The American Airlines Center is the home to the world champion Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars teams, as well as the entertainment venue of Big D, featuring concerts by international music acts and performances by classics like the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. If you have tickets to one of these upcoming events, you're in luck - as this area of Dallas has a number of world-renowned attractions as well! Plan on coming early or staying late after your event and visiting one of these great spots.
If you're attending a kid-friendly event, take your family to the Dallas World Aquarium beforehand. This fun place is located within walking distance of the AAC and features shark tanks, jaguars and monkeys. If you know you're going to be spending a lot of money at the event, save a buck by bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying it at the always-free Klyde Warren Park, Dallas' newest innovative green space that features a children's playground, putting greens and other activities perfect for enjoying the beautiful weather in Dallas.
History buffs will love the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, to learn more about the life and death of JFK, and the Old Red Museum to get a unique look at the history of Big D. Art lovers can't miss the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center, conveniently located in the Arts District near the AAC.
No matter what you're interested in, you can find a nearby attraction to complement your trip to the American Airlines Center.