5 Fun Dallas Day Trips from McKinney

If you're staying in McKinney and looking for some fun and exciting Dallas Day Trips, you may want to add these places to your travel itinerary. You will surely have an intriguing experience at any one of them.

Dallas Zoo
650 South R L Thornton Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75203
(214) 670-5656
www.dallaszoo.com

If you're staying at a McKinney inn with your whole family, the children will enjoy a visit to the Dallas Zoo. The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the admission fees are $12 for adults and $9 for children and seniors (all prices as of 2010). You will see mainly African animals like lions, elephants, giraffes, rhinos and monkeys. There are also an aquarium and a birds and reptiles section. Children will especially enjoy taking the Monorail Safari Ride, gliding through a section of the zoo, showing the authentic African wildlife.

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218-4335
(214) 515-6500
www.dallasarboretum.org

Another place you may want to add to your Dallas day trips itinerary is the city's arboretum and botanical garden. It covers a total territory of 66 acres and borders the beautiful White Rock Lake. The garden is especially proud of its collection of more than 2,400 varieties of azaleas, but you will be also able to see numerous tropical and decorative plants. Admission fees to the garden are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for children. If you want to use the parking area, you'll have to pay an additional fee of $7 per car.

Dallas Country Club
4110 Beverly Drive
Dallas, Texas 75205
(214) 521-2151
www.thedallascc.org

The Dallas Country Club is an excellent full-service family-oriented club, offering a unique golfing experience to its members. The golf course covers 100 acres and has 18 challenging holes. The club is also equipped with a fitness center, tennis courts and spa. There are also a couple of restaurants at the club, suitable both for casual and fine dining. The Dallas Country Club is generally a great place to visit near your McKinney Bed and Breakfast.

Museum of Nature & Science
1318 South 2nd Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75210
(214) 428-5555
www.natureandscience.org

The Museum of Nature and Science is a must-add to your Dallas day trips list. It is composed of three separate buildings, a nature building, science building and planetarium. The planetarium is undoubtedly the most attractive place for tourists, as it is the only public one in the area. The science building features more than 200 permanent science exhibits, and the nature building is home to incredible collections of eco artifacts.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 747-6660
www.jfk.org

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is a signature place in Dallas. It is situated inside the former Texas School Book Depository, on the sixth and seventh floors. The museum is fully dedicated to the life and death of President John F. Kennedy. The sixth floor of the School Book Depository is the place where significant evidence was found that the fatal shots had been fired from.