Over on our Instagram account, that's @dfwscavengerhunt, donchaknow), we play a game every Wednesday called #WheresThatWednesday, in which we challenge our followers to identify where in Dallas a cool photo was taken. This month, we launched our new feature, #TheresThatThursday, in which we reveal the answers while also giving a little more insight into the locations. If you're already following us on Instagram (thank you!), you might've seen this, but we're reposting it on the blog because some of these places are just so neat!
On March 13, you tried to ID where this frame could be found. @mmadison214 figured out that it’s from the Dallas Arboretum. Specifically, this structure can be found in the area known as A Woman’s Garden. Known as the Majestic Allee, it’s a very popular spot for photography, and offers a spectacular view of White Rock Lake.
March 27 was the date when a mysterious shape curled into your feed. What seemed like a cobra rising from the water was in fact just a small piece of Fair Park Lagoon, as noted by @dfwfrugalliving. A massive structure that winds through the water outside the old museum, the sculpture invites both tourists and turtles alike to perch. As designed by artist Patricia Johanson, the piece almost seems alive, which, among the fish and the reeds, is entirely the point.
We gave you a stumper on April 3, as the image of an orb made entirely of collars was too tricky for anyone to note. In fact, the piece can be found in Hall Arts Plaza. While this sculpture is not part of the Arts District Heist, a few of its neighbors sure are.
On April 10, a collection of crisscrossing beams seemed to suggest stables or cattle pens. @runkevinrundotcom thought he recognized the Fort Worth Stockyards, and we say, close enough. In fact, this one is a pic of the Cowtown Cattle Pen Maze at Stockyards Station, where you’re more likely to find lost humans than cattle. The labyrinth spans 5,400 and escape is a tricky challenge for those who enter.
April 17 brought a familiar image of the Old Red Courthouse, but there was something… flatter about it. In fact, this illustrated piece is part of a much larger collection of iconic Dallas buildings that can be seen in the Children’s area of the Perot Museum. Nobody got this tricky one!
.Yesterday on April 24 we showed you a tree full of yellow chairs. @robsaccenti thought it might be a “Chairy Tree,” and boy was he close, as @justmeinbigd nudged him. This shot shows just a fraction of the hundreds of chairs at the Chairy Orchard in Denton, a delightful project hosted by two neighbors. Absolutely worth a visit.
If you like learning more about the cool places to see in the DFW area, try a scavenger hunt with us! Featuring surprising locales and unexpected treats, it's a fun way to learn about North Texas! See you next month for another edition of There's That Thursday!