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Whether you live in Dallas-Fort Worth or you’re visiting from another part of Texas, there’s plenty of fun to be had in the state’s largest metropolitan area. Add these seven things to your bucket list this summer, and you’ll never run out of things to do!

Sundance Square

If you have a free afternoon, check out Sundance Square in historic Fort Worth. This 35-block district named for the Sundance Kid is home to various shops, restaurants, and bars. The pedestrian plaza along Main Street between Third and Fourth Streets also features jetted fountains to help visitors cool off.

Fort Worth Zoo

When the Fort Worth Zoo first opened in 1909, it housed one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, and a handful of other animals. Today, it’s a full-fledged menagerie with exhibits housing familiar and exotic wildlife from around the world. The zoo’s Museum of Living Art also comes highly recommended with its 5,700 birds, reptiles, and amphibians living among hand-painted murals.

Kimbell Art Museum

For a bit of free fun, check out the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The modestly sized museum boasts impressive permanent collections ranging from Rembrandt to Monet to Picasso. The museum’s newest section, which opened in 2013, showcases unique Asian and European art collections, as well as traveling exhibits.

Fort Worth Water Gardens

If you’re a fan of the movie Logan’s Run, the Fort Worth Water Gardens are a must-see. The architectural and engineering marvel creates a unique and beautiful oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. You can easily spend an hour or more wandering through the relaxing urban park. And best of all, the excursion is free.

Dallas Farmers Market

The newly renovated open-air pavilion on Harwood Street known as The Shed is home to the Dallas Farmers Market. Once a humble horse-and-wagon wholesale business, this market now serves as the city’s hub for farm-fresh produce, dairy, and more. Market days take place on Saturdays and Sundays all summer long.

The Margarita Mile

You’ve heard of wine tastings and pub crawls, but Dallas puts a whole new spin on these classics with the Margarita Mile. Sip on classic favorites, savor new flavors, and discover hand-crafted creations at participating restaurants from May 14 to August 26.

White Rock Lake and Park

Located 10 miles north of downtown Dallas, White Rock Lake and Park is the perfect place for picnicking, biking, rollerblading, bird-watching, and fishing. A visit here is free, but you can also rent kayaks and paddleboards or reserve a pavilion for a summertime party.

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