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10 Most Entertaining Things To Do in Dallas South this Summer

Ah, sweet summertime! Finally; warm sunshine and longer days to linger outside. We’re here to help you prepare for the most unforgettable summer to date as this is the season of easygoing, laid-back living and a chance to enjoy the great outdoors. In the fun-loving spirit of this favorite time of year, we came up with a list of adventurous places and things to do for an unforgettable summer holiday. 

Klyde Warren Park

Enjoy the 5.2 acres of Klyde Warren park, filled with a diverse multitude of cultures and talents that Dallas has to offer. This wide open space is perfect for a family picnic or a good old game of tag. Kids can burn off energy in the Children’s Park or take their furry little friend to make new friends in the dog park! Before you go, check their calendar of events for special events and offers.

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: The Klyde warren park is located between Uptown and Downtown Dallas over Woodall Rodgers Freeway, between Pearl Street and St. Paul.

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: (214) 716-4500

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Daily from 6am–11pm

The Madd Dogz

You know what they say, a family that plays paintball together, stays together, so let’s make memories that will last a lifetime! The Madd Dogz Paintball Park is a paintball facility that provides 6 different paintball fields for players. The facility has private party zones, as well as, rental equipment for those who need it.

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 410 Mushroom Road Waxahachie, TX 75165

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 972-937-3780 

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Saturdays 9am-6pm & Sundays 1pm-6pm

Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum promotes the arts, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture, while providing an emphasis on family-oriented activities. There’s something for everyone from seasonal festivals, exhibits, and an opportunity for you to connect with nature in one of the top botanical gardens in America. 

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: The Dallas Arboretum is conveniently located in East Dallas, along Garland Road, just north of Highway 30.

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 214) 515-6615

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀:Daily from 9am–5pm

Getzendaner Memorial Park

Explore the most popular trails in Getzendaner Memorial Park, 33-acres of pure nature and home to three wonderful playgrounds, hike and bike trails and now, thanks to a local Eagle Scout, a brand-spanking new Basketball court. This recreational park is great for all ages and perfect for a romantic date, or an outing that features areas for picnicking, playing, and exercising. The park also serves as an entrance for the nearby trail system that can be used for running, walking, or biking. 

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 400 S. Grand Ave. Waxahachie, TX 75165

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 469-309-4040  

Hurricane Harbor

In the mood for an epic adventure at Arlington’s most thrilling water park? With towering exciting water slides, relaxing lazy rivers and splash parks for the kids, Hurricane Harbor Arlington has all you need to keep the kids entertained. Be sure to check out Hook’s Ship for the little ones, which feature four small slides, shallow water and sprayers. 

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 1800 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006,

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:  817-640-8900

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Daily 11am-6pm 

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Get ready for an unforgettable experience guaranteed to amaze and entertain the little ones! Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Grand Prairie is known for their 7,000 square feet of some of the most bizarre artifacts and stories you will ever see! There are hundreds of artifacts from around in their 12 themed galleries that is enough to capture the attention and ease the curiosity of both teens and tweens.

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 601 Palace Pkwy Grand Prairie TX 75050

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 972-263-2391

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Mondays- Fridays 11am-5pm & Saturdays/Sundays 11am-6pm

Dogwood Canyon

If fast-flying birds are more your speed, soar over to the Dogwood Canyon plants and animals from east, west and central call home. This Canyon is the only place in the world where one can find the Black-chinned Hummingbird of west Texas nesting in the flowering dogwood tree of east Texas. They also offer summer camp, kayaking programs, birding classes, guided hikes, and more so much more for all ages to enjoy.

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 1206 FM1382, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:  469-526-1980

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Thursdays- Saturdays 9am-2pm 

The Dallas World Aquarium

This aquatic wonderland is home to countless marine life from all over the world and is fun for adults and kids alike, with dozens of exhibits featuring exotic birds, mammals and fish. The adventure begins with Two-toed and Three-toed sloths, endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees, and several species of monkeys that the kids will surely enjoy. The Dallas World Aquarium is not to be missed!

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 1801 North Griffin St. Dallas, TX 75202

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: (214) 720-2224

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: 9:00am–3:30pm, Monday – Friday & 9:00am-4:00pm, Saturday – Sunday

Legoland Discovery Centre!

From a mini-land, Lego 4D cinema, and a Kingdom quest filled with beastly trolls and sneaky skeletons, this indoor entertainment center is complete with rides, exhibits, and games and so much more that is guaranteed to be an hour or more of fun for your young ones.

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051,

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 469-444-3050

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Mondays- Fridays 10am-4pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm & Sundays 11am-5pm

Urban Air Adventure Park

Urban Air Adventure is the ultimate indoor playground that offers new adventures behind every corner! No matter the age, their incredible attractions are bound to help you defy gravity. From testing your skills in the Warrior Obstacle Course, or practicing your own tricks and freestyles, there’s so much for the entire family to explore, that you may just have a hard time deciding which attraction is your favorite. 

𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 507 N Hwy 77 #700, Waxahachie, TX 75165

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 469-299-4846

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Mondays- Thursdays 4pm-8pm, Fridays 4pm-10pm, Saturdays 10am-10pm and Sundays 1pm-7pm

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