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 outdoor sculpture gardens. In fact, the downtown area of Dallas is a constantly-evolving work of art ideal for architecture buffs. If traveling with children (or kids at heart), visit the fun and educational Dallas Zoo and Dallas World Aquarium to see some of nature’s most magnificent creatures up close.

Visitors can choose from a wide variety of attractions to fit their schedules and interests. There are plenty of places perfect for a single free afternoon, while other venues offer so many sights, that the traveler will need a full day (or two or three) to take it all in. No matter where you go, expect friendly, Texas hospitality at all the best Dallas attractions.

Klyde Warren Park
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Located between Downtown and Uptown, the innovative Klyde Warren Park is one of Dallas' newest green spaces and it features a wide variety of activities and features, including a dog park, children's playground, fitness area, putting green, ping...  Read More

Nasher Sculpture Center
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Located next to the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the premier art museums in Dallas, Texas. The center seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor galleries: while it's reminiscent of an archaeological site, it is...  Read More

George W. Bush Presidential Center
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The George W. Bush Presidential Center is the home of the Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and the Bush Institute. Visitors can gain access to a wide variety of official records and artifacts from the Bush presidential term, including more...  Read More

Dallas Museum of Art
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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 sculptures, from ancient times to...  Read More

White Rock Lake
White Rock Lake Park
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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 features 9 miles of jogging and...  Read More

Dallas Zoo
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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 highlights including playful...  Read More

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
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Located on the eastern shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden features 66 acres of blooming flower beds, manicured lawns and lush trees. The gardens house over 2400 types of azaleas, including the only publicly...  Read More

Perot Museum of Nature and  Science
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The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is Dallas' newest museum. It is the combination of three already-established museums, the Dallas Museum of Natural History, Dallas Children's Museum and the The Science Place. This new museum is...  Read More

Dallas World Aquarium
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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 performances are just a...  Read More

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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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 collection includes nearly 40,000...  Read More


Meet Denise Brandenberg

Born and raised in Dallas, Denise Brandenberg has been a self-proclaimed “Dallas Ambassador” for out-of-town friends and colleagues for years.

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