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Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Join us for this legendary event-it has been going on since 1846! 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. This is great for the whole family including a festive carnival/midway, unique shopping and hands-on educational experiences. It is a handicapped-accessible facility.

"Ebenezer Scrooge" Pocket Sandwich Theater

Ebenezer Scrooge has become a holiday tradition for many and so popular that it has become a much anticipated season at The Pocket Sandwich Theatre every year since 1981. Written by Joe Dickinson  with music by Laurie Tirmenstein, this adaptation of A Christmas Carol brings Dickens’ narrative to vivid life with sixteen musical numbers and spectacular effects that illuminate Ebenezer Scrooge’s time-traveling journey with the spirits one magical Christmas Eve.

Immersive King Tut

Lighthouse ArtSpace Dallas:  100 years ago the boy king’s tomb was discovered. Celebrate the anniversary by venturing into the Valley of the Kings at Immersive King Tut! This ground-breaking experience takes you on a mythical journey through the Egyptian afterlife! As Pharaoh, Tutankhamun is the Sun of his nation. In this immersive experience, you will follow him on his journey through the underworld – will he triumph and bring his people eternal light and prosperity? Immerse yourself! Experience ancient Egypt like never before! Unravel the myths and legends!

Square Cloud Winery-Wine Tasting

Square Cloud Winery is a small artisan winery and estate vineyard located north of Dallas in Gunter, Texas.  Owners Cheryl and Jackson Anderson do most of the operations in the vineyard and winery. Jackson is the winemaker. They grow more than 35 different grape  varieties from 5 countries planted on 10 acres. Their style  of wine is fruit forward showcasing both the fruit and the land. Please join us at this north Texas hidden gem! We will leave the Texins Fitness Center at 11:30 am, stop for lunch (at your own expense) and arrive at Square Cloud Winery around 2:00 pm.

Alamo Exhibit-Fair Park

Created by Pennsylvania-based artist Thomas Feely, Jr. over 18 years and stretching across 336 square feet, the Texas Liberty Forever! diorama is the largest depiction of its kind and serves as the centerpiece of the Battle of the Alamo Exhibit at the Hall of State. The re-creation of the besieged Alamo compound features over 2,000 hand-painted figures poised in battle, just as combatants were on the morning of March 6, 1836.

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.

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