6 Best Sights in Downtown Dallas, Dallas and Fort Worth

Bank of America Plaza

Downtown Dallas

Dallas's tallest building, at 920 feet, is visible for miles at night, thanks to the green argon tubing that outlines its 72 stories. Visitors can access Downtown's maze of underground tunnels from the building's basement. The tunnels, a welcome climate-controlled escape, include dozens of restaurants, delis, drugstores, gift shops, and florists.

901 Main St., Dallas, TX, 75202, USA
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Rate Includes: Closed weekends

Dallas City Hall

Downtown Dallas

Renowned architect I. M. Pei is responsible for the striking inverted-pyramid design of City Hall. The modern structure is set on a seven-acre plaza that features reflecting pools and a stunning bronze Henry Moore sculpture.

Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture

Downtown Dallas

This 1892 Romanesque courthouse, known as "Old Red," contains a museum on Dallas County's history. Each gallery has a short film, interactive exhibits, artifacts, and historical photographs. Discover some of Dallas's claims to fame, such as the invention of the integrated circuit, air conditioning for cars, and the frozen margarita, as well as sports memorabilia. A special draw is the hands-on learning center, where children can dress in period costume, play marbles, and answer history questions on touch-screen monitors.

100 S Houston St., Dallas, TX, 75202, USA
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Rate Includes: $10, Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. noon–5

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Reunion Tower

This tower has been an iconic fixture of the Dallas skyline since 1978. The lights on the giant ball at the top of the tower often dance at night. Visitors can visit the rotating restaurant and lounge or ride an elevator up 55 flights to an observation deck that affords views of Dallas and beyond.

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300 Reunion Blvd E., Dallas, TX, 75207, USA
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Rate Includes: $17, Sun.–Thurs. 10am–10pm, Fri.–Sat. 9am–11pm

Thanks-Giving Square

Downtown Dallas

This small triangular plaza designed by Philip Johnson contains quiet gardens and an interfaith chapel with stained glass by Gabriel Loire.

1627 Pacific Ave., Dallas, TX, 75201, USA
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Rate Includes: Free, Closed Tues.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Downtown Dallas

On November 22, 1963, shots rang out on Dealey Plaza, at the west end of Downtown, as the presidential motorcade rounded the corner from Houston Street onto the Elm Street approach to the Triple Underpass. Eventually the Warren Commission concluded that President Kennedy was gunned down by Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone and firing from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. The building is now known as the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, where exhibits explore the life and legacy of JFK, offering context of the politics of the early 1960s and the importance of Kennedy's Texas visit. One of the most popular exhibits is the re-creation of the sniper's nest at the southeast window, viewable but not accessible.

411 Elm St., Dallas, TX, 75202, USA
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Rate Includes: $25, Closed Mon. and Tues.