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Activities and attractions in Addison/DFW

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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 ZING ZANG ZOOM 12.1 mi

Through the mystery of magic and the mastery of skill, audiences will be

spellbound as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents ZING ZANG ZOOM,

a thrill-filled, mind-blowing circus spectacular where family fun is no

illusion offering hours of exciting family entertainment

July 28 - August 8

$15 - $75

2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX, 75201


Check schedule for showtimes

Ringling Brothers


American Idol Live 12.1 mi

The Top 10 finalists – Aaron Kelly, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Crystal

Bowersox, Didi Benami, Katie Stevens, Lee DeWyze, Michael Lynche, Siobhan

Magnus, and Tim Urban – will hit the road this summer on the American Idols

LIVE! Tour 2010.

Monday, August 9, 7 p.m.


2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX, 75201

Tickets: Ticketmaster 800-745-3000

American Airlines Center

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

Summer Salsa

'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.

2520 Rodeo Plaza; Fort Worth, TX 76164

Billy Bob's Texas

Hard Rock Cafe Summer Concert Series 12 mi.

Come Rock Out with your Favorite Local Dallas Bands all Summer long at

Hard Rock Cafe Dallas.

For more information, call 469-341-7825 to see who is playing.

Sunday 9 P.M.

$15 - $30

2211 N. Houston St, Dallas, TX 75219

Hard Rock Cafe

House of Blues 12.4 mi.

Queensrÿche, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar

August 6, 8, 11, 13; Check schedule.

8:30 P.M. Price varies

2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas, TX, 75202


House of Blues


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

nights. Special dance lessons by Diana Hall are also held on Saturdays.

10310 Technology Blvd W Dallas, Texas 75220


Cowboy's Dancehall

Gilley's Dallas 15.34 mi.

Open Friday and Saturday 8pm to 2am

FREE dance lessons every Saturday night from 6pm-8pm. Lessons are taught by

Jim Woeber. For more information, check out his website Dance Lessons

1135 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215


Gilley's Dallas

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


Round Up Saloon


Twin Peak's Thursday Night Texas Hold 'Em .38 mi.

Thursday Night Poker Lessons and Tournament



5260 Belt Line Rd, Addison TX, 75254


Twin Peak's

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 1p and 4pm

101 E. Corporate Drive, Lewisville TX 75067


Hat Trick's


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


Ernie's of North Dallas

Movie Theaters

Studio Movie Grill .55 mi.

Hollywood’s latest movies with delicious dining to bring you the best viewing

experience possible. Check for movie times.

Movie Ticket avg $9 + meal avg $10

5405 Beltline Rd. Dallas, TX 75248


Studio Movie Grill

Theater and Comedy Clubs

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


Improv Comedy Club

August 6-8 Michael Ian Black

August 13-16 Richard Lewis

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

Jubilee Theatre

Watertower Theater .8 mi.

"The Full Monty"

When the local mill experiences massive layoffs, six unemployed steelworkers

are out of luck, out of cash and out of shape. But will they have the nerve to

follow through with their plan and go The Full Monty? Boasting a toe-tapping

rock ‘n roll score, The Full Monty is a musical endowed with big laughs and heart

and a jaw-dropping finale that just might charm your pants off!

Matinees and evenings - Tickets $20-$40

Watertower Theater

Video and Game Rentals



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


The museum will be featuring the collection Ansel Adams, "Eloquent Light"

Amon Carter Museum

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

Dallas Museum of Art

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


Kimbell Art Museum

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


Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden

Educational / Family-Oriented

Bodies the Exhibition @ West End Market Place 12.6 mi.

Learn more about the human body at this show featuring real human specimens,

including whole bodies and individual organs. Produced by Premier Exhibitions

the exhibit surveys the muscular, skeletal, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory

and other systems of the human body. The specimens on display have undergone

a preservation process that makes them dry and helps prevent decomposition.

Sun - Thurs 10am to 7pm; Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm

$16 - $25

603 Munger St., Dallas, TX, 75202

Bodies the Exhibition

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

flown regularly.

Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm - Sun 11am to 5pm

$10 to $18

4572 Clare Chennault, Addison, TX, 75001


Cavanaugh Flight Museum

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

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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

Mary Kay Museum

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


Museum of Nature and Science

Historical Sites

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.

Dallas History Tours

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


Old Red Museum

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

Sixth Floor Museum

Tours/Guided Tours

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

All in One Tour Service

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

Cowboys Stadium Tours

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

Dallas Segway Tours

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

call 972-723-5364

Helicopter Tours

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


JFK Tour



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


300 Dallas Bowling Alley


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.

Sporting Events

Baseball - Texas Rangers Ballpark at Arlington 25.8 mi

Baseball at its best-Texas Rangers against the Bronx Bombers.

August 10-11 Rangers vs. New York Yankees, night games.

August 13-15 Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox, afternoon game on the 15th


1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011


Football - Dallas Cowboys Preseason Game 25 mi.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders

8pm Kickoff

Only Party deck Tickets Available on Cowboys Website


Dallas Cowboys

Water Parks

Pool at the Hotel Intercontinental

Also 9 waterparks in the area. I will be adding these later.


Four Seasons Market at Addison 0.4 mi
  • European style market where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen present their goods.
  • 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.
  • 5100 Belt Line Road, suite 840, Dallas, TX, 75254
  • 972-308-0100
  • Four Seasons Market


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 A.M.- 5 P.M.
  • Parking: $7; Admission:$7-$10
  • 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX, 75218
  • 214 515 6500
  • Dallas Arboretum