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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 ”
287 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“The Dallas Museum of Art is an art museum located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, along Woodall Rodgers Freeway between St. Paul and Harwood. In 1984, the museum moved from its previous location in Fair Park to the Arts District.”
170 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
“The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66-acre botanical garden located at 8525 Garland Road in East Dallas, Dallas, Texas, on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake”
175 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.”
134 locals recommend
Doctor's Office
“Want to shop like (and with) the well to do? NorthPark is a beautiful shopping center (i.e. mall) situated directly on the expressway. Great shopping, even better people-watching.”
139 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. ”
126 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. ”
190 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 food , Live music venues ( you must visit The Bomb Factory), Art walks , great nightlife”
129 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
Shopping Mall
“Huge mall with everything you could want/need! The mall has a ice rink inside the middle of it. ”
64 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The epicenter of our neighborhood and a destination for the whole city. Quaint small business district with tons of restaurants, small shops and a handful of bars. ”
106 locals recommend
Zoo
“Get there early so you can get a good parking spot. Also you can feed the giraffes, and if you get the earlier they are still hungry. It’s my favorite part. Start with that.”
49 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. ”
90 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