Aug 25

Sam Noble Museum: A University Best

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The Sam Noble Museum, located on the University of Oklahoma’s campus, might be passed over by many a traveler as just another college natural history museum, but it shouldn’t be.  The quality of the Sam Noble Museum’s exhibits rank up there with more of the common name big city museums that my family has visited.  It is also the premier dinosaur exhibit in the state of Oklahoma which of course gets my 3 year old girl in a tizzy.  While there are many university natural history museums located throughout the United States, the Sam Noble Museum is one of only a handful of them that my family would want to visit again and again.
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My family really enjoyed our time at the Sam Noble Museum and thanks to Sid the Science Kid my 3 year old girl wants to be a scientist so giving her a chance to go to a natural history museum was something we could not pass up.  She really enjoyed the hands on activities and getting the chance to touch real dinosaur bones that one of staff had out was icing on the cake.  My wife and I could just see our little girl’s eyes going everywhere trying to soak it all it. Dinosaurs as she would say is one of her, “most favorite things” and the Sam Noble museum has that in spades for us grownups they had plenty of fascinating things as well.  Really a great family oriented place to visit.

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 Located in a relatively new building, opening its current doors in the spring of 2000, the Sam Noble Museum is home to 7 permanent exhibits.  Particular highlights and must sees are their Hall of Ancient Life and Hall of People of Oklahoma not that the other areas are poor it is just that those two are topnotch.  The Hall of Ancient Life has many preshistoric fossils to look at including an Apatosaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs unearthed and a Pentaceratops a world record holder for having a ten and half foot skull.  The Hall of People of Oklahoma pays tribute to the Native people of Oklahoma with dioramas depicting their ancient way of life.  They have a nice hologram-like-video showcasing the importance of the bison to the Plains Indians.

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The other permanent exhibits include a showcase on world cultures, Oklahoma oil pioneers, and a natural wonders gallery with immersion like exhibits lets visitors walk through a variety of habitats. There was also an area explaining the work and importance of museums.  We enjoyed every exhibit the Sam Noble Museum had to offer especially the variety of hands on things, the staff and volunteers at the museum were very friendly, and just the amount of things on display was impressive.  Besides their wonderful permanent exhibits the Sam Noble Museum also offers a variety of traveling exhibits throughout the year so make sure you check in with their website to see what they are currently offering.
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We would highly recommend a visit to the Sam Noble Museum for a variety of reasons.  The exhibits were all well done and exceeded our expectations going in.  It was definitely a highlight for my daughter who loved seeing all those dinosaurs.  The staff and volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable able to answer every question we asked.  The museum looked brand new, clean, welcoming, and open.  I would say that it was the best university museums that my family has ever been to.
To see our reviews of other science museums click here

Sam Noble Museum
Located at 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK
Hours of Operation Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years
Cost of Admission as of this Posting $8.00 for Adults 18 to 64, $6.00 Seniors 65 and over, and $5.00 for Children 4 to 17. 
For more information visit their website at http://samnoblemuseum.ou.edu/

Aug 23

Little Niagara Falls

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Little Niagara Falls is a real Oklahoma treat of a waterfall. Located in beautiful Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Little Niagara Falls is the perfect backdrop to one of the best countrified swimming holes in the area.  The crystal clear waters of the spring fed Travertine Creek flow throughout the park creating many small but pretty waterfalls in the recreational area.  If you live in or find yourself in the Oklahoma City area take a short road trip down to Sulpher, Oklahoma and see for one of  Oklahoma’s treasures its very own Little Niagara Falls.

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This little waterfall may not impress you with a massive drop but it will stand up well when compared to the many other “LIttle Niagara Falls” that can be found throughout the United States in terms of beauty.  It also helps you cool off during a hot summer day in Oklahoma making Little Niagara Falls a must visit during the dog days of summer.  At just 10 feet tall it is not the biggest falls in Oklahoma but when it is running well it can be one of the prettiest.

