Adventures In Dallas: You’ve probably never…

Do you ever get the feeling that you have done everything there is to do in Dallas? Well, you might not be thinking creatively enough. Dallas is full of adrenaline-pumping and awe-inspiring activities that are waiting to be discovered. Set aside a weekend, or just a couple of hours to explore the hidden gems Dallas has to offer. And we promise, the Netflix show you were binging on will still be there when you get back. 

 Wings Over Dallas 2017

Indoor Skydiving 

If jumping out of a perfectly good plane seems un-doable, but you still seek the rush of free falling, check out iFLY for indoor skydiving. Using a vertical wind tunnel, jumpers will experience the sensation of jumping out of a plane—without actually having to jump! These wind tunnels give amateurs and professionals a consistent and practical way to hone their sky diving skills.   

With introduction classes targeting beginners, there’s no reason to not try it out. Love it and can’t get enough? Consider competing in local competitions in either solo or formation flying! 


Need for Speed 

If you have a need for speed, you won’t earn any racing stripes on I-35. Instead, drive (the speed limit) over to the Texas Motor Speedway and sign up for racing school! Team Texas is the NASCAR Cup Driving School that operates year-round at the speedway. 

Students can choose to practice one-on-one or in a class setting. Once on the track, you can race against your fellow classmates and leave the slower drivers in the dust as your hit speeds of up to 150 mph. If you don’t want to take the wheel, then sign up for a ride along where you will be paired with a professional driver and complete up to ten laps. Don’t hit the breaks and miss this opportunity! 


Fly Away—Wings Over Dallas 

Sitting in the cockpit of a World War II plane while flying over the Dallas sky is no longer reserved only for those that have their wings. This October, Wings Over Dallas will be at the Dallas Executive Airport and will offer plane enthusiasts the opportunity to co-pilot fighter plans, biplanes, and open-air cockpit planes that were used during World War II. Led by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), Wings Over Dallas is a three-day family-friendly event that meshes history with adventure. In addition to taking to the skies, participants can meet World War II veterans, take place in historical reenactments, and tour authentic military vehicles.  



If the thrill and adventure seeking has caused you to want to unwind, then check out the Coyote Canteen. Taking its cues from the traditional drive-in movies of the 50’s, the Coyote Canteen offers a modern twist on this nostalgic pastime. Boasting five screens and an extensive food and drink menu, this drive-in theater will be a beloved outing for all members of the family the minute you arrive. The screens show first-run movies, and in total can fit about 1,500 cars. It is encouraged to bring lounge chairs, blankets and pillows to ensure your experience is as comfortable as it can be. And don’t forget to turn off your car lights, so everyone can enjoy the show! 


Dallas is filled with activities for everyone from the thrill-seeker to the movie buff and everything in between. Take time this fall to explore and then tell your friends, “I bet you have never done this before!”  

About Mark C. Marchbanks, D.D.S.

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