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Here's what to do when people who aren't as cool as you visit

Published On 07/25/2013 Published On 07/25/2013
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1. Dr Pepper Ballpark 7300 RoughRiders Trl, Frisco, TX 75034 (Frisco)

Consistently ranked as one of the top minor league ballparks in the country, Dr Pepper Stadium was not built by an actual doctor built in 2003 for the RoughRiders' inaugural season.

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2. Klyde Warren Park 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201 (Uptown)

A 5.2 acre deck park built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway that hosts everything from concerts to yoga to farmers' markets.

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3. Dallas World Aquarium 1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202 (Downtown)

Where else can you go to enjoy hours of family fun at one of the best aquariums in the country and also see plenty of Great Tits? The birds, you perv.

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4. CooCoos 6505 W Park Blvd, Ste 250, Plano, TX 75093 (Plano)

A "unique bounce house facility" which serves as a crazy den of adventure for kids, hosting birthday parties and other events.

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5. Perot Museum of Nature and Science 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75202 (Victory Park)

Stroll the brand-new, four-level structure's many halls (really, Aaron Sorkin hall amounts) to see what it's like to be in an earthquake, check out a new dinosaur actually named after H. Ross (Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum), and toss a ping pong ball with your brain waves. So now only smart people will be good at beer pong?

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6. Northpark Mall 8687 North Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225 (North Dallas)

A massive luxury mall with over 235 retailers, NorthPark was named one of the "7 Retail Wonders of the Modern World" by Shopping Centers Today.

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7. Nasher Sculpture Center 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201 (Arts District)

Opened in 2003, The Nasher is one of the few institutions in the world dedicated solely to sculpture, and the works are presented in a 55,000sqft museum, plus a sculpture garden.

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8. Savor Dallas 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218 (White Rock)

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is 66 acres of flowers and other plants from all over the world, right next to White Rock Lake... and it's hosting Savor Dallas. Head there this March 20th-23rd for food from 60 chefs and over 400 different wines for you to try. Be sure to check out Sunday's all new event, Chillin' N' Grillin' in Main Street Garden, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Savor Dallas.

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9. Smoke 901 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208 (Oak Cliff)

Smoke, as you might have guessed, is a restaurant that takes its barbecue very seriously. Locally sourced ingredients and traditional recipes are part of what has won Smoke the various awards it's garnered in the past, so why not stop by and see for yourself?

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10. Cavanaugh Flight Museum 4572 Claire Chennault St, Addison, TX 75001 (Addison)

One of the nation's largest collections of vintage military aircraft.

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11. Pole Position Raceway 10550 John W. Elliott Dr, Ste 100, Frisco, TX 75033 (Frisco)

Originally outta SoCal, "P2R" was co-founded by a 3x land-speed record holder, is backed by pros like Kurt Busch and Jeremy McGrath, and is enthused about by no less than Bart Scott, who gives them the thumbs up instead of the finger.

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12. TopGolf 8787 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75231 (Northeast Dallas)

TopGolf in Dallas is a golf entertainment complex that takes its beer, cocktails, and burgers just about as seriously as its golf, but that doesn't mean you won't feel better about your swing after a few rounds. Even though the bar mostly gives off an adult vibe, the KidZone program makes this a family-friendly destination. TopGolf welcomes both first-time golfers and self-proclaimed pros, and you can either take as many swings as you want for a set amount of time or cash in for some professional lessons.

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13. Bowl and Barrel 8084 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75231 (North Dallas)

Trying to move the Dallas alley scene away from Kirstie just eating day-old bagels in them, B&B's a 15-lane, brick-laden, upscale ode of booze, food and bowling from a couple of SMU grads who saw an opening in the market and didn't spare any time before deciding to strike while the iron was hot.

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14. Hydrous Wake Park 500 N Cedar Dr, Allen, TX 75002 (Allen)

Because you don't want the strippers at Lake Lewisville to see you at anything but your athletic best, train your own tight little body at Hydrous Park: a state-of-the-art wakeboarding facility that's open year-round to hook you up with everything you need to get started, potentially making you the Rebecca Black of fiberglassed fun.

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