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This page lists some activities and attractions in Addison and DFW area, near the 2010 National SCRABBLE Championship venue.
|Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Presents BARNUM 200 12.1 mi
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is roaring into town with a celebration
of P.T. Barnum so big it is an event 200 years in the making! Hop aboard
and go on an unbelievable excursion that brings together performers and
characters from exotic countries all over the world -- even from places
for which there are no geographic borders. From the moment you arrive the
momentum explodes as The Greatest Show on Earth comes to life in a way that
can only be inspired by the greatest showman who ever lived.
August 2nd - August 7th
$20 - $95
2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX, 75201
Check schedule for showtimes
|Beckert Park - Summer Salsa .9 mi.
Spice up your nights with live salsa music.
Dance Lessons 7pm Concert 8pm on Saturdays
5044 Addison Circle, Addison, TX
|'Billy Bob's Texas - The World's Largest Honky Tonk' 39.0 mi.
Visit Billy Bob's Texas in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
Billy Bob's Texas is open daily, families welcome! Live bull riding
INSIDE the huge entertainment center, with the best bull riders in the world
competing weekly. No mechanical bulls here. You'll see the real thing: real bulls,
real cowboys at Billy Bob's.
Chris Knight performing August 5th
2520 Rodeo Plaza; Fort Worth, TX 76164
|'Gexa Energy Pavilion - Def Leppard' 17.8 mi.
Wonderful outdoor amphitheater style venue brings Def Leppard
and The Romantics to Dallas.
This show is a reschedule from a few months ago.
1818 First Ave.; Dallas TX 75210
|House of Blues 12.4 mi.
Reverend Horton Heat, Tally Hall, 100 Monkeys, Metal Arise!
August 5, 6, 9; Check schedule.
8:30 P.M. Price varies
2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas, TX, 75202
|Verizon Theater 25 mi.
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Boyz II Men
August 6th @ 7:30pm
8:30 P.M. Price varies
The Laurie Berkner Band
August 7th @ 2pm
1001 Performance Place, Grand Prarie, TX 75050
|Cowboys Dance Hall 9.61 mi.
Get your cowboy boots, Wranglers and hats because it's time to go two-steppin'
Here you'll find a relaxed, small-town atmosphere where people of all ages
can talk, listen to local country music bands, dance, and sip on a beer or two.
The hall also has provision for "Live Pro Bull Riding" every Friday
10310 Technology Blvd W Dallas, Texas 75220
|Gilley's Dallas 15.34 mi.
Open Friday and Saturday 8pm to 2am
1135 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
|Round Up Saloon 12.18 mi.
Be assured that The Round-Up will ALWAYS be a clean and friendly atmosphere
where you can kick up your heels and feel at home in the COUNTRY!! Voted The
Best Galdanged Gay Bar in the U.S. of A. by Instinct Magazine
3912 Cedar Springs Rd Dallas, Texas 75219
|Hat Tricks Sports Bar Free Roll Poker Tournaments 16.12 mi.
Every Tuesday and Saturday Hat Trick's will hold poker tournaments.
Every Tuesday 7pm and 10pm
Every week Saturday 1pm and 4pm
101 E. Corporate Drive, Lewisville TX 75067
|Amateur Hold 'Em League 11 mi.
Austin Avenue Grill and Sports Bar
Texas Hold 'em tournaments in a non-smoking environment
Austin Avenue II
7:00PM and 10:00PM August 5th and 7th to 10th
6:00PM August 6th Special Event
1801 N Plano Rd; Richardson, TX 75081
|Ernie's of North Dallas- Monday Night Karaoke (Adults) .2 mi.
Monday evening of Karaoke from 5:30pm to 10:30pm and Happy Hour specials
from 2:30pm to 8:00pm
5100 Belt Line Rd., Ste 502, Dallas, TX, 75254
|AMC Theaters Valley View 16 2 mi.
The latest movies on the third floor of a full service mall.
Check for movie times.
Movie Ticket avg $9
13331 Preston Rd Ste 2300; Dallas, TX 75240
|Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre 0.4 mi. SW (8 min walk)
National performers regularly yuk it up at the area's best known laugh factory
as well as local comedy talent
4980 Beltline Road #250, Addison, TX 75254 USA
|Jubilee Theatre 38 mi.
featuring the universal language of the blues in "Blues in the Night"
506 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Box Office: 817-338-4411
|Watertower Theater .8 mi.
