As the No. 1 visitor destination in Texas, Dallas offers the best shopping in the Southwest, a cutting-edge culinary scene led by celebrity chefs, 20 exciting entertainment districts and impressive accommodations. The city has more than $15 billion in development, including Klyde Warren Park and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and also boasts the nation's largest urban arts district.
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Other Things to Do
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located in the former Texas School Book Depository where significant evidence of a sniper’s presence was found following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The museum presents the social and political landscape of the early 1960s, chronicles President Kennedy's assassination and its aftermath, and reflects upon his lasting impact on our country and world.
The museum is open seven days a week: from 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday–Sunday, and from Noon to 6 pm on Mondays. (It is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). Admission includes an audio guide, which is available in seven languages plus ASL, and the museum offers a youth version (English) too: $18 for adults; $16 for seniors (65+); $14 for youth (6–18); children five and under are free or $5 if purchase of youth audio guide.
The Museum Store + Cafe, located at 501 Elm Street, is open daily to the public from 9:30 am to 6 pm.
Visit https://www.jfk.org/ for more information on the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Just minutes from downtown on the shore of White Rock Lake, the arboretum features 66 acres with 11 lush, display gardens that offer seasonal color all year long. Home of Dallas Blooms Spring, the Southwest's largest outdoor floral festival, the arboretum provides a tranquil oasis where visitors are surrounded by the beauty of all four seasons. Amenities include the Hoffman Family Gift Shop, a dining terrace, and several facilities are available to rent for events.
Overlooking scenic White Rock Lake, the site offers the perfect venue for workshops, lectures, dinners, receptions, weddings, and special events—all set within 66 acres of lush gardens and beautiful vistas. Our new, 5,000 sq.ft. Rosine Hall, the historic DeGolyer Home, and the elegant Camp House offer a variety of options to make each event unique.
Visit https://www.dallasarboretum.org/ for more information.
Reunion Tower GeO-Deck
Located in the heart of downtown Dallas, the GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower offers visitors the only indoor/outdoor observation deck in the city. Enjoy unique views of Dallas and its surrounding communities from 470 feet in the air! As it is affectionately known by locals, “the Ball” has been a staple of the Dallas skyline since 1978.
Experience 360-degree panoramic views that let you see for miles in all directions, as well as high definition zoom cameras, telescopes, and interactive exhibits. Discover hidden gems, historic landmarks, museums, and more. The GeO-Deck provides fun and adventure for all ages!
Visit https://reuniontower.com/ for more information.
E-Frog is an easy solution for your short trips within downtown Dallas. E-Frog is made up of stretch golf carts that easily ride through different districts in Dallas. To catch a ride, simply call or text 469-432-4055 with a pick-up time and location. E-Frog’s hours vary depending on the season and availability, and should be booked in advanced. E-Frog carts are typically available from 6pm to midnight. If available after a phone call, your shuttle will shortly arrive and take you to your chosen destination within downtown Dallas. The ride is completely free, though the drivers do work for tips.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/efrogs.dallas1/
Save 40 percent on Dallas's four best attractions. CityPASS ticket booklets are valid for 9 days.
Cost: Adult $49 (value $78.40); Child (3–12) $33.
For more information and to purchase booklets or printable vouchers, visit https://www.citypass.com/dallas.