November 17, 2020

There are many fun fall activities to be enjoyed in the Dallas/Fort Worth area this year.  So if you and your family are interested in getting out of town for some richly deserved R and R, a drive to DFW is likely to be the road trip you’ve been looking for. A big plus in its favor: at just 194 miles from Oklahoma City, DFW is typically less than a three hour drive from most Ideal Homes and Neighborhoods.


  • Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays throughout November, Yesterland Farms offers photo ops, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, hayrides and yummy treats.
  • Show the kids what a movie night under the stars is all about: If you’re up for a 40-minute drive south of Dallas, there’s good family fun to be enjoyed evenings at the Galaxy Drive-in Theatre in Ennis, Texas.
  • And speaking of movies, you can bring a blanket and enjoy family friendly entertainment at Klyde Warren Park.
  • Opening Nov. 7, Holiday at the Arboretum begins at the Dallas Arboretum. This special seasonal event includes visits with Santa, shopping, entertainment and evening holiday displays with over a million lights.
  • You can explore nature at the Trinity River Audubon Center, just ten miles south of downtown Dallas. A reclaimed haven for large numbers of birds and other wildlife, the center also includes five miles of trails through hardwood forests and prairie ecosystems along the Trinity River.
  • Open seven days a week, the Dallas Farmers Market offers shops, goods from artisans and craftsmen, as well as specialty food treats, plants, and produce.


  • You have until Feb. 15 to take the family for a walk with the dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Wildlife and Museum Sanctuary’s nature trails for Dinosaurs Live! This life-size animatronic dinosaur exhibit features a 46-foot-tall T Rex.
  • And once you’ve experienced Dinosaurs Live! Why not take the family to Dinosaur Valley State Park where they can explore the real thing with dinosaur footprints? In addition to seeing and walking in the tracks left by dinosaurs in an ancient ocean, you can camp, hike, mountain bike, fish, look for a geocache and visit the interpretive center.
  • Described by one blogger as a petting zoo on steroids, the Gentle Zoo is a ten-acre farm 25 miles east of Dallas on I-20. They specialize in fairly unique animals, many of whom came to the Gentle Zoo for rescue. In addition to their petting zoo area they have a o-gauge train ride, giant maze and more.
  • If all types of animals are your thing, the Dallas Zoo is certainly worth a visit, especially during cool fall weather. The oldest and largest zoological park in Texas, the Dallas Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals representing 406 species. Located in Marshalls Park it is situated on 106 acres three miles south of downtown Dallas.

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