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Summer Adventures in Fair Park

A special thank you to the Summer Adventures in Fair Park and the Dallas CVB for this complimentary experience.

During our visit to Dallas last month, we had the opportunity to visit several of the local attractions. We began our adventure by dining at Lockhart Smokehouse on Friday evening. We had a good nights sleep in the Dallas Suite at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel to rest up for the adventures that awaited us the rest of the weekend.

Saturday began with a fascinating visit to the Dallas Arboretum where we spent the morning and some of the afternoon. We then headed to experience Summer Adventures in Fair Park.

summer adventures in fair park

My children had seen the huge ferris wheel Friday night and Saturday morning as were driving around town. Since they didn’t know our itinerary, they didn’t know we were going. When we pulled into the parking lot and started walking up to the entrance, you could see the excitement on their little faces.

ferris wheel

The fair sits on about 20 acres of land and features rides for people of all ages. From the little ones to the adults, there is a ride for every thrill-seeker.

summer adventures in fair park toddler ride

I think my favorite of them all was the 500-foot Top o’Texas Tower ride.  It gives you a panoramic view of downtown Dallas and it’s a nice place to cool off from the Texas heat.  My youngest son was petrified at first, but once the ride was over, he was begging to do it again.  The views you get from the top are amazing.

summer adventures at fair park

No visit to the fair is complete without eating some fair food.  We tried the Rootbeer Floats, Homemade Potato Chips, Corn Dogs and Funnel Cake.

games at summer adventures in fair park

In addition to the rides and food, the fair also features games, stage shows, water play pools, fountains and misters.

We stayed right until closing time and we thoroughly enjoyed our time. Although there are five of us with incredibly different likes and dislikes, there was something for all of us at Summer Adventures at Fair Park.

But y’all, this is Texas.  And Texas is hot.  Be prepared for sweat. Lots of it.


4101 S. Fitzhugh
Dallas, Texas 75210

Ticket Prices:

Adult (over 48″ tall – 64 years old) – $29.99
Child (3 years old – 48″) – $24.99
Seniors (65 and older) – $24.99

But until August 18th, everyone gets in for only $14.99 per person!  Talk about an exceptional deal!  Make a day out of it and go experience Summer Adventures in Fair Park.

Have you been to Dallas? If so, what is your favorite place to visit?

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    This place looks like a blast! I love that large chess board!

  2. 2

    Looks like such a fun time for the whole family!

  3. 3

    I LOVE ferris wheels like that, what fun!

  4. 4

    That looks like a lot of fun! Aside from gas stations when driving through, we’ve never stopped and enjoyed all that Dallas has to offer.

  5. 5

    You are brave. I’m terrified of heights!

  6. 6

    Great pictures! I love the big chess board.

  7. 7

    I live in the Dallas metro and bookmarked this page because I want to visit here! We moved here last year and there are so many fun things to find and do!

  8. 8

    That place looks great! I love the big chess board. My kids would have a blast there.

  9. 9

    It has been far too long since I’ve experienced a good fair and my palate is overdue for funnel cake. I just love Texas!

  10. 10

    I haven’t been to Dallas since God knows when, but I’d love to visit there again someday.

  11. 11

    I can’t wait to check this place out! We’ve been hunkered down since we moved here because it is hot, LOL! I’m excited for the state fair in September/October, I know we’re going to have a grand time at that.

  12. 12

    That view of TX is amazing!

  13. 13

    I love parks like that. That view is amazing!!

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