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Any 'quirky" ideas for our May visit to Dallas?

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Toledo, Oh
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Any 'quirky" ideas for our May visit to Dallas?

This is not our first visit to Dallas and we have done the usual tours. We were wondering if there are any behind the scene tours, unusual areas that a typical tourist might miss? We have been to other cities that had foodie tours, ghost and haunted house visits, small behind the scenes tours of famous places. There will be just two of us and we will have car available but not time to travel too far away from the Dallas, Fort Worth area. We will be visiting starting the 18th of May. Are there any festivals, or events scheduled that weekend? Thanks for giving this some thought.

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1. Re: Any 'quirky" ideas for our May visit to Dallas?

If you're on the north side of Fort Worth, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing ($$$ paper bills) preceded or followed by a meal at a restaurant with a booming business in a gas station, Chef Point Cafe.

moneyfactory.gov/tours/fortworthtxtours.html

http://www.chefpointcafe.org/

If flying in to D/FW International Airport, Friday (5/18) begins Grapevine's Main Street Days Festival with free entry until 5pm. Besides free admission, crowd volume is at a minimum until around 4pm. Along with the usual festival activities, Grapevine has a number of winerooms on Main Street where you can taste the local blends as well as shop unique boutiques and stores along the 7/8 blocks of Main Street. If you choose to do this, be advised there is extreme highway construction in the area on the north side of the airport. There is an easy detour from the airport to Grapevine - if interested, let me know.

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2. Re: Any 'quirky" ideas for our May visit to Dallas?

May 18 is the third Fri of the month so Late Night at DMA will be going on until midnight. The Crow and Nasher usually have some activities going on too.

A couple of guys do foodie tours. Not sure of their schedules, but look for Jose Ralat who has Taco Trail and Steve Doyle who has CraveDFW.

We have a large Korean population. Royal and Harry Hines is a good center point. Namoo on Goodnight Lane is good. Near there is King Spa.

Up in Carrollton is TX Spa Castle and Super H Mart - might be fun if you like Asian groceries. This spa is larger and brand new.

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3. Re: Any 'quirky" ideas for our May visit to Dallas?

You could visit the graves of Bonnie and Clyde.

Sam Moon's for some kitchy-glam accessory shopping.

Assasination City roller derby.

North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs Train Show, East Spring Creek in Plano.

Campisi's original Egyptian Room Restaurant on Mockingbird Ln.

http://www.munstermansion.com/home.html

Artisan's Collective in Oak Cliff.

Heroine Addiction comedy club on Main in Deep Ellum.

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4. Re: Any 'quirky" ideas for our May visit to Dallas?

thought about Sam Moon as well-an experience in itself

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visiting Southfork Ranch may sound a little cheesey but it was better than I expected.

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always like meandering around Farmers Market..

longhorn drive sculpture downtown. horse sculpture at Las Calinas

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shops-restaurants along Greenville

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take the trolley/visit McKinney ave

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5. Re: Any 'quirky" ideas for our May visit to Dallas?

This isn't what I would call quirky, but I wanted mention the Chihuly exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum begins May 5. Chihuly Nights sounds intriguing, with the sculptures illuminated and concerts happening on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings.

dallasnews.com/entertainment/arts/headlines/…

dallasarboretum.org/chihuly/ChihulyNights.ht…

It's been ages since I've been to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, but it's on weekends from April 7 to May 28.

http://www.srfestival.com/

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6. Re: Any 'quirky" ideas for our May visit to Dallas?

If you enjoy animals there is the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary located in Boyd, TX. It is about 1 hour northwest of Dallas. Their website is http://www.bigcat.org/. Call them about tour times before you arrive in town. This is definitely something that most tourists don't know about!

Grapevine, Texas
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7. Re: Any 'quirky" ideas for our May visit to Dallas?

Also in Deep Ellum, The Eight Track Museum with lunch at AllGood Cafe (chicken fried steak) or Teisted Root Burger (*game meat burger). (http://eighttrackmuseum.com/home.html

*Game meats include (subject to availability): Venison, Elk, Lamb, Ostrich, Kangaroo, Emu, Boar, Alligator

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8. Re: Any 'quirky" ideas for our May visit to Dallas?

Not quirky perhaps but the tour at the Rangers Ballpark is fun. And there is also a tour of Cowboy Stadium available.

Toledo, Oh
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9. Re: Any 'quirky" ideas for our May visit to Dallas?

Thank you Dallas/Fort Worth experts! Who would have known unless I asked that this area is home to a Munster Mansion look alike, an Eight Track Tape Museum, the gravesites of Bonnie and Clyde, The United States of America Bureau of Engraving and Printing and so much more! I have loved your suggestions and can't wait to head out to see the less known attractions of your area. Thank you, and if you think of more good stuff just add it to this post.

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10. Re: Any 'quirky" ideas for our May visit to Dallas?

If you're a beer drinker, Deep Ellum Brewing Company offers tours with live music and free beer. There are usually a food truck or two on the premises as well. www.deepellumbrewing.com/blog/debc-info

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