10 Awesome Places To Visit In Dallas After Moving To The City

10 Awesome Places To Visit In Dallas After Moving To The City

Now that you’re all done moving to Dallas, let’s find you some fun things to do and cool places to visit.

Dallas, the large city with friendly people wearing cowboy hats and boots, is a fascinating city that attracts visitors from far and wide. At the moment, Dallas is rated as the ninth largest city across the United States with many more people moving into the city every year. Almost everyone who recently moved to Dallas has a unique reason for doing so.

10 Best Places to Visit In Dallas

  1. The 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The sixth floor of the circa-1901 former Texas School Book Depository now houses exhibits of the life, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The sixth floor of the museum was where Lee Harvey Oswald fired at least three shots that killed the President. The museum is one of the best places to visit in Dallas after moving to the city.

Photo by Stefan Ogrisek @ Flickr / CC BY
The 6th floor of the former Texas School Book Depository was converted into a museum to chronicle the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Photo by Stefan Ogrisek @ Flickr / CC BY
  1. Dallas Heritage Village

Dallas heritage village located at old city park houses some of the beautiful histories of the city as far back as the sixties. The park boasts of a large collection of 19th century Victorian homes, century pioneer and commercial structures. If you live in this city or get the chance to visit, don’t miss the heritage village, its one of the best places to visit in Dallas.

  1. Old Red Museum

The old red museum of Dallas county history and culture sits inside the 1892 Richardsonian Romanesque courthouse building, which is barely a block from the famous Sixth Floor Museum. Exhibitors at the museum walk visitors through several eras of Dallas history showcasing various inventions. Don’t miss out on the old red museum, its rated among the third best places to visit in Dallas.

"Dallas County Courthouse - Old Red" by Leaflet - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.
Dallas County Courthouse – Old Red” by LeafletOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.
  1. AT&T Stadium

The magnificent Dallas Cowboys’ 3 million square feet $1.2 billion football palace in Arlington sits on 18.5 miles to the west of down town Dallas. There so many beautiful place to see at the amazing Dallas football home. Some of the places you shouldn’t miss are the post-game interview room, the field, the he Cowboys’ and Cowboys Cheerleaders’locker room and a whole lot more. The AT&T Stadium is one of the best places to visit in Dallas.  

"Cowboys Stadium field" by Mahanga - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.
Cowboys Stadium field” by Mahanga – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.
  1. Geo-Deck At Reunion Center

If you want to get a bird’s eye view of Geo-Deck, you can do so easily at the top of the big ball that sits at the west end of down town Dallas. Up there you can see Geo-Deck at 470 feet above the ground and you can see the Trinity River and Dealey Plaza from that spot. The Geo-Deck is certainly one of the best places to visit in Dallas.

"Reunion tower dallas" by Batrak - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafael-rezende/4617959309/sizes/l/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons.
Reunion tower dallas” by Batrak – http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafael-rezende/4617959309/sizes/l/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons.
  1. George W. Bush Presidential Center

This museum gives an awesome view of the eight years when George W. Bush was in office. The center also houses a replica of the oval office and an emotional section of 9/11. There is also a bit of humor at the centera video of a presidential impersonator making several attempts at teaching George Bush how to say “Nuclear Proliferation”. The  George W. Bush Presidential Center is one of the best places to visit in Dallas.

By J. P. Fagerback (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By J. P. Fagerback (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
  1. Pioneer Plaza

The key attraction at this 4-acre green space is the herd of almost 50 1,200-pound bronze steers, horses and cowboys, made by artist Robert Summers of Glen Rose, a waterfall, and man-made cliffs. Other fascinating places you should see at the Plaza are the Shawnee Trail the gravesites of many of Dallas’ founding mothers and fathers, Pioneer Cemetery, as well as the 60-foot-tall Confederate Memorial. The Pioneer Plaza is one of the best places to visit in Dallas.

Photo by Stefan Ogrisek @ Flickr / CC BY
Commemorating 19th century cattle drives, Pioneer Plaza is located in a public park in downtown Dallas, TX. Photo by Stefan Ogrisek @ Flickr / CC BY
  1. Klyde Warren Park

The $110 million Klyde Warren Park sits on a 5.2-acre built at the top of a busy down town freeway. There are several ways of having fun at the park as there are ping pong tables and equipment on-site, a dog park, you can enjoy the performance of the theater and dance troupes, or you can spend some time at the reading area with magazines and books. Whatever you choose to do, it’s never a dull moment at the Klyde Warren Park, its one of the best places to visit in Dallas.

Joe Mabel [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Joe Mabel [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
  1. Dallas World Aquarium

The Dallas world aquarium is home to many animals including crocodiles, birds, monkeys, Antillean manatees, gigantic cat fish, sea turtles, jaguars, panthers, a 400,000-gallon shark tank and friendly sloth and penguin feedings. The aquarium also boasts of a 40-foot waterfall and thrilling Mayan dance performance. Whenever you visit the city, don’t miss the chance to see this awesome aquarium, its one of the best places to visit in Dallas.

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“Dallas World Aquarium Entrance” by Jay R Simonson Jsimo1Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.
  1. Nasher sculpture center

The Nasher sculpture center is an indoor and outdoor museum that sits right across the road from the Dallas Museum of art in down town Dallas in the Arts Districts. The center showcases artworks from great artists such as Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Jean Arp, Constantin Brancusi, Max Ernst, Willem de Kooning, Alberto Giacometti, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons – and several others. If you love arts, this one of the best places to visit in Dallas.

Photo by Chascar. @ Flickr / CC BY
Photo by Chascar. @ Flickr / CC BY