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Housed in four vaulted galleries, this museum explores the African-American experience through exhibits and displays. Closed Mondays. The African American Museum is the only institution of its kind in the Southwest offering an impressive collection of African and African American art, featuring one of the largest folk art collections in the nation.
3536 Grand Avenue | Dallas, TX 75210
214-565-9026 | www.aamdallas.org
Come enjoy a movie, dinner, and drinks all under one roof! Crowned, “The best theater ever” by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo serves movie fans an explosive combination of hot movies and cold beer.
1005 Lamar Street | Fort Worth, TX 76102
214-914-4443 | www.drafthouse.com/dfw
A full-service restaurant with an upscale 15 lane boutique bowling alley, in the Shops at Park Lane. Bowl & Barrel is a modern American tavern designed to delight the most discerning foodies and cocktail connoisseurs — while offering a bowling experience unparalleled in the DFW Metroplex.
8084 Park Lane, Suite 145 | Dallas, TX 75231
214-363-2695 | www.bowlandbarrel.com
Just minutes from downtown on the shore of White Rock Lake, we feature 66 acres with 11 lush display gardens that offer seasonal color all year long.
8525 Garland Road | Dallas, TX 75218
214-515-6500 | www.dallasarboretum.org
Dallas by Chocolate and Dallas Bites! have taken Dallas by storm, and by chocolate, barbecue and burgers. We offer specialty food tours to some very unique, off- the-beaten-path, locally owned restaurants and shops.
5450 West Lovers Lane | Dallas, TX 75209
972-814-5997 | www.dallasbychocolate.com
Through our exhibits and programs, visitors learn about the discrimination, deep-rooted hatred and the attempted annihilation of the Jews and the systematic persecution of others.
211 N. Record Street, Suite 100 | Dallas, TX 75202
214- 741-7500 | www.dhhrm.org
Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, our museum has a stunning collection with more than 22,000 pieces, spanning the third millennium BC to present day, including ancient Mediterranean art, 18th-20th century European and American art and art of the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
1717 North Harwood Street | Dallas, TX 75201
214-922-1200 | https://www.dma.org
A private aquarium featuring exotic marine life, including Antillean manatees, located in the popular historic district West End, complete with restaurant. Open 7 days a week: 9:00am-5:00pm.
1801 North Griffin | Dallas, TX 75202
214-720-2224 | www.dwazoo.com
Our world-class, 106-acre Dallas Zoo is the largest in Texas and features many rare and endangered species. Don’t miss the award-winning Giants of the Savanna, the only habitat in the U.S. where elephants mingle alongside giraffes, zebra and other African species.
650 South R. L. Thornton Freeway | Dallas, TX 75203
469-554-7500 | www.dallaszoo.com
Fossil Rim is an 1,800 acre world class conservation, research and education center where endangered species are protected and up to 1,000 exotic animals can be viewed from your car window.
2299 County Road 2008 | Glen Rose, TX 76043
254) 897-2960 | https://fossilrim.org
The George W. Bush Presidential Center is a state-of-the art facility on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. It is home to the George W. Bush Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute.
2943 SMU Boulevard | Dallas, TX 75205
Klyde Warren Park, which opened on Oct. 27, 2012, is Dallas’ open air community center offering green space, beautiful amenities, varied and engaging programs and terrific events all for free and in the heart of our city.
2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway | Dallas, TX 75201
214-716-4500 | https://www.klydewarrenpark.org
Open since October 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world.
2001 Flora Street | Dallas, TX 75201
214-242-5150 | www.nashersculpturecenter.org
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science offers dynamic experiences to stimulate curiosity in visitors of all ages. With 180,000 square feet of space, standing 170 feet tall , the extraordinary building and outdoor space serves as a living science lesson, offering provocative illustrations of engineering, technology and conservation.
2201 N. Field Street | Dallas, TX 75202
214-428-5555 | https://www.perotmuseum.org
Perched 470 feet above ground, Reunion Tower’s newly renovated GeO-Deck lets visitors glimpse an impressive view of the city skyline.
