Hidden Dallas History

Ever want to test your nervous system and rigger of your bowels? Then tow an RV through Dallas, TX! Upon leaving my training, I decided to jot over to Dallas to visit some long-time friends and spend a few days with them before making the trek home to Oklahoma to see my Son. Thankfully, I had found a state park that was literally right outside the city.

Cedar Hill State Park, located just a short drive from Dallas, Texas, is a hidden gem that offers visitors a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the natural beauty of the area. I was able to stay connected to my camper and just take an Uber to and from the various points in the city to meet up with friends and really enjoy my time there without having to navigate big city traffic. While at Cedar Hill State Park, I took a short hike and found a hidden gem. Penn Farm is a beautifully restored historical farm that offers a glimpse into the past and serves as an educational center and museum.

The farm, which dates back to the 1850s, was once a working farm that produced cotton, corn, and other crops. Today, it serves as an educational center and museum that offers visitors a glimpse into the lives of the people who once lived and worked on the farm. Visitors can take a tour of the farmhouse, which has been restored to its original condition and furnished with period pieces, as well as the barn, smokehouse, and blacksmith shop.

In addition to touring the farm, visitors can also participate in the educational programs offered by Penn Farm. These programs include guided tours, workshops, and hands-on activities that teach visitors about the history and culture of the area. These activities are great for families, as they are designed to be both educational and fun.

After a visit to Penn Farm, visitors can also take advantage of the many outdoor activities offered by Cedar Hill State Park. The park offers hiking, fishing, and boating, as well as playgrounds, picnic areas, and campgrounds. Visitors can also take in the beautiful views of the surrounding area, including the Joe Pool Lake and the Cedar Hill Nature Preserve.

Overall, a visit to Penn Farm at Cedar Hill State Park is a must-do for anyone visiting the Dallas area. The farm offers a unique and educational experience that provides a glimpse into the past, and the surrounding state park offers a variety of outdoor activities that will appeal to visitors of all ages. It's a great option for a day trip or weekend getaway, and it's a perfect opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Texas while learning about its history.

This will be my go-to stop if I ever have to big in the big city again!