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Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour with Transport

1. Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour with Transport

Enjoy a tour of the Dallas Cowboys’ new football stadium where an AT&T Stadium guide will walk you through the Dallas Cowboys’ new football expansive stadium.  Tour the grand stadium, the radio box, the press boxes, the private suites, the Cotton Bowl offices, Dr. Pepper Star Bar, and the Ford Motor Company Fountain. Have the chance to stand on the field and throw a ball. Then, just as the players do after a game, head to the locker room, the post-game interview room, and even see the Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleaders locker room. Enjoy an amazing 3-hour tour with live commentary that will make you feel like a star.

Dallas: JFK Assassination and Sixth Floor Museum Tour

2. Dallas: JFK Assassination and Sixth Floor Museum Tour

Explore the history and the world of conspiracies around the tragic assassination of former president John F. Kennedy. Travel to Dealey Plaza, where you can look out over the Grassy Knoll where the assassination took place. The tour includes museum tickets to the Sixth Floor Museum located in Dealey Plaza. From there, head to the John F. Kennedy Memorial. The memorial is surrounded by soaring concrete walls that appear to float, capturing the feeling of loss felt around the world following Kennedy’s assassination. End your tour by visiting the home of Lee Harvey Oswald. Learn about the conspiracies around Oswald before being dropped off in downtown Dallas.

VIP Guided Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour and City Sightseeing

3. VIP Guided Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour and City Sightseeing

The city of Dallas has an amazing history, and along with this historical narrative, you will see all the top sites in Dallas. Begin your tour in Founders Plaza, where you will visit the Old Red Court House, John Neely Bryan Cabin, JFK memorial, and Pioneer Plaza. Head past Dallas City Hall and Thanks-Giving Square as you head to Deep Ellum known for its giant robot statues. From there, head to Wilson Block, a historic neighborhood in Dallas known for Queen Anne, Victorian Style houses as you make your way to the Dallas Art District where you can snap a photo of iconic sculptures. Cruise over to Klyde Warren Park where you can walk under the famous white arches. Make your way to Uptown McKinney Avenue known as the restaurant district in Dallas as you find your way back to Dealey Plaza, where former President, John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  After exploring the top sites in Dallas, embark on a guided tour of AT&T Stadium, home of the five-time Superbowl Champions, the Dallas Cowboys. On this tour, you will be shown the contours of this stadium, including access to their private suites, print, and radio media press boxes, Cotton Bowl offices, and the Dr. Pepper Star Bar. Additionally, guests will be introduced to the interactive Ford Motor Company Fountain, an interior fountain with lights and rapidly changing water flows for quite a performance. You will have exclusive access down to the main level of the stadium, where they can walk out on the field. For the ardent football fans, toss around a football and see what it's like to be in the heart of the stadium. Finish your stadium access on a Miller Lite Club tour, visit the Cowboys and the Cowboy Cheerleaders’ locker rooms, and even the space where post-game interviews are conducted. For newcomers to the city of Dallas, this city combo tour with access to the Dallas Cowboys Stadium is a must for you. By the end of your tour, you will have learned about the history of Dallas, see the top sites in the city, and gain exclusive access to the ins and outs of the Dallas Cowboy Stadium. This tour will end right back at the JFK Memorial where you were picked up.

Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour

4. Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour

Begin the walking tour in Founders Plaza at the Old Wooded Cabin. Learn about the origins of the city Dallas and how it became the 5th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Then, walk to the JFK Memorial, a somber white cenotaph that reflects the emptiness and despair that Americans felt when they heard the news. Discover the untold story of Jackie Kennedy's immense suffering after witnessing her husband's tragic demise. Continue to Dealey Plaza where you will learn, step by step, how that tragic day unfolded. Learn more about the life of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Decide for yourself if he acted alone or if he was part of a wider conspiracy to assassinate the 35th President of the United States. Stand in the very place where Abraham Zapruder captured the famous footage of the assassination, and see where "X" marks the spot on the road where the bullet struck its fatal blow. Finish the tour on the Grassy Knoll where some witnesses said they heard a second shot and saw a "puff of smoke" rising from behind the fence. As our tour ends, you are encouraged to visit The Sixth Floor Museum to continue the journey into the darkest day in Dallas's history. Your guide will help you purchase tickets on the day.

Dallas: Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour

5. Dallas: Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour

Enjoy an eco-friendly alternative sightseeing tour and discover Dallas in the company of a licensed guide on this cruiser tour. Visit the West End and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark districts. Start your tour with a visit to Pioneer Plaza, where you can see a sculpture of the Shawnee Cattle Drive, the world's largest bronze sculpture of its kind, commemorating the 19th-century cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail. Next, head to the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Here, learn about the assassination of President Kennedy and the other historic events that took place here. Continue with a stop at the Giant Eyeball, a 30-ft tall eerily realistic replica of a human garden, for a unique photo opportunity. Make a quick stop outside Dallas City Hall and admire the unique architecture of the building before concluding your tour.

