The Old Cannery (Sumner)
Head on over to for a special furniture sale and free family-friendly event on Memorial Day weekend, with free hot dogs and soda, free old time photos, and lots more family fun.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How often do the “Seeing the Elephant” getaways take place?
A. Approximately once per month – with the exception of hot, dry summer months.
Q. What are the times?
A. The day begins at 9 a.m. and ends around 2:30-3 p.m.
Q. How do I get there?
A. After you book your trip, you will receive confirmation, directions and other necessary information — about one week prior to your scheduled visit.
Q. Is there much walking?
A. Yes, a lot of walking. These visits are primarily on foot, on various terrain, up and down hills. However, guests may rest as needed and we do provide transportation if needed.
Q. How many people take part?
A. The groups are generally limited to around 40 people.
Q. What about lunch?
A. You will be served a vegetarian (specify if you would like vegan) lunch and will dine outdoors (weather permitting) within view of the elephants.
Q. Can I touch the elephants?
A. No. For safety purposes, there is no touching and all guests must stay a safe distance back.
Q. Can I take pictures or video?
A. Please bring your cameras, binoculars, video.
Q. What else should I bring?
A. Sun block, hat, umbrellas, comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Visits are rain or shine!
Q. Can I bring my young child?
A. This experience is not suitable for those under 13 years of age.
Q. When can I bring my child to see the elephants?
A. We generally have two or three public open houses during the year that are open to all ages. See our for specific dates, times and ticket prices.
Q. Is there anything else I should remember?
A. Yes. Please remember there is no smoking allowed anywhere on any PAWS property. And please leave your pets at home. We do not allow any pets on PAWS property, and that includes in our parking lots!
Had a wonderful Memorial day weekend.
Backyards will be buzzing with the sounds of family gatherings and the smell of Texas BBQ this three-day weekend. But it's good to remember why you and the kids are getting an extra day off. The Memorial Day holiday is a day to remember all who have - and are serving - in the U.S. armed forces. To honor the veterans, here are my picks of free family-friendly events in the Dallas/Fort Worth area: