Dallas Travel Guide

Attractions

Museums
The Sixth Floor MuseumThe museum is dedicated to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, is located downtown in the same building from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots. It features a lobby on the first floor, after which only the museum on the sixth floor and the post-assassination themed exhibit on the seventh floor are accessible. Note the gift shop is located in a different building.
George W. Bush Presidential CenterFormer President Bush's library, containing various exhibits and artifacts from his presidency.
Dallas Museum of ArtGreat works of art from eastern and western cultures, from all ages.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science2201 N. Field StreetHours: 10am-5pm M-Sa 12pm-5pm SuA spiffy new building to house the Dallas Natural History Museum located in downtown.
Nasher Sculpture Center2001 Flora StreetPhone: +1 214 242-5100in Dallas/Downtown. Gallery and outdoor display of significant modern and contemporary sculpture.
Meadows Museum of ArtHouses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish Art outside of Spain, including works by El Greco, Velzquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Mir and Picasso, and a 40-by-90 foot moving sculpture, Wave, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Admission is free on Thursdays after 5PM
Parks and Animals
Dallas ZooIt is in south Dallas. Over 8,000 animals can be seen at this 97-acre zoo.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical GardensLocated along the south banks of White Rock Lake in East Dallas.
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkSee over 6,000 aquatic animals at this aquarium located on the state fairgrounds in the southern part of town. Has a string-ray petting pool.
Dallas World AquariumDowntown. More than just an aquarium, this unique zoo tour starts at the canopy level of a rain forest and winds its way down past many types of animals and into the aquarium below.
Fair ParkThe 277 acre park is home to the Cotton Bowl, State Fair of Texas, a half dozen venues, 9 museums, and the largest collection of Art Deco buildings in the world. Most of it was built in 1936 for the Texas Centennial Exposition. While most visitors go to the park during the State Fair or for one of the many concerts and sporting events, the park's many museums and aquarium make it a great place to spend the day. Since 2012, many of the games and rides are open during the summer.
Venues
American Airlines CenterHome to both the Dallas Stars Hockey Club of the NHL and Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. The brick retro arena is located just north of Dallas/Downtown. The Mavericks won the 2011 NBA Championship.
SMU MustangsThey represent Southern Methodist University and members of Conference USA, are the most prominent college sports program on the Dallas side of the Metroplex. SMU's main athletic facilities are on its campus in University Park. The most prominent venues are Gerald J. Ford Stadium (football) and Moody Coliseum (basketball).
The Texas Theatre231 W Jefferson Blvd Dallas, Texas 75208Phone: +1 214-948-1546A movie theater and Dallas Landmark located in Oak Cliff, the Texas Theatre gained historical fame for being the place Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy and Dallas police officer J. D. Tippit, was arrested after a brief fight. Open daily, today it hosts a mix of repertory cinema and special events.
Outside of Dallas
Dallas CowboysDallas' famous football team, plays at Cowboys Stadium, a short ways west of Dallas in Arlington
Texas RangersThey are from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, specifically in the city of Arlington. Dallas' professional baseball team is the 2010 American League Champions.

source: Wikivoyage

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