Best Dallas, TX Attractions

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    10. Mesquite Championship Rodeo

    From June through August, the Mesquite Championship Rodeo takes place in 5300-seat, air-conditioned Resistol Arena (renovated in 2009) just east of Dallas. More than 200,000 visitors show up to experience...

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    9. Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

    The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, located at historic Dealey Plaza in the former Texas School Book Depository building, examines the life, times, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Its impressive...

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    6. Dallas Museum of Art

    As its name might suggest, the Dallas Museum of Art is the number one stop among art museums in Dallas, Texas. Its more than 23,000-item collection embraces everything from European paintings to Pacific Island...

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    5. White Rock Lake Park

    Set on the shores of a reservoir constructed in 1911, this city park's grounds in Dallas, Texas offer some of the best outdoor recreation around. White Rock Lake encompasses over 1,000 acres of wooded parkland and...

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    4. Dallas World Aquarium

    From the outside, you may not even realize what a fantastic spot the Dallas World Aquarium really is! Frenzied crocodile feedings, exotic birds soaring freely overhead, a 40-foot waterfall and mesmerizing Mayan dance...

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    1. Dallas Zoo

    On a gorgeous day, there are few better places to bring curious kiddos than the Dallas Zoo, home to approximately 8,000 captivating creatures. The renowned "Wilds of Africa" exhibit is always a crowd-pleaser, with...

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About Dallas, TX Attractions

Whether enjoying a visit to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards or catching championship bull riding at the Mesquite Rodeo, the Dallas area provides plenty of activities to keep you busy. The former Book Depository in Dealey Plaza, for example, is home to the Sixth Floor Museum which chronicles the events leading up to John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Always popular with visitors, the West End is a historic warehouse district that now features over 100 shops and restaurants. Fair Park, a historical landmark and site of the Texas State Fair, includes a wealth of interesting activities, from the Dallas Aquarium to the country’s largest collection of Art Deco buildings. Located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum lures the public with a unique collection of rare Chinese azaleas. For cultural activities, visit the Dallas Museum of Art, where works by Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe and Jackson Pollock are on display. Also outstanding, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth houses everything from pre-Columbian artifacts to 20th-century European paintings.


About Joseph K. Hall Jr.

Joseph K. Hall, Jr. is an editor for 10Best, Inc. His travels have allowed him to sing for pints in Inistioge and eat octopus in Athens. He served as city editor on the 10Best Travel Guides for Atlanta, Dallas and Washington, DC. His work has also appeared in business and collegiate sports publications. In his spare time – when he has it – he serves as a...  Read more »

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