10 Must to Visit Tourist Attractions in Dallas

Dallas is a major travel destination located in the state of Texas. It is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. It ranks 9th in the United States and third in the state of Texas with an area of 999 sq. km. The city has a population of 1.258 million and home for many oil and cotton industries. It is also one of the most popular travel destinations in the state of Texas. In this article, we have provided 10 must to visit tourist attraction in Dallas.

10 Must to Visit Tourist Attraction in Dallas

1. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Six Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is a museum in the city of Dallas, Texas. The museum operates from 12:00 to 6:00 pm on Monday and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. The museum is located on the sixth floor of Dallas County Administration Building in Dallas, Texas. It was established on 20th February, 1989 and exhibits the life, death and legacy of the president John F. Kennedy. The location of the museum is at the place where the Lee Harvey Oswald shot the president Kennedy according to the investigation teams. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dallas.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas

2. Reunion Tower

The Reunion Tower is a landmark and observation deck in the city of Dallas. The tower was opened for the public in the year 1978. The tower is located at 300 Reunion Boulevard in downtown Dallas, Texas. It is the 15th tallest building in Dallas, Texas with the height of 561 ft. It is a part of Hyatt Regency Hotel complex and was designed by Welton David Becket. The tower consists a revolving restaurant which gives beautiful views of the city. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Dallas.

Reunion Tower, Dallas
Reunion Tower, Dallas

3. Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art is a major art museum in the city of Dallas. The museum remains closed on Monday and operates from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm between Tuesday and Sunday. It is located in downtown Dallas and was opened in 1903. The museum was designed by the architect Edward Larrabee Barnes in the modern architectural style. The museum has a collection of 24000 objects includes The Icebergs, and Water Lilies which are well known oil paints.

 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

4. Dallas World Aquarium

Dallas World Aquarium is a combined zoo and aquarium in the city of Dallas. It is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Dallas. The timing of aquarium is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. It is located in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, Texas. The aquarium was opened in October, 1992 and accredited as the member of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Orinoco Avian Trail, Mundo Maya, Aquarium, Orinoco Crocodile Cove, and Borneo are the major exhibits in the museum.

Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas
Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas

5. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in the city of Dallas. The garden operates from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It was built in 1940 with an area of 66 acres. It is located on Garland Road in Eastern side of Dallas, Texas. It was designed by the architects Scott, Denman, Burton and Schutt, in the Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style. The garden also has concert stage, picnic areas, and set of kid size replicas. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Dallas.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Dallas
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Dallas

6. Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo is the oldest and largest zoological park in the city of Dallas. The timing of the zoo is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is located to the south of downtown Dallas. The zoo was established in 1888 with an area of 43 hectares. It is a non-profit zoo managed by the Dallas Zoological Society. The zoo has a collection of more than 2000 animals and 700 species. Gorilla Research Center, Chimpanzee Forest, Giants of the Savanna and Endangered Tiger Habitat are the major exhibits in the zoo. Dallas Zoo is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Dallas.

Dallas Zoo, Dallas
Dallas Zoo, Dallas

7. Frontiers of Flight Museum

The Frontiers of Flight Museum is an aerospace museum in the city of Dallas. The timing of the museum is 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Saturday and opens 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday. It is located in the Dallas Love Field Airport, 6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, Texas. The museum was opened in 1988 and it was founded by William E. Cooper, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Jan Collmer. The museum displays the various  aircraft models of World War I and World War II. The museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dallas.

Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas
Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas

8. The Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher Sculpture Center is a sculpture museum in the city of Dallas. The museum is remain closed on Monday and operates from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm between Tuesday and Sunday. The museum was founded by Raymond Nasher. The building was designed by the architect Renzo Piano in classical architecture and modern architecture styles. The collection of the museum includes the collections of only two artists Raymond and Patsy Nasher. They were the best modern and contemporary sculpturist in the world. It is one of the best tourist attractions in Dallas.

The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas

9. The Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum also known as ‘Prado on the Prairie’ is a museum in the city of Dallas. It was opened in 1965 as a part of Southern Methodist University Meadows School of Arts. The museum has the largest and precious collection of Spanish Art outside of Spain from 10th century to 20th century. The museum also houses the collection of the various international artists like Murillo, Goya, Miró, Sorolla, El Greco, Velázquez, Picasso and Ribera. The museum is one of the best tourist attractions in Dallas.

The Meadows Museum, Dallas
The Meadows Museum, Dallas

10. African American Museum

African American Museum is an art museum in the city of Dallas. The museum is remain closed on Monday, Friday and Sunday, and operates from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm between Tuesday and Thursday and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday. African American Museum was founded in 1974. The museum has a collection of various known African American artists like Clementine Hunter, Benny Andrews, Edward Mitchell Bannister, Larry D. Alexander, John T. Biggers, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and Arthello Beck. It is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Dallas.

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African American Museum, Dallas
African American Museum, Dallas

Article first published on April 25, 2015.

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