As we collectively cross over what will be summer's last hurrah and fall finally sets in for good, now might be the best time in of year to go experience Dallas with the family. You see, big cities fill up around the big holidays... nobody is taking a weekend during a random week prior to Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas... ergo, you'd probably have the best time surrounded by the locals if you took a little getaway right now.

Before the same crowd that always says "There's nothing to do in Lawton" says something even more stupid like "There's nothing to do in Dallas," they're wrong. There are a ton of free and really affordable things to do in the Big D.

While Austin gets high on their own supply and often claims they are the cultural center of Texas, it's just not true. Dallas/Arlington/Fort Worth and all the other little communities spread within are THE places to be in Texas if you're looking for family-friendly fun on the cheap.

While it would be a blast to fork over a ton of cash and experience Six Flags Over Texas' Halloween festivities, that's amateur hour for people that don't know how to live in the moment. Don't get me wrong, it would be a blast, but this isn't a list of things that are a blast in Texas, these are the forgotten adventures you can do pretty much in one day.

If something piques your interest, be sure to give it a Google search to see what's up with it. I would have actual photos for you but it requires permission and/or a license, and the Texans that own that stuff are being a bunch of wieners and gonads about it at the moment. Enjoy.

10 Dallas Adventures You Can Do All In One Day

The next time you make plans to hit the Big D, try to maximize your experiences by squeezing in as many adventures as you can. Here are ten pretty amazing Dallas metro adventures you can do all in one day.

Oklahoma Mansions You Can Tour

While Oklahoma will never have the history of New England and the ancient East Coast, there are plenty of places to explore life on the finer side of things. Here are a few of the most famous public mansions in Oklahoma.

Check out this Amazing Castle for Sale in Oklahoma

You could be the king or queen of this castle in Tahlequah, OK. It's an amazing home that features a 2 story 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath house along with a 2 story chapel on the property. There are lots of gardens, outdoor scenery, patios, a gazebo, and there's even a waterfall. It's the ultimate kingdom and it could all be yours for just $750,000. So are you interested? If so contact Sherri Sanders of McGraw Realtors for all the details.

The Beauty Of Southwest Oklahoma

Too many people spend too much time complaining about being in Southwest Oklahoma. If only they'd shut their mouths and open their eyes from time to time, then they'd see the true beauty of this place.

The Weirdest Stoplight Locations In Lawton

Driving around town, a person might logically assume the stoplight locations were picked by throwing darts at a map of Lawton. Here are some of the standout, more oddly placed traffic control devices.

See How The Ten Most Dangerous Cities In Oklahoma Rank

While some of Oklahoma's most dangerous cities may not be a total shocker, there are some real surprises on this Top Ten list.

Oklahoma's Top 25 Largest Employers

Too many people think all they'll ever find is yet another dead-end job. Here's a quick list from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce featuring the twenty-five largest employers in Oklahoma who are always looking to hire good people.