Dallas ranks as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, and with the world-wide success of soap opera, Dallas, thousands of tourists from all over the world visit the city each year.
Some may chose to retrace the steps of the fiction Ewing family, but for others, there is a huge variety that Dallas has to offer.
For Nature Lovers
If the natural world is something you want to explore, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a great place to start.
Voted in the top arboretums in the world, The Dallas Arboretum is home to an abundance of plants and floral displays, and is used to host events and educational programs for adults and children. With different events occurring throughout the year, there is always something new to see, and the arboretum is a great way to spend a peaceful afternoon.
If animals are more your thing, then head over to the Dallas World Aquarium, where you can see the conservation efforts to help animals across Central and South America.
The aquarium itself is full of Indo-Pacific fish, with a walk through tunnel where guests will feel like they are swimming alongside beautiful marine life. The Dallas World Aquarium is also home to many more species, featuring penguins, birds, reptiles, sharks and even sloths.
For the History Buff
If you only have a couple of hours in Dallas, there is one place you must visit. The Sixth Floor Museum documents the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, through artifacts such as clothing, photos, and recorded accounts.
Whilst a somewhat somber experience, it shows the assassination in such detail, that guests of any age will benefit from visiting. With different exhibitions featuring throughout the year, and one off events occurring every month, the Sixth Floor is a haunting experience into what happened on that fateful day.
For Someone Who Has Seen it All
If you think you’ve seen everything that Dallas has to offer, it’s time to see it from 470 feet in the air.
The Reunion Tower gives tourists panoramic views of the city, and invites them to view it through telescopes and informative touch screens. With the GeO-Deck app, can tour around the tower using augmented reality, playing mini-games and looking for hidden clues.
Reunion Tower hosts two restaurants for either casual dining or high class cuisine, making it a fantastic activity to transition into the evening, with views of the city in daylight and at night.
For Exploring the Great Outdoors
Klyde Warren Park brings the countryside to the metropolis, in the form of a 5.2-acre deck park, built on a recessed highway.
The vast green space is the base for a wide array of activities and events, ranging from exercise classes to concerts. Outside of organized events, patrons are invited to make use of chess boards, children’s play equipment, ping-pong tables and the dog park, meaning that travelers could easily spend a hot summers day at Klyde Warren Park.