Patriot Place in Foxborough, Massachusetts
Gillette Stadium, which opened in 2002, is privately funded by the Kraft family, owners of the New England Patriots. The stadium covers 17 acres and includes over 500 concession locations and 1,000 tv monitors. The New England Patriots have grown in popularity in recent years, winning the Super Bowl in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016, and 2018. While the stadium is not open to the public for tours, visitors and sports fan can get their fix of Patriots fever by visiting the Patriots Hall of Fame, an interactive museum that sports fan will enjoy.
Nine Ways to Explore Dallas, Texas in the Spring
There are SO many places to explore in Dallas- my family could have stayed for a year and still not have seen everything! Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay that long, but we vow to return soon! I did most of my research on VisitDallas.com, which has great lists and suggestions. Click here to request a print copy of the Visitor’s Guide. If you’re planning on exploring multiple spots on my list, consider purchasing a CityPass, which will give you discounts and allow you to skip many lines. More info here. While many locations having parking lots and there are several metered options on main roads, consider riding with DART, Dallas’ public transportation system. Learn more about it here. Like I mentioned, there was too much to do while we were in town to cover the entire city, but I wanted to share some spots we enjoyed:
AT&T Stadium, home of the Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas
Full disclosure: We’re NY Giants fans. Like, season-ticket-holder NY Giants fans. So when our friends and family heard we were going to visit the home of our arch rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, they asked if they should have bail money on hold. Not to worry – real Giants fans keep it classy! Plus, we’d heard how beautiful and enormous (if you can use those words to describe a sporting venue) AT&T Stadium is, so we had to check it out for ourselves. Our son still insisted on frowning or “booing” in every photo.
Sports Halls of Fame
Whether you are a novice player and want to learn the rules and history of a sport, or a hard core enthusiast who wants to challenge their sports trivia knowledge and relive legendary moments, Sports Halls of Fame are a great place to visit with children. There’s a Hall of Fame for just about every sport and they are very family friendly. Here are some highlights from Halls of Fame (HoFs) my family has visited over the years: