Top attractions in Dallas
Top 9 Things to Do and See in Dallas
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and Dallas, Texas has just about everything to offer under the sun—supersized. Incredible museums, restaurants, and some of the best shopping in the country make Dallas a truly one of a kind place.
1. Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The top highlight of the city is an incredibly informative museum on
JFK’s family, life, politics, and theories on his death at the site of
his tragic assassination.
2. Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art is one of the largest museums in American. The
permanent collection is free to the public. Clear your day as five hours isn’t enough to take it all in.
3. Dallas World Aquarium
Lots of winding levels and pathways will take you through different aquatic habitats around the world at the giant Dallas aquarium.
4. Dallas Zoo
Have fun feeding the giraffes and birds alongside the zoo’s friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great for animal-lovers of all ages.
5. Klyde Warren Park
Klyde Warren Park is the city’s green lung located in downtown Dallas. Great for an afternoon picnic or checking out the street food scene and getting lunch from a food truck.
6. Reunion Tower
Have dinner in the rotating restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower or just take in the breathtaking view of the Dallas skyline.
7. African American Museum
With one of the largest African American Folk Art collections in country, this museum offers quantity and quality. Bonus: Admission is free.
8. Trinity River Audubon Center
This beautiful park is a little out of the city, but it’s a must-see. It’s a cornerstone for Sustainable Dallas as an incredible green facility located on a former landfill.
9. The Nasher Sculpture Center
The Nasher offers a relaxing stroll where natural and aesthetic beauty meet. Some call it one of the most fascinating modern museums in America.
Planning Your Visit
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.
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- 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
Good to arrive several minutes early as this is a popular venue. Our grands (2-8) really enjoyed it. Watch out for the"bubble" viewing areas where the kids crawl under the support to enter/exit. Even though they seem to be well padded our youngest got a pretty good cut to his scalp while exiting. Since it is dark in most areas we failed to see the cut until we were out of the venue. We didn't return to inform the operator.
Matt did a phenomenal tour for us. Very informative and it was neat to watch them preparing the stadium floor for the rodeo. Would highly recommend the tour even if you aren’t a cowboys fan, the stadium is interesting to see.
Orlando was a great guide. We learned lots about the main people involved in those days’ events. We saw more than just the shooting area. Lots of interesting history. And Orlando was very professional and nice.
Excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable on the subject. One hour was not enough time. Wish I would have done the 2 hour
Johnnie was punctual, entertaining, and informative. We thought that the entire experience was outstanding.