Southfork Ranch and the Series Dallas

6. Southfork Ranch and the Series Dallas

Explore the Southfork Ranch, known as a set for the TV show 'Dallas'. Take home some collectibles from the “Ranch Round-Up” store in the visitor’s center where you’ll find a wide assortment of items seen on the show and worn by the cast. Enjoy a guided train from the Visitor’s Center to the Ewing Mansion that will not only provide you with a history of the property, but will give you a chance to see Texas Longhorns and American Quarter horses. The mansion itself is the next stop on the tour. You’ll hear interesting facts about the filming done there and character insights as you see the “most famous White House” and even J.R. Ewing’s bedroom.  After the mansion tour, you can stroll around the ranch and stop at “Lincolns and Longhorns,” where on display you’ll find Jock Ewing’s original 1978 Lincoln Continental as well as “Dallas” inspired clothing and accessories.

Dallas CityPASS®: Save 49% at 4 Top Attractions

7. Dallas CityPASS®: Save 49% at 4 Top Attractions

See fascinating science and history museums, incredible views from the Reunion Tower, amazing animals, important history and more with the Dallas CityPASS Dallas CityPASS includes admission to: Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Rev up your curiosity and put your brain to the test at the Perot Museum! Where else can you race against a virtual T. rex, touch a tornado, or battle your friends in a remote-control robot arena? With 11 hands-on exhibit halls to explore and a cutting-edge 3D theater, the Perot Museum offers a full day of discovery. Get ready to amaze your brain. Reunion Tower GeO-Deck - Experience breathtaking 360-degree views of Dallas from 470 feet up at the only indoor/outdoor observation deck in Dallas, featuring high-definition zoom cameras, interactive touch screens, telescopes, photo ops, and the Reunion Tower Constellation digital time capsule. Plus your choice of admission to 2 of the following attractions: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum - See an inspiring dedication that teaches the history of the Holocaust and works to "combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.” The museum’s introspective exhibits are grouped into three main gallery spaces: The Shoah Wing, Human Rights Wing, and the Pivot to America Wing. Dallas Zoo - Go on an urban safari at Giants of the Savanna, where you can witness elephants, giraffes, and other African animals interact in a natural grassland setting. Feed a giraffe, watch a predator demo, and discover over 2000 fascinating animals that call the Dallas Zoo home. George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum - Get an in-depth, interactive peek inside the presidency of George W. Bush. In addition to extraordinary special exhibits, museum highlights include A Nation Under Attack, remembering the events of September 11, 2001; Life in the White House, a peek inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; a massive, 360-degree LED screen showing multimedia films; and the hands-on Decision Points Theater.

Welcome to Dallas 3-Hour Small Group Tour by Van

8. 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: Haunted Walking Tour with Dealey Plaza

9. Dallas: Haunted Walking Tour with Dealey Plaza

Enjoy this spooky walking tour and learn the history behind famous Dallas locations. Encounter history and the paranormal, and hear stories of the spirits who still linger. Visit Dealey Plaza, site of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Hear chilling tales of haunted encounters. Visit the Old Red Museum, location of numerous executions in the past. Learn the history of the John Neely Bryan cabin, and find out why voices and giggling can still be heard. Encounter other terrifying stories as you see the sights of Dallas in a different light. Experience the spooky side of Dallas as your guide shows you its haunted streets.

Welcome to Fort Worth 4-Hours Small-Group

10. Welcome to Fort Worth 4-Hours Small-Group

You and your small group will depart from JFK memorial to begin your 4-hour tour with a historian as your guide. Reaching back into the past, when cowboys would stop at Fort Worth’s “Hell’s Half Acre” to rest and relax, glimpse this experience when you visit the Cattle Drive Visitor’s Center. Enjoy a 90 minute stop at the Stockyard Station, with many shops, restaurants, horseback riding, a vintage steam engine and more. See the Horse and Mule Barn livery turned into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Explore the Cowtown Coliseum, built in 1908 and housing the first indoor rodeo 10 years later the world's only cattle drive. You will not need to know much, to be impressed with the historical experience. The end of the tour finishes returning you to the meeting point.

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Planning Your Visit

  • Mexican Food

    Whether its real Dallas Tex Mex style—that’s a combo plate slathered in ranchero sauce—or traditional Mexican food, this city is home to some of the best in the country. Tacos are good for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there’s always room for guacamole while visiting Dallas.

  • Dallas Weather is Tricky

    Don’t be fooled by its location on the map; a winter in Dallas can be cold and windy. And of course, for about four months of the year, it’s unbearably hot. Pack wisely; this ain’t Los Angeles.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-05:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Weather-wise, spring and fall are both great choices for a visit. However, the football season in the spring drives up prices, while a fall visit means you can visit the State Fair!

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What people are saying about Dallas

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 261 reviews

Tom was an informed and entertaining guide. He encouraged questions and did a great job answering them. I really liked his use of primary sources (images) to help tell the story of JFK and Jackie. Tom also knew the history of the area and talked about other interesting events that occurred in Dealey Plaza. A must see in Dallas.

Excellent 4 hour tour. Pick up prompt and central. Guide knowledgeable. 2 stops on the way to take in the Park and Main Street (JFK memorial) before arriving at Fort Worth Stockyards. Plenty of time to explore the stockyards before the cattle walk through.

We took the 4 hour tour and it was well worth the money. Johnny was our tour guide. He did an excellent job on providing us with the facts of that fatal day and gave us a lot to think about. He was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.

Anthony was a great tour guide and knowledgeable. He answered all our questions and was very personable. Great experience.

Guide Anthony was very knowledgeable. Made sure everyone was able to hear him and interacted well with us.