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Welcome to Dallas 3-Hour Small Group Tour by Van

1. Welcome to Dallas 3-Hour Small Group Tour by Van

Your guide will welcome you to Texas on this 3-hour small group tour of Dallas. Visit historic sites and learn the stories of these famous landmarks. Take a circular tour from the JFK Memorial in an air-conditioned van. See Founders' Plaza Observation Area, the Old Red Museum, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, and Pioneer Plaza. Then head to Dallas City Hall and Thanks-Giving Square. Explore the famous neighborhood of Deep Ellum and admire the Victorian-style houses in the historic Wilson Block area. Check out the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park, located in the affluent town of Highland Park. Continue through the McKinney Avenue restaurant district, West End, and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Dallas and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

2. Dallas and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

Dallas Tour Part one of this combo tour will take you to many important and iconic location in the Dallas area. You'll get to see the following:  • Founders Plaza • Old Red Court House  • John Neely Bryan Cabin • JFK Memorial • Pioneer Plaza (largest bronze collection in the world) • Dallas City Hall (design by I.M. Pei) • Thanks-Giving Square • First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza • Deep Ellum  • The Wilson Block (historic neighborhood, Queen Anne/Victorian Style Houses) • The Art District (the largest in the world!) • Klyde Warren Park • The City of Highland Park (the 5th richest suburb in the USA, home to many celebrities) • Uptown the McKinney Avenue restaurant district • West End • Dealey Plaza (JFK assassination Point) Southfork Ranch Tour Texans have always believed that they live a lifestyle that's 'larger-than-life.' This is clearly demonstrated at the infamous Southfork Ranch, which featured in the long-running TV show, Dallas. For 13 years (356 episodes), this made-for-TV drama captured the imaginations of millions of people around the world.   One of the longest-running series in American television history, now guests from across the United States and around the world are invited into the 'most visited White House west of D.C.' You'll also get to enjoy the museum and shop at the visitor’s centre where you can buy Southfork Ranch gifts and Texas memorabilia. This is a truly unique experience, a chance to step into the history of television in the United States.

Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Dallas & the JFK Assassination

3. Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Dallas & the JFK Assassination

Start your day exploring the great city of Dallas. On this tour, you will see top sites including Founders Plaza, Old Red Court House, and the John Neely Bryan Cabin. Drive through Pioneer Plaza and see the world's largest bronze collection of life-sized longhorns. Swing by Dallas City Hall, Thanks-Giving Square, First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza, and Deep Ellum. Then head to the Wilson Block, a historic neighborhood known for their Queen Anne/Victorian Style Houses. Head down to the Art District, known to be the largest art district in the world! See Klyde Warren Park and The City of Highland Park, which is the fifth richest suburb in the United States. Here you will see homes to many celebrities. After your Dallas exploration, head to the West End and on to Dealey Plaza to learn more about the history of the JFK assassination. Visit the JFK Memorial and the Dealy Plaza Sixth Floor Museum to understand how the day unfolded on this tragic day. Discuss the theories and conclusions drawn about the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. See the Old School Book Depository Building, the Grassy Knoll, and overlook the Dealy Plaza to see where the former president was assassinated. End your tour at the home of Lee Harvey Oswald, known to be the killer of former President John F. Kennedy. Here you will learn about the conspiracies of the assassination. 

Dallas Arts District Scavenger Hunt

4. Dallas Arts District Scavenger Hunt

Turn the Dallas Arts District into a giant game board on an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour sightseeing tour. Use your smartphone as your guide and work in groups to solve clues and complete challenges. Admire landmarks such as the Meyersen Symphony Center and Dallas Art Museum, and discover lesser-known gems as you learn more about the local history along the way. Enter the city's most active park, and stop to enjoy some of the outdoor art exhibits along the way. Benefit from the flexibility to determine your own pace, and take your time as you stroll through Klyde Warren Park at leisure. Marvel at the monumental Cathedral Santuario de la Virgen de Guadalupe, the postmodern Trammel Crow Center and other attractions.

Dallas: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

5. Dallas: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Take a journey through Dallas' past and present on this guided walking tour. Walk in the footsteps of the JFK assassination, ride the McKinney Avenue Trolley, and visit the vibrant Dallas Arts District. Travel by train, trolley, and on foot for a truly immersive experience. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the John Neely Cabin, a historic wooden cabin landmark in Founders Plaza. Continue your journey to Dealey Plaza, the site of JFK’s assassination. Learn about the true events that took place and find out if Oswald was really the lone shooter. Next, get help from your guide to purchase the All Day Pass for Dallas' light rail (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) to continue the experience. Travel back in time on the historic McKinney Avenue Trolley and learn how the Metropolitan Dallas streetcar lines from the 1950s were brought back to life. Take the trolley to Klyde Warren Park and explore the park that sits at the center of the city. Next, be surrounded by the inspiring Dallas skyline while visiting the Dallas Arts District, a vibrant community celebrating life, culture, and art. Learn about the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Perot Museum, and more. Before finishing your tour, get back on the trolley and head downtown to experience more attractions including Thanksgiving Square, the Majestic Theater, and more.

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What people are saying about Dallas Arts District

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the JFK shooting and the aftermath that followed the November 22. Being a retired law enforcement I got a step by step crime scene synopsis. He was also very cordial towards us visitors. My hat goes out to him.

We only got half the tour due to an ice storm, but the JFK assassination tour was fantastic. Matthew was a great guide and very personable. Highly recommend.

Enjoyed very much! Preston was so knowledgeable and easy to listen to. He kept us engaged and interested. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Dallas!

As a first-time visitor to the city, the tour provided a great introduction. The vehicle was comfortable and our guide, Preston, was top-notch.

Glad we booked this tour...we saw so much and had a terrific guide.