Points of Interest
The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau has a comprehensive page for visitors. For some points of interest in Dallas, visit some of the links below:
- Dallas World Aquarium
Though it has its share of marine life, the aquarium is much more, featuring a South American rainforest and other exhibits.The Dallas World Aquarium is a unique event facility in the Historic West End District. Features 80,000 gallons of saltwater exhibits including sharks, stingrays, and hundreds of reef fish all in living coral reef ecosystems. Guest are surrounded by tropical plants and animals from around the world.
- The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
From its location in the former Texas School Book Depository, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza provides a comprehensive exhibit on the life, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Opening February 16, 2009, "A Photographer's Story: Bob Jackson and the Kennedy Assassination," presents the captivating work of the former Dallas Times Herald photographer who won a Pulitzer Prize for his image of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald.
- Public Artwalk Dallas
Get closer to the art and architecture of Dallas with the Business Council for the Arts' 30-stop, 3.3-mile walking tour, Public ArtWalk Dallas. Maps are available online and at various locations along the route. Online, find out how many calories you've burned and the number of steps taken, along with fitness tips and details, and downloadable MP3 files.
- Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents year-round classical, pops and summer concerts in the internationally acclaimed Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The DSO is the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, and recently named world-renowned conductor Jaap van Zweden as music director.
- Entertainment Districts
Various cultural and entertainment districts in and around downtown Dallas offer visitors an exciting assortment of activities. The city’s many entertainment districts meet any visitor’s needs. From family-friendly offerings and quaint settings to vibrant nightlife and exciting atmospheres, you can do and see it all in Dallas’ various neighborhoods.
- New York Magazine ranked the Dallas area as the “No. 1 City Worldwide for Art Lovers.” Find out why in the Dallas Arts District.
- At the heart of the city is Downtown Dallas, with its growing nightlife and historic shopping and hotels. Highlights including dining at Dallas Fish Market and the Adolphus' famous French Room. Visitors can stay at the historic Magnolia Hotel, shop at the flagship Neiman Marcus store and end the day with drinks at the rooftop bar at Joule Dallas hotel.
- The 55-acre West End Historic District is the center of tourist activity, featuring the Sixth Floor Museum and Wild Bill's Western Store.