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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.

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  • 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 144 reviews

Our guide, Preston, was amazingly knowledgeable and personable. He made the entire tour so pleasant & understandable. He was considerate & pleasant throughout the tour & also has an excellent sense of humor. Because of Preston, our experience was absolutely delightful!

If you like “living history” that you can walk among and see/feel, this is a MUST! Lots of great, not commonly known, facts about the Assassination event. Plus, a very helpful tour of Dallas. If you have 4 hours to spend while in Dallas, this is a MUST DO!

Dalton was an amazing tour guide. Made the tour fun and was very informative. I learned some new pieces of history that I wasn’t aware of that had happened in Dallas. 10/10 would recommend

It was a great time. Enjoyed the ride over and the tour was Awesome I'm hoping to go again with other friends

Preston is THE Best tour guide ever! So knowledgeable about the real history of Dallas!