"Little Shop of Horrors"
Seymour Krelborn was a meek flower shop clerk on Skid Row until the day
he discovered a mysterious plant with a taste for blood. As the plant grows in size
and appetite, Seymour must decide between the fate of his love life and the fate
of the planet! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, Little
Shop of Horrors is a charmingly affectionate musical spoof of 1950’s sci-fi movies
that you won’t want to miss!
15650 Addison Road; Addison, TX 75001
Matinees and evenings - Tickets $20-$40
|Blockbuster Video 1.37 mi.
Movies and Games at low rental prices
Mon - Thu: 10:00AM - Midnight
Fri - Sat: 10:00AM - 01:00AM
Sun : 11:00AM - Midnight
14891 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75254-7817
|Amon Carter Museum 42 mi.
10 AM - 8 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Noon - 5 PM Sunday
3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2695
|Dallas Museum of Art 12.2 mi.
Recently celebrated one hundred years of connecting art and people.
Established in 1903, the Museum features an outstanding collection of more
than 23,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times.
Tue-Wed 11am to 5pm
Thu 11am to 9am
Fri-Sun 11am to 5pm
$5 - $10
1717 N. Harwood, Dallas, TX, 75201
|Nasher Sculpture Center 12.3 mi.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to present Statuesque on view
from April 9 through August 21, 2011. Statuesque brings together a dynamic group
of six international artists – Pawel Althamer, Huma Bhabha, Aaron Curry,
Thomas Houseago, Matthew Monahan and Rebecca Warren – whose work reveals
a renewed significance of the figure in contemporary sculpture. Featuring
ten large-scale sculptures, this exhibition marks the Nasher Sculpture Center’s
first exhibition to be presented outdoors.
Tue-Sun 11am to 5pm
$5 - $10
2001 Flora St; Dallas, TX 75201
|MADI Art Museum and Gallery 16.0 mi
Derivatives: Origins in Geometry
MADI is a movement founded by Carmelo Arden Quin. During the 1940’s Arden
Quin joined intellectual writers and artists in Buenos Aires . In 1944,
after working on it for several years, he brought out the literary and
artistic journal Arturo, in which he applied dialectic materialism of
art. He also contributed his prose proem Pegasus Eats Grass in Chaos,
which refers (secretly due to censorship) to the horrors of World War II.
In August of 1946 Arden Quin read to the public the MADI Manifesto,
which he had written, and which launched the MADI movement. He
began experimenting with curved wood, alternating convex and concave
forms, which he called “form galbee” and irregular shapes.
The MADI Movement continues today through original artists from the movement
encouraging younger artists to adopt the MADI mentality and is represented
by artists internationally as well as in North America.
Tues - Sat: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: Open til 7 pm
Sunday: 1 - 5 pm
3109 Carlisle Street; Dallas, TX 75204-1194
|The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 24.0 mi
Treasures From the Earth: Diamonds, Gold and Dinos
The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, in Mckinney Texas,
is the result of one woman’s vision for the future and her commitment to
the community and North Texas. Miss Bessie Heard devoted most of her
lifetime (1886-1988) to the city of McKinney and its people. Her
philanthropic endeavors and generosity of spirit left a legacy of
accomplishment few people attain.
Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm
Sun 1pm to 5pm
$6 - $9
1 Nature Place; McKinney, TX 75069
|Kimbell Art Museum 42 mi.
Michelangelo’s first known painting, The Torment of Saint Anthony, is now
on view among the permanent collection of the Kimbell Art Museum.
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2792
|Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden 3 mi.
Gallery and serene 5-acre sculpture garden
Mon - Sat 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75254
|Cavanaugh Flight Museum 2.1 mi.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a 50,000-square-foot facility at the
Addison Airport that houses a private collection of fully restored military
aircraft from World War I to the Vietnam era, most of which are still
Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm - Sun 11am to 5pm
$10 to $18
4572 Clare Chennault, Addison, TX, 75001
|Fort Worth Museum of Science and History 41.6 mi.
Will be featuring Omni movie presentation "Van Gogh, Brush with Genius" and
'Leonardo Da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius" exhibit
Open daily 10 AM - 5 PM
1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, TX 76107
817-255-930 or 888-255-9300
|Mary Kay Cosmetics Building and Museum 2 mi.
