7 Unique Dallas-Fort Worth Experiences
The Big D has a lot to offer, including some unique experiences you can’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re looking for something that will increase your hipster street cred, or want to be immersed in nature, we’ve compiled some spots worth checking out.
Klyde Warren Park
Location: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75201
This 5.2-acre park, designed by The Office of James Burnett, is an urban green space built over Woodall Rogers Freeway in the heart of Dallas. The park is easily accessible by foot, trolley and bicycle from Uptown, Downtown and the Arts District and features a myriad of activities, including food trucks, live music, and zumba, yoga and meditation classes (not to mention incredible views of the downtown skyline).
Kimbell Art Museum
Address: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Designed by world-renowned architect Louis Kahn, the Kimbell not only houses art, it is art. Composed of 16 parallel vaults, the museum masterfully funnels natural light into the galleries of permanent and rotating collections. While the permanent collection is small, featuring 350 works of art, it includes rich pieces ranging from traditional European art to Pre-Columbian ceramic work. On display from now through June 12 is Titian’s The Entombment of Christ, on loan from the Museo del Prado in Madrid.
Fort Worth Stockyards
Location: 130 East Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76164
Strap on your cowboy boots and grab your finest belt buckle before visiting Fort Worth’s historic stockyards. At the height of World War I in 1917, the Stockyards was the largest horse and mule market in the world. But, today the area is best-known for down-home Southern cooking, Wild West shows and some of the country’s best honky tonk dancing. We highly recommend visiting Billy Bob’s, where you can ride a bull, enjoy some whiskey and go line dancing all in one night.
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, Texas 75218
Featured in the New York Times, USA Today and The Dallas Morning News, the Arboretum & Botanical Garden is not your grandmother’s rose garden. The sprawling, 66-acre campus boasts 19 named gardens, including the interactive Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Pack a picnic and find one of the numerous picturesque spots to camp out or enjoy the art exhibits and live concerts regularly featured at the Garden.
Deep Ellum Brewing Co
Location: 2823 Saint Louis St, Dallas, Texas 75226
Deep Ellum Brewing Co offers a chill hipster vibe and a variety of great beer, including an American Blonde Ale, Baltic Porter and a ton of solid IPAs, including our personal favorite, the Dream Crusher. In addition to great beer, the brewery has an outdoor lawn often featuring live music and a bevy of food trucks on Saturdays.
White Rock Lake
Location: Northeast Dallas
If you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, White Rock Lake is the place to go. Take a stroll, have a picnic, or pedal your way around the 10-mile bike path while enjoying beautiful views. This is one of the best places in DFW to catch a sunset. If you’re feeling philanthropic, the second Saturday of every month is Shoreline Spruce Up when volunteers gather to clean up the park.
Bishop Arts District
Location: North Oak Cliff
Home to over 60 independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and art galleries, Bishop Arts District is a colorful, vibrant area sure to entertain locals and tourists alike. While each retailer operates independently, the district holds Wine Walks three or four times a year and features unique events, like the upcoming Brewriot. If you’re overwhelmed by options and need a starting point, we recommend grabbing a slice of pizza and some truffle cheese bread at Eno’s Pizza Tavern.