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Dallas City Trip — Attractions

The Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas opened in November 1957 with a performance by Maria Callas

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Finding something fun to do in Dallas isn't hard; here are some suggestions.


The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas

African American Museum
Fair Park
3536 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210

Home to an impressive collection of African-American artistic, cultural and historical pieces.

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood
Dallas, Texas 75201

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

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.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

This museum has the stunning Tadao Ando building that appears to be floating on water in the middle of the prairie and it's home to an intriguing collection of past World War II modern art.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas, TX 75201

Explore nature and science, from subatomic to dinosaur bones at these adjoining museums. It's fun for kids and adults alike.

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201

The Nasher Sculpture Center is home to an extraordinary collection 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.

Sixth Floor Museum
411 Elm St.
Dallas, TX

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. It's 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.


Fair Park is home of the 1936 State Centennial

1925 Elm Street, Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75201

Take a tour of public art in downtown Dallas on a self-guided art walk.

Dallas Opera
2403 Flora St., Ste. 500
Dallas, TX 75201

Premier opera company known for introducing great voices to the world.

Dallas Theater Center
2400 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201

Leading regional theater performing to an audience of more than 90,000 annually.

Dallas Zoo
650 S. R.L. Thornton Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75203

The largest zoological park in Texas.

Fair Park
1121 First Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210

Fair Park is home of the 1936 State Centennial and of one of the most important collections of Art Deco buildings in the world. The property also contains half-a-dozen museums and 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.

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Exchange Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76106

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.

Six Flags Over Texas
Interstate Hwy. 30 @ Hwy. 360/ Angus Wynne Jr. Frwy.
2201 Road to Six Flags
Arlington, TX 76010

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.


Gilley's Dallas is known for its live entertainment

Blue Goose Cantina
2905 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75206

A boisterous Tex-Mex joint for mean margarita sipping and hearty, well-made fare.

The Dubliner
2818 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75206

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

This Dallas institution is famous for its live music and dancing.

Granada Theater
3524 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75206

Live music venue featuring regional and national performers

Poor David's Pub
1313 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215

Live music venue featuring regional performers.


Dallas Farmers Market
1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Dallas, TX 75201

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.

Highland Park Village
Preston Rd. @ Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX 75205

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.

NorthPark Center
8687 N. Central Expressway @ Northwest Hwy
Dallas, Texas 75225

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.

West Village
3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, Texas 75204

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.


The Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas

Dallas Cowboys
Texas Stadium
Hwy 183 @ Hwy 114

Watch a game as the Dallas Cowboys get down and dirty on the field.

Dallas Mavericks
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219

Get tickets to watch the Dallas Mavericks on the courts.

Dallas Stars
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219

Get the latest on the season and scores, and purchase tickets.

Lone Star Park
1000 Lone Star Parkway
IH 30 @ N. Belt Line Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

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

Yee-ha! Here’s your chance to see a real rodeo and tickets are a bargain to boot.

Texas Rangers
1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011

Get the most current information on the Texas Ranges and buy tickets to watch them in action.

Texas Motor Speedway
3545 Lone Star Circle
IH35W @ SH 114
Ft. Worth, TX 76177

If it’s NASCAR you want, it’s NASCAR we’ve got, just get there early for prime parking.


Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
325 North St. Paul Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201

DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

McKinney Ave. Trolley / M-Line Trolley Service

Preservation Dallas
2922 Swiss Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204

This organization is a wealth of information on all historic sites in Dallas.




Texas Travel Guide

Dallas Convention & Visitors


* Photos from the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau


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