Dallas-Fort Worth, United States
Attractions in Dallas Texas, USA: What to Do and Where to Go
Dallas offers a variety of ways to discover this city. Enjoy the art in the museums and the attractions for the whole family. Visit the Grapevine, a wine route where you can try delicious local wines. Lewisville Lake, Joe Pool Lake and Grapevine Lake are also excellent options for a day in the great outdoors, where you can find recreational activities.
Dallas also offers interesting festivals and fairs that you can visit when traveling to this modern city, which has everything for your entertainment. Here are some of the main attractions in Dallas.
Art and Culture
Dallas exudes culture, especially in the Arts District which has a lot of museums, amazing buildings and cultural centers. Apart from the Arts District, you can also appreciate the art and culture in the entire city since there are many interesting museums to visit.
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
This attraction is a must when visiting the city since it is one of the main attractions in Dallas. The museum exhibits photographs, documentary films and artifacts related to the life, death and legacy of former President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in Dallas on November, 1963. The museum is located on the sixth floor, from the very spot where the shots were fired to kill former President Kennedy.
The museum receives its name from Algur Hurtle Meadows, who was a Texas oil magnate and philanthropist. Algur Hurtle Meadows donated a part of his art collection to the museum. The Meadows Museum houses a beautiful collection of Spanish art which includes work from the Renaissance period to modern masterpieces, painted by Picasso, Juan Gris, Jose de Ribera and Velazquez.
Dallas Museum of Art
The museum is located in the Arts District and houses a collection of more than 23,000 incredible works of art by renowned artist like Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Van Gogh. The museum also displays decorative arts such as Chinese porcelain, European furniture and Oriental carpets.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Another interesting attraction in Dallas is the renowned Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Don't miss a great concert in the fascinating Meyerson Symphony Center located in the Arts District.
Nasher Sculpture Center
This cultural center houses a collection of more than 300 sculptures where extraordinary works of art by Miro, Alexander Calder, Picasso, Rodin, Paul Gauguin as well as work by famous sculptors can be admired. The works of art exhibited in the galleries is a collection of Ray Nasher and his wife Patsy. The Nasher collection is considered as one of the most important sculpture collections of the 20th century.
The Tramell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Arts
The Crow Collection features various galleries dedicated to the art and culture of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. You can admire works of art, as well as objects such as jade from the Qing Dynasty. Admission to this interesting museum is free.
Latino Cultural Center
It was inaugurated in 2003 with the purpose of honoring the diversity in art, history and culture of the Latino community of the city of Dallas. The Latino Cultural Center features an art gallery, a multipurpose room for lectures and workshops, as well as sculpture courtyards.
Entertainment and Fun
Your visit to the city of Dallas will not be complete if you don't visit the fabulous attractions that are offered to adults and kids. Visit these extraordinary attractions where you can have a great time.
If you are traveling with kids, stop by the zoo which houses more than 1,000 animal species. A great variety of activities can be enjoyed with the family. Come learn about the wildlife that makes its home here and spend a wonderful day at the zoo!
Come and enjoy an unforgettable experience admiring the beautiful and amazing marine flora and fauna. The Aquarium is home to fish from around the world. The aquarium features various sections, each one with an incredible variety of animal species, such as sharks, turtles, crocodiles and much more.
Dallas Arboretum promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture. The Arboretum features numerous gardens where you can appreciate a great variety of colorful flower and trees species.
Dallas Museum of Nature and Science
The museum exhibits an outstanding collection that includes dinosaur's reconstructions, giant marine turtles, vertebrate and invertebrate animals. The museum also features a planetarium and exhibitions related to sciences like physics, astronomy and robotics.
Six Flags Over Texas
This park offers different attractions like thrilling rides and theme areas for kids, where they can explore, jump and play. Don't miss the fabulous shows and events offered in this exciting park, located in Arlington, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Dallas.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
If you like extreme adventures, you must visit the largest water park in North Texas. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features 26 slides, fabulous pools, a lazy river, a kid's area and a lot of fun!
Ripleys Believe it or Not Wax Museum
The museum features 12 galleries with exhibits of the most weird and bizarre things, as well as the approximately 200 wax figures that range from Hollywood celebrities to TV series and horror movie characters. Explore the Enchanted Mirror Maze as well as all the other exhibits that will surprise you.
Lone Star Park
Enjoy live thoroughbred horseracing in this world class venue. This racetrack features television monitors and a giant screen that will allow you to enjoy the exciting races of your favorite picks.
This recreational and educational complex is located in downtown Dallas. It features 9 museums and facilities for theater performances. Fair Park is considered a National Historic Landmark. There is a beautiful lagoon, a large ferris wheel and is the site where the State Fair of Texas is held every year.
It is part of the Hyatt Regency Hotel complex. The tower features a revolving restaurant. The third floor is a nightclub and the first level is an observation deck where awesome panoramic views of Dallas can be admired.
Dallas has various vineyards and wineries that you can visit and savor exquisite wines produced in the region. Some of the most visited vineyards are Delaney Vineyards, which is the biggest in the Metroplex (the area around Dallas and Fort Worth) as well as others such as D'Vine Wine, Cross Timbers Winery and Homestead Winery, which are located in the Grapevine wine route.
Dallas is a city with an athletic variety. You can see everything ranging from football to the typical rodeos (especially in the Metroplex area) in the Cowtown Coliseum or in Mesquite Rodeo where you can enjoy all the Western action. You can enjoy an ice hockey game, a round of polo or a boating competition.
Dallas is one of a few US cities to have teams from 5 major sports: the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, Dallas Mavericks (National Basket Association), Dallas Stars (National Hockey League), FC Dallas (Major League Soccer) and Texas Rangers (Mayor League Baseball). Dallas has a lot of golf courses such as the Tour 18, featuring the challenging holes of the PGA tour. Hotels such as Four Seasons Resort also offer incredible golf courses. Dallas has a ton to offer because it is a city with great diversity. You will always find something interesting to do or a place to visit in this dynamic and modern city of Texas.
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