10 Memorable Things to Do in Dallas

Explore the Bishop Arts District

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If you prefer independent shops to big-name brands, you’ll be charmed by this North Oak Cliff neighborhood’s 60+ locally owned cafes, boutiques, and art galleries. Browsing for antiques and admiring local art is an excellent way to spend a weekend afternoon.

Go Shopping

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High on the list of fun things to do in Dallas is shopping—retail therapy is serious business ‘round these parts. Luxury labels abound at Forty Five Ten and the specialty Stanley Korshak department store. Or head downtown for a pilgrimage to the very first Neiman Marcus store, now a registered landmark. NorthPark Center is a favorite with fashionistas thanks to its varied mix of mass brands, upscale department stores, and chic boutiques; while the mammoth Galleria’s one-stop shopping experience includes a skating rink, hotel, and several top-notch restaurants. On the hunt for vintage pieces? Try the delightfully quirky Dolly Python on Haskell Avenue, or poke around Deep Ellum’s eclectic offerings. Top tip: Consignment stores like Clothes Circuit and Clotheshorse Anonymous are the savvy shopper’s secret source for gently used designer castoffs. After all, a socialite can only wear a frock so many times before people start to notice, and shopping.

Amon Carter Museum

  • 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
  • Cultural District

A short walk from the Kimbell, west of Downtown Fort Worth, this museum’s collection of American art is centered on Remington and Russell mostly, though in recent decades the curators have incorporated works by many late-20th-century artists. The photographic collection, among the largest in the United States, spans the history of the medium, from 19th-century daguerreotypes to 21st-century digital prints.

Billy Bob’s Texas

  • 2520 Rodeo Plaza
  • Stockyards
The renowned honky-tonk has been a cattle barn, airplane factory, and department store. It’s now home to live music, eating, drinking, shopping, playing, and live bull riding. Daytime’s probably the best time to visit if you’ve got children in tow; nighttime is much rowdier.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

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. Wikipedia
Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Area: 66 acres
Opened: 1938
Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Architectural style: Spanish Colonial Revival architecture

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building in downtown Dallas, Texas, overlooking Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm and Houston Streets. Wikipedia

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AT&T Stadium

AT&T Stadium, formerly Cowboys Stadium, is a retractable roof stadium in Arlington, Texas, United States. It serves as the home of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and was completed on May 27, 2009. It is also the home of the Cotton Bowl Classic. Wikipedia
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The Dallas World Aquarium

The Dallas World Aquarium is a for-profit aquarium and zoo located in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, Texas, USA. It aids conservation and education by housing many animals that are threatened or endangered as part of a cooperative breeding program with other zoos around the world. Wikipedia
Exhibits: Mundo Maya, Aquarium, South Africa, British Columbia, Orinoco Avian Trail, Orinoco Crocodile Cove, Borneo
Did you know: Regardless of age, a trip to The Dallas World Aquarium provides a learning experience for everyone! dwazoo.com
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