2019 Angry Skipper Reunion Activities There's a heap of fun going on in Dallas - Fort Worth! Plan to come early & stay late!
We've rounded up the best of DFW just for you - military-related, historical, cultural, sports, and entertainment sites - they're all here in our home town. Head east and experience the glitzy Dallas culture or "Go west young man" and find yourself in Cowtown - "Where the West Begins". Each city is unique and very different from the other. We're certain that with a group or as a family, you'll find all kinds of fun in Dallas - Fort Worth! Below, find info for 2 great group excursions followed by lots of individual or small group activities. Click the links under the paragraphs below to find more activities and all the details for your planning purposes - descriptions, details, locations, hours, admission, etc. We've also included transportation information. Questions? Use the Email Me link at the top of this and every page. As questions are asked, these pages will be updated. If you're wondering about something, it's likely others are too so we look forward to your questions!
Group Excursions RSVP required through Angry Skipper Reunion registration
Includes 30 min pre-flight training followed by 10-12 min flight for groups of 6-8. Get your platoon buddies together for your group flight or we'll arrange small group flights for you. Ladies & family members welcome to fly! NOTE: due to time and number of passenger limitations, first priority will be reserved for Angry Skipper veterans, with wives/families as standbys. The Huey is reserved for us all day so we expect to be able to meet everyone's request for flights/groups. Tour Cavanaugh Flight Museum on site. (optional) Info: goo.gl/YYiVbE Plan for 3-4 hours round trip for flight, museum, transport.
Cost of trip:
Huey flight per person: $90
Cavanaugh Flight Museum: $6 (Optional)
Transportation by van per person: $8 round-trip
NOTE: tennis shoes required for flight.
Make your reservations through your Angry Skipper registration. http://www.angryskipperassociation.org/ We need to know the number of vets who want to fly and the number of family members who want to fly so we can arrange priority lists. Questions? Use the Email Me link at the top of this page.
Individual Activities Explore with your family or small groups of friends
The National Vietnam War Musuem
Outdoor exhibits include a 1/2 scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Wash. D.C.; Huey helicopter, variety of military vehicles, memorials, etc. 2560 sq ft indoor exhibits. Hours: Sunrise to Dark daily Visitor Center 9:00-1:00pm daily - open until 5:00pm Tues.
The “Oil Bidness” & J.R.Ewing call Dallas home but round these parts, she’s just known as “Big D”. Dallas is a sprawling, diverse city with lots to offer all around, but most folks head downtown for a first stop at the site of the JFK assassination, brushing up on new conspiracy theories and peering out of “the assassins window” in the Sixth Floor Museum, and then head on up to the top of The Ball - Reunion Tower. - where, on a clear day, you’ll see purt-near to Fort Worth. Head up north to the George Bush Presidential Library for an interactive experience with 9-11, the war on terror, and the Decision Points Theater. Art, music, history, and aviation come alive at multiple sites all over Dallas and it’s all yours for the taking. Click HERE to check out more Dallas activities, descriptions, details, locations, hours, prices, transportation, etc.
Git yer spurs on and head on over to "Where the West Begins"! Fort Worth is as different from Dallas as jalapeno peppers are from Blue Bell ice cream. Known locally as "Cowtown", Fort Worth is filled with history, high-quality museums of all varieties and all kinds of Texas fun. Mosey on down to the historic Stockyards for an up-close & personal visit with our herd of Texas Longhorns during the twice-daily cattle drive down Exchange Ave. Roam the streets where Butch Cassidy made history and hang out at Sundance Square, home of the 3-story Chisholm Trail Mural. Saddle up for the championship rodeo every Fri & Sat nights, ride the mechanical bull at “The World’s Largest Honky-Tonk” and chow down on a Texas-sized steak at Loneseome Dove or the H3 Ranch restaurant. Find your "Fort Worth state of mind" and you’ll go home with a new western swagger and can honestly claim,“This ain’t my first rodeo”! Click HERE to check out more Fort Worth activities, detailed descriptions, locations, hours, prices, transportation, etc.
Just a hoot 'n a holler from our hotel, historic Grapevine is a visitor's paradise. Take the shuttle to ride the Grapevine vintage railroad and explore Main Street shops, restaurants, galleries, theatres, wineries & more. Shuffle on down to nearby Bass Pro Outdoor World, Grapevine lake, Gaylord Texas Resort, Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine Mills Outlet mall & more. All aboard for fun in Grapevine! Click HERE to check out more Grapevine activities, descriptions, details, locations, hours, prices, transportation, etc.
Smack-dab in the middle between Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington is all about fun for locals and visitors alike. Home to the Dallas Cowboys stadium, Texas Rangers Globe Life Park, the original Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor water park & some fun, sometimes-hokey entertainment sites to visit, you'll have a big time kicking up your heels in Arlington! Click HERE to check out more Arlington activities, details, descriptions, locations, hours, prices, transportation, etc.
Everything’s bigger in Texas and the massive Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture welcomes visitors from around the world. Originally a family-owned ranch, Las Colinas is now home to a number of international corporate headquarters. Upscale Las Colinas treats visitors and locals to a variety of dining and entertainment venues. Be on the lookout for the renowned flower-clock at O’Connor Rd. & Hwy 114.
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Some folks might think it’s a bit too fur, but if you’ll hitch up your buggy, there’s a whole lot more to experience down the road a piece. Miss Ellie’s a waitin’ for your visit to South Fork, where she’ll cook up lunch in her deli or a chuckwagon supper for you and your friends after your tour of the ranch. Stop by the Dallas Cowboys Star Center on the way home, or race on out to the Texas Motor Speedway for a tour or a drive. Stir some memories at the National Vietnam War Museum, paying respects at the replica Wall, exploring the military vehicles on display, including a Huey with quite a historic past. Visit the Medal of Honor Park, a serene & peaceful monument dedicated to vets who earned our nation’s highest military honor and learn their stories of extraordinary heroism. Got a hankering to wander further? Magnolia Market, home to Chip & Joanna Gaines, is 2 hrs south in Waco.
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A number of challenging & beautiful world-class golf courses lie within a few miles of our hotel. Take a virtual trip across the U.S., playing replicas of famous holes at Tour 18, including Augusta’s Azalea, Doral’s Blue Monster, and Oakmont’s “church pew” holes. Cowboys Golf Club welcomes Angry Skipper with special rates for veterans, while Bear Creek, Coyote Ridge, and Grapevine Municipal offer beautiful, challenging courses with amenities at great rates.
Click HERE for descriptions, locations, prices, etc. for some of our top picks closest to our hotel.
Love to shop? Why, bless your heart! You're in luck! From Neiman Marcus, to specialty boutiques, to an outlet mall, to Texas chic souvenirs - you can find it all nearby. You'll probably need a personal vehicle to get there but we've got everything you need and want - and then some. Click HEREfor shopping options, descriptions, locations, and links. If you don't see what interests you, use the Email Me link at the top of this page for more suggestions.
Due to our large metroplex, a personal vehicle is recommended for transportation. Light rail, buses, Uber, Lyft, taxis, rental cars, etc are all available throughout the DFW area, but they can be costly, not always conveniently scheduled, and often require transfers. In some cases, by the time you git there, it'd be time to come back! Please contact us using the Email Me link at the top of this page if you need some local insight into your transportatipn options.
Click HERE for a thorough list of transportation alternatives, including airport options, route maps, fare estimators, car rental websites, etc.
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