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Little Niagara Falls is located just down from the visitors center and is one of the main highlights of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  Weekday mornings are the best time to visit.  Our visit is in July of 2015 after heavy spring and summer rain so the falls were really flowing.  Although the falls are spring fed during times of prolonged dry spells the falls can dry up so make sure you check before visiting.  To see our reviews of other waterfalls we have seen click here

Little Niagara Falls
10-Foot Waterfall
Located in Sulpher Oklahoma at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Just a short hike from the Visitor Center area
Free Admission to the Recreation Area

For other Oklahoma Attractions click here

May 25

Top 10 Things to do or see in Biscayne National Park

95% of Biscayne National Park is underwater so be prepared to get wet if you want to make the most out of this National Park.  The northern part of Biscayne National Park is only a few miles from Miami so if you go to Miami to enjoy the nightlife leave some of the daytime to enjoy this beautiful and fascinating National Park.   Hopefully our list of the Top 10 things to do or see in Biscayne National Park  will at least make you consider going to Biscayne National Park and experience some the grandeur that is there giving you a life experience that will not be forgotten.

Top 10 Things to do or see in Biscayne National Park

10. Visit Sands Key

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If you have access to your own boat then check out Sands Key and try to get away from the crowds.  Sands key will give you that little bit of solitude feeling of old Florida not far from the bright lights of Miami.

9. Reef Cruise

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Private charters as well as in park tours (though as of this posting no trips are offered by the national park) can get you up close and personal to the many different reefs found inside Biscayne National Park.  Check to see if they still offer their glass bottom boat tour if you do not want to get in the water.

8. The Dante Fascell Visitor Center

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The Dante Fascell Visitor Center is a beautiful museum that gives you great information about the park’s four ecosystems.  They also have different short films they show to help visitors learn about the park.

7. Be your own Captain

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Boating is the only way to really have the time and ability to explore all that Biscayne National Park hast to over. Having your own boat or the ability to rent one will open up the northernmost Florida Keys in a way a tour never will.

6. Dive the Wall

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One of the longest and most vertical wall dives in all of the Florida Keys can be found in Biscayne National Park.  Appropriately named the “The Wall,” runs from about 65 to 110 feet and includes lots of vertical coral life and fish.

5. Walk the Spite Trail

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The Spite Trail runs the length of Elliot Key for about seven miles and goes through hardwood forests with tropical flowers.  Hiking this trail will give you a good feel what a subtropical forest is all about.

4. Snorkel a Wreck

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There are dozens of ship wrecks found in Biscayne National Park, but most of them are in deep enough water that snorkeling there would be difficult.  However, the Mandalay which run aground in 1966 sits in shower water and has been underwater long enough for fire coral and other things to grow on it.  It also has a good reputation for lots of fish.

3. Visit Boca Chita

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Boca Chita is Biscayne National Park’s most popular island and home to a 65-foot decorative lighthouse.  The lighthouse offers impressive views of the surrounding area.  There is also a short hiking trail and primitive camping. There is no freshwater on Boca Chita so there are no showers or water facilities at their campsites.

2. Tour the Mangrove Shore

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Take the short interpretive trail at Convoy Point or kayak or canoe the park’s mangrove shorelines to get an up close look of a Mangrove ecosystem.

1. Ranger Kayak Tour of Jones Lagoon

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Spend a day with a park ranger and see more wildlife in any other place in the park.  Shallow Jones Lagoon is a great place to see marine wildlife like sharks, rays, and maybe if you are lucky Cassiopeia jellyfish, but you will also a variety of birds like Roseate spoonbills.

As of this posting Biscayne National Park at the following warning Concession Company Boat Tours and Paddle Craft Rentals Temporarily Unavailable. Concession company boat tours and paddle craft rentals are temporarily unavailable at least until fall/winter 2015/16. The park is working to make more options available to access and explore the park. Other programs and tours are available.
Make sure you check their website at http://www.nps.gov/bisc/index.htm for further information before planning a trip to the national park. 