300 Reunion Boulevard East | Dallas, TX 75027
214-712-7040 | https://reuniontower.com/
The Sixth Floor Museum presents the social and political landscape of the early 1960s, chronicles President Kennedy’s assassination and its aftermath, and reflects upon his lasting impact on our country and world. Open 7 days a week 10 AM-6 PM Tuesday-Sunday and Noon-6 PM Monday
411 Elm Street | Dallas, TX 75202
214-747-6660 | https://www.jfk.org/
Named after one of the foremost hand surgeons in the world, this collection is an extraordinary private collection of more than 100 cast, bronze-coated hands. The contrast of sizes, and sense of personal capability, when simply viewing life-size hands is intriguing.
3500 Gaston Avenue | Dallas Texas 75246
Spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks, the Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the country. The area showcases more than a dozen different attractions and world-renowned venues.
2301 Ross Avenue, Dallas
Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Art Deco-style Bath House is a welcoming venue for visual and performing artists from an array of backgrounds, and houses a 116-seat black-box theater, three gallery spaces, the White Rock Lake Museum and a number of multipurpose spaces.
521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas
Crown Hill Memorial Park in North Dallas is where the female counterpart of the infamous Bonnie & Clyde is buried. While Clyde Barrow’s resting place in Western Heights Cemetery in South Dallas is not open to the public, Bonnie Parker’s is.
9178 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas
Dallas City Hall is one of the most distinctive and iconic structures in town. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, the inverted wedge shape is a site to see and also features a 7-acre plaza with sculptures by Henry Moore.
1500 Marilla Street, Dallas
214-670-3111 | https://dallascityhall.com
The Dallas Farmers Market is a large public market nestled among the skyscrapers and the hustle of the city in the Farmers Market District. A place where farmers become friends. They feature three kinds of sellers: produce dealers, wholesale dealers and local
920 Harwood Street, Dallas
The mission of the DFACP is to enrich and enhance the quality of life for North Texas area residents, especially families and children, through FREE concerts of classical music and educational activities.
3630 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas
214-520-2219 | www.fineartschamberplayers.org
A conglomeration of four graveyards with the remains of several of the city’s earliest founders. It is located in the Convention Center Ditrict of downtown Dallas, and directly east of Pioneer Plaza. It is the final resting place for four Dallas mayors, the city's early business leaders and heroes of the Texas revolution. Also located in the cemetery is the Confederate War Memorial.
1201 Marilla Street, Dallas
Pioneer Plaza is a large public park located in the Convention Center District of downtown Dallas.
It contains a large sculpture and is a heavily visited tourist site. Adjacent to the plaza is the Pioneer
Park Cemetery which features the Confederate
1428 Young Street, Dallas
214-953-1184 | www.texastrees.org/resources/pioneer-plaza/
For more than 20 years, the DSO has presented the Community Concerts Series throughout Dallas in the spring. These free outdoor performances include the popular Memorial Day Concert at Flagpole Hill, which is topped off by a stirring fireworks show. Other
locations are selected on a rotating basis.
Where: Various locations
Of Dallas' many different neighborhoods, none are quite as intriguing as Deep Ellum, the city's music epicenter. More than 100 years ago, this area was where jazz and blues musicians cut their teeth, and where gamblers and rabble-rousers danced the night away and attended minstrel shows. Now, it is home to much of the city's avant-garde culture, where art galleries, music venues, restaurants and theaters line the streets, just as they did in the early 1900s.
Located between Good-Latimar and Exposition Avenue, Main, Elm and Commerce streets.
The D-Link is a free service shuttle provided by DART. The D-Link features routes that let you explore the districts of downtown Dallas and historic Oak Cliff, including the Dallas Arts District. It’s your link to arts, fun, culture and dining.
Dealey Plaza is a 3.1 acre special use city park in
the West End district of downtown
Dallas, established in 1935. It is sometimes called the "birthplace of Dallas". It also was the location of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, on November 22, 1963.
At the corner of Cedar Springs Road and Hood Street, Dragon Park is privately-owned secret garden in Dallas’s Oak Lawn neighborhood, and offers a quiet reprieve from a city often mired in traffic. The entrance is shrouded in thick green trees that largely obscure it from the sidewalk and at a casual glance. Two Chinese guardian lions which sit watchfully greeting visitors with a fierce cordiality.
3520 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas
Kiest is a 263.1 acre metropolitan park, established in 1930. There are facilities for baseball, softball, basketball, picnic areas, playground, volleyball, soccer fields, tennis courts and walking trails. Many areas are equipped for the handicapped, wheelchairs and visually impaired.
