The Texas Skyway gondola — Photo courtesy of Fair Park, TX Facebook Page
If you're tired of the standard Dallas family summer staples - you know, the Dallas Zoo, Dallas World Aquarium, etc. - head on down to Fair Park! Right now, Summer Adventures at Fair Park is the place to be. Visitors can take advantage of half-price tickets - only $14.95 for a day filled with fun and exciting fair rides. The admission price includes a wide variety of things to do, including UNLIMITED fair rides and many amazing live shows.
Some of the most popular rides there include the 500-foot Top o' Texas Tower (the world's tallest gyro tower ride), FlowRider (a surf area where you can test your boogie board skills), the Texas Skyway (a gondola that takes you through the entire park), Log Flume, the Windstorm roller coaster, Swan Boats (paddle boats for two that look like swans), the Dentzel Carousel (perfect for all ages), and the Texas Star (North America's tallest ferris wheel). These exciting rides are fun, and they're much more cost-efficient than a day at the area's other local amusement park (Six Flags Over Texas).
Once you're in the park, try some of the most delicious, kid-friendly food in Dallas, such as the famous Fletcher's corny dog that goes perfect with a refreshing lemonade. You can also check out some of the park's fun attractions like the Texas Discovery Gardens and the Children's Aquarium - both are air conditioned and great places to escape the Texas summer heat. Both are also great places to take toddlers that are too little to enjoy the "big kid" rides.
If you're in the mood to test your gaming skills, go to the Midway area, which has a ton of fun carnival games that test your eye-hand coordination and throwing skills.
This special discounted price is only good through August 18th, so head on down to Fair Park today.