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Best Tourist Spots in Dallas

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Dallas, Texas is one of the best cities in the world when it comes to tourist hotspots and sightseeing. The city is well known for its country music, cattle farms and cowboys not to mention rodeos and country bars. Located in the Texan heartland, Dallas is the perfect spot to enjoy a holiday.

Sixth Floor Museum: Dedicated in the Memory of JFK

Dallas Sixth Floor Museum
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Dallas has created a famous museum located in the previous book depository which uses footage, audio clips and eyewitness accounts to offer the exact scene of how JFK was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. The displays have their fair share of conspiracy theories too. The museum offers a cell phone walking tour of assassination site and the JFK memorial. 

Address -
Book Depository, 411 Elm St, Dallas Texas
Telephone Number- 1 214-747-6660
Website - www.jfk.org

George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum: A Peek into Another American President’s Life

This museum has been created at Southern Methodist University in 2013 at over USD 300 million. It documents the life and times of President George W Bush and it has the same goals as the other presidential libraries- to create research facilities and present the president’s record to public viewers. It has the amazing Decision Point Theater where you get an insight into how presidential decisions were made.

Address - 2943 SMU Blvd, Dallas Texas
Telephone Number - 1 214 346 1557

Perot Museum of Nature and Science: Where Art and Science Meet

This is the latest addition to the Arts district. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a six floor building designed by T. Mayne which offers visitors everything from fascinating exhibits to a 3D theater with many movies on display. 

Address - 2201 N Field St, Dallas Texas
Telephone Number - 1 214 428 5555

Hall of State: Where History Meets Art

Fair Park has the best art deco architecture and pays a tribute to luminaries such as Samuel Houston apart from the Greek statues, a favorite with art buffs.

Address - 3939 Grand Ave, Dallas Texas
Telephone Number  - 1 214-413-3947

Reunion Tower: Visit the Symbol of Dallas 

Reunion Tower is a 50 story structure with a three level spherical dome and one of the best places in Dallas where you can get a truly panoramic view. 

Address - 300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas Texas
Telephone Number - 1 214 712 7040

Dallas Museum of Art: High Caliber Tour of Decorative Art

Dallas Museum of Art
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Art lovers will rejoice at the beauty and splendor of the Dallas Museum of Art. This includes Lighthouse Hill as well as Rodin’s sculpture. Over 22,000 works spanning 5 years is included under the roof of this museum.

Address - 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas Texas
Telephone Number - 1 214-922-1200

Trammel and Margaret Crow Center for Asian Art: Known for its Massive Artwork Collection

This museum is known for its rich collection of artworks from Southeast Asia, China, India and Japan. The exhibits here date from 3500 BC to early 20th Century. Free guided tours are also available on weekends. Its artwork collection spans several genres and ages. 

Address - 2010 Flora St, Dallas Texas
Telephone - 1 214 979 6430

Nasher Sculpture Center: Greatest Privately Held Sculptures Collection

Nasher  Sculpture Center has gathered one of the most massive sculpture collections held in the world. This includes a collection of works by famous sculptors such as Rodin and Calder. This center is also home to a beautiful sculpture garden.  While there is free admission for children, adults can get entry in nominal fee of USD 10. 

Address - 2001 Flora St, Dalls Texas

Dallas Heritage Village: A Place Where History Comes Alive

This is a 13 acre museum set in a wooded locale south of downtown. It covers living history exhibits from 1840 to 1910 and around 38 historic structures. Entry for children can be attained through fee of USD 5 while adults can gain admission in USD 9.

Address - 1515 S Harwood St, Dallas Texas
Telephone Number - 1 214 421 5141

Klyde Warren Park: Performances, Book Signings and Yoga

An eclectic blend of activities await those who visit this innovative park known for its sports and yoga activities apart from live performances and book launches.  

Address - between Pearl & St Paul Sts, Dallas Texas
Telephone Number  - 1 214-716-4500

Dallas Zoo: Where You Can Get an African Safari in Dallas

Dallas Zoo
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This well known zoo is modeled on Africa with exhibits showcasing the wonders of Savanna apart from the massive children’s zoo. Fee for entry is USD 15 for adults and USD 12 for children.
Address - 650 S RL Thornton Frwy (I-35E), Dallas Texas
Telephone Number  - 1 469 554 7500

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