(WLNS) – If you’re heading to north Texas for the Cotton Bowl there are a lot of opportunities to explore in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area. We’ve put together a list of suggestions for you to consider.
1. Tour AT&T Stadium. It’s the home of the Cotton Bowl and so much more. It’s a world of facts and figures about the world’s largest domed structure, an art museum, a classroom. The things you can do inside AT&T Stadium are endless, and with AT&T Stadium Tours, you can experience them all.
2. Visit 6 Flags Over Texas. This massive amusement park in Arlington is fun for the whole family. Enjoy interactive activities for all ages and all the thrilling amusement park rides. It’s also open each day from 11am – 7pm through January 6.
3. While in Arlington drop in on the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. It might surprise you to find the Bowling HOF in Texas but you can discover the region’s premier sports museum brimming with one-of-a-kind bowling artifacts, a unique bowling experience and a cutting-edge glimpse at the far-flung future of this global pastime. Pass through Bowling’s Hall of Fame where rare photos and vintage film clips tell the stories of bowling’s greatest legends.
4. When you get into Dallas you might want to visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. It chronicles the assassination of President John Kennedy on November 22, 1963 through a series of interactive displays and exhibits.
5. When you’re in Dallas it’s worth a stop at the The Dallas Arts District. The DAD is a 68-acre, 19-block area of art heaven, comprised of museums, concert halls, churches and restaurants. Allow yourself some time to take it all in!
6. A visit to North Texas isn’t complete without a stop in Fort Worth. Put on your boots, hat and belt buckle and head down to the stockyards for a real taste of Texas. Catch a championship rodeo, two step at Billy Bob’s, or visit the Texas Cowboys Hall of Fame!
Of course, there will be many opportunities to join in Spartan-related events. You might want to check in with the Michigan State University Alumni Association for the latest list of events.