Article directory about fun
things to explore in Dallas
June 26, 2018
by Pam Thomas
6 Fun, Ridiculously Fun Ways to Enjoy Dallas For
Free, Yes, For Nothing!
Hanging around in the mall, window-shopping, people-watching and
sitting around in a cafe are not the only free things you can do in Dallas.
Some things cost you, literally, nothing right here in Dallas, TX.
There’s, of course, nothing wrong with hanging around in malls because THAT
can be fun too when you’re checking out the latest clothing,
electronics and bargains in your favorite shops.
But we’re talking about cultural takes, art events, lounging around in
parks while soaking up the summer sun, live music, stand-up comedy
shows and a slew of many other indoor and outdoor activities to include
into your summer schedule. While some may cost you a penny or two,
others will cost you zero dollars!
See how your heart is beating a little faster from the thought of that?
Yes, I know.
Deep Ellum, the Archipelago of Art, Entertainment
and Endless Eating
There is, arguably, nothing quite like the Deep Ellum
neighborhood when it comes to the arts, especially music. Dating back to more than a
hundred years ago, it was rugged, rough and tough terrain.
Deep Ellum, known as Deep Elm before it was officiated, was where
aspiring musicians hone their craft and found their launch pads. It was
where people who loved jazz and blues
enjoy visiting, where the young danced and drank their nights away, and
where artists found their deepest and most profound inspirations. The
culture was so eclectic you can’t turn a corner in Deep Ellum without
coming face to face with a theatre, art gallery or restaurant. What it
was in the 1900s may be a part of the neighborhood’s history, the artistic spirit lives
on in the district.
Even as you’re walking along the lively art district of Deep Ellum
today, there are inspiring murals staring out at you, quirky art
galleries ripe for window shopping, and concert venues that may have
been once been a top spot for the local independent music scene. The
good thing is that it continues to thrive today as it is. Lines of brew
pubs, cocktail bars, diners featuring a melting pot of cuisine from
around the world, but especially Tex-Mex, and warehouse basements and
dated beloved concert halls with bizarre yet touching stories and jokes
pouring out of them are still there to explore. Deep Ellum is also
historically-significant because it started off as being a major
shopping and business district for immigrants from Africa, Asia and
many different corners of Europe.
Please bear in mind that some the following restaurants offer
fine-dining options and they come with a price tag. Choose wisely if
you're trying to save money but...oh, but pizza and beer...they go so
good together, don't they?
2613 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
2726 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
2612 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
2803 Main St #110, Dallas, TX 75226
Pete's Dancing Marlin
2730 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Free Brewery Tour and Tasting in the Midst of
1311, S Ervay Street,
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 748-2739, email@example.com,
Monday to Friday 4pm - 10pm, Saturday 12pm - 10pm, Sunday 12pm -
8pm; Free Tours around the brewery on Saturdays
Their motto is ‘where
local flavors meet craft brewing’ and they
amplify their focus throughout the tour. The taproom is also a true
definition of good vibes, often frequented by locals and fans of the
brewery. Their bestseller, ‘El
Chingon’ is as solid as craft beers go,
and mingling with the locals presents yourself with an opportunity to
learn about the brewing process during the free tours held on almost
every Saturday. Interested? You can tour the 18,000 square feet
facility yourself on Saturday
at 12 pm and 1.30 pm. Led by a partner or
owners of the brewery, it lends a personal touch to the tour.
After the 45-minute tour, sit down to sample their brews to
discover your own personal
favorites! To find out the latest events and
deals with this unique and VERY
popular microbrewery, follow their
Twitter or Instagram accounts which are up-to-date, fun and informative.
Paying Homage to a Man Who Changed the American
Museum, Memorial at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm St, Dallas, TX
The date was Nov
Chances are, few of us writing or reading this right now was born
Kennedy's assassination. Most of us only found out
through whatever news pieces we were given or found from our history
books or stories told by our parents or grandparents. Much of what his
life was like, his work, his passion, his fight and his professional
life remains a puzzle or scratches only the surface.
The museum and memorial, which was a former Texas School Book
Depository, is like a time machine. It dives into not just
day that the President was assassinated but also his life, times and
legacy. For those unfamiliar with history, this is where Lee Harvey
Oswald hid and shot the President, according to
concluded by the officials. It is, therefore, a monumental and a
significant space to remember President Kennedy.
