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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 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

Ringling Brothers


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.

Chris Knight performing August 5th

2520 Rodeo Plaza; Fort Worth, TX 76164

Billy Bob's Texas

'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

Def Leppard

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


House of Blues

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


Verizon Theater


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


Cowboy's Dancehall

Gilley's Dallas 15.34 mi.

Open Friday and Saturday 8pm to 2am

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


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


Hat Trick's

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

AHL Austin Avenue

AHL Rules


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

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


AMC Valley View Theater

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

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.

"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

Watertower Theater

Video and Game Rentals

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

(972) 387-8694




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


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

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 MADI Museum

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

The Heard Museum

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

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

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 Holocaust Museum

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

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


FW Stockyards Championship Rodeo

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 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

Frisco Roughriders

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!

Resistol Arena

August 6th Doors Open at 6:30pm and the rodeo starts at 7:30pm

$12 - $60

1818 Rodeo Drive; Mesquite, TX 75149

Mesquite ProRodeo

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.

August 5th

$7 - $20

3601 Hwy 114; Fort Worth TX 76177

Friday Drag Racing

Water Parks

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

off-street parking.


4950 Addison Circle Dr., Addison, TX

Addison Circle Park

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

(972) 370-4327

Hawaiian Falls

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

(817) 640-8900

Hurricane Harbor


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


Four Seasons Market

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


Dallas Arboretum