Celebrate Spring With a Great Texas Daytrip

With natural beauty and pioneer legacy Texas is the perfect place to roam. Visit Horse Country in Denton, safari life at Fossil Rim, enjoy weekly activities at Klyde Warren Park and learn the history of Texas Rangers in Waco.

It’s the first day of spring! Thinking about where to go to get out of town on less than a tank of gas? Texas’ natural beauty and pioneer legacy make it the perfect place to roam, play, explore and enjoy – and you might even uncover a giraffe or two on your travels.

Feel like horsing around? Denton County has one of the largest concentrations of horse farms in the United States. Discover the behind the scenes happenings of championship breeding farms, training farms and more during one of six Horse Country Tours hosted by the Denton Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, then saddle up for a leisurely ride. Visit

Just 90 minutes south in Waco you’ll learn all you need to know about Texas swagger. Here, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum honors the white-hatted lawmen, while the Dr Pepper Museum tells about the popular soft drink born of the state, and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame spotlights homegrown athletes. Visit to learn more.

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. The center also offers lodging opportunities. Visit for more information, calendar and prices.

Whether it’s 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. Visit for a list of activities.

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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