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Dallas downtown skyline Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Credit: Dallas CVB

There Is Much To Do In Dallas – Bring the Family!

Dallas is a young and vibrant city, and a commercial and cultural hotbed. When it was established 150 years ago, it was a cattle town at the convergence of major Native American trail networks. Today, after years of rapid growth as a center of cotton and petroleum trading, it is the third-largest city in Texas and a booming hub of technology, banking, communications, education, and health care in the South Central United States.

Weather

Dallas enjoys 284 days of sunshine per year with average temperatures in November ranging from 45º–67º.

 

Overview

 

Dallas Calendar of Events

Fun, fascinating functions in and around downtown Dallas by the month.

GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower

470-foot-high panoramic views of the city, augmented by powerful telescopes, high-definition zoom cameras, and interactive digital displays exploring the city’s history, architecture, and landmarks.

Guide to Downtown Dallas

Experience downtown Dallas. A summary of things to do, places to dine, and ways to get around.

Visit Dallas

An extensive guide for things to do, from tours and events to neighborhoods and visitor destinations.

 

Running, Hiking, and Biking

 

Katy Trail

This 3.5-mile-long hike and bike trail is built on an old railroad line. An iconic destination for residents and visitors alike.

White Rock Lake

Dallas Parks and Recreation. About five miles northeast of downtown Dallas. Offers a 9.33-mile hike and bike trail among nature areas and wildlife in a scenic urban setting.

 

Horseback Riding and Equestrian Events

 

Broken Bow Ranch

Scenic, one-hour trail rides and other events. Reservations required.

Marshall Creek Ranch

Ride rustic, traditional trails within 12,000 wooded acres surrounding beautiful Lake Grapevine. Reservations required.

Texas Horse Park

Trail rides for cowboys and cowgirls of all levels, 15 minutes from downtown through scenic hardwood groves, past serene ponds, and along bucolic meadows in the Great Trinity Forest.

Widowmaker Trail Rides

Rides by appointment. Gentle, friendly horses are matched to complement your abilities. Ten minutes west of DFW airport.

 

Science

 

Dallas Institute for Interactive and Spatial Computing

Research and education in a broad spectrum of disciplines: computational geometry, computer graphics, high-dimensional data analysis, human-computer interaction, information visualization, multimedia, and virtual reality. Located on the University of Texas at Dallas campus.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Exhibits, experiences, and explorations that inspire visitors of all ages to discover the universe and life on earth.

 

Art

 

Crow Collection of Asian Art

Five centuries of art and artifacts that illuminate the cultures of China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia.

Dallas Arts District

Music, art, architecture, performances, and history in America’s largest urban arts district.

Dallas Contemporary

An evolving series of exhibits that explore art in all media. The museum also supports public mural projects throughout Dallas.

Dallas Museum of Art

Thousands of years of human artistic achievement, in the heart of the Arts District.

The Meadows Museum

One of the largest collections of work by Spanish artists outside Spain, from the middle renaissance to the early 20th century.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Works by Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and many other renowned sculptors scattered through a peaceful live-oak forest.

 

History

 

George W. Bush Presidential Center

Library, museum, café, and store in an urban park near Southern Methodist University.

Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture

Fascinating stories about the adventurers, tycoons, and outlaws who created Dallas and its cultural heritage.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Exhibits, films, and tours of the location where US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

 

Sports

 

Dallas Cowboys

National Football League
AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, offers fan tours daily.

Dallas Mavericks

National Basketball Association

Dallas Stars

National Hockey League

Dallas Wings

Women’s National Basketball Association

FC Dallas

American Major League Soccer

Texas Rangers

Major League Baseball
Globe Life Park in Arlington offers tours throughout the year.

 

Neighborhoods

 

Deep Ellum

Groovy restaurants, funky bars, offbeat boutiques, and one of the world’s best collections of urban murals.

West End

Historic architecture, cowboy gear, fine dining, and great people watching just west of downtown, near Victory Park, where Dallas is defining the 21st century.