Carrollton Farmers Market

You don’t have to drive far to experience farm-fresh produce, artisan goods, and family fun. The Carrollton Farmers Market sets up every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 PM in the parking lot of Ted Polk Middle School (2001 Kelly Blvd, Carrollton, TX 75006). You’ll find seasonal fruits and veggies from local farms, breads and baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, eggs, cheese, tea, coffee, and more. It’s a great place to grab a unique gift or stock up your own pantry. Listen to live local music as you browse the booths then grab lunch from one of the amazing food trucks on site. The Carrollton Farmers Market is dog-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friend along. This is a wonderful outing for people of all ages, and admission is free!

Phone: (972) 466-3072

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Even if you’re not Greek Orthodox, you’ll be amazed by the beauty of this cathedral. Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral (5300 Sunset Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006) was designed in the Byzantine Renaissance style with soaring domes, intricate mosaics, and stunning stained glass. The cathedral offers free self-guided tours Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM so you can admire the architecture and sacred spaces. Guided tours are also available if you call ahead to schedule. Saint Sophia is more than just a lovely building – it’s an active parish with a fascinating history dating back to the late 1950s. Your group will gain insight into Greek culture and Orthodox traditions. Don’t miss the gift shop, where you can bring home a souvenir cross or icon.

Phone: (972) 242-6485

Carrollton Public Library

Even if you’re not an avid reader, you’ll be wowed by the Carrollton Public Library (1700 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006). This state-of-the-art building has something for everyone with computer labs, 3D printers, laser cutters, podcasting studios, a makerspace, and over 200,000 books and materials. Kids will love the Children’s Area and Tweenspace where they can build with Legos, play video games, or get help with homework. Adults can work in the Quiet Room, research family history in the Genealogy Center, or attend free programs on topics like gardening and personal finance. The Carrollton Public Library proves that libraries aren’t just about books anymore. It’s a true community gathering space. After exploring the library, your group can relax in the Reading Garden or grab a snack from the Café area. Discover this Carrollton treasure!

Phone: (972) 466-4800

Chandor Gardens

Escape to another world at Chandor Gardens (711 W Belt Line Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006), an enchanting English-style garden tucked away right in Carrollton. Wind your way down brick paths past vibrant flowerbeds, shade trees, sculptures, and fountains. Have your camera ready for some magical photos ops! Chandor Gardens spans three acres surrounding a 20-room English Tudor-style manor house built in the 1930s. The home and gardens were designed by an English antique collector named Douglas Chandor who modeled the space after grand estates he remembered from his childhood in Britain. Open year-round, this hidden gem is perfect for a peaceful stroll any time the weather is nice. Chandor Gardens also hosts fun events like outdoor movies, Easter egg hunts, summer camps, and more!

Phone: (972) 245-0658

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

For animal lovers, the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary (1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069) is a must-visit. This 289-acre nature preserve cares for injured and orphaned native Texas animals. You’ll get to see buffalo, longhorns, elk, prairie dogs, hawks, owls, tortoises, and so much more! The Heard also has indoor exhibits focused on wildlife, ecology, archaeology, and astronomy. Kids go crazy for the Education Building with interactive dinosaur displays and arts and crafts. Miles of scenic hiking trails allow you to spot wildlife in their natural habitats. With so much to see and do, you could easily spend a whole day here!

Phone: (972) 562-5566

Citizen Center and Hall of State Historic Site

Take a trip back in time at the Citizen Center and Hall of State Historic Site (3939 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210). This free museum tells the story of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, held to celebrate 100 years of Texas independence. The Hall of State itself is an impressive historic building made of steel, concrete, and Texas limestone. Inside, artifacts like historical films, photos, models, and machinery transport you to 1930s Dallas and the first State Fair. After visiting the Hall of State, stroll the 64-acre grounds to admire the art deco architecture. Don’t miss the symbolic sculptures and the Esplanade fountain. Then head to the 3D Texas Adventure Theater for a short movie that literally pops off the screen with special effects. With free admission, this hidden history museum makes for an affordable outing your entire group will enjoy.

Phone: (214) 421-2406

Bluebonnet Trails Golf Course

You don’t have to be an expert golfer to have fun at Bluebonnet Trails Golf Course (2200 W Belt Line Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006). This public 18-hole course has something for everyone, from lessons and leagues to a pro shop and driving range. The meticulously maintained greens and fairways are perfect for practicing your swing. Grab some clubs and balls or rent a set from the pro shop. Then challenge friends to a round or two! The on-site concession stand serves up cold drinks and tasty snacks when you need a break. If anyone in your group is new to golf, Bluebonnet Trails offers both private and group lessons with experienced instructors. Their friendly staff will get you teeing off like a pro in no time. With reasonable rates and a relaxed vibe, this local gem is great for golfers of all abilities.

Phone: (972) 241-1232

Painting with a Twist

Get your creative juices flowing at Painting with a Twist (661 W. Belt Line Rd., Suite 118, Richardson, TX 75080) during a lively two-hour group painting session. Grab snacks and drinks then settle in to re-create the featured painting for the day led by an enthusiastic local artist. No skills are required, just a desire to have fun! The artist will walk you through brush strokes and techniques step-by-step until everyone has their own colorful masterpiece. Book a private party or join an open painting session. It makes a perfect activity for birthdays, bachelorette parties, date nights, or just wanting to try something new. Leave the mess to the staff and go home with a one-of-a-kind souvenir. With the motto “Fun not Fundamentals,” Painting with a Twist helps you make memories along with art!

Phone: 469-291-8300

iFLY Indoor Skydiving

Experience the adrenaline rush of true freefalling at iFLY Indoor Skydiving (7860 LBJ Freeway Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75251) – without having to jump out of a plane! The state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel will lift you safely in the air for an incredible skydiving simulation. just the courage to take the leap! An instructor will gear you up in a padded jumpsuit, goggles, and helmet then teach you hand signals to communicate during your flight. You’ll float on a smooth column of air like a skydiver from 12 feet to over 20 feet in the air! Standard flights last about 90 seconds but you can extend your air time or add fun extras like photos and video. The knowledgeable staff makes the experience exciting for first-timers and pros alike. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations ensure your preferred flight time. Ready to fly?

Phone: (469) 458-4359

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