be a tourist all the time.

You would go through a lot of your funds that way and if you are like us, you are on a budget. The answer for us is to plan out all we would like to do and see in an area and decide what is most important to us as a family. This makes it very difficult to say NO to some of the fun things a new place offers, but there are always free alternatives to check out.

Arriving in Dallas, I had a full list of stuff to do in this beautiful city. We narrowed it down to what would be a fun experience the whole family could enjoy and what meant the most to us during this stop along our journey. Here is a look at what Dallas has to offer for this traveling family and yours.

Sometimes the best things in life are free. Walk around and enjoy the views our beautiful cities ad towns have to offer. Parks are usually a great place to start if you are looking for fun and free things to do around the city. Here are a couple to check out if you catch yourself in Dallas.

Pioneer Plaza is a large public park  located in downtown Dallas, Texas. This park contains 49 six feet high bronze steer and 3 trail rider sculptures that commemorates the 19th century cattle drives that took place in Texas. Altogether, this makes up the largest bronze monument of it’s kind in the world.

This focal point for the city, is a beautiful way to represent the historical significance of the trails that brought early settlers to Dallas. This unique park is the second most visited landmark in downtown Dallas runner up to Dealey Plaza. Together with Pioneer Park Cemetery, which features a Confederate War Memorial and is next to the plaza, this is the largest public open space in the Dallas central business district. We had a great time strolling through this beautiful park and Hensley loved “feeding the cows”.

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I would suggest researching the history and significance of this park prior to your visit and not while walking through the park. With your head down in your phone, you could run into the horns of these huge bronze cattle.

I am not admitting this tragedy happened to me, I am just suggesting it could happen to you like it did to someone I know. Okay it was me and it didn’t feel good so just a heads up….literally. If you mess with the bull you get the horns people!