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The Best Free Things to Do in Uptown Dallas

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Who doesn’t love FREE things to do?! We’re all here for it! Just because something is fun doesn’t mean it has to cost you anything! Here at UNATION, we are all about showing you the best things to do in Dallas, but today we are going to share with you the best free things to do in Uptown. This is going to be a good one!

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Griggs Park

Griggs Park is a super fun park in Uptown Dallas. Enjoy lots of greenspace, a playground are for your kids, a nice trail for jogging or walking your dog, and best of all…a stunning view of the Dallas skyline. keep an eye out for free workout classes, movie night and concerts. This park has it all! Tip: Pack some snacks, a bottle of wine, and a blanket for a cute free date night while watching the sunset.

📍 Griggs Park | 2200 Hugo St, Dallas, Texas, 75204

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McKinney Ave Trolley

The McKinney Avenue Trolley is more than 5 miles of tracks to get you around Uptown and parts of Downtown Dallas, including popular stops like Klyde Warren Park and the Uptown Station. It’s such a fun and family-friendly activity that we highly recommend. Riding the entire route takes around 1 hour. While the ride on the Trolley is free you can make a donation while entering.

Mc Kinney Ave Trolley 101:
🚆Locate a stop: Look for one of the maroon “M-LINE” signs at one of the 39 stops and stand next to it.
🚆Wait safely: If tracks are in the middle of the street, wait on the curb. The operator will stop traffic for you to board.
🚆Flag the trolley down: When you see a trolley approaching, stand at the stop and wave at the driver so they know you want to ride.
🚆 Enjoy the ride and have fun!

Monday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 7:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 10:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 10:00am–10:00pm

📍 Cityplace/Uptown Station | 2711 N. Haskell Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75204

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Katy Trail

Who doesn’t love Katy Trail?! It’s a jogging, walking, inline skating, and bicycling path that runs through the Uptown and Oak Lawn areas of Dallas. It’s the perfect place to take your pup for a walk or enjoy some time with your friends. Walking the Katy Trail is one of our favorite free things to do in Uptown. Bonus: End your walk at Katy Trail Ice House with an ice-cold beverage and delicious food.  

📍 Katy Trail | 3129 Routh St, Dallas, Texas, 75201

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Greenwood Cemetery

This is definitely more of the more unusual free things to do in Uptown but you just gotta trust us lol. Greenwood Cemetery is the final resting place of many Dallas notables and namesakes. Whether you’re a history geek or not, Greenwood Cemetery is a must-see in Uptown Dallas.

Monday | 8:00am–4:30pm
Tuesday | 8:00am–4:30pm
Wednesday | 8:00am–4:30pm
Thursday | 8:00am–4:30pm
Friday | 8:00am–4:30pm
Saturday | 8:00am–4:30pm
Sunday | 8:00am–4:30pm

📍 Greenwood Cemetery | 3020 Oak Grove Ave, Dallas, Texas, 75204

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Go on a Mural Tour

Have you noticed how colorful the walls are all over Uptown? Local artists have taken boring alley ways and sides of buildings and turned them into an outdoor art gallery. We LOVE it! Walk, bike, or scooter around Uptown Dallas on a mural tour and all for free!

📍 2798 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, Texas, 75204

Before you go

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If you’re looking for more events and things to do in Dallas check out the app or website.  There is something there for everyone!  If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in Dallas team adventures be sure to follow us on Instagram, and Facebook!

Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Dallas City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Dallas area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinDallas on Instagram and Facebook.

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