3080 S Hampton Road, near Perryton Drive, Dallas
This open park area in the center of downtown next to the Old Red Courthouse houses the replica of John Neely Bryan's log cabin - the home of the city's founder. The site also includes a fountain, terrazzo map of Dallas county in the 1800s and the John F. Kennedy Memorial.
600 Elm street, Dallas
Water dances and leaps skyward at Downtown’s Fountain Place. At the base of this dramatically sculpted, 60 floors, 1.2-million-square-foot office tower of green reflective glass lies an oasis of colorful flowers, waterfalls, 172 bubbler fountains and a central fountain. The latter is one of the world’s most complex and consists of 217 water jets.
1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas
Fort Worth is where the West begins, and nothing embodies Western heritage better than the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, every inch of the Stockyards tells the true history of Texas’s famous livestock industry.
2501 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
From the observation area known as Founders Plaza, visitors will see some of the 2,300 daily takeoffs and landings of the world’s fourth busiest airport. The area features long-distance binoculars, parking, a graph board to help identify different aircrafts, speaker systems featuring audio straight from the Control Tower and four picnic areas.
700 N Airfield Drive, Grapevine
Located less than one mile north of downtown Dallas, the Freedman’s Cemetery is a pre-Civil War, African-American burial ground in what was once the Freedman’s Town Area—a small Dallas community formed by African-Americans freed from slavery in the mid-1860s. This historic and state landmark memorial features larger-than-life-size figures cast in bronze by African-American artist, David Newton.
2525 N Central Expressway, Dallas
Experience the stories of aviation and space flight – from the Wright Flyer to the one-of-a-kind Flying Pancake; the Apollo VII spacecraft, 13 historical galleries, and over 35,000 artifacts; the Living History program and our acclaimed STEM education program. The Frontiers of Flight Museum is the perfect place to explore the history and progress of aviation as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther.
6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas
214-350-3600 | https://www.flightmuseum.com/
Inspired by Italy’s famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Galleria Dallas is touted by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Places to Shop.” Featuring an impressive international collection of more than 200 shops and boutiques. It even has a full-sized ice-skating rink, and during the holiday season it boasts the largest indoor Christmas tree in the US.
13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas
Every city has supposed haunted places, and armed with a little historical knowledge and a good camera, visitors may just find something unexpected at these places around town (please note: these venues are only allegedly haunted, and may not be free admission to enter), including: Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum, Historic West End, Millermore Mansion at Old City Park, The Adolphus Hotel, Majestic Theatre, White Rock Lake, Lizard Lounge and Hotel Lawrence.Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.
This historic neighborhood offers a glimpse to Dallas’ past with masterfully restored buildings. Visitors can stroll the cobblestone streets, people watch and experience street festivals. A myriad of shops, restaurants and entertainment abound, including The Sixth Floor Museum and Wild Bill’s Western Store.
Lone Star Park is the place in Dallas/Fort Worth to watch and wager on Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. The facility ranges from Grandstand seating starting a $3.00 per person to Penthouse Suites which includes a buffet.
1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie
972-263-RACE | https://www.lonestarpark.com/
With so many choices, where do you begin? Right here. Take a look at all the amazing things to do while at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor—from pulse-pounding speed slides to gentler options for tots. Catch a bite at one of our restaurants and don't forget to pick up your souvenirs so you can remember the day!
1800 E Lamar Boulevard, Arlington
The first Dallas Public Library opened downtown in 1901 with help from Andrew Carnegie. The current facility, named in honor of former mayor J. Erik Jonsson, opened in 1982 and features eight stories.
1515 Young Street, Dallas
The John F. Kennedy Memorial was designed by architect Philip Johnson and dedicated in 1970. The “open tomb” style symbolizes the freedom of JFK’s spirit, and gives visitors a space for reflection and remembrance. Within walking distance is Dealey Plaza, the site of John F. Kennedy’s assassination
on Nov. 22, 1963.
