DATE IDEAS | HORSING AROUND
This extravaganza of equestrian entertainment includes horseback riding, championship rodeo action, world-renowned equine artwork, cowboy museums, and more.
Spur up your boots, tip your hat, and say,
Howdy ma'am. Not to your date, but rather to the delightful selection of horses that will accompany the two of you on this extravaganza of equestrian entertainment.
Go horseback riding at an area ranch, take in a championship rodeo in Dallas or Fort Worth, or be chauffeured around town aboard one of the romantic horse drawn carriages that depart from Dallas' West End. Enjoy the city-lighted skyline in the evening, or view in the daytime one of several bronze sculptures commemorating Texas' early way of life. Pioneer Plaza, adjacent to the Dallas Convention Center, features artwork depicting three cowboys on horseback along with thirty nine steers in a world-renowned bronze display showcasing a 19th-century cattle drive. The Trammell Crow Center and Sculpture Garden displays the
Horse for Alvear Monument by Antoine Bourdelle, and the nine bronze wild horses of the Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum Exhibit are considered to be the largest equestrian sculptures in the world. Don't forget to look up as well and see the lighted red neon Pegasus. A Dallas icon,
The Flying Horse hovers above downtown's Magnolia Hotel.
And what good 'horse' date is complete without a few cows thrown in here and there?
Listen for cattle bawling and the rhythm of the hoofbeats on East Exchange Avenue as cowboys drive the Fort Worth Herd of Texas Longhorns right down the center of the historic Stockyards daily. While there, watch live bull riding performances at Billy Bob's and have your picture taken on their large photo bull prop or reminisce about the Old West at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Stockyards Museum, or the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Find your way through the Texas size human Cattlepen Maze (5,400 square feet of frequently changed wooden pathways that resemble the cattlepens of the old west), race against the clock or each other, or just view all the labyrinth action from the second-story observation deck.
After a day of exploring the Stockyards, check out the White Elephant Saloon or try the popular Buffalo Butt Beer at Booger Red's Saloon as you sit atop one of their saddle bar stools. Chef Tim Love's open air Love Shack (which we love) is right across the street as well.
Happy trails as you ride off into the sunset.