Cool Ideas for Beating the Summer Heat

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    Elizabeth Ramirez, 7, plays in a water fountain in front of an office building in downtown Dallas, Thursday, July 7, 2011. Even though high temperatures are expected to top 100 today and into the weekend, a security guard from the office building told children to stop playing in the water after about 10 minutes of fun. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    As the temps heat up, North Texans are seeking refuge inside where it's cool.

    We've compiled a list of unique and affordable ideas to help you get through the dog days of summer.

    Indoor Play Areas:

    The Ark at First Baptist Coppell
    http://www.fbccoppell.org/the-ark

    Grapevine CAC Preschool Playtime
    www.gvpard.com

    Paradise Pond
    http://www.fbcgrapevine.com/groups/children/paradise-pond/

    The Tubes @ Irving Bible Church
    http://www.irvingbible.org/

    Lewisville Playplace
    http://www.vistaridgemall.com/dining-entertainment/old-town-lewisville-play-town

    Playplace at Galleria Dallas
    http://www.galleriadallas.com/

    Museums:

    Crow Collection of Asian Art
    http://www.crowcollection.org

    Kimbell Art Museum
    https://www.kimbellart.org/index.aspx

    African American Museum of Dallas
    http://www.aamdallas.org/

    Morton Meyerson Symphony Center Tours
    http://www.dallasculture.org/meyersonsymphonycenter/

    Transportation:

    M-Line Trolley - Dallas
    http://www.mata.org/

    Other Free Activities:

    TourTexas.com
    http://www.tourtexas.com/content.cfm?id=136