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DeSoto, Texas

Attractions in DeSoto

If you love being outdoors or you relish a bit of high-octane racing, head to DeSoto. This small town, located about 20 miles south of Dallas, is full of urban parks and has one of the Metroplex’s main BMX racing facilities. Watch a race for free on Friday nights and explore scenic hiking trails during the day. Yet that’s not all. Take in an unbeatable view of the Dallas and Fort Worth Area on a helicopter tour, or take a step back into DeSoto’s past at the Historic Nance Farm. Along with the attractions in DeSoto, the town is just minutes away from many of the top attractions in Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth. Discover what the town has to offer by reading the following list of the attractions in and near DeSoto.

Historic Nance Farm
The Historic Nance Farm is a Victorian-style home built in the 1850’s by a prominent farmer from DeSoto’s early days. Today, the farm features the house, a windmill, curing shed, milking barn, and tank house.
1325 Greenbrook Drive
DeSoto, TX 75115

Metroplex BMX
See expert bike riders race over dirt mounds at Metroplex BMX, the first covered and longest BMX racing facility in the United States. Check out the races or bring your own bike and do a few laps of your own. To do so, you’ll need to purchase a USA BMX membership and have all the required safety gear. Find out more at Metroplex BMX’s website.
600 East Wintergreen Road
DeSoto, TX 75115
(972) 224-6664

Texas Helicopter Experience
Enjoy a jaw-dropping bird’s-eye view of the Dallas and Fort Worth Area with Texas Helicopter Experience, a tour company based in DeSoto. These excursions take you over some of the metroplex’s most popular spots, including AT&T Stadium, Downtown Dallas, and the Fort Worth Stockyards. Multiple tours are available and can be seen on the tour company’s website.
150 Danieldale Road
DeSoto, TX 75115
(214) 379-6790

Windmill Hill Nature Preserve
Escape to the great outdoors at Windmill Hill Nature Preserve, a 75-acre park full of verdant trees and steep hills. Stop and smell the flowers on the hiking trail, which you can access from 6 a.m. to sundown throughout the year.
Southeast Corner of Duncanville and Wintergreen Roads
DeSoto, TX 75115

Attractions Near DeSoto

Cedar Hill State Park
With its sandy shore on the picturesque Joe Pool Lake, more than 1,200 acres of pristine terrain dotted with limestone hills, and miles of hiking and biking trails, Cedar Hill State Park is a true urban outdoor getaway. Hundreds of camp sites, plenty of space to go fishing, and the Penn Farm Agricultural History Center can be found within the park, which sits just 20 miles away from downtown Dallas and less than 10 from DeSoto.
1570 FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
(972) 291-3900

Country View Golf Club
Rolling fairways, manicured greens, and vast water hazards set within a thick forest is what you’ll find at Country View Golf Club, one of the best affordable courses in the Metroplex. Play through the gorgeous 18-hole public course, then enjoy a drink or a hamburger at the on-site bar and grill. Tee times are available on Country View Golf Club’s website.  
240 West Belt Line Road
Lancaster, TX 75146
(972) 227-0995

International Museum of Cultures
Browsing the exhibits within the International Museum of Cultures is like going on an adventure to the world’s most remote regions. Discover the cultures and challenges of contemporary peoples from Africa, China, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, and South and North America. The museum is open Monday through Friday during standard business hours, and Saturday by appointment.
411 U.S. 67 Frontage Road
Duncanville, TX 75137
(972) 572-0462

Texas Horse Park
Go horseback riding in Dallas at Texas Horse Park. This first-class facility offers horseback riding tours for riders of all ages and miles of recreational riding trails to explore. The park also hosts equestrian competitions throughout the year, plus corporate events, weddings, and private parties.
811 Pemberton Hill Road
Dallas, TX 75217
(469) 804-2660

Additional Attractions in the Dallas and Fort Worth Area

Stay in DeSoto and you’ll be moments away from many of the other top attractions in the Dallas and Fort Worth Area. Drive just 30 minutes and you can ride the roller coasters at Six Flags Over Texas, watch the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium or the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park, tour the museums in downtown Dallas, and check out the Dallas Zoo. Visit DeSoto and you’ll have the best of the Metroplex right at your fingertips. 

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