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things to do in dallas texas Top 20 things to do in Dallas

things to do in dallas texas Top 20 things to do in Dallas

23 Apr 2018 by viago

Large city of Texas, in the United States, Dallas can be visited according to its skyscrapers, its museums and its markets. We love it above all for its extraordinary urban panorama and its tasty local cuisine!

1. Climb the Reunion Tower

This 171 meter high observation tower is an icon of Dallas. Built in 1998, it is the fifteenth tallest building in the city. The GeO-Deck, located at the top of the tower, is perfect for capturing some shots of the city. Beware of vertigo!

Tower of Reunion

2. Pioneer Plaza

Located in downtown Dallas, it is the largest public plaza in the business district. The 73 bronze statues, created by Robert Summers, represent cattle migration maneuvered by cowboys on the Shawnee Road.

Pioneer Plaza
Photo credit: Adventure patches

3. Visit Southfork Ranch

This ranch built by Joe Duncan in 1970 is known for being the filming location of the famous “Dallas” series. You can visit the Ewing Manor, explore the 300 acres on horseback or spend the night there at the Southfork Hotel.

Southfork Ranch

4. Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe

This Victorian Gothic revival cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of Dallas. Designed by architect Nicholas J. Clayton, its construction began in 1898 and was completed four years later. Mass is offered in English and Spanish every day of the week.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral

5. Shop at NorthPark Center

A real paradise for shopaholics, you will not be disappointed by this shopping center with more than 235 shops and restaurants. Dallas is the number two shopping destination in the United States offering an incredible variety of choices ranging from cowboy boots to French haute couture.

NorthPark Center
Photo credit: SMU Fashion Media

6. Ride the Ferris wheel at the State Fair

This amusement park, open from September 26 to October 19, is a real Dallas tradition. You can see pig races, try the roller coaster, eat fried cupcakes and admire Big Tex, the fair’s mascot since 1952.

State Fair

7. Admire the cityscape

A free activity that will take your breath away. The view from the top of one of the downtown buildings is worth it. Climb to the top of the Belmont Hotel or have a drink at the Soda Bar to observe the famous red Pegasus.

urban panorama

8. Attend a game at AT&T Stadium

Formerly called the Cowboys Stadium, this American football stadium is home to the famous Dallas Cowboys team. Located in Arlington, it is considered the largest indoor stadium in the world. A must have for any athlete.

AT&T Stadium

9. Dallas Heritage Village

Dallas is one of the top 5 cultural and artistic cities in the United States, particularly for its Victorian architecture. This village allows you to relive life in the 19th century with its collection of Victorian houses.

Dallas Heritage Village

10. Catch a show at the AT&T Performing Arts Center

Located in the heart of the Arts District, this complex offers Dallas visitors a wealth of entertainment: opera, ballet, dance, music theater and more. See the breathtaking creations of renowned Dallas architects at the same time.

Dallas Heritage Village
Photo credit: Chriss Chramm

11. Taste local flavors

For tex-mex lovers, Dallas is the destination for you! For authentic Mexican flavors and an unforgettable experience, try the enchiladas at Herrera’s or the chili at Avila’s. Another classic, Fuel City Tacos open 24 hours a day!

Dallas Local Flavors

12. Dallas Farmers Market

Open every day between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., this market is perfect for buying local fruits and vegetables. It also offers cooking classes, workshops with chefs and many other seasonal activities.

Dallas Farmer's Market
Photo credit: She eats

13. Riding a Bull

Climbing on the back of a bull is a must-do experience in Dallas, whether mechanical or in the flesh! To watch the pros in action, head to Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky tonk. To spend a good evening with friends and ride the mechanical bull, we go to Gilley’s Dallas.

Ride a bull

14. Drink a margarita at Mariano’s

Popular Tex-Mex restaurant, Mariano’s Hacienda is rumored to be the inventor of the frozen margarita. Their slip machine has even made it into the National Museum of American History in Washington.

Margarita at Mariano's
Photo credit: Mariano’s Hacienda Ranch.

15. Trammell Crow Center

This skyscraper, located in the center of the Arts District, was built in 1984 and designed by Richard Keating. At the base of the building is one of the largest collections of Asian art in the United States. Near the site is also the Dallas Museum of Art.

Trammell Crow Center

16. Old Red Museum

A former courthouse, this history museum is known for its Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style. Built of red sandstone in 1892, it was renovated in 2005. Preserving historical artefacts and photographs, this museum is protected by the Center des monuments nationaux.

Old Red Museum

17. Walk down Swiss Avenue

One can see on this historical avenue of 4 kilometers more than 200 preserved and restored houses. For architecture lovers, you will see houses in the neo-classical, Mediterranean, colonial, Georgian style and more.

Swiss Avenue

18. Sixth Floor Museum

The Sixth Floor Museum is one of the most famous places in Dallas. This is where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly assassinated President John F. Kennedy. This museum is dedicated exclusively to this event and exhibits films, photographs and artifacts, documenting the assassination since 1989.

Sixth Floor Museum

19. Dallas Zoo

Located south of downtown, the Dallas Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals and 406 different species. Open since 1888, the zoo participates in the conservation of more than 40 species. Come see tigers, lions, penguins and more!

dallas zoo

20. Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Located near White Rock Lake, this garden is one of the 10 most beautiful in the United States. Open every day, come explore the 27 hectares on trails containing more than 20,000 bushes and 2,000 varieties. An ideal outing for the family.

Botanical Garden and Arboretum

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