Dallas With Kids

We had based ourselves in Fort Worth, approx 30 mins drive from Dallas.  I’m really pleased we did this as I found Fort Worth to be much more charming than Dallas. That said, Dallas has some great sites to see:

If you’re over 20, you can’t fail to be moved by the Sixth Floor Museum, an excellent collection of exhibits and videos that tells the story of JFK’s shooting and much more.  If you have young kids, make sure they are entertained – my toddler was happy to watch a video on the iphone in the buggy and my baby crawled around the floor of the museum.
Check the Museum’s opening hours before you go.  A queue had already started to form before official opening of 10am.  The museum is stroller friendly with ramps and elevators.

If your kids need some kid time after visiting all the Kennedy sites, head to the Dallas World Aquarium. Despite its’ name, its’ not the biggest of aquariums but it’s really nicely put together and there are lots of animals on offer including sea otters, monkeys and snakes.

For aviation geeks, visit the American Airlines CR Smith Museum.  The museum’s small but there’s lots for kids including playing on a DC-3 plane, brass rubbings and interactive exhibits in the Flight Lab.  The museum is near Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Pretending to be an air stewardess on a vintage DC-3

Decent BBQ near the Sixth Floor Museum at Sonny Bryans

Read more about our Texas Roadtrip Adventure

Part 1:  Fort Worth

Part 3:  Austin


Part 4:  Lost Pines


Part 5:  San Antonio

Part 6:  Houston

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