Dallas Tourist Attractions
In the bustling Texan metropolis of Dallas tourist attractions are aplenty, scattered throughout the city and within its busy city center. The vibrant entertainment scene in Dallas is bursting with energy, with thousands of theme parks, museums, historical sites to get the avid traveler excited. Zoos, recreational activity venues and outdoor parks also attract families and locals to soak in some sun.
The entire Dallas and Fort Worth area itself is an entertainment hub, filled with excellent dining, shopping and amusement facilities to pack a tourist’s itinerary to the brim. Here is a list of the city’s main attractions that cannot be missed:
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
One of the most popular attractions in Dallas, the Sixth Floor Museum is a memorial museum for President John F. Kennedy after his assassination. Take a walk back in history and find out more information in this interesting museum. As its name implies, it is situated on the sixth storey of an early 20th century warehouse. It was opened on President’s Day in 1989, almost 20 years after Kennedy’s death. In the audio guide, you will hear snippets from radio broadcasts and voices of witnesses.
Admission ticket is US$13.50 for adults and US$12.50 for youths and senior citizens, with audio guide included.
Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Highly rated by several guidebooks, the botanical garden has an attractive display of colorful tulips, European-style gardens and sprawling greenery. Concerts here are also a typical feature here, showcasing performances by some of the best in the Dallas music scene. In spring, you can also enjoy afternoon tea in the glorious surrounding, with a standard three-course tea set for $38 (includes delicious tarts, lathery soups and flavored tea) and a $40 for a champagne tea set.
Admission costs $10 for adults and free for children. The opening hours are 9am to 5pm daily.
of American Railroad
Dubbed as the best railway museum in Texas, this Dallas museum exhibits some of the most impressive and historical passenger train collections in the United States. Children and adults will be surprised to find an array of railroad equipment on display – from steam locomotives to World War II artifacts. It also provides tons of information and resources on Dallas railroad history.
Guided tours are available from Wednesday to Sundays 10am to 5pm and cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for students.
Holocaust Memorial Center
An insightful museum that seeks to provide information about the tragic happenings in the past, the museum invites survivors to speak about their experience. Aimed at reducing prejudice and preserve memory of the Holocaust, this museum is a testimony to the past. With artifacts, photographs and oral history collections on display, the museum brings you on a journey to those days. The museum also holds workshops and seminars for both teachers and students to get a deeper understanding of the Holocaust.
Admission costs $6 for adults and $4 for children. It is opened from Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and on weekends, 11am to 5pm.