Cool Ideas for Beating the Summer Heat

By Lindsay Wilcox
|  Thursday, Aug 4, 2011  |  Updated 10:36 AM CDT
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Dog Days of Summer 2011 - Gallery IV


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)

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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

Grapevine CAC Preschool Playtime

Paradise Pond

The Tubes @ Irving Bible Church

Lewisville Playplace

Playplace at Galleria Dallas


Crow Collection of Asian Art

Kimbell Art Museum

African American Museum of Dallas

Morton Meyerson Symphony Center Tours


M-Line Trolley - Dallas

Other Free Activities:

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