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31 Inexpensive Things to Do in Dallas

Dallas is the 4th largest metroplitan area in the U.S. and the only city grant the right to use Metroplex as a proper noun, describing Dallas and Fort Worth.Recently I created a list which appeals anyone who lives in Dallas or who wants to visit. It was originally posted on a friend’s website ILiveInDallas.com.

Most of the things to do in Dallas listed below are a) strictly in Dallas b) FREE or cost less than $15 c) year-round or available most of the year.  In line with the theme of this the website, many are arts-oriented and encourage patronizing local businesses. Most are also family-friendly or suitable things to do with kids or as a couple.

  • Be a Conspiracy Theorist – Since 1989, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has welcomed more than 6 million visitors from around the world—people of all ages seeking information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Did you know that the infamous window from which Oswald shot Kennedy sold on eBay for more than a million dollars? I’ve heard that the “X” on the street moves every year. How’s that for a conspiracy? Check out the plaza and the museum and judge for yourself. Cost: $13.50 per person
  • Take the Trolley Tour – The M-Line’s air-conditioned and heated trolleys run 365 days a year, providing local transit service to Dallas’ vibrant Uptown Neighborhood. All rides, except charters, are free. There is a voluntary fare box, and I’m sure contributions are welcomed. Mr. Rogers and San Francisco don’t get to have all the fun. Get the trolley schedule. Cost: Free (donations accepted)
  • Digitally Tee Off – This isn’t your grandpa’s driving range. Top Golf  is a revolutionary sports entertainment complex combining games with great food and an environment you can enjoy year-round with friends and family of all skill levels. Top Golf features computerized microchips in every golf ball that track your shots’ accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets ranging from 20 – 250 yards away. The food isn’t half bad either. Find your inner digital caddy shack. Cost: $3.80 a game 9am-3pm, $5.80 a game 3pm-close

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