To see our top 10 lists of America’s National Parks click here

We hope you enjoyed our list of the top 10 things to see or do in Biscayne National Park. Let us know what you think of our list, is there anything that you think we left off or if you disagree with our top 10 sound off by leaving a comment. Please check out all of our top ten lists by clicking here. Happy Travels! For more information about Biscayne National Park go to their website at http://www.nps.gov/bisc/index.htm

 

 

May 13

Great Zoo Exhibit: Museum of Living Art

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Museum of Living Art or MOLA is a world class exhibit dedicated to the more colorful species in the animal kingdom. Located at the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas this great museum makes any trip to the Fort Worth Zoo a worthwhile destination.

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Opened in 2010, the Museum of Living Art is a 30,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor exhibit that houses more than 250 amphibian and reptile species.  It is the best zoo herpetarium that Karen and I have ever been to and we have many to a lot of zoos.  From the start to the finish whoever design this exhibit did a fantastic job.  The Museum of Living Art starts off with a large area for its saltwater crocodile on one side and large tank filled with gharial crocodiles, turtles, and fish on the other and it just gets better from there.  Once through the doors there was one large tank after another filled with just about every type of amphibian and reptile imaginable.  Some of the highlights for us were their komodo dragons, giant salamanders, dwarf crocodiles, king cobra, and its abundance of every size, shape, color of frog imaginable. .
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We do not live in the Fort Worth area, but have visited this zoo twice mainly to see their Museum of Living Art it is that nice of an exhibit.  We enjoyed our first visit a little bit more than our second only because it was less crowded the first time.  Like any exhibit that deals with smaller enclosures like those in an aquarium or a herpetarium the crowd size plays a big part in our level of enjoyment we get out of a visit.  It is hard to enjoy the experience with 20 other people all crowded around each tank.  Fortunately even when it was crowded the Museum of Living Art is large enough that we were still able to find some space and time every now again to enjoy looking at those colorful animals.

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Besides being a world class exhibit, the Museum of Living Art also serves as a breeding facility for rare and endangered animals.  Getting the chance to see some very rare animals as well as realizing that the Fort Worth Zoo is fighting the good fight to keep those rare animals going makes the Museum of Living Art a special place.
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If you enjoy visits to zoos then we recommend checking out the Fort Worth Zoo they have several nice areas besides this one.  Now if you love reptiles or amphibians then the Museum of Living Art is a must see for you because you will be hard pressed to find a better place to see them.   Overall, we felt it is just an awesome exhibit, we enjoyed that the enclosures were larger than most herpetariums and the animals seemed happy which made us enjoy it that much more.

To see our reviews of other top zoo exhibits click here

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Fort Worth Zoo
Located at 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, TX
Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily from October 26th through Feb 13th the rest of the year they are open till 5:00 p.m.
Cost as of this Posting: Adults 13 to 64 $12 Children 3 to 12 and Seniors 65 and over $9 plus parking is $5
For more information visit their website at http://www.fortworthzoo.org/

May 07

M’s Musings

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We decided it was high time for another installment of M’s Musings.

Musing #1
M: (Looking at a cook book with me she saw a picture of muffins) Momma look at these big chocolate mushrooms

Musing #2
M: Mommy you are a queen and Daddy is a PRINCE-ah-pul  (principal)

Musing #3 
M: I am a genius!  Pink Kitty is a genius too.
Dad: Is Mommy a genius?
M: No…. Mommy is a half nelson (I think Dad had been teaching her some wrestling moves)

Musing #4
M: (from the kitchen standing on a stool) Mommy it’s a highway to the ground
Mom: what!?  A highway??
M: yes, a highway to the ground, I need help
Mom: (I hopped up from nursing and realized it’s a HIGH way to the ground) OH!  It’s a long way to the ground, you are up high, I will help you baby girl

Musing #5
McKenna also has a knack for making up fun words.  Most recently it’s the verb loof
M: I just loofed over here to see you…. I going to loof down on the bed

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General McKenna-isms

vitamin= vit-e-um

basket= bak-iss

marshmallow= marsh pillow

girls= gir-luhs

electricity= leck triss eh ah

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That sweet girl just makes our day, we want to remember all the fun things she says.  Hopefully it gave you a little smile too.  To see more of M’s Musings click here.

