Dallas and Fort Worth

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  • 1. African American Museum


    Fair Park also contains six major exhibit spaces (many of which are closed Monday or Tuesday): the ...Read More

  • 2. Bank of America Plaza

    Downtown Dallas | Financial Institution

    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...Read More

  • 3. Crow Collection of Asian Art

    Arts District | Museum/Gallery

    A pair of 19th-century Chinese guardian lions from the Qing Dynasty is the first clue you've arrived at the Crow Collection (across the street...Read More

  • 4. Dallas Aquarium


    the ...Read More

  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

    5. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

    East Dallas | Garden/Arboretum

    This lovely attraction is composed of 66 acres of gardens and lawns in White Rock Lake Park. Spend an hour or two here to escape the noise and...Read More

    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
  • 6. Dallas Center for the Performing Arts

    Arts District | Arts/Performance Venue

    The Arts District will welcome a number of companies to the fold when this ambitious project opens to the public in late 2009. The multipurpose...Read More

  • 7. Dallas City Hall

    Downtown Dallas | Government Building

    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...Read More

  • Dallas Heritage Village

    8. Dallas Heritage Village

    Museum Village

    It may be difficult to imagine Dallas without its shiny skyscrapers, far-flung suburbs, and miles and miles of highway, but Heritage Village...Read More

    Dallas Heritage Village
  • 9. Dallas Museum of Art

    Arts District | Museum/Gallery

    Housed in a series of white limestone galleries built off a central barrel vault, this museum remains one of the city's greatest cultural...Read More

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  • 10. Dallas Zoo

    Fair Park | Zoo/Aquarium

    The Fort Worth Zoo is a huge draw in the area, but the Dallas Zoo shouldn't be overlooked. The Wilds of Africa section re-creates the habitats...Read More

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  • 11. Fair Park

    Fair Park | Historic District/Site

    In South Dallas, this 277-acre National Historic Landmark has the largest collection of 1930s Art Deco architecture in the United States. It...Read More

  • 12. Hall of State


    In the park's murals tell the story of Texas in heroic terms. The Tower Building (open weekdays, 8:15–5:15) has free brochures that describe...Read More

  • 13. Meadows Museum


    Southern Methodist University is home to one of the world's largest and most significant collections of Spanish art outside Spain. Philanthropist...Read More

  • 14. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

    Arts District | Arts/Performance Venue

    The I. M. Pei–designed space is a place of sweeping dramatic curves, ever-changing vanishing points, and surprising views. Inside is the Herman...Read More

  • 15. Museum of Nature and Science


    the which spans three buildings and houses one of Dallas's IMAX theaters ...Read More

  • 16. Museum of the American Railroad


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  • 17. Nasher Sculpture Center

    Arts District | Museum/Gallery

    The late Raymond and Patsy Nasher—real-estate developers, civic leaders, art lovers, and philanthropists—collected modern and contemporary sculpture...Read More

  • 18. Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture

    Downtown Dallas | Museum/Gallery

    This 1892 Romanesque courthouse, known as "Old Red," contains a museum on Dallas County's history. Each gallery has a short film, interactive...Read More

  • 19. Reunion Tower

    Building/Architectural Site

    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...Read More

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  • 20. Swiss Avenue


    This East Dallas strip has the city's best representations of two distinct periods. On lower Swiss Avenue (2900 block), nearer to Downtown,...Read More

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