Heritage, Volume 6, Number 1, Spring 1988 Page: 35
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POINTS OF INTEREST
Dallas Zoo, Marsalis Park, 621 E. Clarendon
(946-5154). In the reptile building: new
hands-on exhibit allows visitors to see frogs,
turtles and snakes, and talk to the animal
keepers. Special attractions are the tropical
rain forest, bird habitats, and a train. Open 7
days 9-6. General admission $2, children
$1.25, under 6 free.
West End Historic District, Market St. from
Elm to Munger (988-9378). Formerly a sagging
factory and warehouse section of downtown,
the West End has been transformed
into a tourist-conscious destination filled
with an array of restaurants, nightclubs, shops,
vendors, and an open-air theater.
Connemara Conservancy, take US Hwy 75
north to exit 34, follow McDermot Dr., then
go west 1.6 miles and turn left on whitetopped
rock road and proceed one mile. Park
and walk 20 minutes through the woods (7200098).
A tranquil 72-acre haven for hikers
and picnicers. Open 7 days dawn to dusk. Free.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden,
White Rock Lake, 8525 Garland Rd. (3273990).
Sixty-six acres afford scenic views of
the lake and downtown. There are flower,
vegetable and herb gardens, the historic
DeGolyer house and gardens, a gift shop, and
horticultural information. Open TuesdaySunday
10-6. General admission $3, children
$1, under 6 free.
Dallas Nature Center, 7575 Wheatland Rd.,
take Texas Hwy 67S to IH-20, go west 3 miles,
then south on Cedar Ridge to Wheatland
(296-1955). Formerly Greenhills Environmental
Center, this outdoor haven for hikers
offers information on animal and plant life
along the way. Tours by reservation. Maps
available at visitors center. Open 7 days dawn
to dusk. Free.
Houston Nature Trail, off Texas Hwy 114 &
Tom Braniff Dr. (421-2169). Trees are
marked to show the way along the trail as it
winds near the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.
Call for free guidebook. Open 7 days dawn to
White Rock Creek Hike and Bike Trail,
Mockingbird & Lawther (670-4100). Course
follows the creek 7.5 miles from existing trail
circling White Rock Lake through seven city
parks to intersection of Valley View and
Hillcrest. Open 7 days 24 hours. Free.
El Paso Museum of Art, 1211 Montana (5414040).
The museum houses the Samuel H.
Kress Collection, which emphasizes Italian
masters but includes some French and Spanish
oils from 1300-1800. Open Tuesday-Saturday
10-5, Sunday 1-5. Free. Call ahead.
Fort Bliss Replica Museum, Pleasanton &
Sheridan, Fort Bliss (568-4518). A must for
history buffs or anyone interested in the Old
West, this replica of the 1854 Fort Bliss has
exhibits tracing the military history of the area
from Apache Indian raids to the guided missiles
of today, extensive uniform and firearms
collections. Open 7 days 9-4:45. Free.
POINTS OF INTEREST
El Paso Zoo, Evergreen & Paisano (5414601).
Monkey Island is a favorite among the
small-fry, though the seals, lions, tigers and
elephant are all close seconds. Open MondayFriday
9:30-4:15, Saturday & Sunday 10-4:15.
General Admission $1.50, children 75, senior
citizens & children under 3 free.
Cattleman's Museum, 1301 W. 7th (3327064).
Newly refurbished exhibits on the history
of the cattle industry, with expanded audio-visual
and hands-on displays. Open Monday-Friday
Log Cabin Village, University Dr. & Colonial
Parkway (926-5881). Weaving, spinning,
quilting and candle dipping are demonstrated
during the tour of seven cabins that were built
between 1848 and 1853. There is also a working
grist mill. Open Monday-Friday 8-4:30,
Saturday Noon-4:30, Sunday 1-4:30. General
admission $1, children 35.
Museum of Science and History, 1501
Montgomery (732-1631 or metro 654-1356).
Medicine, geology, Texas history, Man and
His Possessions, hands-on calculators and
computers, and laser technology are permanent
exhibits here. Texas Sky each Saturday
at 4 and Sunday at 7:15 ($1.50). Laser Magic
each Friday at 8:15, 9:30, 10:45 midnight;
Saturday at 7, 8:15, 9:30, 10:45 & midnight
($4). Museum open Monday 9-5, TuesdayThursday
9-7:30, Friday & Saturday 9-8:30,
Sunday Noon-5. Free.
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