Dinosaur Valley State Park
Follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs across 20 miles of trails that were once way beneath the waves of an ancient ocean. Today, there’s usually just a trickle of water in the river that runs through the park, but depending on the last rain you could enjoy some kayaking, swimming, and fishing, too. Because it’s 90 minutes by car from most parts of the DFW metroplex, consider making a weekend of it by booking campsites and guided tours for enhancements of your own explorations of the area. A visit to nearby Fossil Rim and its many giraffes and other exotic wildlife will truly round out the experience.