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Outdoor Attractions For The Adventurer 

Dallas South has some of the best places to experience the outdoors, and there are plenty of opportunities for family-friendly vacations that will create lasting memories. From adventures in amusement parks, theaters and so much more, we’ve created a list of places for the whole family to get outside and enjoy the fresh air.

Desoto BMX

Get your adrenaline pumping with the only covered BMX facility in the state! They offer great racing action each week for the beginners, experts, dads, moms, and even pros! With 72,000 square feet of space under one roof, DeSoto BMX is America’s first covered facility designed exclusively to host race events of all sizes. It has become well known for hosting some of the largest BMX events, so who knows, you may even meet a few Olympians while you’re there.

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 500 E Centre Park Blvd, DeSoto, TX 75115, United States

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 1 214-864-5653

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays 10 am-2 pm

Thorntree Golf Club

Are you a fan of Golf? Then you’ll love the excellent practice facilities, comfortable clubhouse, and unique course surrounded by sprawling open spaces at Thorntree Golf Club. It has a18-hole golf course that provides an inspirational golf experience for players of all ages and abilities and offers you flawless fairways and beautifully manicured Champions Bermuda greens on which to test and improve your skills time and again. 

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 825 W Wintergreen Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115, United States

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 1 972-296-2146

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Daily 7 am-6 pm

Flying G Ranch

Grab your saddles and let’s giddy up with Flying G Ranch! Here, you’ll find the best in Western and English Horseback Riding Lessons, Trail Rides, Riding Clubs, and Wrangler Classes. If you’ve never ridden a horse before, no problem! Our favorite part is riding alongside several miles of beautiful, rustic trails that meander through wooded areas and fields, which is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends or family!

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬:  2636 Patrick Rd, Waxahachie, TX 75167, United States

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 1 214-284-6425

Action Park Grand Prairie

No bike? No worries! Rent a BMX bike at Action Park! Grab a bike and experience the 17,000 square foot covered skatepark with a roll-in foam pit, trails, a two acre dirt jump and track for beginners to pro levels at Action Park Grand Prairie! This first class competitive skate park offers in-line skating, biking and skateboarding for all who wish to give it a try. The park also has a full-service skate shop on site, live music and events, a fitness center and much more. 

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 1002 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75050, United States

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 1 972-262-4479

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Mondays-Fridays 12-9:30 pm, Saturdays 11 am-9:30 pm, Sundays 11 am-6 pm

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 9 am-6 pm & Sundays 1 pm-6 pm

𝗧𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘅 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸

If you’re up to capturing some heart-pounding adventures, then TexPlex Park is well suited for individuals and families looking to go offroading for a weekend, full-day, or just a couple of hours. The offroad park provides a lot of different tracks for varying vehicles: UTV, motorcycle, motocross, Trophy Trucks, ATV, Kids’ bikes, which is an exciting way to create memories for all ages. 

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 881 Miller Rd, Midlothian, TX 76065

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 972-752-2223

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY: season pass holders 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

FRIDAY – SUNDAY: open to the public 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

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