The Mary Kay Museum is located on the lobby floor of the Mary Kay corporate
headquarters building. The museum displays artifacts from the history of the
cosmetics company including the original product line from 1963, Mary Kay
Career Apparel from four decades, a collection of evening gowns worn by
Self-guided tours: Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm
Guided tours (reservations required): Mon-Fri 10am and 2pm
|Museum of Nature and Science - Planetarium Programs and Exhibits 17.9 mi.
Wonders of the Universe, Texas Night Sky,Secrets of the Sun & Cosmic Safari
Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm; Sun 12noon to 6pm
check for showtimes
$6 - $16
3535 E Grand Ave, Dallas, Texas
|Dallas Holocaust Museum 12.8 mi.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is
dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust, and to teaching the
moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference,
for the benefit of all humanity.
Monday - Friday: 9:30AM — 5:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM — 5:00PM
211 North Record Street, Suite 100; Dallas, Texas 75202
For information call 214-741-7500
|Dallas Historical Society Tours
Tours upon request
These adventures in leisure depart the Hall of State, located in Fair Park,
on the scheduled date. Lunch is included in the ticket price. Payment at the
time of requesting your reservation ensures a seat on the bus.
|Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District 42 mi.
The Fort Worth Stockyards is the history book of the livestock industry in
Texas. Each chapter is represented by the original bricks and mortar, the wood
corrals, the men, and the music that are all still a part of the the Stockyards
today. Twice each day you can watch a longhorn cattle drive.
11:30am and 4pm
131 East Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164
|Ft Worth Stockyards Rodeo and Wild West Show 42 mi.
Every weekend, the Stockyards Championship Rodeo offers bull riding, barrel
racing, calf roping, and more almost every Friday and Saturday night.
121 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164
|Old Red Museum 12.8 mi.
Dedicated to inspire and educate visitors about the rich and varied cultural,
economic, political and social history of the Dallas County Area, the Old
Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture serves as a symbol of Dallas
Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm
$5 - $8
100 S. Houston St., Dallas, TX 75202
|The Sixth Floor Museum 12.7 mi.
Located in the former Texas School Book Depository, now the Dallas County
Administration building, the Sixth Floor is Dallas' "official" John
F. Kennedy museum. You can look down upon the actual route the motorcade
was taking when Lee Harvey Oswald fired upon the motorcade from the window
on the 6th floor. The nonprofit, self-supporting facility is dedicated to
"the life, times, death and legacy of JFK" — not just the assassination.
Tue-Sun 10am to 6pm Mon 12 Noon to 6pm
$4 - $14
411 Elm St., Dallas, TX, 75202
|All In One Tour Services
With only ONE telephone call, ALL IN ONE TOUR SERVICES will value-package
a tour for you or your group. Our ALL IN ONE tour packages can include all
transportation, attractions, restaurants, sightseeing, and every detail
can be customized to fit your special needs. Our one stop services to business
and leisure travelers.
Call to make reservations 214-698-0332
|Cowboys Stadium Tour 25 mi.
There are now two exciting ways to tour the new Cowboys Stadium. If you are
interested in touring the entire stadium, and going home with a head full of
facts and figures about the world's largest domed structure, then the
VIP Guided Tour is your best option. If you'd rather take your time and
explore just the most popular highlights on the Event Level, then the
Self-Guided Tour is for you
To purchase individual tour tickets call 800-745-3000
To purchase a private tour for your group of 20 or more call 817-892-8688
Mon - Sat 10 am to 6 pm (Last Tour Departs At 4:30 pm)
Sun 11 am - 5 pm (Last Tour Departs At 3:30 pm)
Tours Fill Up Quickly
|Dallas Segway Tours 12.3 mi.
Dallas Sightseeing Tours On A Segway!
Dallas Segway Tours provides the most fun, exciting and personal, Guided
Segway Sightseeing Tours found anywhere in the World. Turn your next visit to
Dallas into a Segway Experience!
Reservation Line 800-880-2336 or 972-821-9054
9am to 5pm 7 days a week
Tours Depart from SpringHill Suites by Marriott
1907 N. Lamar St. 75202
In the beautiful Dallas West End Historic District
|DFW Heli-Tours 14.5 mi.
Quality Aircraft operates, under FAA Part 135, a Bell 206 L-3 that is capable
of carrying up to 6 (six) passengers at one time. For more information, please
|JFK Assassination Tour 12.3 mi
There are those who want to learn more about the events of the day
JFK was shot. This tour will lead you through the events that began on Nov 22,
1963, from the time President and Jacqueline Kennedy arrived in Dallas.
