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History • Dallas/Fort Worth
Adults: $4 • Children 6-18: $3 • Admission to grounds is free
Thirty-fourth president of the United States. Architect for the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. First president born in Texas. Known for a famous slogan, "I like Ike." Tour the home where Dwight David Eisenhower was born in 1890 and check out the exhibits in the visitors center.
Snap a selfie in front of the Eisenhower statue.
Splash • Dallas/Fort Worth
Johnson Branch Unit
100 PW 4153 | Valley View
Isle du Bois Unit
100 PW 4137 | Pilot Point
$7 • Children 12 and under free
Sandy beaches and hidden coves beckon at Ray Roberts Lake State Park, located just an hour north of the Metroplex. A dip in the lake will feel great on a hot summer day, and you can still make it home in time for supper.
Wade into the lake and snap a selfie — let’s see that water!
Wild • Dallas/Fort Worth
11601 Morris Dido Newark Road | Fort Worth
The Tarrant Regional Water District-managed Eagle Mountain Park, which sits on Eagle Mountain Lake, is just 20 miles from downtown Fort Worth, but it feels a world away. More than five miles of hiking trails wind through the park's 400 acres, the majority of which have been left untouched so you can experience native plants and animals in their natural environment.
Take a rest from your day hike and snap a selfie from any of the park's eight benches.
Quirky • Dallas/Fort Worth
Just north of the intersection of Jordan and Houston Streets | Greenville
On April 10, 1949, years before the Rangers or Astros first suited up to play baseball, Joe DiMaggio and the New York Yankees played an exhibition game at Majors Stadium in Greenville — and lost 4-3 to the hometown minor-league Greenville Majors. The stadium no longer stands, but the sweet, sweet taste of beating the Yankees lives on.
Snap a selfie in front of the Majors Stadium arch, one of the last remaining structures of the old ballpark.
Regional sponsors: Texas historical commission; City of Greenville; Tarrant Regional Water District
Grand Adventures in State Parks
Fishing is a timetested way to enjoy your time on the water — and maybe even catch dinner — and fishing in a state park couldn’t be easier. You don’t need a license to fish from the shore of a state park, and at many locations, park staff will lend you rods, reels and tackleboxes for use in the park.
Whether you’re fishing for bass, sunfish, catfish or crappie, why not try your luck at one of these parks in the DFW Metroplex?
PURTIS CREEK: Purtis Creek State Park’s 355-acre lake was designed specifically for fishing. Unlike most Texas reservoirs, where giant largemouth bass fishing peaks early in the year, the lake shows its highest catch rates for largemouth bass in late summer. (You can take home crappie and catfish and largemouth bass smaller than 16".) The park features fishing piers, boat ramps and fishcleaning stations. You can even fish overnight ($2 per person if you’re not camping).
LAKE TAWAKONI.: Best known for its blue catfish, Lake Tawakoni is a 37,879-acre reservoir on the Sabine River. An angler’s paradise, the lake hosts many fishing tournaments each year. You can fish the lake from the shore or boat, and youngsters can try their luck at the park’s kid fish pond.
You, fishing. That’s the requirement. Bonus if you’re holding a fish you caught, and make sure to tag the park you’re fishing at!