From historic sites to top-class museums to internationally renowned shopping, Dallas has a wide range of activities to offer visitors.
Dallas’s West End, home to the infamous ‘grassy knoll’, is where you’ll find some of the city’s most frequented attractions, including the Sixth Floor Museum.
Fair Park is one of Dallas’ most prominent green spaces. Each year this 277-acre park hosts the State Fair of Texas, which is said to be the largest event of its kind in the US.
Knox Street, north of downtown, is a great place to check out if you’re looking to shop. As well as big names like Pottery Barn, this street also hosts a mix of smaller boutique-style stores.
Shopping malls of varying sizes can be found throughout the city. These include the North Park and Galleria malls uptown. In fact, the first planned shopping centre in the US was constructed in Dallas in 1931. Today, Highland Park Village is home to a large number of top designers, including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and much more.
On the sporting side of things, head to Victory Park downtown to check out a basketball game at the American Airlines Centre.
1717 N. Harwood Street, Dallas, USA
This museum is one of the most important attractions of its kind in Texas, with a large collection featuring American, Asian, European and African art. Famous artists with works of art on display here include Georgia O’Keefe, Picasso and Monet. Paintings, sculptures and more can be seen.
Open Tues-Wed 11am-5pm, Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, closed Mon.
1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, USA
Not just filled with fish tanks, this aquarium also houses a 200-foot display with plants and animals from Borneo. There’s a rainforest exhibit too, featuring a 40-foot waterfall. The aquarium section itself is home to rays, sharks and many other ocean-dwelling creatures.
Open daily 10am-5pm.
411 Elm Street, Dealey Plaza, Dallas, USA
Around 6 million people have visited since it opened in 1989. The exhibits here chronicle the life and work of President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated in Dallas in 1963. Photographs, video footage and much more are on display in this museum, which is housed in the Texas School Book Depository, the same building from which Lee Harvey Oswald was found to have shot Kennedy.
Open Tues-Sun 10am-6pm, Mon 12pm-6pm.
1300 Robert B. Cullum Boulevard, Dallas, USA
Fair Park is one of the city’s most prominent green spaces. Covering 277 acres, it is home to, among other things, the biggest Ferris Wheel in the United States. Each year the State Fair of Texas, which is said to be the largest event of its kind in the US, is held here. Fair Park was established in 1880. It has its own stadium, the Cotton Bowl, as well as many Art Deco buildings and a planetarium.