Best Sightseeing Spots in Dallas: From Historical Tours to Museums
Putting together an itinerary for seeing all the best sights in Dallas this vacation? Or are you planning a Dallas "staycation" for the family this summer? Perhaps you've got a few hours to kill between business meetings, and want to know the best stuff to see, or you're putting together a comprehensive weekly plan. Either way, our 10Best list should have you covered. While there are always great things to experience, there are typically things you wish you would have passed on as well. Don't worry - stick to our list and your Dallas vacation will be a hit!
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The George W. Bush Presidential Center is Dallas' newest sightseeing attraction.
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 Dallas World Aquarium is one of Dallas' best sightseeing spots - great for visitors of all ages and perfect during any time of the year.
Local Expert Tip: "For a rare treat, feed the toucans!"
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles Dallas' dark history of the JFK assassination.
Local Expert Tip: "End your museum visit with a trip to the grassy knoll. "
- Type: Attractions, Children's Museums, Family Friendly, History Museums, IMAX Theaters, Museums
- Neighborhood: Victory Park
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is so much fun, you won't even realize you're learning something new!
Local Expert Tip: "Wrap up your visit with a tip to the outdoor park with giant musical instruments. "
The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is the best place in Dallas to experience a real-life rodeo.
Local Expert Tip: "Arrive with a hearty appetite and enjoy an all-you-can-eat Sonny Bryan's barbecue feast."
The Nasher Sculpture Center is one of Dallas' best outdoor museums and should be on every art-lovers' to-do list.
Local Expert Tip: "Get free admission the first Saturday of each month."
The Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park is perfect for kids who can tour an old schoolhouse and pet friendly donkeys!
Local Expert Tip: "Take the cell phone tour. "
Pioneer Plaza celebrates Dallas' cattle history in style and it's a great place for a Dallas photo op.
Local Expert Tip: "If you're already going to be at the Dallas Convention Center, make a trip to visit this unique Dallas landmark. "
A sightseeing list of Dallas wouldn't be complete without the iconic Southfork Ranch.
Local Expert Tip: "Bring your camera!"
Texas Discovery Gardens is one of the most cost-efficient attractions in Dallas.
Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave without touring the butterfly house. "
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