Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
Take a stroll through one of the prettiest parts of Dallas. The arboretum is open all year, and it regularly features new art, flowers, and plants. If you want to make your Instagram followers jealous, this is the perfect place to start.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
At Medieval Times you'll feast on an 11th century–style meal (which you can eat with your hands!) and watch knights joust to earn the right to be the queen’s champion. There’s only nine Medieval Times locations in the US, so you have to take advantage when you can.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
With 11 permanent exhibit halls that feature sports, animals, gems and minerals, birds, dinosaurs, and more, there's something for everyone at the Perot Museum. Unlike most museums, this is one where you’re actually allowed to touch most of the exhibits (but not everything, of course).
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
You don’t have to be a child to enjoy Legoland. What’s billed as the “ultimate indoor Lego playground” features three rides, 10 build and play areas, and a 4-D cinema. You can also go on a factory tour to see the behind-the-scenes of how Legos get their colors and shapes.
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Political differences aside, it's never a bad idea to visit a presidential library if and when you get the opportunity. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, next to Southern Methodist University, features thousands of artifacts from the former president’s administration. Some key exhibits include "Nation Under Attack," which honors the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks, and a full-size replica of the Oval Office.