Tourist attractions in Dallas are showcased by many wonderful museums, parks, and things to do. But, which of them do you need to see or try for yourself? If you're only in town for a short period of time this is a question you should be asking yourself.

From unique attractions to historic sites, these things to do in Dallas are perfect for tourists and residents alike. Check out our 214Area Guide for the most highly anticipated events in Dallas if you're coming from out of town!

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

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8525 Garland Road East Dallas, Dallas TX, 75218
Sixty-six acres of peaceful woods and beautifully manicured lawns and flowers: a great place to spend an afternoon.

Perot Museum

2201 N Field St , Dallas TX, 75201
A scientific wonderland in downtown Dallas. The new, world-class, adrenaline-rushing, mind-blowing, cooler-than-cool Perot Museum of Nature and Science...

Dallas Museum of Art

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1717 N Harwood St , Dallas TX, 75201
The Dallas Museum of Art ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking...

Dallas World Aquarium

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1801 N Griffin St , Dallas TX, 75202
Experience nature's adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium. The facility is home to a unique display of flora and fauna from five continents, 14 countries,...

Dallas Zoo

650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway I-35E, Dallas TX, 75203
With 95 acres to explore, thousands of animals to visit, and a huge variety of family activities, the Dallas Zoo is enormously entertaining! Our goal is to make...

Nasher Sculpture Center

2001 Flora St. , Dallas TX, 75201
The Nasher Sculpture Center opened in 2003 and was is dedicated exclusively to the exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture. The collection has...

Frontiers of Flight Museum

6911 Lemmon Ave , Dallas TX, 75235
During your experience, you will bridge several lifetimes starting with the pioneers who realized their earliest dreams of flying; identifying with the...

Bishop Arts District

N Bishop Ave @ Davis , Dallas TX, 75208
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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

411 Elm Street , Dallas TX, 75202
It chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets and supports the Dealey Plaza National Historical Landmark District...

Klyde Warren Park

2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy , Dallas TX, 75201
Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2-acre deck park that creates an urban green space over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets....

AT&T Stadium

1 AT&T Way , Arlington TX, 76011
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George W. Bush Presidential Center

2943 SMU Blvd , Dallas TX, 75205
The George W. Bush Presidential Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records...

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

601 East Palace Parkway , Grand Prairie TX, 75050
The only place in Grand Prairie where you’ll find shrunken heads, vampire killing kits, two headed animals, one-of-a-kind artwork, tons of hands-on interactives,...

Legoland Discovery Center

3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway , Grapevine TX, 76051
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas / Fort Worth - it's like you’ve just jumped into the biggest box of LEGO® bricks ever!

Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park

11131 Malibu Drive , Dallas TX, 75229
Adrenaline junkies, thrill seekers, adventure addicts -- we've heard it all. The truth is, we love stepping outside our comfort zone, and seeing the looks...