Apart from its other conventional exhibits (mentioned above), it brings
in many others throughout the year. For instance, if you’re around this
year (June to September
2018), the museum is holding a multimedia-rich
exhibit called “Rebel
Spirits - Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther
King Jr.” that explores and links between two of the most
American lives in the context of history and culture. It’s a field day
for history teachers and students who love it. In terms of background
and culture, Kennedy
were almost polar opposites but lines of
similarity are distinctively drawn between the two because both were
killed within months of each other. They had an overlapping career path
and shared interests in opposition of war, civil rights, and poverty
And it’s all yours for the viewing at the museum!
Swashbuckling Cowboys & Cattle Drives in
the Midst of Dallas
1428 Young St, Dallas,
( 214) 953-1184
The Pioneer Plaza and
Convention Center District is easy to find - it’s
literally right smack in the middle of downtown Dallas. Expect heavy
footfall all year round at this top tourist attraction mainly because
of its unique collection historical sculptures. It’s breathtaking and
gives you all the "feels" of bring in the Big D.
Pioneer Plaza is a massive public park often visited by locals who are
out for walks and tourists eager for their Instagram fixes. The
impressive sculptures are worth seeing because it commemorates
19th-century Texan cattle drives for what it used to be.
It used to
float Dallas’ economic boat.
Commonly taking place along the Shawnee
Trail, the earliest routes
connecting the state of Texas to others around it, the 70-odd inspiring
bronze sculptures dedicated to cattle and the
driving them, designed and made by artist Robert Summers,
makes for a
With 3 trees planted
daily, they've completed the planting and
replanting of over
571,000 trees in the DFW metroplex so far and if you
feel just as passionate about their projects (check them out on their
social media and websites), donate or volunteer. And after all that
hard work, give yourself a treat at one of the countless restaurants,
cafes, and diners around the park.
Enjoy The Soothing Sounds of Fountains and
Waterfalls in a Downtown
1502 Commerce St, Fort
Worth, TX 76102
One can never underestimate the mysterious
healing powers of
water...and that’s what the Fort Worth Water Gardens is
all about. It
was the brainchild of New York architects, John Burgee and Philip
Johnson who were doing it for the Amon G. Carter Foundation.
between Fort Worth and Dallas, towards the former city’s south end, it
is almost like walking straight into a waterfall area. The experience
is surreal as the sound of crashing pools of water conflicts with the
sight of the concrete jungle of the park’s surroundings.
There’s no admission charge for the park, it is a clean, spacious and
relaxing space for a weekend outing. Billed as the "cooling oasis" of
the downtown Fort Worth concrete jungle, the urban park also has a
quiet, blue meditation pool surrounded by towering walls
trees, with pools of water creating a small avalanche that reminds you
of a relaxing night of rain under a canopy of trees. It’s so Zen you’ll
forget you’re in Fort Worth for a while.
Going Places in a Vintage Trolley
M Line Vintage
3153 Oak Grove Avenue,
Dallas, TX 75204
It’s one of those things you get to do for free and it provides for a
few hours of gleeful fun - a
vintage trolley ride around town! In fact,
kids are known to ask for extra rounds on the trolley even before
they're done. Trudging along slopes, crawling around bustling city
centers, and making its rounds placidly around town, the management has
2 decades of experience running the service and knows the route like
the back of their hands.
The trolley service is a revival of sorts from the heritage streetcars
of the past. It was actively run by the McKinney Avenue Transit
Authority and revived in July of 1989. A large part of its
to preserve Dallas-Fort
Worth heritage with the restored vintage
trolley services, in part to run a convenient, efficient and free
public transportation for people of all ages. It’s after all available
365 days a year, have heating and air-conditioning on
board, are clean,
reliable and free to take you around the neighborhoods.
The downside is that there are no designated parking spots for M-Line
patrons because it grew so organically right from the start but
visitors are advised to use a charter bus or park their cars at Uptown
Station before boarding. To get on anywhere else, just
look around for
the maroon “M-Line
Trolley" sign and stand beside it when the trolley
approaches. Just like in the movies, if you need to get off, there’s a
bell to ring on the trolley to let the Motorman know and then you’re
off at the next stop. Although they DO
charters, their main focus,
together with the Dallas
Area Rapid Transit, remains on covering an
important geographical area in Dallas
and Fort Worth
that embraces the
unique, historical aspects of Texas state. Two words...it's really
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