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Things to do in Addison Texas

Things to do in Addison Texas

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Top 10 things to do in Addison Texas – Expect to be busy on your trip to the Addison/Dallas area. There are dozens of fun things to do and places to visit near our hotel, such as the Mark Kay Museum and Galleria Dallas.

Downtown Dallas is home to such interesting attractions as the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Dallas World Aquarium.


WaterTower Theatre

Based at the Addison Theatre Center, the WaterTower Theatre is known for its varied and consistently good productions. This talented resident company entertains young and old alike with comedies like Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” and musicals such as “The Full Monty.” For more information, visit http://www.watertowertheatre.org

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

The history of aviation surrounds you at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum where vintage aircraft is restored and maintained. Get an inside look at all types of planes, from World War I and World War II fighters to the early jet planes of the 1950s and more contemporary models. For more information, visit http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/.


Mark Kay Museum

Learn all about the incredible story behind Mark Kay, Inc., which was founded by Mark Kay Ash in 1963, at the Mark Kay Museum, located in the Mark Kay World Headquarters building in Addison, Texas. Both self-guided and guided tours are available. For reservations, call 972-687-5720.

Dr Pepper Arena

Located in Frisco, Texas, Dr Pepper Arena is a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility. Along with being the home ice for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League, this versatile venue is also the place to go for top concerts and family shows. For more information, visit http://stars.nhl.com/drpepperarena/home.htm.


Dallas Museum of Art

Since 1903, when it first opened its doors to the public, the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection has grown to 23,000 works of art from all around the globe. This impressive collection includes African art, American painting and sculpture, Ancient Mediterranean art, and Asian art. For more information, visit http://dallasmuseumofart.org/index.htm .

American Airlines Center

The American Airlines Center in Dallas is where the stars come out to play for you. An eclectic line-up of performers ranges from Keith Urban to Miley Cyrus to American Idols LIVE! Other events include Ringling Bros. and Barney & Bailey and the Visa Championships (gymnastics). For more information, visit http://www.americanairlinescenter.com/ .


Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Housed in the former Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about the life and tragic death of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. An audio tour plus artifacts and photos provide in-depth detail. For more information, visit http://www.jfk.org/.

Dallas World Aquarium

Plants and animals from 5 continents, 14 countries, and 3 oceans are on display at the Dallas World Aquarium. Highlights include the 200-foot “Wilds of Borneo Entrance Ramp” featuring that region’s flora and fauna and “Orinoco: Secrets of the River,” a breathtaking rainforest exhibit.

For more information, visit http://www.dwazoo.com/d/.


Lone Star Park

Enjoy exciting thoroughbred racing action at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas (15 miles west of Dallas). You can also check out racing that’s simulcast from tracks around the country at the Post Time Pavilion. This community-minded venue offers discounts to families and senior citizens. For more information, visit http://www.lonestarpark.com/.

Galleria Dallas

Anchored by Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue, Galleria Dallas features a wide range of retail shops, from Ann Taylor, Bebe, and Betsey Johnson to Chico’s, St. Croix, and Express Men’s. There are plenty of entertainment options, such as the Ice Skating Center and Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse, plus restaurants, including Mi Cocina, CafĂ© Nordstrom, and the Grill on the Alley. For more information, visit http://www.galleriadallas.com/.

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