5 Quirky Date Night Destinations in Dallas/Fort Worth

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Date night doesn’t have to be the same each time. While we all love cuddling up at the movies or trying new restaurants or embracing a bit of high culture at museums, every once in a while, date night needs to be shaken up. Each city has a hidden world of strange, quirky, and delightful things to do. Try any one of these on your next date night and embrace the weird, whimsical part of life.

Medieval Times

Why not enjoy a good joust while feasting and tossing back a goblet of wine? Medieval Times is a restaurant that embraces its strangeness. Knights battle in a glorious tournament that will make you and your date feel like you’ve stepped into King Arthur’s court. It is pure, guilty pleasure style fun and definitely not your typical dinner date. Dinner itself is a four-course feast befitting the royalty you’ll become when you pass through the castle doors. 

Cowtown Coliseum

A visit to the Cowtown Coliseum is a true Texas experience. Weekly rodeos are held, meaning you can always take advantage of the wild entertainment provided by a rodeo. Cheer on the bull riders or steer wrestlers in this historic location. 

Panther Island Pavilion

If you enjoy live music when out on a date night, then you’ll love Panther Island Pavilion. But it isn’t your usual music venue. Concerts take place on a waterfront stage on the Trinity River. Float on the river in a tube with a nice cold beer in your hand while you and your date enjoy a wonderful concert. You can also rent kayaks and paddle boats if you’d like to wade through the water in tandem. 

Smash N Bash

A date night here is unlike any other – where raging doesn’t mean all-night drinking but rather losing control (in a safe way) throwing various objects and debris in every direction. It may not be a good idea to break or throw things in “everyday life” but at Smash N Bash breaking things is the name of the game. It’s also definitely the part that makes this activity completely unique and wildly fun.

The Dark Hour Haunted House

Haunted Houses make for a great date night, especially during the Halloween Season and those are the months when The Dark House Haunted House truly shines. This Haunted House is constantly ranked number one in the United States. But its doors are actually open throughout the year, with select weekends available, even in the summer. Why not enjoy a frightening tour through the high-tech special effects and incredible sets in the middle of February or July. Why not set your heart racing as a Valentine’s Day date instead of the classic romantic dinner out.

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