10 Fun Things To Do During Summer
1. Inner Space Cavern
For $19.95 per adult and $11.95 per child, explore an ancient cavern that dates back to prehistoric times. The cavern is located in Georgetown- about a two hour drive southbound on Interstate 35.
2. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
Decipher the truth at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Grand Prairie. Decide whether you believe it or not for $17.99 per child and $27.99 per adult. Walk through the wonder-filled Ripley’s museum, the realistic wax museum, and the confusing mirror maze open from 10 a.m. to close at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends.
3. Joe Pool Lake
Take a day to relax and get back in tune with mother nature. There are tons of things you can do at the lake including swimming, fishing, camping, hiking and even bike riding. It costs $6 to get in for the day and an additional $5 to stay overnight. The park opens at 6 a.m. and closes to day users at 10 p.m.
4. Botanic Gardens
Smell the scent of flowers blooming and beautiful sights of large mysterious gardens at The Botanic Gardens located in Fort Worth for free. It’s a great place to have a picnic or hangout with friends and family in a great, relaxing environment. http://fwbg.org
5. San Antonio River Walk
Shop until you drop and eat until you’re beat; spend the day at the San Antonio River Walk. Located around four hours away down I-35 South, it’s well worth the drive. It does not cost any money to go walk around, but you’re going to want to bring some money to spend. There are lots of restaurants with tasty food, shops with cool knick-knacks, and fun attractions to participate in.
6. Dallas World Aquarium
Become part of the rainforest and ocean at the Dallas World Aquarium for $12.95 per child and $20.95 per adult. Explore a new world and take the chance to get up close and personal to different animals, plants, fish and other types of creatures!
7. Fossil Rim
Drive around an open wildlife reserve center located in Glen Rose, where you can feed and pet rescued wild animals such as zebras, buffaloes and giraffes. Experience the chance of a lifetime for only $20.95 for adults and $13.95 for children.
8. Float the Brazos River
Drive down to San Marcos and take a nice cool cruise down the Brazos River. Tubes and canoes can range in price, but you don’t have to pay to go into the river. Bring some refreshing drinks and food to stay hydrated and don’t forget the sunscreen.
9. Hawaiian Falls
Spend a careless day splashing around in the sun at Hawaiian Falls for $19.99 per lil’ kahuna and $24.99 per big kahuna. Ride multiple cooling water rides or surf the waves in the wave pool; just don’t forget your sunscreen and towels.
10. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Indulge yourself in deep history and interesting science at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. You can go experience an Omni I-MAX movie, the planetarium, a documentary film and all exhibits for $23 per person. Have some fun at the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days except for Sunday which is open at noon and closes at 5 p.m.