411 Elm Street, Dallas
214-747-6660 | www.jfk.org/the-assassination/history-of-john-f-kennedy-
Knox-Henderson is one of the city’s most vibrant nightlife districts, packed with colorful Tex-Mex diners, upscale gastropubs and mellow, late-night cafes. The shopping scene centers on high-end home furnishings, both retro and contemporary, plus consignment stores for antiques and vintage fashion finds. The Katy Trail, a former railroad that’s now a popular jogging and cycling route, runs along the area’s west edge.
Oak Lawn -Between Uptown, Lower Greenville Avenue and the town of Highland Park
Promoting, preserving and developing Latino and Hispanic arts and culture, the Latino Cultural Center showcases local and national talent via live entertainment, film, performances, arts & crafts for kids, exhibitions and more. Most of the events are free. Please check its site for the latest happenings.
2600 Live Oak Street, Dallas
214-671-0050 | http://lcc.dallasculture.org/
Lower Greenville is known for Greenville Avenue, a lively dining and nightlife strip packed with trendy bistros, tequila bars and convivial patios hung with festive lights. A neon-lit marquee beckons indie and alt-country fans to the Granada Theater, a buzzy live music venue in a 1940s art deco building. Off the avenue, stylish bungalow homes line the quiet,
Greenville Avenue between Mockingbird Lane
and Ross Avenue
Take a walk through history and experience a dream that began more than four decades ago, when Mary Kay Ash set out to build a company that would give women unlimited opportunity. The cosmetics headquarters offers a free museum that showcases the accomplishments and business ideas of Mary Kay Ash, and includes a theater and Hall of Honor.
16251 Dallas Parkway, Addison
McKinney Avenue Transit Authority is 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization and due to our gracious funding partners, we are an entirely FREE service to ride, 365 days a year. Although we don’t have any designated parking for our M-Line services, we typically always suggest for our riders to park at our Uptown Station, located at 2700 Cityplace West Boulevard.
3153 Oak Grove Avenue, Dallas
214-855-0006 | http://www.mata.org/how-to-ride/
Inside the stone walls of our 11th century-style castles, Medieval Spain will come to life before your eyes. The festivities include a delicious hot 4 course meal (vegetarian available), epic battles of steel and steed, jousting, weaponry, falconry and horsemanship. Special occasion packages available.
2021 N Stemmons Freeway, Dallas
Housed in the lobby of the hospital, this is the largest permanent model train display in the country. Eight trains run simultaneously at the free exhibit that’s open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.
1935 Medical District Drive, Dallas
Located in the Arts District, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center was designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect, I. M. Pei, and it has impressive architectural features, open spaces, unsurpassed acoustics and is surrounded by stunning sculptures and works of art. It’s visually spectacular, and does
not require a concert ticket.
2301 Flora St, Dallas
214-670-3600 | https://www.mydso.com/
Since its founding in 1966 by Mattie Caruth Byrd, The Museum of Biblical Art Dallas has greeted over 50,000 visitors annually as a beautiful space where Biblically-themed art is exhibited and boasts eleven galleries.
7500 Park Lane, Dallas
214-368-4622 | www.biblicalarts.org/
Dallas is home to several scenic and historically rich neighborhoods and communities. Check out the luxury homes and green-spaces in Turtle Creek and Highland Park. See the largest collection of Prairie-Style homes in the country in the Munger Place Historic District and breathtaking mansions and historical landmarks on Swiss Avenue.
Old East Dallas, Swiss Avenue.
Originally opened in 1907 and permanently moved to its current location on the corner of Main and Ervay streets in 1914, the Neiman Marcus flagship store is a must-see for any sartorialist. Stroll the street and window shop, or venture inside for luxury goodies.
1618 Main St, Dallas
North Park Center is Dallas’ premier shopping and dining favorite and a not-to-be missed destination for art enthusiasts. The art collection features major works by renowned artists including Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Joel Shapiro, Jim Dine, among others. North Park’s 1.4-acre landscaped garden, Center Park, doubles as a serene retreat and an exciting venue for free community events.
8687 N Central Expressway, Dallas
214-363-7441 | www.northparkcenter.com/
The OCCC provides the residents of Oak Cliff with art and cultural experiences reflecting the diversity of the surrounding neighborhood. The renovated OCCC replaced the Ice House Cultural Center, which provided cultural services to the neighborhood for more than a decade. Participate in free theatre workshops, dance classes, art exhibits and receptions, and more.
