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Free Things to Do With Kids in Dallas

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There are plenty of free things to do with kids in Dallas. We have done the research for you and found the best attractions.

Dallas Arts District

The performing and visual arts culture is rich in downtown Dallas, so the Dallas Arts District is a popular place to visit.  With many outdoor sculptures and a booming events calendar, there’s so much to do without even entering a museum. If you do go to one of the museums, you’re in for a treat. We suggest checking out Ultimate Dinosaurs, the newest exhibit at Perot Museum of Nature and Art. It’s free for members and their children and grandchildren!

McKinney Avenue Trolley

Enjoy a free ride on a vintage trolley car. You can park at the Uptown Station, or look for a round maroon sign that says “M-Line Trolley” and the next available trolley will pick you up for a ride. Kids love to ring the bell or pull the overhead string when it’s time to stop. You can even track the trolley online to see where it’s at!

Klyde Warren Park

There’s an activity happening every day at Klyde Warren Park and there’s something for everyone. Food truck events occur weekly, as well as the Imagination Playground where kids can play and learn with oversized blocks. After visiting once, you’ll definitely be back to Klyde Warren Park. See what events are coming up.

Pioneer Plaza

Located near Dallas Convention Center, Pioneer Plaza features a cattle drive where visitors can take photos with the bronze cattle statues. The sculptures are believed to be the largest bronze sculptures of their type in the world. Pioneer Cemetery is also nearby where you can see a large Civil War Memorial featuring Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis.

Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge

Head to the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge for gorgeous views of the downtown Dallas skyline. This is a repurposed bridge originally meant for cars that is now a pedestrian park. With nature jungle gyms and mini rock climbing areas, it’s a great place for kids to play around. Plus, get some great family photos overlooking the city.

Sometimes you don’t have to spend money to have a great time with the family. Luckily, when you stay at Magnolia Dallas Downtown, you’re in the center of everywhere you want to be. Book your stay today!