Day 1 You'll See:
We have put together the ultimate 1-day adventure in Dallas for your group, a fun day in the city you can use as a reward trip, travel experience, or history lesson!
Pioneer Plaza - What better way to start your Dallas adventure than at Pioneer Plaza, the large public park in Convention Center District, centrally downtown Dallas. This is a heavily visit tourist spot that represents the history and spirit of Dallas, and of Texas in general. This spot is so popular, in fact, that it is second only to Dealey Plaza as far as downtown Dallas attractions go. Your group will find Pioneer Plaza along Young Street, the park itself featuring a highly popular bronze statue set that is very hard to miss, plus native Texas plant life and other natural features.Take a walk around the area and enjoy the native flora, natural stream waterfall, and even man-made cliffs. After you explore the history and significance of this essential Dallas spot then spend some time exploring downtown by foot, a great way to introduce yourself to the city and it’s sights. (Our suggestion? Save time for lunch toward the end of your visit, there are several eateries close by reachable by foot! Try the Iron Cactus for a popular Tex-Mex feel or head to Texas Spice for a more elegant farm to table lunch!)
Geo-Deck at Reunion Tower - Go from the most visited attraction in Texas to the most popular attraction in Dallas, Reunion Tower. This iconic observation deck features regular light shows, breathtaking 360-degree city views, two different onsite restaurants, and even a gift shop. This is both an entertainment and education stop, teaching you much about this tower and community while keeping you highly interested the entire time. Groups typically spend about two hours here, between enjoying the views, learning new information, and relaxing in the onsite cafes. Once inside you will take an elevator up 470 feet to the observation decks, the site giving you the absolute best panoramic views of the city, high definition zoom cameras, interactive touchscreens, telescopes, and even outdoor viewing opportunities. You will be able to see miles in any direction here, day or night. It will be very easy to see why both locals and tourists consider this spot to be a Dallas Must-See!
Audubon Center Trinity River - To fully experience a new place, or an old place, any place really, it is said that you need to spend a few hours immersing yourself into the natural elements of that place. You need to go out into a park or nature reserve and see what the natural setting is made up of, explore the flora and fauna, observe new creatures and plants you have never seen before. This is exactly why we have included the Trinity River Audubon Center, one of the most natural and most outstandingly beautiful areas in all of Dallas (though technically it is 10 miles south of Dallas). This nature center serves as a gateway to the Great Trinity Forest, a 6,000-acre forest that holds diverse ecosystems, wildlife, and interactive activities for guests. You can hike here, bike, take a kayaking tour, bird watch, picnic, or just relax and take it all in. There is the actual Audubon Center, a 120-acre green building that holds all the information you may need during your visit, including several student and teacher resources and activities!
Zero Gravity Amusement Park - If you want extreme fun in Dallas, then you want the Zero Gravity Amusement Park, the ‘#1 home of big thrills in North Texas’. Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park is an ‘extreme ride amusement center’ featuring bungee jumping, free falling, and other high thrills we know your students are going to absolutely love. This park is located along Malibu Drive in northwest Dallas, open most days 4 pm - 10 pm, the weekend hours being 12 pm to 12 am typically all year long. This spot was actually voted one of the top things to do in Dallas by several travel publications and is considered to be one of Texas’ only original theme parks (founded in 1992). While here try the Bungee Jump 7-story drop first, or maybe head to the Skycoaster and feel what it’s like to glide 100ft off the ground. Nothin' But Net is a terrifying (for some) 16-foot free fall, and last but not least there is the Skyscraper, a 4G thrill experience you won’t soon forget!