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Top 9 Things to Do and See in Dallas

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and Dallas, Texas has just about everything to offer under the sun—supersized. Incredible museums, restaurants, and some of the best shopping in the country make Dallas a truly one of a kind place.

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The top highlight of the city is an incredibly informative museum on
JFK’s family, life, politics, and theories on his death at the site of
his tragic assassination.

Dallas Museum of Art
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Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art is one of the largest museums in American. The
permanent collection is free to the public. Clear your day as five hours isn’t enough to take it all in.

Dallas World Aquarium
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Dallas World Aquarium

Lots of winding levels and pathways will take you through different aquatic habitats around the world at the giant Dallas aquarium.

Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo

Have fun feeding the giraffes and birds alongside the zoo’s friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great for animal-lovers of all ages.

Klyde Warren Park

Klyde Warren Park is the city’s green lung located in downtown Dallas. Great for an afternoon picnic or checking out the street food scene and getting lunch from a food truck.

Reunion Tower

Reunion Tower

Have dinner in the rotating restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower or just take in the breathtaking view of the Dallas skyline.

African American Museum

With one of the largest African American Folk Art collections in country, this museum offers quantity and quality. Bonus: Admission is free.

Trinity River Audubon Center
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Trinity River Audubon Center

This beautiful park is a little out of the city, but it’s a must-see. It’s a cornerstone for Sustainable Dallas as an incredible green facility located on a former landfill.

The Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher offers a relaxing stroll where natural and aesthetic beauty meet. Some call it one of the most fascinating modern museums in America.

Planning Your Dallas Visit

Mexican Food

Whether its real Dallas Tex Mex style—that’s a combo plate slathered in ranchero sauce—or traditional Mexican food, this city is home to some of the best in the country. Tacos are good for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there’s always room for guacamole while visiting Dallas.

Dallas Weather is Tricky

Don’t be fooled by its location on the map; a winter in Dallas can be cold and windy. And of course, for about four months of the year, it’s unbearably hot. Pack wisely; this ain’t Los Angeles.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-05:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Weather-wise, spring and fall are both great choices for a visit. However, the football season in the spring drives up prices, while a fall visit means you can visit the State Fair!

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Very suspenseful, insightful and entertaining experience

I reluctantly chose this quest as a non-traditional Valentine's Day outing with my sweetheart of 2+ years. We're very compatible (She's a cancer - I'm a Capricorn), however, we have huge philosophical differences. Because we've been contemplating taking our relationship you the next level I thought the quest would be a good trust building exercise. And - wow - was right! We both are precise, exacting individuals. To successfully complete the challenge, we were forced to work as a team, to frequently relinquish our philosophical opinions, and to trust each other's judgement. Simultaneously, the experience was suspenseful, insightful and lots out fun. She loved it! So whether you're a visitor, a resident looking to get reacquainted with the Arts District (my actual primary purpose), or looking for a rewarding partner/group exercise, then check out theUrban Adventure Quest. Other than a minor registration issue, the proceeds was seamless. Call the tour guide with your questions.

Urban Adventure Quest: Scavenger Hunt in Dallas, Texas Reviewed by Anonymous, 02/15/2018