Tours are customized in advance so call for reservations.
Tour Guide: Ken M. Holmes, Jr. P.O. Box 225803, Dallas, Texas 75222
|300 Dallas Bowling Alley 1.8 mi
This entertainment complex includes a bowling alley ($4 to $6.50, plus $4.50
shoe rental), a billiard room, a full bar, lane-side food service (more
than just snack bar options), video screens and the Club 300 VIP lounge,
which includes private, sectioned-off bowling lanes; a private billiard
room; meeting space and its own private event planner.
Mon-Thur 3pm - 12 midnight Fri-Sat 11am - 2am
Sun 11am - 12 midnight
$10 and up
3805 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX, 75001
|See Activities Director for assistance with area gyms and one day membership outside of the hotel services.
|Hotel Intercontinental Health & Fitness Facility
Full Service workout facility with aerobic equipment (treadmills, life
cycles and elyptical machines). Mens and Ladies locker rooms. Outdoor
pool, with whirlpool. Also, two indoor racquet ball courts, sauna and whirlpool.
|18 hole golf course within 15 minutes from the hotel. Tee times can be arranged through the Concierge.
|Baseball - Texas Rangers Ballpark at Arlington 25.8 mi
Baseball at its best - Texas Rangers continue to defend their AL Championship
August 5 - 7 Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:05PM
August 8 - 10 Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners, 7:05PM
$8 - $80
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
|Frisco Roughriders 12 mi.
Texas Rangers Minor League Affiliate playing just up the road at the beautiful
Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Roughriders vs. San Antonio Missions
August 5th - 8th evening games
$4 - $50
7300 Rough Riders Trl, Frisco, TX 75034
|Mesquite ProRodeo 21 mi.
Don't miss the toughest cowboys from around the world as they compete
with the strongest horses, steer and bulls in the country!
August 6th Doors Open at 6:30pm and the rodeo starts at 7:30pm
$12 - $60
1818 Rodeo Drive; Mesquite, TX 75149
|Friday Night Drag Racing 34.4 mi.
Pining for the days when you could open up on the city streets and
race for pink slips? That sort of thing is frowned upon nowadays, but
do not fret. Texas Motor Speedway gives everyone a chance to get their
drag-racing ya-yas out on Fridays this summer. Friday Night Drags,
this Friday and every Friday through August 12, turns the pit lane into
a drag strip.
$7 - $20
3601 Hwy 114; Fort Worth TX 76177
|Pool at the Hotel Intercontinental
|Addison Circle Park .3 mi
Bounded by Addison Rd., Addison Circle Dr., Quorum Dr., and Festival Way,
this 10 acre open space features a pavilion, interactive fountains,
water features, two stages, an impressive pergola, benches, and
4950 Addison Circle Dr., Addison, TX
|Hawaiian Falls Waterpark 10 mi
This waterpark has 9 rides, Water Walkway and the Cabana Cove for relaxing.
$16.99 - $23.99
4400 Paige Road, The Colony, Texas 75056
|Six Flags Hurricane Harbor 27 mi
Have all the fun in the sun you can handle at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.
You can experience the thrill of the chase on Sea Wolf™, the fastest and
tallest water slide of its kind. Then head over to Boogie Beach, or the
family-friendly Hook's Lagoon, before floating your cares away along the Lazy
River. No matter what you're into, you'll find what you're looking for right here.
$16.99 - $23.99
1800 E Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006
|This is a very limited list of shopping in the area.
If you are looking for a specific store or product,
please come by the Activities Director's table.
|Four Seasons Market at Addison 0.4 mi
European style market where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and
artisanal craftsmen present their goods.
10am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday
5100 Belt Line Road, suite 840, Dallas, TX, 75254
|Galleria 2.07 mi.
Over 200 upscale stores and restaurants including an ice rink and
The Westin Galleria Hotel.
13350 Dallas Parkway; Dallas, TX 75240
|The Shops at Willow Bend 5.76 mi.
Upscale mall with 125 stores including Macy's, Saks, Dillard's and more.
6121 W. Park Blvd; Plano, TX 75093
|Dallas Arboretum 16.7 mi.
Imagine a garden without weeds, where all the plants are lush and in bloom,
with endless sunny spots for picnicking, and you'll have the Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden.
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Parking: $7; Admission:$7-$10
8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX, 75218