- African-American Museum
Free admission. www.aamdallas.org
- Dallas Baptist University
Wander this large campus, a surprising retreat from city life. Enjoy the lake view and buildings representing the Revolutionary Era. www.dbu.edu
- Dallas Costume Shop
Imagine yourself a pirate while she bedazzles you as a fairy, or team together to impersonate Bonnie and Clyde. Try them on for size at several shops throughout Metroplex. (One near Fair Park and Main St., not open evenings or Sundays. M–F daily, Sat. 9 A.M.–1 P.M.)
- Dallas Theater Center
Check out their “pay-what-you-can” performances and student rush discounts!
- Dance for the Planet
Watch performances of various dance companies or dance performers and/or brave the dance lessons offered on site. April, free admission, www.thedancecouncil.org.
- Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Held annually in April. Enjoy a look at modern cultural trends while taking in area artistic talent.
- Earth Fest
Free outdoor festival to stay in touch with ‘the world out there’ (pun intended). 214-744-4819
- Folklorico Festival
Annette Strauss Artist Square, free admission
- Free Tickets from DTS
Periodically, DTS dispenses a block number of tickets to sign up and receive for free! Here are a few from the past.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Mavericks Basketball Games
TITAS Ballet Dance Series
- Old Red Museum
"Built in 1892, the beautifully restored Old Red Courthouse contains some of Dallas County’s most fascinating historical artifacts. There is a special exhibit gallery located on the first floor, while the second floor of Old Red is filled with exhibits, 41-touch screen computers, an educational learning center and four mini theatres."
Old Red Museum
- Pioneer Cemetery
Dating from 1852, these markers commemorate Dallas’ pioneers, including Civil War veterans. 1300 Young St. Dallas, TX 75202. Morbid perhaps, but historical.
- Putt-Putt Golf & Games
If she's athletic, take her out for laser tag and the batting cages (seriously, some girls like this). Otherwise miniature golf and games for the fainter-hearted.
17717 Coit Rd. Dallas, 75252 (972-248-4966)
- Reunion Tower
New to Dallas? View the city from the tower.
- Ride the Dart RAIL
Start from downtown and ride the red or blue line. Day pass (bus and rail) $2.50 www.dart.org/riding.asp?zeon=howlrt
- The CPrep Conference at DTS!
Whether single, dating, or married, this all-day workshop teaches you skills to succeed in communication. Only $15, including lunch for two! Considering all the time and money you’ll save not having to buy “I’m sorry” roses, this is a real bargain!
- The Mustangs of Las Colinas
Take a stroll around the city plaza and admire this impressive sculpture of nine mustangs, the world’s largest equestrian sculpture. Also a great location to view the July 4th fireworks. 972-869-9047 5205 N. O’Connor Blvd. Irving, TX 75039
- West End Marketplace
See the shops and sights (like fudge being made).