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Darya
Sevastopol, Ukraine

Dallas

Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?

Hi everybody! 

I will be visiting my friend in a week. But she will have little time to spend with me, so I'm looking for things to do. I'm more a performer and nature lover than, say, a sport fan. But I'd appreciate any advice (even mainstream tourist places :D ).  

Is it possible to get to the big canyon park by some public vehicle?


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answered by
Claire from Fort Worth, Texas

Disclaimer:   I live in Fort Worth and do not venture into Dallas often.  In addition to the Dallas Zoo ,  Dallas Museum of Art,  The Crow Collection of Asian ArtNasher Sculpture Center,  Dallas Arboretum & Botanical GardenPerot Museum of Nature and Science Meadows Museumat SMU are all worth seeing. There is a Dallas Holocaust MuseumThe Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, & Dallas World Aquarium

Ok that took a day or two.  Now you can come over here to Fort Worth.  

1.  Sundance SquareSundance Square:   Eateries, movies, theater, clubs, a delightful free art gallery Sid Richardson Museum, if you are lucky there may be something cool   at Bass Performance Hall, the home of our symphony, opera and ballet. Fort Worth Water Gardensis a nice place to cool off and watch the water.   The TRE train from Dallas stops very near the Square.  

2.  Cultural District, you will find Kimbell Art MuseumModern Art Museum of Fort Worth&  Amon Carter Museum of American Art all clustered together.  Nice cafes in the  Kimbell Art MuseumModern Art Museum of Fort Worth (check online for cafe hours)Nearby are the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame& the Fort Worth Museum of Science and HistoryThe Will Rogers Memorial Centeris in this complex as well. If one of the big equestrian competitions is going on you can see gorgeous horses and events 

3.  South of the Cultural District on University Drive, you will find the Fort Worth Zoo, currently the home of two  2 year old elephants, a baby giraffe and 2 lion cubs, and Fort Worth Botanic Garden which is where the Japanese Garden is located.  Across University from the Zoo is Log Cabin Village.  

There is a circulating trolley  (Molley the Trolley) downtown.  

4.  Stockyards Visitor Center on the North Side is where all the Western stuff is, as well as Billy Bob's Texas the world's largest honkey-tonk.  Shop after shop of Western gear and apparel, plenty of places to eat, drink and dance, good Mexican food and Tarantula Steam Train which travels from Stockyards Station to Grapevine, TX and returns.  There is a twice daily cattle drive of Fort Worth's longhorn herd up 

5. Between the cities:   Arlington (Texas) where you will find Six Flags Over TexasSix Flags Hurricane Harbor Globe Life Park home of the Texas Rangers, and Cowboys Stadium fairly close to one another.   


Not in the cities:   Granbury has a delightful town square with shops and eateries. Nearby Glen Rose are Dinosaur Valley State Park and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  In Dinosaur Valley, you can see real dinosaur footprints in the bed of the Peluxy River;  Fossil Rim has lots of animals, roaming around the grounds as you drive through the park.


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  1. Dallas Zoo (attraction)
  2. Dallas Museum of Art (attraction)
  3. The Crow Collection of Asian Art (attraction)
  4. Nasher Sculpture Center (attraction)
  5. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden (attraction)
  6. Perot Museum of Nature and Science (attraction)
  7. Meadows Museum (attraction)
  8. Dallas Holocaust Museum (attraction)
  9. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (attraction)
  10. Dallas World Aquarium (attraction)
  11. Sundance Square (attraction)
  12. Sid Richardson Museum (attraction)
  13. Bass Performance Hall (attraction)
  14. Fort Worth Water Gardens (attraction)
  15. Cultural District (attraction)
  16. Kimbell Art Museum (attraction)
  17. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (attraction)
  18. Amon Carter Museum of American Art (attraction)
  19. Kimbell Art Museum (attraction)
  20. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (attraction)
  21. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame (attraction)
  22. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (attraction)
  23. Will Rogers Memorial Center (attraction)
  24. Fort Worth Zoo (attraction)
  25. Fort Worth Botanic Garden (attraction)
  26. Japanese Garden (attraction)
  27. Log Cabin Village (attraction)
  28. Stockyards Visitor Center (attraction)
  29. Billy Bob's Texas (attraction)
  30. Tarantula Steam Train (attraction)
  31. Arlington (Texas) (attraction)
  32. Six Flags Over Texas (attraction)
  33. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (attraction)
  34. Globe Life Park (attraction)
  35. Cowboys Stadium (attraction)
  36. Granbury (city)
  37. Glen Rose (city)
  38. Dinosaur Valley State Park (amusement park)
  39. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (attraction)
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answered by
Brittany from Costa Mesa

The Dallas World Aquarium is a must!! 

They have a wonderful Arts District downtown as well. 


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answered by
demetra from Dallas

Go to a stage show at the Winspear Opera House

The circus will be here soon so thats a fun event

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, as well as other Arts Museums are great


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answered by
Judy from Memphis

The Dallas zoo is pretty cool, you can also head out White Rock Lake to bike, run, row or skate! The Dallas zoo is lovely and the State Fairgrounds. A nice art museum too. If you can get over to Ft Worth their zoo is even more beautiful and downtown you can get a true feel of the stockyards, boot scoot in' dancing and the rodeo. There is a train that can get you from the N Dallas suburbs straight downtown where the zoo is close.






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