Dallas is known around the world for its true position in the center of the volatile U.S. oil industry and its fictionalized role in the long-running television drama, Dallas. Visit this iconic American city to appreciate its fascinating past and enjoy its exciting present.
Texas has a history of cowboys and cattle drives. See the past come to life in Dallas as dozens of lifelike bronze sculptures of longhorn cows and cowboys move across the landscape of Pioneer Plaza, driving down a hill, over a stream and past a waterfall. Speaking of cows…visit a different steakhouse every night to sample extraordinary Texas beef or find your favorite barbecue restaurant.
Look up from the cattle in the middle of the city to appreciate the contrast of modern Dallas, a very metropolitan city. Reunion Tower stands tall over Downtown Dallas. Climb to the GeO-Deck for a cocktail at sunset and gaze down to identify city landmarks.
One of the most popular tourist spots in Dallas is a very somber location. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza marks the spot in the former Texas School Book Depository building where an assassin waited to murder President John F. Kennedy in 1963. See photos and read information about this tragic event. Reflect for a few moments at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, a few blocks away.
The all-red Old Red Museum of Dallas County was once the courthouse, built in 1892. Step inside to learn about the history of the area. After your museum visit, start traveling north to choose from the varied attractions of the Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dallas World Aquarium, Perot Museum of Science and Nature, Dallas Museum of Art and Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Continue northeast to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Bring a picnic to enjoy between tours of almost 20 different gardens.
Drive south of downtown to the Dallas Zoo or west to Arlington to watch the Dallas Cowboys play football.
Sports, Live Music and Theaters
Relax and enjoy the atmosphere as you watch the Dallas Cowboys in their stunning stadium, one of the largest in the NFL.
Get your adrenalin pumping at this theme park, home to the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Texas.
There is more to this aquarium than fish; explore a South American rain forest, learn about Mayan culture and watch birds and animals under a leafy canopy.
Enjoy a performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in one of America’s finest concert halls, designed by famous architect I.M. Pei.
Experience the lively atmosphere, watch nail-biting baseball games and admire the retro design of the home ground of the Texas Rangers.
A peaceful green space with gorgeous displays of plant life offers a relaxing change from busy downtown Dallas.
Ascend to the top of the Reunion Tower to witness a 360-degree view of Dallas in the fresh and exciting GeO-Deck. Interface with touch kiosks to discover the city's many landmarks, and then peer out through a telescope to identify the urban landscape from a startling vantage point.
Dallas CityPASS® tickets include prepaid admission to four of Dallas’s must-see attractions at significant savings off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. Extra perk: CityPASS travelers skip most main-entrance ticket lines.
Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.
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