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Dallas Attractions

What to See and Do in Dallas


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WHAT TO SEE & DO DALLAS ATTRACTIONS


MUSEUMS

African American Museum
Fair Park
E. Grand Avenue @ Robert B. Cullum Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75226
www.aamdallas.org
Home to an impressive collection of African-American artistic, cultural and historical pieces.

A vintage train at the Age of Steam Railroad Museum
Age of Steam Railroad Museum

Age of Steam Railroad Museum
Fair Park
Parry Ave. @ Washington Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
214-428-0101
www.dallasrailwaymuseum.com
If you love old trains, this is the place for you. Steam, diesel, and electric locomotives, cabooses and a complete pre WWII passenger train are there for you to explore.

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-922-1200
www.dallasmuseumofart.org
For more than a century, the Dallas Museum of Art has been a mainstay on the Dallas cultural scene. Important collections of early American silver, pre-Columbian and Asian art are part of the permanent collections along with fine examples of artists from the Renaissance to contemporary times.

Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2792
817-332-8451
www.kimbellart.org
The beautiful Louis I. Kahn light flooded building is only one reason to visit this highly regarded museum with a permanent collection of important works ranging from antiquities to the modern 20th century and always interesting special exhibitions.

The Tadao Ando building at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Tadao Ando's Modern Art Museum

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street.
Ft. Worth, TX 76107
817-738-9215
www.themodern.org
The stunning Tadao Ando building that appears to be floating on water in the middle of the prairie and is home to very good collection of past World War II modern art.

The Museum of Nature and Science
Fair Park
E. Grand Avenue @ Robert B. Cullum Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75226
214-428-5555
www.natureandscience.org
Explore nature and science, from subatomic to dinosaur bones at these adjoining museums, fun for kids and adults alike.

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
214-242-5100
www.nashersculpturecenter.org
Home of an extraordinary collections of modern sculpture from the collection of real estate developer Raymond Nasher and his late wife Patsy. A rotating selection ranging from Richard Serra to Alberto Giacometti, the sculpture gardens and center offer something for everyone with an interest in modern art.

The window from which Oswald shot JFK can now be seen up close at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, Texas
Oswald Shot JFK from this Window

Sixth Floor Museum
411 Elm St.
Dallas, TX
214-747-6660
www.jfk.org
The Sixth Floor Museum offers a unique glimpse into the life of President John F. Kennedy and the tragic day of his assassination in Dallas. Housed on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK. Make sure to check out the grassy knoll outside.

The Women’s Museum
Fair Park
3800 Parry Avenue @ S. Exposition Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
214-915-0860
www.thewomensmuseum.org
Celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of women throughout American history, this Smithsonian affiliate is a great stop for women of all ages. Men are welcome too!

ATTRACTIONS

Dallas Opera
2403 Flora St. Ste. 500
Dallas, TX 75201
214-443-1000
www.dallasopera.org
Premier opera company known for introducing great voices to the world.

Dallas Theater Center
2400 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
214-526-8210
www.dallastheatercenter.org
Leading regional theater performing to an audience of more than 90,000 annually.

Dallas Zoo
650 S. RL Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203
214-670-5656
www.dallaszoo.com
The largest zoological park in Texas.

Fair Park
S. Exposition Ave. @ Parry Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
214-670-8400
www.fairpark.org
Home of the 1936 State Centennial and one of the most important collections of Art Deco buildings in the world along with half-a-dozen museum along with the Music Hall, home to the Dallas Opera, the grounds are open year round. The annual State Fair of Texas is held in late September and early October.

Ft. Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Exchange Ave
Ft. Worth, TX 76106
817-624-4741
www.fortworthstockyards.org
Get a taste of the Old West as you wind your way through the renovated stockyards that are now home to dozens of only in Texas type shops and curiosities.

Public ArtWalk Dallas!
972-991-8300
www.publicartwalkdallas.org
A self-guided tour of Dallas Arts District.

