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Dallas Food and JFK History Tour

Dallas Food and JFK History Tour
4 hours
USD 77.94
This Dallas Food and JFK History tour, narrated by a true Dallas historian, is for hungry history and architecture lovers! This tour begins in the Historic West End where your expert guide will escort you on Dallas' only walking tour of the JFK experience. The year 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination and we've found these historic sites best explored by foot. Take a moment to reflect in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. Stand at the grassy knoll assassination site where you will see the X's on Elm Street that mark where the two shots were fired. Look up at the infamous sniper's perch window.

Dallas Wine Tasting Tour with Bites Live Music and Motorcoach

Dallas Wine Tasting Tour with Bites Live Music and Motorcoach
4.5 to 5 hrs
USD 63.00
<p>Celebrate Saturday night with a 4 to 4.5-hour guided wine tasting tour! You and a small group will enjoy a fun wine tasting paired with a tantalizing cheeseboard and delicious pizza at a terrific Dallas winery, followed by scrumptious chocolate desserts at some of the area's sweetest hot spots. <br /><br />Check out exciting live entertainment at a cool venue. The price includes transportation via private motorcoach, many food samples and beverages on the motorcoach. You may also BYOB on the motorcoach only. (Don't bring alcoholic drinks to the winery.) Guests must be 21 years or older.</p>

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Things to do in Dallas if you have a Dallas Love Field Airport Layover or Extended Dallas Love Field Airport Stopover

If you have an extended layover at the Dallas Love Field Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Dallas.LayoverIdeas.com.

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Nobody really wants to be stuck at an airport whether it's a long layover or a delayed flight. But if you are left waiting at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport at least there are some entertaining and interesting things to do, within striking distance of the airport, to help pass the time.


Just a short ride from Dallas Fort Worth Airport is the quaint city of Grapevine. This suburb of Fort Worth has a wide range of dining options as well as famous locations such as the wineries and the vintage railroad. You can visit entertainment centers, the Palace Art Center or the Grapevine outdoor market. Take a quick taxi ride from the airport to enjoy the tastes of the city. Whatever you fancy, Grapevine seems to have it all.

Main Event Entertainment

This enormous family entertainment center features bowling, billiards, arcade games, and laser tag, surely something to keep everyone busy for a few hours. They also offer a variety of meal selections and custom-order buffets. So if you fancy a bit of lively fun and a meal while you are there, why not jump in a taxi for the ten minute ride to Main Event Entertainment from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and work off some energy. Opening hours are Monday and Friday 1100 to 0200, Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday 1100 to midnight and Saturday 1000 to 0200.

Grapevine Market

The popular, seasonal open-air Grapevine Market makes its return to Historic Downtown Grapevine in April and is open every Thursday and Saturday from 0900 to 1400 until mid October. You can find an eclectic array of items at Grapevine Market from quality antiques and the finest handmade jewelry to distinctive home d├ęcor and more. Peruse the unique displays and indulge in something special but make sure you keep it small so it can go in your hand luggage.

Grapevine Historical Museum

Open Monday to Saturday 0900 to 1700 and Sunday Midday to 1700 the Grapevine Historical Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the area with particular emphasis on collecting, preserving and interpreting objects, structures and documents which were used within the area by the people who explored, founded, lived in, developed, wandered across regularly or camped within the Grapevine Area. For anyone interested in finding out more about the place they are temporarily visiting, a trip to the museum could prove a fascinating diversion.

So if you find yourself at a loose end at Dallas Fort Worth Airport, hop in a taxi for the short trip to some interesting and entertaining things to do on your layover.

Dallas Attractions

Nasher Sculpture Center Admission

Nasher Sculpture Center AdmissionDuration:
1 day
USD 10.00
Open since 2003 and located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world, the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, de Kooning, di Suvero, Giacometti, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, Serraand and more. The longtime dream of the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher, the museum was designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker.

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Dallas Arts District Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Dallas Arts District Scavenger Hunt AdventureDuration:
3 hours
USD 15.00
Turn the Dallas Arts District into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the <i>Amazing Race</i> with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. <em>Note: Pricing is per individual, but teams must book together in order to be included in the same adventure.</em>

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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey PlazaDuration:
USD 16.00
<p>On his visit to Dallas on 22 November, 1963, President John F. Kennedy rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza on his way to the Dallas Trade Mart. In the presidential car with Kennedy were his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and his wife Nellie. Hundreds of well-wishers were scattered throughout the Plaza. Nellie Connally's last words to Kennedy, 'Mr. President, you can't say Dallas doesn't love you!' reflected the sentiment of the crowd.</p>

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SEA LIFE Aquarium Dallas

SEA LIFE Aquarium DallasDuration:
USD 17.99
Get an amazing view of the many strange and beautiful creatures of the ocean at SEA LIFE Aquarium Dallas. Walk through an ocean tunnel to see sharks, peer down into a stingray pool or pick up a crab at the interactive rock pool area. With animals ranging from tiny seahorses to majestic blacktip reef sharks, the aquarium gives you a chance to experience the wonders of the ocean without getting wet. Kids will love seeing the fish and playing at the interactive displays! <span class='vSpecial'><p>Special Offer - Price displayed includes a 17% discount off the local admission price! - Book Now!</p></span>

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Dallas' Reunion Tower GeO-Deck Observation Ticket

USD 18.40
Visit Reunion Towers' GeO-Deck and you'll experience breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views, high-definition zoom cameras, interactive touch screens, telescopes, photo ops, and an indoor/outdoor observation deck that lets you see for miles in any direction. From 470 feet up, you'll experience the city from an entirely new view. Day or night, make the iconic Reunion Tower your first stop to explore fun things to see and do in Dallas.

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Marionette Theater Tickets

Marionette Theater TicketsDuration:
60 minutes
USD 19.48
<p>'Walking into Geppetto's is like stepping into the past.' The lobby is beautifully adorned with handcrafted wooden marionettes and the walls display the primitive woodworking tools from a 16-century toy makers shop.  Geppetto's has a puppetry store where children are encouraged to try their hand at developing their puppetry skills.  There is a large concession stand with cold drinks,  ice cream, confection bar and fresh popped corn.  The theater itself is gorgeous and looks like something you would find in Europe, or at Disney. Classic children's stories such as The Wizard of Oz or Cinderella are presented weekends throughout the year.  Tip: Arrive early to see how the marionettes are made and operated by the professional puppeteers and stay after the show for a behind-the-scenes backstage tour with photo session with the puppets. </p>

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LEGOLAND« Discovery Center Dallas

LEGOLAND« Discovery Center DallasDuration:
USD 19.99
Let your imagination run free on a trip to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas. Fifteen fun-packed attractions will keep you entertained as you build, explore and marvel at the world of LEGO. Try your hand at engineering a LEGO building that will withstand an earthquake. Or create a brick in a LEGO factory, then immerse yourself in a 4D cinema experience! Kids of all ages will get wrapped up in the fun at LEGOLAND Dallas. <span class='vSpecial'><p>Special Offer - Price displayed includes a 12% discount off the local admission price! - Book Now!</p></span>

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Dallas Attraction Tours

Dallas Attraction ToursDuration:
45 minutes
USD 25.00
Want to take a tour of Dallas but don't have a lot of time’ Discover the best of Big D on this 45-minute bus tour. Ride around downtown Dallas to see approximately 65 popular sites like Dealey Plaza in the heart of the West End Historic District to the many monuments, artwork, and other locations around town. See well-known and overlooked sites while learning the history of this modern metropolis. Then, travel back in time for a 45-minute tour of the JFK assassination, learning exactly what happened minute by minute.

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Last Updated: 16 May 2017