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10 Best places to visit in Dallas

Collin County / Dallas County / Denton County / Kaufman County / Rockwall County, Texas

Dallas is located on the rolling prairies of northeast Texas, where the three branches of the Trinity River merge. It is the second-largest city in Texas and the eighth-largest city in the United States. The Lone Star State's third-largest city is a sprawling metropolis, boasting a rich history, signature snacks, and internationally-recognized architecture. Read on to learn more about the place resident’s call the "Big D. The city of Dallas has a rich history rooted in ranching, farming, and oil production, growing rapidly as a trade center after the introduction of the railroad in 1873. After WWII, the city became home to numerous insurance corporations and banks, making it an important business and financial center - perfect fodder for that most famous of soap operas about power, money, and intrigue: Dallas. Tourists will also enjoy the wide variety of architecture, most notably modern and postmodern structures like the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Gothic revival Kirby Building, and the Victorian and Neoclassical homes on Swiss Avenue. There are also some wonderful things to enjoy explore and experiment here, so let’s have a look at the best things to do in Dallas!

Visiting Places

1. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

For a lovely family day out in the fresh air, drop into Dallas’s gorgeous Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The 66 acre gardens offer lots of interest, especially for the younger family members, including the amazing 8 acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden with its fun play and exploration area as well as the Children’s Garden Café.

2. Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art has been a long-standing institution in the city since it opened in 1903. One of the ten largest museums in the United States, it has a collection of more than 24,000 works from the Americas and around the globe, including everything from ancient artifacts to contemporary art. Highlights from the collection include Classical art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, paintings by Claude Monet in the European art gallery, and several contemporary pieces by Jackson Pollock.

3. Dallas World Aquarium

Conveniently located within walking distance of the city's historic downtown core, Dallas World Aquarium is a fun and educational excursion for young and old alike. Housed in some 87,000 gallons of saltwater is a vast array of sea life including bonnet head sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, sea turtles, giant groupers, and rare leafy sea dragons, all living in natural reef settings. A fun highlight is the Orinoco Rainforest exhibit, complete with numerous free-flying birds, such as toucans, along with tree sloths and aquatic species such as Orinoco crocodiles and poison dart frogs.

4. Old Red Museum

This is a really interesting venue to take the family to. The red sandstone courthouse was built in 1890 and firstly served as a courthouse, and is now a museum exhibiting some fascinating artifacts, from the prehistoric to current day. The family can learn all about Dallas’s first settlement in 1841 and the kids in particular will love looking at the museum’s display of a mammoth tusk and some shark teeth!

5. Highland Park Village

Dallas is well known for its glitter and glam, and dropping into Highland Park Village will give you a taste of how the other half live, for sure! The venue was also America’s first self contained shopping center and is well known for the first class upscale plaza that it is today. From Hermes to Christian Louboutin and from Chanel to Alexander McQueen, the mall is filled with snazzy designer shops.

6. The Sixth Floor Museum

Most people will make this poignant visit when they visit Dallas. The Sixth Floor Museum documents the much loved President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and legacy, housing many facts about the tragic day as well as covering the President’s early life and presidential policies. ach admission comes with a self guided audio tour which makes the visit that much more educational. Even more poignant is to be able to stand at the corner window where those fateful shots had been fired. There is also an award winning gift shop offering a considerable selection of books and films as well as a nice café filled with freshly brewed coffees, teas, pastries and sandwiches.

7. Perot Museum of Nature and Science

The Perot Museum is very popular with children of all ages, in particular because of its interesting hands-on learning experiences. The museum is home to five floors of 11 permanent exhibit halls that contain state-of-the-art video and 3D computer animation with awesome, life-like simulations, educational games and interactive kiosks.

8. Klyde Warren Park

Klyde Warren Park is unusual in that it sits over a freeway; the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, in fact! This 5.2 acre public park opened in 2012, and named for Klyde Warren, the young son of billionaire Kelcy Warren. This unique park is easily accessible as it sits right in the middle of uptown Dallas, with food trucks and restaurants along its perimeter.

9. Nasher Sculpture Centre

Opened in 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center has a collection of modern and contemporary sculpture and contains exhibits exploring the history of the art of sculpture. Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, large outdoor sculptures are on display throughout the tree-lined grounds. Highlights include pieces by Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, and Andy Warhol. The museum and sculpture park also regularly host events, including lectures and concerts.

10. White Rock Lake Park

White Rock is a very popular park, offering an ample variety of special events and runs, and is loved for the fact it has managed to offer a natural area with plenty of wildlife right in the middle of an urban setting. It is also a wonderful day out for all the family as there is so much you can do here. From bird watching to kayaking and canoeing where you can enjoy paddling around the lovely lake, and with 9.33 miles of hiking and bike trails, along with picnic areas.



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Dallas Information

County : Collin County / Dallas County / Denton County / Kaufman County / Rockwall County
State : Texas
Zip Code : 75006 / 75007 / 75019 / 75032 / 75037 / 75041 / 75043 / 75051 / 75052 / 75062 / 75063 / 75080 / 75081 / 75087 / 75088 / 75089 / 75098 / 75104 / 75115 / 75126 / 75141 / 75149 / 75150 / 75159 / 75166 / 75182 / 75201 / 75202 / 75203 / 75204 / 75205 / 75206 / 75207 / 75208 / 75209 / 75210 / 75211 / 75212 / 75214 / 75215 / 75216 / 75217 / 75218 / 75219 / 75220 / 75221 / 75222 / 75223 / 75224 / 75225 / 75226 / 75227 / 75228 / 75229 / 75230 / 75231 / 75232 / 75233 / 75234 / 75235 / 75236 / 75237 / 75238 / 75240 / 75241 / 75242 / 75243 / 75244 / 75245 / 75246 / 75247 / 75248 / 75249 / 75250 / 75251 / 75252 / 75253 / 75254 / 75258 / 75260 / 75261 / 75262 / 75263 / 75264 / 75265 / 75266 / 75267 / 75270 / 75275 / 75277 / 75283 / 75284 / 75285 / 75286 / 75287 / 75301 / 75303 / 75310 / 75312 / 75313 / 75315 / 75320 / 75323 / 75326 / 75334 / 75336 / 75339 / 75340 / 75342 / 75343 / 75344 / 75353 / 75354 / 75355 / 75356 / 75357 / 75359 / 75360 / 75363 / 75364 / 75367 / 75368 / 75370 / 75371 / 75372 / 75373 / 75374 / 75376 / 75378 / 75379 / 75380 / 75381 / 75382 / 75386 / 75387 / 75388 / 75389 / 75390 / 75391 / 75392 / 75393 / 75394 / 75395 / 75396 / 75397 / 75398
Type : City
Latitude : 32.79333
Longitude : -96.76651
Area Code : 214 / 469 / 972
Population : 1341075
House Holds : 487855
Median Income : 45215
Land Area : 880490579
Water Area : 116176833
Time Zone : America/Chicago