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Houston, Dallas area road trip in MAy 4 days with kids

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Houston, Dallas area road trip in MAy 4 days with kids

Hello, we are planning 4-5 days in Texas area in May 2014. We have 2 children aged 6 & 7 and want the real America experience. Rodeo, cowboys, ranches, baseball, fairs etc... Any ideas please

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1. Re: Houston, Dallas area road trip in MAy 4 days with kids

The rodeos are in February and March. The biggest is in Houston, March 4-23 www.hlsr.com

San Antonio and Austin have theirs just before Houston, I believe.

For a "cowboy" experience, you really need to head to Bandera, Texas, where you will experience trail riding on horses, hay rides, etc.

West of Dallas, in Fort Worth, visit the Stockyards. The Stockyards will probably be your closest cowboy experience you will encounter in May.

Any chance you can come earlier?

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2. Re: Houston, Dallas area road trip in MAy 4 days with kids

We've talked about these types of things before on the Texas forum - take a look at previous conversations.

Bandera, TX (near San Antonio) has some great "Dude Ranches" Fairs are in the fall and winter. Baseball - major leagues in Houston and Dallas; I have a blast at the minor league games here in San Antonio.

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3. Re: Houston, Dallas area road trip in MAy 4 days with kids

In the spring, there are usually small fairs in the small towns surrounding Houston--nothing huge, just small events. Houston has two baseball teams--the Astros (major leagues) and the Sugar Land Skeeters (minor leagues). It's pretty easy to get tickets for either team. Basketball playoffs will probably still be going on, but tickets likely to be VERY expensive if Houston's Rockets, San Antonio's Spurs or Dallas' Mavericks make playoffs.

Here's a website that may help you regarding dude ranches: resortsandlodges.com/top-10/…

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4. Re: Houston, Dallas area road trip in MAy 4 days with kids

The Fort Worth Historic Stockyards is good for a morning or afternoon outing. Twice a day, there is a Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive (walk) (The Herd). The Longhorns are quite impressive and for a small fee, the kiddos (or you!) can have pictures taken (your camera**) while astride one of the big bovines. There is a rodeo each Friday and Saturday night. (**If you take pictures on the Longhorn, here's a tip: With 2 cameras, have one parent at the head of the animal and the other at the side - that way you get two different perspectives.) http://www.fortworthstockyards.org/

While in the DFW area - Main Street Days will occur in Grapevine, May 16-18 (Fri - Sun). Tip #2 - If you go Friday, admission (always in past years) is free until 5:00 pm PLUS, the crowds are low, so exploring the shops and vendor kiosks, riding rides, etc is much more pleasurable. Enjoy a bowl of Texas Red at Tolbert's. grapevinetexasusa.com/festivals-events/…

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