 

 

May 06

Cameron Park Zoo: Small Town Wonderful

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Cameron Park Zoo is a beautiful zoo located next to the Brazos River in Waco, Texas.  Karen and I were quite surprised to find this wonderful of a zoo in the smaller town of Waco.  Texas really has the market cornered when it comes to small town zoos they have some of the nicest ones that we have ever visited in the Cameron Park Zoo as well as the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler.
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At 52 acres the Cameron Park Zoo was perfect for my small family.  Not too large for my 2 year old to get tired or bored with it, but not too small that it was over after thirty minutes.  The zoo has a diverse collection of over 1700 animals representing nearly 300 different species.  Besides the large variety of animals to see, the Cameron Park Zoo also has two really nice exhibits their Brazos River Country and Asian Forest.  When visiting small town zoos it is a real treat to find quality exhibits, but for a town this size to have two, that was special.
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The Brazos River Country exhibit highlights the animals that can or at one time were found along the Brazos River in Texas.  Here we were able to see Mountain Lions, Black Bears, and a 50,000 gallon saltwater aquarium as well as a 35,000 gallon fresh water aquarium.  Their Asian Forest exhibit has orangutans, komodo dragons, and tigers as well as an Asian Temple.  Other animal highlights included a large reptile house, African elephants, rhinos, lions, Galapagos tortoise, and bald eagles.  The exhibits were well designed and they took advantage of native plants and features of the Brazos River.
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My 2 year old is a big fan of zoos just like her parents and she really enjoyed her visit to the Waco Zoo.  The aquarium exhibits made her shout with excitement as well as getting to see her favorite animals’ giraffes, elephants, and any type of bird.  We also liked how the viewing areas were unobstructed by either using moats for barriers or glass.  If my memory serves me correctly, there were very few bar or net enclosures.  Also many exhibits had little kids in mind giving even the wee ones unobstructed views to many of the animal enclosures.
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We walked away from the Cameron Park Zoo being really impressed with not only the quantity of animals but the quality of their enclosures.  Lots of vegetation and space for just about every animal they had.  Karen and I could easily tell their animals seem to be relatively happy and well taken care of.   If you are ever in the Waco area we highly recommend a stop at the Cameron Park Zoo.

To see our reviews of other Texas attractions click here

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Cameron Park Zoo
Located at 1701 N 4th St, Waco, Texas
Hours of Operation Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Cost as of this Posting Adults 13 to 59 $9.00 Seniors 60 and over $8.00 and Children 4 to 12 $6.00
For more information visit their website at http://www.cameronparkzoo.com/

May 04

Texas Discovery Gardens: A Little Garden a Little Butterfly a lot of Fun

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Texas Discovery Gardens is sensory explosion for little children.  A 7.5 acre botanic garden and a 2 story tall butterfly house all for a reasonable price makes for a fun little outing for the family.  We coupled the Texas Discovery Gardens with the small but well done Children’s Aquarium right next door and had a great afternoon.  My wife and I as well as our 2 year old had some much fun at both locations that anytime we head back to Dallas, while our girls are still little, we will definitely stop back by the the Texas Discovery Gardens as well as the Children’s Aquarium for a quick fun filled visit.
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The garden part of the Texas Discovery Gardens has 10 themed areas in its 7.5 acres of space.  Those themed gardens showcase a variety of native species as well as plants from around the world.  Some of the things you will see on a visit to the Texas Discovery Gardens is a native wildlife pond,  rose garden, scent garden, a well-manicured meadow area leading to a pretty fountain, herb garden filled with wonderful scents, and a native butterfly habitat.  They have a nice path leading to each garden area with a few fun props like giant butterfly wings for candid photographs of the kids.
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Our little 2 year old is a traveler and has been to a few different butterfly houses and ever since she was itty-bitty she has enjoyed every one of them.  The Rosine Smith Simmons Butterfly House at the Texas Discovery Gardens made her just as happy as all the rest.  She would smile and squeak with excitement as the butterflies flew around her.  M would point at the different ones that she would see and has even gotten to the point where she can identify some of them. From an adult standpoint we enjoyed the butterfly house  and thought it was interesting that the entrance started at the 2nd floor giving a bird’s eye view of the plants and butterflies below.  There were quite a few butterflies and a variety of species to see, and if you are there at noon you can see their newly-emerged butterfly release. The person working in that part of the garden was friendly and seemed really well-informed and was ready to answer any and all of the questions that we might have.
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The Texas Discovery Gardens is a nice little outing that if you have young kids your family will surely enjoy.   It is not the biggest garden or nicest butterfly house around but it is worth the admission price and if you go during the middle of the week you might find something there that is hard to find at most Dallas-Fort Worth attractions a little bit of uncrowded space.

