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Old 06-04-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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What are your favorite natural scenic spots in North Texas to take tourists to? Unfortunately, we don't have the majestic mountains or beaches of other cities.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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reunion tower is cool. The only thing scenic in DFW is the City. This place was built on flat farm land mostly.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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The botanical gardens in Fort Worth, Arboretum and the Fort Worth Zoo are some places that come to mind.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Turner Falls is pretty but incredibly crowded on weekend. About an hour north at Lake Texoma
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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The dinosaur tracks in Glen Rose and the nature preserve in Cedar Hill are pretty cool.
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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OK...since technically Canyon/Amarillo is in the North part of Texas (although possibly Northwest Texas, correct?) How about Palo Duro? Beautiful canyons and only about 200 sq feet less in size than the Grand Canyon (according to the internet article I read). Probably not quite as high. Lots of dirtbiking, hiking, relaxing and activities to do. Be warned...you need reservations unless you want to day camp.

I know I'm probably stretching the definition of "North Texas", but it is awesome to see.
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:33 PM
 
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YouTube - Eisenhower State Park, Texas [Official]

Here's the official video of Eisenhower State Park at Lake Texoma. You can just go up there for the day and use the swimming hole and hike around.
At another marina nearby - Highpoint - you can rent jet skis or boats and eat at the restaurant over the water. Highport Marina - Boat Slips Lake Front Restaurant Service boat rental boat sales Lake Texoma

You can check out the dam at Lake Texoma. Lake Texoma and the Denison Dam.. It's really cool when they have to release water.

President Eisenhower was born in a little house in Dension:
Eisenhower Birthplace : Texas Historical Commission

There's also Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas side of Lake Texoma. It's very undeveloped and non-commercial, but there are trails you can walk on.
http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/hagerman/

Then you can take a little drive across the border and check out the scenery at Choctow Casino's new resort in Durant, Oklahoma.
http://www.choctawcasinos.com/Durant.aspx
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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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?
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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If you're goign to drive 5 hours you might as well go into arkansas or the hill country.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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OK...since technically Canyon/Amarillo is in the North part of Texas (although possibly Northwest Texas, correct?) How about Palo Duro? Beautiful canyons and only about 200 sq feet less in size than the Grand Canyon (according to the internet article I read). Probably not quite as high. Lots of dirtbiking, hiking, relaxing and activities to do. Be warned...you need reservations unless you want to day camp.

I know I'm probably stretching the definition of "North Texas", but it is awesome to see.
Wow, that is almost the size of my TV room. I think you may need to check that web page, again.
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