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Things to do in North Texas

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in North Texas. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite North Texas attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in North Texas to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in North Texas.

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  • Amarillo Livestock Auction

    Every Tuesday year-round, you can also watch cattlemen ply their trade More
  • Burgundy Boucherie

  • Cadillac Ranch

    A truly American art installation, the ranch consists of ten grafitti-covered Cadillacs buried halfway in the ground. More
  • Green Boutique

    Stop in for distinct and eco-friendly gifts such as silky pajamas made from bamboo fibers, copper bells hailing from India, and bath salts and scru... More
  • Museum of North Texas History

    Learn about Texas’ oil and gas history and cowboy roots at this regional museum, where top exhibits include a collection of 500-plus cowboy hats an... More
  • Oliver Saddle Shop

    Cowboy history comes alive at the state’s oldest saddle shop, where beautiful hand-tooled leather works are on display. More
  • Palo Duro Adventure Park

    Head to this zip-lining park to get a bird’s eye view of Palo Duro Canyon’s red rock landscape. More
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park

    Palo Duro Canyon, which cuts through Texas’ high plans, is over 100 miles long and can be over 1,000 feet deep. While travelers can trek along hiki... More
  • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

    Learn about the region’s heritage at this North Texas museum. More
  • Pecan Shed

    This pit stop is a must for nut lovers. They sell pecans in flavors ranging from honey toasted to praline, as well as housemade fudge. More
  • Pioneer Amphitheater

    Watch Texas, an epic outdoor musical dramatizing Lone Star State history, in Palo Duro Canyon’s dramatic Pioneer Amphitheater. More
  • Prairie Dog Village at Kiwanis Park

    While this 60-acre park also has baseball diamonds, jungle gyms, and shady picnic spots, its most distinctive feature is a prairie dog village, whe... More
  • River Bend Nature Center

    Hunt for animal tracks on nature trails and explore the 7,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed butterfly conservatory, also home to native creatures suc... More
  • Trail de Paris

    Stop at the butterfly garden or new yoga pavilion on this well paved, six-mile hike and bike trail. More

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