To see our reviews of other Texas attractions click here

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Texas Discovery Gardens
Located at Fair Park, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX
Hours of Operation: Open every day of the week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day
Cost as of this Posting:  Adults 12 to 59 $8.00, Seniors 60 and over $6.00, Children 3 to 11 $4.00
For more information visit their website at http://texasdiscoverygardens.org/

Apr 27

Great Aquarium Exhibit: Orinoco Rainforest

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The Dallas World Aquarium is one of our favorite aquariums that we have ever visited.  A chief reason for our fond feelings for the aquarium is because of their wonderful Orinoco Rainforest exhibit.  This large exhibit is one of the main attractions of the Aquarium.  While it feels like half of the aquarium is dedicated to this simulated rainforest, the layout and design sure makes it worthwhile.   And even though you might be thinking that is to much, we feel that the people at the Dallas World Aquarium did a great job with their 7 stories of space in creating their Orinoco Rainforest and would not have it any other way.

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Being a simulated rainforest the Orinoco Rainforest exhibit covers everything from the canopy to the river bottom filling this large area with a variety of animals.  The Orinoco Rainforest is part aviary, part aquarium, and part zoo blended together to create fun exciting learning environment.  The beginning of the exhibit starts in the canopy of the rainforest looking down from the top of a waterfall.  Here you will see lots of bird exhibits and a free roaming sloth though he does not roam far or fast it is still exciting to come to face to face with the animal.
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The winding path down will take you past lots of animal exhibits eventually leading to the rainforest floor where you will see crocodiles, giant river otters, waterfowl, and other animals.  Now it might not seem like it at this point but it is an aquarium and when you take the stairs down you will see just where the aquarium part comes in.  In the lower level there is a wall to wall tank filled with the freshwater fish and mammals that call the Orinoco home.  One of the neatest things to see there is their manatees which this is the only aquarium that we have been to where we have had the chance to see them.
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Our whole family really enjoyed our visit to the Dallas World Aquarium and a big part of that was seeing their Orinoco Rainforest.  We like the fact that the flora and fauna were well blended in to the surroundings creating a more realistic job of simulating a trek through a rainforest.  While we enjoyed it our 2 year old loved getting to see the large variety of animals that close up.  Months later she still takes pretend vacations to the aquarium running around the house pretending to see the different animals.  The Orinoco Rainforest is a world class exhibit and one of the worthwhile things to see at the Dallas World Aquarium.

To see our reviews of other great animal exhibits click here

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Dallas World Aquarium
1801 N Griffin St Dallas, Texas
Hours of Operation – March through August 9:00 to 5:00 and September through February 10:00 to 5:00 closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Admission as of this Posting: Adults as of 2015 (Over 12) $20.95, Seniors (Over 60) $16.95, Children (2 -12) $14.95
For more information check out their website at http://www.dwazoo.com/

