The Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex is known as a hub of art and culture, incredible food, endless shopping, famous sports teams, and interesting history. The cities are home to over 7.4 million people, the most of any city in the south. There are always new things to see and do, no matter how long your stay is. Below are ten accessible places to check out during your next visit to Dallas!
- The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and the John F. Kennedy Memorial
Dealey Plaza Historic District, a National Historic Landmark, is home to many famous spots in the city. Often called “the birthplace of Dallas”, it’s the location of the first home, post office and courthouse, along with the infamous Grassy Knoll. Amongst its famous buildings is The Sixth Floor museum, located in the old Texas School Book Depository. Here you can learn about the history, legacy, and assassination of President John Kennedy. One block away is the Kennedy Memorial, an open-space room that was erected in 1970 to honor the president’s free spirit.
- Reunion Tower
Take a ride to the top of this iconic tower for incredible panoramic views of the city. Observation decks, telescopes, and interactive videos help you to fully soak in the views from 470 feet up.
- The Cultural District in Ft. Worth
The Cultural District is home to dozens of museums, restaurants, shops, parks, and events. Visit one of their many art museums, including: the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Explore other interests at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, or the Casa Mañana Theater. To explore all that the district has to offer or to plan your trip, visit the city’s guide.
- Perot Museum of Nature and Science
This five story museum will test your imagination while teaching you about everything from fossils to energy to DNA. With 12 permanent exhibit halls, rotating exhibitions, and films to watch, you’ll be able to spend hours discovering the rooms of the museum.
- Accessible Food Tour
For the person who can never try enough food, take a tour around the neighborhoods in Dallas to get to try several different restaurants. A local tour guide will make sure that you taste the best dishes, even if they are more of a local secret. As an added bonus, the travel between restaurants will provide a guided tour of the city!
- Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Nearly 20 different gardens make up this incredible space dedicated to preserving, educating, and researching the art and science of horticulture. Last year, nearly a million visitors from 90 countries toured their 66-acre grounds. Rotating seasonal exhibits are also a great way to experience a season’s blooms. Their fall festival, Pumpkin Village, runs through the end of October and features over 90,000 pumpkins and gourds, 150,000 fall flowers, and several topiary displays which together display their theme, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”.
- Deep Ellum
As one of the incredibly unique neighborhoods in Dallas, Deep Ellum has had a long and important history since its founding in 1873. The 20s established the area as a scene for jazz and blues, with the next century seeing an explosion of all styles of music. Prevalent street murals, community galleries, and other public arts have led this neighborhood to be known for their art. Explore the streets to see an incredible collection of live muraling, galleries, restaurants, markets and museums.
- AT&T Stadium
The Dallas Cowboys are arguably one of the most famous football teams in the country, but their home is just as well-known. The AT&T Stadium is the largest domed structure in the world, and is home to incredible pieces of contemporary art. Take either a VIP or a self-guided tour to experience all that the massive stadium has to offer.
- George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The 13th Presidential Library, administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, was dedicated in 1997 to preserving and publicizing the artifacts and records of George H.W. Bush, our 41st President.
- Meadows Museum
A local philanthropist, Algur Meadows, was inspired during numerous travels through Spain to start his own Spanish art collection. Since opening in 1965, The Meadows Museum has grown to become the home of carefully selected works of art, from early Renaissance works to modern masterpieces. The works together are one of the finest Spanish collections outside of Spain and is dedicated to advancing education and understanding.
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