Dallas Attractions: A Wonderful Blend of History, Culture and Fun
While everyone knows that Dallas is the place for shopping and dining, discerning travelers can also find a wide variety of attractions and activities in Dallas. As Big D features beautiful weather for most of the year, some attractions offer beautiful outdoor scenery with plenty of pathways and walking trails, such as the Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake Park.
Other Dallas landmarks are where significant historical events occurred, and visitors can see them in perfectly restored settings. Culture lovers can visit one of many area museums that feature a wide variety of art exhibits – from the roots of modern art to... Read more »
The Dallas Zoo features some of the most exotic animals in the whole Lone Star State.
Local Expert Tip: "Take the Dart Red Line to avoid traffic and parking issues. "
- Type: Attractions, Children's Museums, Family Friendly, History Museums, IMAX Theaters, Museums
- Neighborhood: Victory Park
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is Dallas' premier museum.
Local Expert Tip: "Get great discounts when you bundle admission and special exhibit entry fees together. "
- Type: Gardens
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is one of the best outdoor spaces in Big D.
Local Expert Tip: "Check out the beautiful seasonal displays, such as the pumpkin patch in the autumn. If you're in town during the summer months, don't miss one of many outdoor evening concerts. "
The Dallas World Aquarium is the perfect Dallas attraction for rainy, cold or hot days!
Local Expert Tip: "For a rare treat, feed the toucans!"
White Rock Lake Park is where city slickers can escape to nature just minutes from downtown.
Local Expert Tip: "Bring a picnic lunch for one of many scenic settings along the walking trail. "
The Dallas Museum of Art features famous international works of art and artists.
Local Expert Tip: "Go on a Thursday evening, when there is always a live jazz band, as well as cocktails and food at the onsite cafe. "
The George W. Bush Presidential Center is the perfect Dallas attraction for history and political science buffs.
Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the interactive exhibits that allow you to see what Bush saw when he made decisions about the financial bailout and the Iraq war."
The Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the most unique art museums in Texas.
Local Expert Tip: "If you can, go the first Saturday of the month when admission is free. "
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is a must-see Dallas attraction that shouldn't be missed.
Local Expert Tip: "Don't forget to walk around on the grassy knoll after the museum."
The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is the perfect place to experience Dallas cowboy culture.
Local Expert Tip: "Arrive with a hearty appetite and enjoy an all-you-can-eat Sonny Bryan's barbecue feast. "
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