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Top 9 Things to Do and See in Dallas

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and Dallas, Texas has just about everything to offer under the sun—supersized. Incredible museums, restaurants, and some of the best shopping in the country make Dallas a truly one of a kind place.

  • Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

    1. Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

    The top highlight of the city is an incredibly informative museum on
    JFK’s family, life, politics, and theories on his death at the site of
    his tragic assassination.

  • Dallas Museum of Art

    2. Dallas Museum of Art

    The Dallas Museum of Art is one of the largest museums in American. The
    permanent collection is free to the public. Clear your day as five hours isn’t enough to take it all in.

  • Dallas World Aquarium

    3. Dallas World Aquarium

    Lots of winding levels and pathways will take you through different aquatic habitats around the world at the giant Dallas aquarium.

  • Dallas Zoo

    4. Dallas Zoo

    Have fun feeding the giraffes and birds alongside the zoo’s friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great for animal-lovers of all ages.

  • 5. Klyde Warren Park

    Klyde Warren Park is the city’s green lung located in downtown Dallas. Great for an afternoon picnic or checking out the street food scene and getting lunch from a food truck.

  • Reunion Tower

    6. Reunion Tower

    Have dinner in the rotating restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower or just take in the breathtaking view of the Dallas skyline.

  • 7. African American Museum

    With one of the largest African American Folk Art collections in country, this museum offers quantity and quality. Bonus: Admission is free.

  • Trinity River Audubon Center

    8. Trinity River Audubon Center

    This beautiful park is a little out of the city, but it’s a must-see. It’s a cornerstone for Sustainable Dallas as an incredible green facility located on a former landfill.

  • The Nasher Sculpture Center

    9. The Nasher Sculpture Center

    The Nasher offers a relaxing stroll where natural and aesthetic beauty meet. Some call it one of the most fascinating modern museums in America.

Planning Your Visit

  • Mexican Food

    Whether its real Dallas Tex Mex style—that’s a combo plate slathered in ranchero sauce—or traditional Mexican food, this city is home to some of the best in the country. Tacos are good for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there’s always room for guacamole while visiting Dallas.

  • Dallas Weather is Tricky

    Don’t be fooled by its location on the map; a winter in Dallas can be cold and windy. And of course, for about four months of the year, it’s unbearably hot. Pack wisely; this ain’t Los Angeles.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-05:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Weather-wise, spring and fall are both great choices for a visit. However, the football season in the spring drives up prices, while a fall visit means you can visit the State Fair!

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What people are saying about Dallas

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 90 reviews

The van was incredibly clean, and our tour guide wore a mask and had hand sanitizer that he used and offered frequently. Myself, I 22-year-old son and my 16-year-old son decided to go on this tour based on the reviews and I can’t convey how fantastic it truly is!!!!! It’s almost impossible to find something that the three of us all enjoy and they said they would love to do it again!!!! The tour guide Mr. Johnny made the whole experience real, interactive and extremely educational!!!! Truly one of the best tours I have been on in the world!

The Sixth Floor Museum is excellent and would recommend to everyone. However, the combination of the museum AND the tour to the other associated sites connected to Oswald/Ruby prior to and after the assassination were outstanding. We went to sites in the Dallas area related to Oswald's movements that you would not believe are still there and available just as they were over 56 years ago. Our guide, Orlando, was excellent. Get him if you can.

This was definitely the way to go to fully understand and appreciate what happened on those fateful days in November, 1963 when JFK was assassinated. You'll come away from the tour feeling like you have had a very close look at what happened, and you'll still have many unanswered questions. (But they'll be better questions!)

This was a great tour. Orlando is very knowledgeable. We toured all the high points of interest from the tragic assassination of John F Kennedy. We highly recommend this tour and Orlando! Thank you!

Our guide was tremendous and very knowledgeable of the area. The highlands were amazing. I would recommend bringing some water and something light to snack on chips crackers cheese