THINGS TO DO
Bright lights, big personalities, shiny cars... In many ways, Dallas is the belle of the Texas ball. From JR Ewing and the TV show Dallas to the Dallas Cowboys and their cheerleaders, this city has made a deep imprint on American popular culture. An upscale ethos makes for an amazing dining scene. The museums are not only excellent, but unique – history buff s should not miss the memorials to former president John F Kennedy. And one of the most impressive additions to Dallas’ cultural landscape in recent years is the 68-acre Arts District, now one of the largest in the country.
Get out and explore it all - there's no wrong way to explore Dallas.
- The Dallas Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 4, 1776, and the First Folio of William Shakespeare's "Comedies, Histories & Tragedies."
- The Dallas area is the largest metropolitan area in the nation not on a navigable body of water.
- The first convenience store, 7-eleven, got its start in Dallas and the corporation is headquartered there today.
- With the roof enclosed, the entire Statue of Liberty could fit into the Cowboys Stadium.
- The Frozen Margarita machine was invented in Dallas.
- Dallas is home to five professional sports teams: The Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Dallas Stars (NHL), Dallas Mavericks (NBA), Dallas Wings (WNBA), FC Dallas (MLS) and the Texas Rangers (MLB).
The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen. Lounging around are Two-toed and Three-toed sloths. Endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees and several species of monkeys are part of the many conservation projects. The aquarium portion displays interesting marine life, including Japanese crabs, jellyfish, Leafy, Weedy and Ribbon seadragons. Black-footed and Blue penguins can be seen swimming as guests enjoy the outdoor South Africa exhibit. Sharks, rays and sawfish are only a few of the fish living in the Mundo Maya cenote.
Fossil Rim is an 1,800 acre world class conservation, research and education center where endangered species are protected and up to 1,000 exotic animals can be viewed from your car window.
Eat, Drink, and Play
Dallas has BIG ambitions when it comes to food, too! Thousands of restaurants throughout the city boast intricate menus, one-of-a-kind dishes and mouthwatering concoctions. From gastronomy and farm-to-fork, to soba noodles and wild game, Dallas dining is one unique experience to savor. Take your dining experience up a notch with a stroll down the Margarita Mile, a collection of the best and brightest margaritas in the city or walk the Katy Trail and stop by the Katy Trail Ice House.
Topgolf is the premier entertainment destination in The Colony. And by entertainment destination, we're talking about a place where you can come with friends, and everyone will have a great time.
No matter the occasion or who you share it with, great time starts with play, is fueled by food and drinks, moved by music and all made possible through community.
Shop 'Til You Drop
Shopping is a sport in Dallas! Whether it's luxury brands you long for or a family- and budget-friendly spree, there's no shortage of retail adventures.
From top shopping destinations like NorthPark Center and Galleria Dallas to smaller gems in neighborhoods like the Design District and Knox/Henderson, you'll head back home with plenty of new closet favorites.
John F. Kennedy Memorial and The Sixth Floor Museum
Phillip Johnson, a Kennedy family friend, constructed this stark and simple memorial to the late president. Located in the Dallas County Historical Plaza, this site is visited by hundreds of thousands of people annually. Commemorations are conducted every November 22nd.
AT&T Stadium Tour
AT&T Stadium is more than the home of the Dallas Cowboys, it’s a world of facts and figures about the world’s largest domed structure, an art museum, a classroom. The things you can do inside AT&T Stadium are endless, and with AT&T Stadium Tours, you can experience them all.
AT&T Stadium offers tours that will appeal to people of all interests and ages, and tours are available daily. Take an afternoon to throw the ball on the field or admire the works of art displayed throughout the stadium. With AT&T Stadium Tours, there is something for everyone.