If you’re a college basketball fan with tickets to the Final Four, you’re getting ready for an action packed trip to Dallas. But don’t limit yourself to basketball–check out some of the area’s highlights to turn your weekend trip into a real getaway. Whether you’re headed there with your family or with your buddies, there’s plenty to do in Dallas. Here are just three of the attractions you’ll want to discover for yourself:
Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park
Adrenaline junkie will want to pay a visit to this unique amusement park. The five rides include the Skycoaster, the Skyscraper, Texas Blastoff, Nothin’ But Net, and the Bungee Jump. If you’re traveling with teenagers, they will love this unique place that’s unlike any traditional amusement park they’ve ever visited.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Enjoy an evening of action entirely different from the one you’ll see on the basketball court at this legendary show that’s been going strong for years in numerous cities around the country. The four-course meal is to be eaten with your fingers–a treat for kids and adults who enjoy getting a little messy. Audience participation is encouraged as the horses and knights put on a memorable performance of jousting, sword fighting, and more.
This sizable zoo boasts more than 100 acres of land, though visitors can easily navigate the main areas for themselves. The award-winning Giants of the Savanna exhibit opened in 2010 and is home to elephants, ostrich, giraffes, zebras, and other animals. The Wilds of Africa exhibit has gorillas, chimpanzees, and okapi, and guests can even take a 20-minute safari ride on the property as well. The highlight for many visitors is hand-feeding the giraffes.