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Great One Tank Trips from Dallas

From Dallas/McKinney, you can drive just a few hours to see a large variety of wonderful sights. You will enjoy sightseeing from the comfort of your RV and easily find a park or campsite to stay in overnight. Right in McKinney you will find the Heard Natural Science Museum, one of the most visited attractions in McKinney. It features hiking trails, wetlands, indoor and outdoor exhibits, a native plant garden, and a wildlife sanctuary.  Also, while in McKinney, visit the Collin County History Museum, which is a historical resource that preserves the history of McKinney and Texas as a whole. The city is named after Collin McKinney, a revolutionary politician from Texas. He was among the people who instigated the Texas Revolution in 1835.

 

 

In Dallas proper, visit the Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park. Drive a bit farther west and you come to Fort Worth, where there are tons of attractions and more things to see and do. And if you should be more adventurous, keep driving about 3 hours west on I-20 to go to Abilene.

 

Abilene is home to the Abilene Zoo, which has more than 1,000 animals, including giraffes, white tigers, and snakes. The 19th century Fort Phantom Hill is here too, and is part of the Texas Forts Trail, connecting various West Texas frontier landmarks. 

 

Denton, Texas: Spend the morning hiking Fisherman Trail along the creek’s edge at the Clear Creek National Heritage Center just outside of downtown Denton. When you’ve had enough sun, head into town for a picnic and a mural hunt. This small town’s character shines through in the murals that grace the walls of many buildings around town. Get a complete list of the murals in Denton from the Discover Denton app.

 

The lively Denton Downtown Square is anchored by the courthouse green, where families like to picnic with ice cream or a burger from one of the local restaurants.

Pilot Point, Texas:  Have you always dreamed of a family photo in front of thousands of tulips, but haven’t ever made it to Holland? You’re in luck! The Texas Tulip Farm is a little piece of Holland just outside of Dallas.

 

It has tens of varieties of U-pick tulips in bloom during the early spring. Tour this photographer’s paradise with your family to create the ultimate gift for yourself or the grandparents. Of course, take a bouquet home with you to welcome spring in a big way. A little less beautiful perhaps, but no less fun for the family is the Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch. It’s a hands-on wildlife experience with alpaca, camels, zebras, American black bears, and many more species roaming the land. In addition to these wonderful sights, there are two national parks in Texas: Big Bend, and the Guadalupe Mountains. However, Texas also has 14 more areas that are protected under the National Park Service. 

 

Big Bend National Park is a bit of a drive from Dallas (about 7 ½ hours) but well worth the trip. This park which is often referred to as Texas’ gift to the nation, is famous for its natural resources and recreational opportunities.

 

In the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, you can experience mountains and canyons, desert and dunes, night skies and spectacular vistas within a place unlike any other. Guadalupe Mountains National Park protects the world's most extensive Permian fossil reef, the four highest peaks in Texas, an environmentally diverse collection of flora and fauna, and the stories of lives shaped through conflict, cooperation and survival.

 

Big Thicket National Preserve is near Beaumont, Texas. This preserve protects the incredible diversity of life found where multiple habitats converge in southeast Texas. Hiking trails and waterways meander through nine different ecosystems, from longleaf pine forests to cypress-lined bayous. 

 

The National Forests & Grasslands in Texas – Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sabine, Sam Houston, Ladonia, and Bois de Arc National Forests all offer camping for your RV rental, bird watching, wildlife viewing from the front seat of your motorhome and many hiking trails for you to explore.

 

In addition, is the  Lake Meredith National Recreation Area only 35 miles from Amarillo; another great destination for enjoying your RV rental.

Texas has an abundance of State Parks including Abilene State Park, Possum Kingdom State Park, Lake Lewisville State Park, Lake Bob Sandlin State Park and Martin Creek Lake State Park. While camping in your RV rental in these parks you can swim, fish, relax and enjoy your surroundings with the benefit of being able to stay on site and not having to leave at the end of the day.

 

Lake Murray State Park in Oklahoma is Oklahoma’s largest state park. With over 12,000 acres of forest surrounding the lake, a great outdoor adventure is just a day trip away.

Hike the trails and swim in the lake? For sure. But also rent a paddle boat, kayak, or water trampoline at Lake Murray Water Sports and Mini Golf. Book a trail ride or hayride with Lake Murray Riding Stables. Need something low-key? Take a guided cruise around the lake on a pontoon boat.

 

There are so many lakes, rivers and beaches in Texas that we can’t even name them all but we believe each one of them is special and worth visiting. Some of the most popular spots include Caddo Lake, Granger Lake, Grapevine Lake, and Lake Conroe.

 

Texas has many amusement and theme parks to visit as well. Six Flags: Arlington’s Six Flags Over Texas Amusement Park is fun for all ages with their thrilling rides and great food. When you are planning your motorhome rental tour of Texas make sure you include this park, as well as their Six Flags Park in San Antonio, TX. Wonder World Park in San Antonio has an earthquake cave that visitors are thrilled to tour. They also enjoy visiting the animals at the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch south of Dallas. Everyone loves a zoo and your family is probably no different. It’s so much easier entertaining children when there are animals involved and the Dallas Zoo and Sea World in San Antonio, both have lots of animals for them to enjoy. As the weather heats up, everyone likes to cool off and have fun at North Richland Hills Family Water Park and Castaway Cove Water Park, where everyone will come away cool, happy, and exhausted after a day in the water.

 

To arrange your RV rental for your Texas adventure, contact El Monte RV Rental in McKinney which serves Dallas and the surrounding areas. 

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