Come to Dallas to enjoy its diverse arts and music scene, prairie landscapes, family entertainment and historic buildings. Southern hospitality is still alive and well in Dallas, which is not a country town run by oil barons and cattle farmers anymore. Almost 7 million people live in the metroplex that is the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area. In this sprawling University City technology and communications are big business.
Downtown is the city’s cultural heart with striking architecture, theaters and creative exhibits in the Arts District. Explore the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the Nasher Sculpture Center next door or browse the art galleries.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza documents the assassination of American president John F. Kennedy. Housed in a former book depository in the historic West End district, you can stand on the exact location where the shot was fired that shocked a nation. The Dallas Heritage Village and the Hall of State are other interesting places to learn more about the city’s history.
Located in north-central Texas, Dallas has a subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters that hardly ever see snowfall. On a sunny day visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with stunning White Rock Lake. Bring the family to the Dallas Zoo or Dallas World Aquarium. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a fun educational experience, while attending an open-air concert in Klyde Warren Park is a great way to spend a warm night.
Fans of the 1980s television show Dallas should drive out to Southfork Ranch, about 40 minutes away from the city. This real mansion was the fictional home of J.R. Ewing’s scheming clan on one of the longest running series in television history.
Back in downtown Dallas, admire Reunion Tower's illuminated dome or head to the Majestic Theater to catch a live show. After a busy day of sightseeing, enjoy barbecued steaks in grill restaurants or have a drink in the popular McKinney Ave entertainment precinct.
Sports, Live Music and Theaters
Relax and enjoy the atmosphere as you watch the Dallas Cowboys in their stunning stadium, one of the largest in the NFL.
Get your adrenalin pumping at this theme park, home to the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Texas.
There is more to this aquarium than fish; explore a South American rain forest, learn about Mayan culture and watch birds and animals under a leafy canopy.
Find out what shows are happening at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, a beloved theater in Dallas. Experience the fascinating museums and great live music in this vibrant area.
Experience the lively atmosphere, watch nail-biting baseball games and admire the retro design of the home ground of the Texas Rangers.
A peaceful green space with gorgeous displays of plant life offers a relaxing change from busy downtown Dallas.
Ascend to the top of the Reunion Tower to witness a 360-degree view of Dallas in the fresh and exciting GeO-Deck. Interface with touch kiosks to discover the city's many landmarks, and then peer out through a telescope to identify the urban landscape from a startling vantage point.
Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.
Dallas CityPASS® tickets include prepaid admission to four of Dallas’s must-see attractions at significant savings off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. Extra perk: CityPASS travelers skip most main-entrance ticket lines.
A wonder for all ages, SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium is home to more than 5,000 sea creatures. Explore 30 displays including interactive touch pools, a turtle rescue center, a 360-degree walk-through tunnel, and an ocean exhibit where a blacktip reef shark swims alongside graceful rays.
Experience spooky stories and unexplained events as you visit some of the most historic and haunted spots in the city—and steady your nerves with a few drinks along the way. Meet your costumed tour guide in downtown Dallas and head off on an adventure to explore the area's eeriest locations.
Start your tour by visiting the somber historic site of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Relive the tragic day from more than 50 years ago with expert guidance from a local historian. Once you have paid your proper respects, head to Uptown Dallas for a taste of Texas.
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