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Dallas World Aquarium

Experience nature’s adventure at this unique display of flora and fauna from five continents, 14 countries, three oceans, and numerous seas and rivers. The 200-foot Wilds of Borneo entrance ramp is lined with plants and animals representative of this region. The indoor adventure begins at the top of the Orinoco - Secrets of the River rainforest exhibit. The upper levels showcase mixed avian species as they fly freely throughout the vegetation, foraging for food, building nests, caring for their young or preening at the top of the 40-foot waterfall.

Ham Orchards

Let’s go stock up on the “jewels" of the summer (hand- picked, ripe peaches), fat blueberries, red tomatoes, blackberries, etc. at a well-known farm market store. We will leave at 10:30 am; shop in the store for fresh, canned or frozen veggies, fruits, casseroles, jams, jellies and desserts; enjoy a delicious BBQ sandwich and a Cider Slush at their outdoor pavilion restaurant (at your own expense) and lick a homemade peach or strawberry ice cream cone before we head back to TI around 1:30 pm.

Samurai Museum

"Iron Men: the artistry of iron in Samurai armor" Samurai warriors fought in style with fancy helmets and ornate armor, shot engraved arrows and brandished fancy swords. The fighters were revered for their loyalty, courage and integrity, and they shaped Japan’s history for centuries. Dallas has a place that showcases samurai culture from the 10th to the mid-19th centuries in The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, one of the world’s only museums dedicated to samurai art. So let’s go see it!

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel

The Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing its visitors to experience this art from an Up-Close, Life-Sized, and Never-Before-Seen perspective. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced in a truly unique way using licensed high definition photos.

TX Rangers Baseball Game

Texas Rangers v. Houston Astros Game, Arlington – Let’s go support our team as they work toward winning the World Series.  We’ll sit in the Upper Reserved section looking right down the third base line and enjoy the great view in this new stadium with its covered roof to protect us from the Texas heat! We will leave from Texins Fitness Center at 11:30 am., grab something to eat and drink at our own expense at one of the many ball park vendors, enjoy the game at 1:00 pm and return around 6:00 pm.

In-Sync Exotics, Wylie

Join us for a private tour of a wonderful, non-profit facility that accepts large cats from neglected, abused and unwanted conditions. The stories of each cat are posted on the cages so that you can learn about the tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, cheetahs, bobcats, lynx, servals and ocelots that call In-Sync home. They neither buy, sell, trade nor breed these animals; but, instead, provide them with a safe, loving, nurturing home for the remainder of their lives.

John Wayne: An American Experience

Sprawling over 10,000 square feet, the John Wayne: An American Experience exhibit is structured to give you an intimate tour of the life of John Wayne. Starting with his early childhood and career, each room highlights an aspect of The Duke’s legacy. All patrons will have exclusive access to never-before seen family photos and correspondences which have been thoughtfully curated by the Wayne family in order to give guests a holistic view of the icon, whose values translate both on the silver screen and off. Come join us for a look at an American icon and hero.

Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Join us for this legendary event-it has been going on since 1846! This will be the first year at the new DICKIES ARENA  so let’s go capture some memories.The show offers an atmosphere rich in culture and diversity as professional rodeo athletes compete for the championship by roping those calves, riding those bulls and broncs, and showing their great cutting horses. There will be lots of animals up-close-and-personal, including horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, poultry, pigeons, rabbits and even llamas.

Arboretum in the Fall

The Annual Autumn at the Arboretum is upon us! Once again we share 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, hailing from the pumpkin capital of Texas, Floydada, throughout the garden. This year, the space is transformed into Bugtopia! Our signature display will come alive with larger-than-life insect topiaries, fascinatingly bugged-out pumpkin houses, and, of course, a maze for younger visitors. Come enjoy the Garden all decked out for the Fall Season. 

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