Comfort Suites West Dallas - Cockrell Hill
4275 DFW Turnpike/IH-30
Dallas, TX 75211
Phone: (214) 267-0100
Fax: (214) 217-5194
18 holes, green fees.
Stretching almost eight miles to the West of Dallas, Trinity River Greenbelt is an understated and important slice of the city's history. This verdant stretch of tree-lined river was responsible for the settling of the nearby metropolis, originally starting as an army encampment along the shady banks of the Trinity. The area is continually undergoing infrastructure improvements which will add playgrounds, softball and soccer fields, as well as biking, hiking and running trails.
Here's the place to have lots of fun with family and friends. Race down the fast or slow tracks to get the thrills of go-karting. All the necessary gears for the race are available as per requirements. Different racing packages can be chosen and these enjoyed in groups too. Once hunger creeps in, there are good food options to relish. TBC Indoor Kart Racing and Entertainment Center is located near the intersection of North Stemmons Freeway and Viceroy Drive, which is well-accessible.
Looking for a way to turn Dallas into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of The Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Dallas. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins in the heart of the downtown historic district and takes you on a well designed course among historic monuments, past great artwork and the along the site of national tragedy. The tour requires approximately 2.5 miles of walking and uses the local transit system at one point in the game. Using a smart phone as the "guide" allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Stop for some great Texas BBQ or enjoy a nice cold tea…and why not? It's your schedule. Offered at a fixed price for a group versus per person pricing, this city tour/game offers a great value to those on a budget.
Lone Star Park is a 36,000-square-foot pavilion featuring quarter horse racing annually from April through July. Off-season simulcast races are presented on over 175 television monitors and video walls. The facilities include a large, supervised playground, restaurant, abundant parking and an outdoor patio. Drive-through para mutual betting windows are available for those who don't want to leave their cars. Special family events are often held on weekends.
An outdoor skate park, Alliance Skate Park at Grand Prairie includes an advanced outdoor course, intermediate/advanced covered course, a beginner's course and a full-service skate shop.
Stretching across more than 20,000 acres of pristine north Texas prairie, the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland is a treasure trove of outdoor adventure. Containing 75 miles of multi-use trails, campgrounds, picnic spots, hunting areas and waterways in which to fish, the wealth of activities in this wide open space is nothing short of impressive. Watch for abundant fauna around the park's 30 acre lake, including white tail deer, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, quails and more.
Dallas' Central Public Library's namesake is J. Erik Jonsson, a civic leader who worked for Texas Instruments. In honor of his heritage, the library has a handcrafted scale model of an eighth-century Viking ship, the Drakkar, in permanent exhibit on the second floor Children's Center. The library's copy of the Declaration of Independence may be viewed in the Declaration of Independence Room on the seventh floor. While there you should check out the First Folio, the authentic first printing (in 1623) of William Shakespeare's plays. If your visit is more literary in nature, roomy aisles and shelves hold a tremendous collection worthy of a large city's main library. The wooden library tables and chairs create a comfortable atmosphere in which to study or read for enjoyment.
Cycling and drinking at the same time might not seem like a very bright idea at first, but one look at The Buzz Bike will change your mind. Inspired by a mobile drinking concept prevalent in The Netherlands, owners Maribel and Gloria decided to start their own mobile bar in the city. Seating 16 passengers, the bright yellow 'bike' makes for an enjoyable time zipping around town, drink in hand. And don't worry about steering when tipsy; the company provides a designated person for obvious reasons and passengers only get to pedal. The bike rents by the hour and passengers are to bring their own drinks. There's numerous tours on offer, from Downtown to the Arts District. Check website for more.
Host of the annual National Grand Prix, this equestrian facility features an indoor covered arena and a viewing lounge, plus features professional polo events in the DFW area.
You'll feel like you're at the rink at New York City's Rockefeller Plaza when you skate America's Ice Garden. The beautiful elegance of the Plaza of the Americas will create a skating memory you and your children will always treasure. Regular public sessions are provided in addition to classes and other activities. Since this is a small rink, hockey games are not allowed. Family rates available. Call and inquire about the discount fees.
This beautiful freshwater lake offers a nice oasis in the city. Bachman Lake is a man-made lake was originally to be Dallas' water source, but that idea was later rejected because the lake was too small. Today this lake is perfect for fishing and sailing. If you want to fully enjoy the scenery then take the 3.3 mile (5.3 kilometer) trail that surrounds the lake.