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  • 1 The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    411 Elm St. USA - Dallas, TX 75202

    On November 22, 1963, alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald fired shots at President John F. Kennedy from this level of the former Texas School Book Depository building. Today the entire 9,000sq-ft floor holds a moving tribute to Kennedy's life, career ..

  • 2 Dallas Museum of Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1717 N. Harwood St. USA - Dallas, TX 75201-2315

    A collection of global scope is presented in this vast, stair-stepped building (1984, Edward L. Barnes). Its highlight is Arts of the Americas, a unique survey of human cultural evolution in the Western Hemisphere. Beginning with amulets and jewelry ..

  • 3 Meadows Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    5900 Bishop Blvd USA - Dallas, TX 75275

    Its interior fashioned after Madrid's famed Prado, this small university museum houses an outstanding collection of Spanish art. Oils, sculptures and works on paper span 1,000 years. Beginning with 10C Medieval and Renaissance paintings, it moves thr..

  • 4 Pioneer Plaza Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1500 Main St USA - Dallas, TX 75202

    The world's largest bronze monument occupies this 4.2-acre park area north of the Dallas Convention Center. Cattle Drive (1994, Robert Summers) features 40 longhorn steers being herded by a trio of mounted cowboys down a limestone ledge, past native ..

  • 5 Crow Collection of Asian Art Interesting

    Museums and art

    2010 Flora St. USA - Dallas, TX 75201-2335

    Real-estate magnate Trammell Crow and his wife, Margaret, built this elegant granite facility to house a renowned Asian collection of more than 500 pieces. Highlights include exquisite carved-jade pieces and a jewel-encrusted Indian marble gateway.

  • 6 Dallas Zoo Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    650 S. R.L. Thornton Fwy. USA - Dallas, TX 75203-3013

    Founded in 1888, the zoo keeps 2,000 animals in two sections of 85 developed acres. The larger ZooNorth is in transition, its containments being replaced by new habitat areas such as a tiger exhibit. In the Bird & Reptile Building is a rare tuatara; ..

  • 7 Fair Park Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Second Ave. USA - Dallas, TX 75315

    Built to host the 1936 Texas Centennial Exhibition, these 277-acre grounds, a short distance east of downtown, host the largest state fair in the US. Running for 24 days of September and October, the fair attracts the lion's share of 7 million annual..

  • 8 African American Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    3536 Grand Ave USA - Dallas, TX 75215

    The only major facility in the Southwest devoted to African-American history, art and culture occupies a unique two-story building (1993, Arthur Rogers). Made of ivory stone with a 60ft dome in the shape of a 12C Ethiopian Orthodox cross, its design ..

  • 9 Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    2301 Flora St. USA - Dallas, TX 75201-2413

    The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The only such building designed by I.M. Pei (1989) incorporates the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, whose unique tuning features were the creation of acoustician Russell ..

  • 10 Old City Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    1717 Gano St. USA - Dallas, TX 75215-1211

    This 13-acre museum village, south of downtown, contains 37 restored buildings dated 1840-1910, moved here and maintained by the Dallas County Heritage Society. Structures include a rail depot, hotel, bank, doctor's office and school, plus several pr..

  • 11 The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    1462 1st Ave USA - Dallas, TX 75226

    Operated by the Dallas Zoo, the aquarium is home to over 5,000 aquatic animals of 400 species, many of them anomalous fresh- or saltwater creatures-like fish with four eyes, fish that walk on land, and fish that are virtually invisible. Highlights in..

  • 12 The Women's Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    3800 Parry Ave. USA - Dallas, TX 75226-1752

    One of the major US museums dedicated to women, this $25 million facility opened in late 2000 to highlight 19C-21C female achievements in culture, commerce, politics, science and the arts. Though its mission is significant, the museum is also lots of..

  • 13 Dallas Nature Center

    Nature and gardens

    7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy. USA - Dallas, TX 75249-1159

    This 633-acre park preserves the last remaining piece of native prairie in the Dallas metroplex. Nine hiking trails wind through juniper groves, mesquite prairies and wildflower meadows.

  • 14 Age of Steam Railroad Museum

    Museums and art

    1105 Washington St. USA - Dallas, TX 75204

    This collection of train engines and cars includes (arguably) the largest steam locomotive ever built. The mind-boggling Union Pacific "Big Boy" is a 100ft-long, 1.3 million-pound, 7,000-horsepower behemoth that could pull a mile-long freig..

  • 15 Museum of Nature and Science

    Museums and art

    1318 S 2nd Ave USA - Dallas, TX 75210-1014

    The first dinosaur discovered in this state is mounted and on display at this merger of what used to be the Dallas Museum of Natural History and The Science Place. Interactive exhibitis explore ecology and scientific principles. In Hands-On Physics, ..

  • 16 Texas Discovery Gardens

    Nature and gardens

    3601 Martin Luther King Blvd. USA - Dallas, TX 75215

    An educational center for urban horticulture, this facility spans 7.5 acres of both decorative and native Texas plants. Its most notable feature is the William Douglas Blanchly Conservatory, a 6,800sq-ft glass facility that houses more than 250 speci..

  • 17 The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    8525 Garland Rd. USA - Dallas, TX 75218-4335

    Located on the southeast shore of White Rock Lake, this 66-acre expanse is highlighted by the Jonsson Color Garden, the largest publicly maintained azalea garden in the US, with 20,000 bushes of some 2,000 varieties. Other features are the 1940 Spani..

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