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Even though I was born and raised in Texas, being away for more than five years makes me feel like I’m discovering new places to see and visit all the time. One of those places is Texas Tulips, nestled in Pilot Point, about an hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Every year, this family-owned business opens up their tulip farm to the public and allow you to pick your own tulip stems. There are gorgeous and vibrant rows of Tulips in so many colors. If you are in the Dallas-area, I could not recommend a visit more! Johnny and I made the mini-trek in late March. Here’s what you need to know if you plan on making a visit.
When To Go
Right when they open! Texas Tulips is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. so plan accordingly. I recommend arriving at 9:40 so you have time to park, walk toward the entrance and be ready! There is parking on site, just keep in mind it is a farm, so expect dirt roads and a little walking. We got there a little after 10:00 a.m. on a Friday and there were dozens of people there already! If you want photo without a lot of people in the background, earlier is better. Or go in the early evening before close to get those golden hour shots. I’ve heard there are less crowds in the evening, but definitely avoid lunchtime and afternoon!
Johnny and I took our trip in late March but the farm opens to the public from February to April. I definitely recommend late March because the tulips will be in full bloom and you’ll get to see the most variety!
How Much Does It Cost?
The entrance fee to get into Texas Tulips is $5.00 per person. We spent a couple of hours here but you can stay as long as you’d like! You’re allowed to pick the tulips and bring them home, which is so fun! The cost is $2.50 per stem you pick, so keep this in mind as you’re wandering through the countless rows. I never knew there were so many different kinds of tulips! The pink and white ones in the photo above are my favorite. There are also drinks and small snacks available for purchase.
Heads up, if you plan on getting any professional photos (hiring a photographer to capture you, your family, etc. counts as professional photos) the photographer has to pay a $25 fee and each client is $5. If you’re just taking photos for fun, don’t sweat it, you don’t have to pay this!
What To Wear
Comfortable shoes are a MUST! I recommend flats because of the dirt roads. I wore these Dolce Vita Sandals and they are so comfortable! Johnny wore Cole Haan slip-ons so as not to get a lot of dirt into the fabric of his favorite sneakers. Both pairs were sent to us from DSW and we couldn’t recommend them more, especially with summer on the way!
Springtime in Texas can still be a little cool. You’ll want to bring a light jacket in case you get chilly. Also, do not skimp on sunscreen! Make sure you use SPF 30 or more on your face, neck and body! You’re out in the sun just like you would be if you were at a water park or beach, so make sure to protect your skin. Bring sunglasses and a hat, too!
I hope these tips were helpful. Enjoy your time at Texas Tulips!