Apr 13

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Fantastic Freebie

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The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a free attraction located on the southwest side of Trinity Park.  It is Texas’s oldest botanic garden and one of the largest in the state at 109 acres.  Whenever Karen and I are traveling we are always on the lookout for well-done free attractions and it does not get much better in both of those categories then the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
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Though our particular visit took place at the beginning of spring and many of their 2500 plus native and exotic plants were not in bloom we enjoyed our stroll around the place.  While over 90% of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is free they do charge admission to their 10,000 square foot tropical conservatory as well as their 7 acre Japanese garden.  On this particular trip to the Fort Worth-Dallas area we bypassed on the two pay areas.  Instead we just used the garden as nice little hike with our 2 month old and 2 year old.
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The grounds of the garden were well kept and the variety and types of gardens they had on display were pretty amazing.  We have been to a variety of gardens and have paid to see most of them so getting in for free to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden were a real treat for us.  My wife and I plan on coming back at some point in the future to see the garden at the peak of its season.
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The Fort Worth Botanic Garden has 21 themed gardens that will just about cover every variety and type of fauna out there. From elevated platforms that show off Texas hardwoods, ponds and streams to a variety of perennial and annual gardens the Fort Worth Botanic garden has a lot for any visitor to see. What we enjoyed about our visit was the way that gardens flowed from one to another. Instead of making us feel like we were in a botanical garden it made it seem like just one continuous stroll. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden was well laid out for our taste.
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Another great thing about the Fort Worth Botanic Garden was that it was very informational.  Not only about the types of plants, but also about the fauna that would typically go with those plants.  Our 2 year old is very inquisitive and any sign we see she wants it read out loud to her.  Having all the flip up charts and information boards was a real treat for her and us. Overall, we really enjoyed our early evening stroll through the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.  We definitely plan on going back when the outdoor garden season is a little bit better.

To read our reviews of other Botanical Gardens click here

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Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Located at 220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX
Hours of Operation: Monday through Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. the paid admission areas have different set times.
Cost as of this Posting: Free
For more information visit their website at http://fwbg.org/

Apr 08

Frank Buck Zoo: Good Stop for our Little One

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Frank Buck Zoo is a nice little children’s zoo that will keep the five and under crowd entertained.  As we were traveling south into Texas we saw signs for the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville and decided it might be a good place to get out and stretch our legs.  We did not have high expectations going in knowing that Gainesville is a small town, but were pleasantly surprised at their nice little zoo.
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Located in Leonard Park, which has a lovely little playground area and a swimming pool for the hot summer months in Texas, the Frank Buck Zoo is nice capstone to a great small town park.  The park and zoo even have a train ride. It made for a nice little place to get out of the car, stretch our legs, eat our lunch, and take a walk through the zoo.  All-in-all we were quite pleased with our decision to stop.
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The Frank Buck Zoo is laid out in a small circular path which is just the right size for small children.  Pre-teens and older might not like it, but my two year old did.  There were enough animals of different types to keep her entertained and she was just as delighted to see bunnies or Shetland ponies as she was to see the more exotic giraffes, zebras, and flamingos.  Seeing her smile and talk about the different animals that she saw made it a fun visit for us.  Besides the animals already mentioned some of the other animals you can see at the Frank Buck Zoo are black and brown bears, camels, American alligators, kangaroos, and a variety of farm animals you can hand feed.
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Now obviously one cannot compare the Frank Buck Zoo to zoos located in much bigger cities, but there were a few things that they did have that we found quite nice.  We liked the fact that giraffe and zebra yard was nice and big and had an elevated platform to give a great view of the animals.  Karen and I also thought the flamingo and alligator habitats were well put together.  Another thing that we noted was that they seemed to be doing some new renovations to exhibit areas which shows they are looking to improve their zoo.  The only downside to the Frank Buck Zoo that really stood out to us was the size of the black and brown bear areas hopefully that will be something that they can change in the future.
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Overall, we enjoyed our visit to Leonard Park and taking a stroll at the Frank Buck Zoo.  It was the perfect little hour or more stop on our long road trip through Texas.  Our girls enjoyed there time there and a contented little girl sure makes for a much better travel companion than one that is grumpy.

To see all of our zoo reviews click here

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Frank Buck Zoo
Located at Leonard Park 1000 W California St, Gainesville, Texas
Hours of Operation Spring and Summer 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fall and Winter 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost as of this Posting Adults 13 and over $6.50, Seniors 55 plus $5.50 and Children 1 to 12 $4.50
For more information visit this website at http://www.gainesville.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=108

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