Trip to Dallas, TX - recommendations for sight-seeing?

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  1. ByteBack

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    I'll be in Dallas (Richardson) in a couple of weeks for about five days for a business trip. It's my first time in Dallas - so are there any recommendations from people in the area on stuff I can see / do in the evenings?
     
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    Medieval Times is one of my favorites.
     
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    Remember, the Alamo!

    (I have no idea if its near Dallas or not)
     
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    Not even close lol.

    Highly recommend touring Cowboy's Stadium and checking out Dealey Plaza downtown. It's a weird landmark (The spot of Kennedy's assassination) but it's cool to see. Try not to speak with the propaganda folks too much...

    Oh and take in a Rangers game too!
     
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    For the local Dallas folks, any recos for kids (4yrs, 1 and 1yrs)?

    Probably going in early Mar for the Stars/Rangers for a couple days in Dallas, then 3 or 4 days in Austin.
     
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    Being the morbid weirdo I am, I would definitely want to check out the spot in Dealey Plaza and the book depository where it all happened.

    Also, it would be a crime if you visited TX without getting some real authentic Mexican food, preferably from a hole in the wall taqueria somewhere. Those places are the best!
     
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    Find Walker Texas Ranger filming locations in the Dallas area.
     
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    Both of those sound like an excellent idea. I get to TX in the afternoon, so checking out Dealey plaza and the book repository followed by some authentic Mexican food sounds like a good way to try and fight off jet-lag!
     
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    Definitely check out Delaey Plaza and the Book Depository if you have the chance. Also the Mix Master. There's a very nice rotating restaurant with an observation deck, Reunion Tower, check into it, think it needs tix, and always the farmers market. Some of the interstates in South Dallas have a "Dead man's Curve" be very aware of those. If I think of anything else I'll let you know been a few years since I've been out that way.
     
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    Oh, you're gonna be in my neighborhood! Let's see...


    There's a retro game museum in Frisco.

    We have multiple bars with arcade games and pinball (look for Free Play or Cidercade).

    There are at least two vintage/used toy stores in the area.

    The original Six Flags park is less than an hour away if traffic is clear.

    There's a thriving nightclub disctrict in downtown Dallas--research "Deep Ellum"

    Also in downtown Dallas, there are museums and a large aquarium.

    If you go downtown for either of the above reasons, you can see the famous "light ball" (Reunion Tower) from the Dallas skyline from nearby. There's a (fairly expensive) restaurant at the top.

    Several locations from the original Robocop are in the Dallas area.


    Eating suggestions (assuming you aren't vegetarian):

    Twisted Root Burger Co. - Guy Fieri made it famous. Thick, juicy hamburgers, optionally with game or exotic meats.

    Torchy's Taco's - Gourmet tacos--among the best you can get (Tex-Mex though, not authentic Mexican ;)  )

    Whataburger - This regional fast food chain was declared a Texas state treasure

    There's a ton of other stuff in the Addison area, not far from Richardson. Most of it is along Beltline Avenue.
     
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    I haven't actually been myself but I want to hit Babe's Chicken Dinner house if I ever go to that area again.
     
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    Go to Meso maya (Dallas or Plano) for great mexican food, it's not tex mex, get fried plantains. grapevine mills mall (grapevine) has Lego land, aquarium, & arcade/ bowling alley. If you don't have cracker barrel where you're from go to cracker barrel (various) & get pancakes. There are vintage toy stores (2 in Dallas & 1 in Carrollton) if you're willing to go little north Hutchins BBQ (mckinney)
     
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    Depending on when you go (didn't see your date) - see America's best football team?
     
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    I didn't know the Patriots were from Dallas!

    ;) 
     
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    Hutchins seconded 100%

    The LEGO store is nice, but ByteBack is from Germany, where they actually have a whole theme park made of legos :D 

    I seem to have missed a vintage toy store. I know one in Carrolton and one in Dallas near Forest Ln and Plano Rd... where's the other one?? :eek: 
     
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    The 3rd is-
    The Lost Toys
    1451 Empire Central, Suite 700. 75247

    There's another toy place called Vintage Toy Rescue kinda close to six flags but I've never been.

    I just remembered Madness comics in Plano. They're like a 6000 sqft comic store.

    But if you want a cool Texas experience, since you're visiting from Germany, go to the Heard Museum- 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
    You can see native wildlife, fossils, & has a nice sized peaceful outdoor area. Wear jeans there might be snakes. Hopefully you'll find time to go.
     
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    Can you post this in the NFL thread and let me know how it goes? :p 
     
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    All those suggestions sounds great. Thanks, guys!

    I'm not sure how much actual time I'll have to see things, but I at least have Wednesday afternoon free :) 

    And come to think of it, I'll probably have Friday and Saturday evenings / afternoons free as well, depending on if I have any social commitments for work.