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Old 06-07-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Those are all great options. Thanks for the responses.

Is the drive to palo duro canyon worth it? It would take about 5 hours from Dallas right?
Only if you are going to make a weekend of it. If you are into mtn biking, hiking, then yes it makes for a great weekend. Plenty of trails from which to choose. We did a camping/biking trip for a weekend and it was filled with activities like this. If you are just going to look, then not so much. I guess you could try for that 72oz steak at the Texan Restaurant in Amarillo.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:39 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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white rock lake is cute. its not breathtaking, but its attractive.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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white rock lake is cute. its not breathtaking, but its attractive.
If it is just after one of our huge thunderstorms, the spillway can be pretty exciting.
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Default Reunion tower observation deck CLOSED?

It seems like the Reunion Tower observation deck is closed to the public. They don't even have the lounge. Just a fancy restaurant in there. What are some other places in downtown with a good view of the city?
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:47 PM
 
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Spectacular skyline view from the terrace at Dallas Hotels | Historic Dallas Boutique Hotel | The Belmont Hotel
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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It seems like the Reunion Tower observation deck is closed to the public. They don't even have the lounge. Just a fancy restaurant in there. What are some other places in downtown with a good view of the city?
For a less expensive option you can do cocktails and/or sushi at Five-Sixty in Reunion Tower. Dh and I went for dinner a few weeks ago, and while it was good, we spent more than we usually do.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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chase tower, aka the keyhole building has a zen garden and observation deck on like the 42nd floor free and open to the public.

also, the trinity audubon center and surrounding trails are a pretty cool option, all within the city limits!

i'd second glen rose, as well.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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chase tower, aka the keyhole building has a zen garden and observation deck on like the 42nd floor free and open to the public.
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I took a group of kids last month and they all loved it.

BTW - you can have a drink in the bar/lounge at 560 and enjoy the view...no kids, though.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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I agree...if you are going to drive 5 hours...head to Hill Country!
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Well, for scenic, since I am in North Texas, I would go to southern OK.
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