Things to do Near the Firestone 600
Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, TX
In only a few days, you can enjoy and enormous range of experiences – from art to animals, from fashion to family fun. See priceless masterpieces in the world-renowned Cultural District. Explore the true American West in the Stockyards National Historic District.
Shop and dine in the 35-block Sundance Square, voted one of the top downtown’s in the nation. Catch a fabulous show at Bass Performance Hall. Stroll through the Museum of Living Art at the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo. For a complete list of attractions in the Fort Worth area, click here.
If you are staying in Dallas, here are a few things to check out!
Take the Trolley Tour – The M-Line’s air-conditioned and heated trolleys run 365 days a year, providing local transit service to Dallas’ vibrant Uptown Neighborhood. All rides, except charters, are free. There is a voluntary fare box, and I’m sure contributions are welcomed. Mr. Rogers and San Francisco don’t get to have all the fun. Cost: Free (donations accepted)
Digitally Tee Off – This isn’t your grandpa’s driving range. Top Golf is a revolutionary sports entertainment complex combining games with great food and an environment you can enjoy year-round with friends and family of all skill levels. Top Golf features computerized microchips in every golf ball that track your shots’ accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets ranging from 20 – 250 yards away. The food isn’t half bad either. Find your inner digital caddy shack. Cost: $3.80 a game 9am-3pm, $5.80 a game 3pm-close
Bike on the Katy Trail – Rent a bike for free on Thursdays after 7:00pm at Fleetwood KitKat’s near SMU, the only self-proclaimed Dallas Cruiser Bike Boutique. The Katy Trail is a 12-foot-wide concrete bike trail and an 8-foot-wide parallel, soft-surface running path, with several entrances and plazas linking the Trail to other area parks. It extends 3.5 miles from Airline Road to the American Airlines Center. Once completed, the bike and pedestrian path will link the Mockingbird DART station near SMU to the West End in downtown Dallas. Take a joy ride on the Katy Trail. Cost: Free
Be a Conspiracy Theorist – Since 1989, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has welcomed more than 6 million visitors from around the world—people of all ages seeking information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Did you know that the infamous window from which Oswald shot Kennedy sold on eBay for more than a million dollars? I’ve heard that the “X” on the street moves every year. How’s that for a conspiracy? Check out the plaza and the museum and judge for yourself. Cost: $13.50 per person
Admire the Dallas Skyline – The Belmont Hotel, Bryan Street Tavern, The Whiskey Bar, The W, and many other city-side locations have the best views of the Dallas skyline. Take a date, and you’ll be sure to impress. Cost: Free