223 W Jefferson Boulevard, Dallas
214-670-3777 | http://occc.dallasculture.org/
Dedicated to inspire and educate visitors about
the rich and varied cultural, economic, political and social history of the Dallas County Area, it serves
as a symbol of Dallas heritage. Built in 1892.
100 S Houston Street, Dallas
214-757-1914 | www.oldred.org/
The Pegasus has long been recognized as the symbol of Dallas and her indomitable spirit. Located in the heart of downtown in Dallas City Center, Pegasus Plaza at City Center features a limestone fountain and winding stream that anchor the design of the plaza.
Main at Akard Streets in Downtown Dallas
Featuring 70 bronze steers and three bronze trail riders by artist Robert Summers, this larger-than-life cattle drive sculpture is situated on the actual Shawnee Trail drive of the 1850s, located in front of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
1428 Young Street, Dallas
This free, self-guided tour is a 3.3-mile route highlighting 30 pieces of art and architecture in the Arts District and downtown. See classic architecture, contemporary sculptures,
Dallas icons and everything in between.
To get your map: www.bryanplace.net/resources/things-to-do-in-the-area/public-artwalk-dallas
Museum with kitschy oddities on display, including the strange, the shocking, and beautiful. Enjoy some eye-popping exhibits where you can pose with your favorite celebrity, lose yourself in our spinning vortex tunnel, and even see a shrunken head!
Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax—Over 200 life sized figures.
601 E Palace Parkway, Grand Prairie
972-263-2391 | www.ripleys.com/grandprairie/
Nestled in a unique location on the second floor of the Saint Ann restaurant and bar, this collection includes Japanese armor, artwork, helmets, masks, horse armor, weaponry and accessories. It’s one of the largest collections of its type in the world. Then afterward, pull up to the bar downstairs for craft beer and charcuterie.|
2501 N Harwood Street, Dallas
On the bottom floor of the free Crow Collection of Asian Art in the Arts District sits a shaded sculpture garden with a serene atmosphere, featuring 15 historical and contemporary Asian sculptures as well as vegetation, manicured trees and more.
2010 Flora Street, Dallas
This 212-acre park was the first Six Flags, but because of the later acquisitions it is not the oldest park of the Six Flag chain (that particular title is held by six Flags New England). The park opened on August 5, 1961, following just a year of construction. It features thrill, family and kids rides. Entertainment, events, shopping and dining.
2201 E. Road to Six Flags Street, Arlington
SMU is a private research university with nearly 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools.
214-768-2000 | www.smu.edu/
This means that at any given time in any given local sports bar, visitors will find sports fans cheering for the home team. Join the fun at one of the city’s many sports hangouts.
Located in Dallas' historic Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organically maintained urban oasis filled with natural wonders. We have 7.5 acres featuring native and adapted plants, as well as a climate controlled Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium, featuring tropical butterflies.
3601 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Dallas
214-428-7476 | https://txdg.org/
Thanks-Giving Square is a private park and public facility anchoring the Thanksgiving Commercial Center district of downtown Dallas. Dedicated in 1976, the complex consists of three components: a garden and chapel building, a section of the underground pedestrian network, and the Bullington Truck Terminal.
1627 Pacific Avenue Dallas
Dallas’ popular Uptown district is exploding with new residential, retail and entertainment centers with a variety of elements coming together for an experience that will appeal to all types and tastes. Hop on the free M-Line Trolley and explore the sights of one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods.
The West Village shopping center is the unofficial epicenter; start there, or sight-see historic homes off McKinney Avenue. West Village proper has 88 retail, restaurant and entertainment tenants within 244,000 square feet and contains approximately 700 residential units.
3699 McKinney Avenue, Dallas
Located in the Middle of central Dallas off Mockingbird lane, White Water Lake is a man-made water and park area built in 1911. It's popular destination for locals and visitors alike, and features several points of interest including Winfrey Point, Bath House Cultural Center, Big Thicket, White Rock Boat Club, White Rock Dog Park and more. A 9.3-mile paved path around the lake is perfect for running and biking, and scenic views lend themselves to picturesque picnics. For those looking to get onto the water, paddle boards, canoeing, rowing and sailing are great options for a fun day at the lake.
8300 East Lawther Drive, Dallas
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