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How About a Day Trip for the Final Days of Summer?

August 13th, 2014 | by Michelle
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Start your summer adventure at the Trinity River Audubon Center and discover hiking, bird watching and more.

What are you going to do with the final couple of weeks of summer? It’s the perfect time for a day trip. Lucky for us, Texas’ natural beauty and pioneer legacy make it the perfect place to roam, play, explore and enjoy.

You might even uncover a dinosaur or two on your travels.

For the adventurous, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose does not disappoint. Just 55 miles southwest of Fort Worth and 75 miles southwest of Dallas, Fossil Rim offers a real safari experience. Take a wildlife drive and interact at your own pace with animals such as giraffes and ostriches. fossilrim.org

Dinosaur Valley State Park

And why not get a full outdoor experience at Dinosaur Valley State Park, also located in Glen Rose? If you are an equestrian family, the park offers a 100-acre South Primitive Area dedicated to horse riding. If you are looking for hands-on learning, the park offers several educational opportunities such as dinosaur track tours, wildlife viewing and stargazing. tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/dinosaur-valley.

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Some local attractions such as the Trinity River Audubon Center offer family programs to learn more about nature. “Discover Together” is for families and children ages 5-13 and features opportunities for hiking, bird watching for beginners, nature journaling, survival skills and camping basics.  trinityriver.audubon.org

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Looking to take flight? Check out Zero Gravity – a place for thrill-seeking families. It is an extreme amusement park that touts five high-intensity attractions such as bungee jumping and the Texas Blastoff, which rockets straight up at 70 miles per hour. gojump.com

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Whether you want food trucks, sport and fitness activities, kids events or music, the multifaceted and vibrant Klyde Warren Park gives everyone daily choices for entertainment from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. klydewarrenpark.org

– By Jenice Johnson

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