They're gonna tear our playhouses down come late December, which still gives you plenty of time to see what they planted in the ground for Dallas Blooms back in March—16 architectural treats reflecting the wonder and wisdom contained in kiddie-book classics. Swings and slides are nice and all, but you're young'un hasn't lived (or learned) till he or she hops into the pages of The Lorax, James and the Giant Peach, Thumbelina, Peter Pan or the other classics on (enormous) display at the Arboretum, which actually lets the little ones run wild in the abodes designed by locals who clearly love these tomes as much as the children, who, in our experience, want nothing more than to rush home and read about the places they've just visited. One can only hope they fall into foreclosure and become available at the nice price; we've just the spot in the backyard...no, wait, front yard.

Location Details

8525 Garland Road
Dallas TX 75218
214-515-6500