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Best things to do in Dallas

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Sit and read, enjoy food trucks or just take family out to enjoy the downtown scenery ”
288 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“Friday nights once a month the museum is open til midnight with all sorts of activities which us locals really enjoy. There is a different theme to each event”
172 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Super interactive science museum that's great for all ages. The "Art of the Brick" LEGO exhibit is a must-see! ”
169 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Located on White Rock Lake, it contains 27 acres of beautiful and seasonal gardens. It is world renown, serves a part research center to several universities, dining is fantastic.”
177 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“This is the arena for all the major concerts in Dallas. Located in downtown Dallas. The huge parking lot makes parking easy. Close to downtown Dallas nightlife. Also the home to the Dallas Mavericks.”
135 locals recommend
Doctor's Office
“One of the best shopping malls in America. Two levels of stores with a wide range of choices. Museum quality artwork and landscaping like you will never see anywhere else. Movie theater and dining choices as well.”
140 locals recommend
History Museum
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“In 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald (or the mafia depending on which theory you believe) shot President Kennedy while he was driving through Downtown Dallas. The Sixth Floor museum is housed in the building where the Oswald was hiding and takes you through history of Kennedy’s presidency and tragic death. ”
127 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of the best places to escape into nature in the city. A great place to see views of downtown, run or bike around the lake, enjoy a picnic, play on a the playgrounds, or have a barbecue. ”
192 locals recommend
Aquarium
“This aquarium feels more like a walk through the rain forest with birds and monkeys flying above you and sloths being fed out in the open. Best aquarium ever! ”
86 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Great area to walk around and go out for a night! Lots of shopping, restaurants and bars with a great art scene”
131 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Huge mall with everything you could want/need! The mall has a ice rink inside the middle of it. ”
64 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Great views of the city from Geo Deck. Consider grabbing a City Pass and include this on one of your stops. ”
97 locals recommend
Zoo
“Catch the nearby DART train from Whiterock Station to the entrance of the Dallas Zoo”
51 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“South Dallas neighborhood with lots of walking and shopping. A few good restaurants and spots to grab a drink!”
107 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Down-home offerings sourced from Texas ranchers and farmers. Cold, local craft beers and live music in an outdoor, very TX style. ”
91 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Best roof top bar in Dallas. You can see downtown. Also, the food is really good. I recommend the Kobe beef burger in a bowl with sautéed cauliflower. It's worth every penny.”
109 locals recommend