Six Flags Over Texas
Interstate Hwy. 30 @ Hwy. 360/ Angus Wynne Jr. Frwy.
2201 Road to Six Flags
Arlington, TX 76010
817-530-6000
www.sixflags.com/parks/overtexas
The original and some believe the best of all the Six Flags theme parks with wild roller coasters, seriously wet water rides and fun for the whole family.

NIGHTLIFE

Blue Goose Cantina
2905 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75206
214-823-8339
www.bluegoosecantina.com
A boisterous Tex-Mex joint for mean margarita sipping and hearty, well-made fare.

The Dubliner
2818 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75206
214-818-0911
www.dallasdubliner.com
A warm atmosphere awaits at this traditional Irish pub offering imported beers and whiskies complemented by a compact menu of sandwiches.

Gilley's Dallas
1135 South Lamar St.
Dallas, Texas 75215
214-421-2021
www.gilleysdallas.com
This Dallas institution is famous for its live music and dancing.

Granada Theater
3524 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75206
214-824-9933
www.granadatheater.com
Live music venue featuring regional and national performers

Poor David's Pub
1313 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
214-565-1295
www.poordavidspub.com
Live music venue featuring regional performers.

SHOPPING

Dallas Farmers Market
1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Dallas, TX 75201
214-526-8210
www.dallasfarmersmarket.org
One-stop shop for all your produce, meat, floral and specialty-food needs. More than 50 permanent vendors selling everything from Texas wine to hand-made leather goods. Open seven days a week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, 362 days a year.

Highland Park Village
Preston Rd. @ Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX 75205
214-559-2740
www.hpvillage.com
Dallas’ answer to New York’s 5th Avenue or Los Angeles’ Rodeo Drive, Highland Park Village is all about luxury shopping in a gorgeous setting of Spanish style buildings dating from the 1930s.

Fresh produce at the Dallas Farmers Market
Dallas Farmers Market

NorthPark Center
8687 N. Central Expressway @ Northwest Hwy
Dallas, Texas 75225
214-361-6345
www.northparkcenter.com
One of the oldest malls in the country and the only one with access to the fine sculpture collection of NorthPark owner Raymond Nasher, the mall has something for everyone, from Tiffany to The Limited.

West Village
3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, Texas 75204
214-219-1144
www.westvil.com
Trendy shopping, dining, entertainment complex built to evoke the mid-rise buildings of old Downtown Dallas, one of the few places in town where the outdoor dining scene is as important as the indoor scene.

SPORTS

Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys
Texas Stadium:
Home of the Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys
Texas Stadium
Hwy 183 @ Hwy 114
214-253-6060
www.dallascowboys.com

Dallas Mavericks
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
214-747-6287
www.nba.com/mavericks

Dallas Stars
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
214-467-8277
www.dallasstars.com

Lone Star Park
1000 Lone Star Parkway
IH 30 @ N. Belt Line Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
972-263-7223
www.lonestarpark.com
Horse racing season runs from April to July at this comfortable, modern track.

Mesquite Rodeo
1818 Rodeo Dr.
I-635@ Military Parkway
Mesquite, TX 75149
972-285-2999
www.mesquiterodeo.com
Yee-ha! Here’s your chance to see a real rodeo and tickets are a bargain to boot.

Ameriquest Field in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers
Ameriquest Field in Arlington:
Home of the Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers
1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011
214-373-8000
www.texasrangers.com

Texas Motorspeedway
3545 Lone Star Circle
IH35W @ SH 114
Ft. Worth, TX 76177
817-215-8500.
www.texasmotorspeedway.com
If it’s NASCAR you want, it’s NASCAR we’ve got, just get there early for prime parking.

RESOURCES

Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
325 North St. Paul Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201
214-571-1000
800-232-5527
www.visitdallas.com

The DART Train
DART train

DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
www.dart.org

McKinney Ave. Trolley / M-Line Trolley Service
214-515-7272
www.mata.org

Preservation Dallas
2922 Swiss Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
214-821-3290
www.preservationdallas.org
Organization is a wealth of information on all historic sites in Dallas.


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* Photos from the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, except Railroad Museum photo by www.dallasrailwaymuseum.com.

 
(Updated: 06/14/13 JDM)

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