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Places to go within 3 hours of home

Dallas, Texas
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Places to go within 3 hours of home

I have been getting cabin fever real bad recently, so I am looking for places to go that are withing say 3 or less hours from Dallas. This way I don't have to pay hotel or anything like that, since I have short funds. I am really looking for interesting museums, nice hiking trails, horseback riding, canoeing, and maybe a little window shopping on the side. Any ideas?

Aubrey, Texas
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1. Re: Places to go within 3 hours of home

You could visit Ft. Worth which has excellent museums, a botanical garden, Trinity Park, the Stockyards and Sundance Square. http://www.fortworth.com/visitors/ There are also state parks near Dallas-Ft. Worth that offer hiking and recreational activity, such as Lake Ray Roberts SP and Dinosaur Valley SP.

For research, on the right side of the page check out the Top Questions About Texas links. Click Things to Do and Places to Go as well as Great Weekends.

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2. Re: Places to go within 3 hours of home

Tyler is about 2 hours away and has several things to do you may enjoy. You can hike and canoe at Tyler State Park. The Rose Garden is gorgeous when is season. Caldwell Zoo is a private zoo that will surprise you with how good it is. Most of the animals are in natural habitats and the grounds are so nice. It's too late this year for the Azalea Trail but it is beautiful also.

http://www.visittyler.com/attractions.php

Also about 2 hours away (depending on where at in DFW area) is Lake Murray State Park in Oklahoma. It's a beautiful place that deserves an overnight stay.

http://www.stateparks.com/lake_murray.html

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3. Re: Places to go within 3 hours of home

Allen is where I am living now. I had heard about Turner Falls up in Oklahoma by Davis. Anyone been there?

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