Things to do around Dallas

Dallas Arboretum

Description:
The Dallas Arboretum, one of the most beautiful outdoor attractions in Dallas, features
66-acres of spectacular display gardens that showcase incredible seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, trees and plant collections in a serene setting on White Rock Lake.

Prices:
Range from $9.00 to $15.00

Where:
8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218

For more info:

http://www.dallasarboretum.org

Dallas Zoo

Description:
The Dallas Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals, and today, the Zoo is thriving with new exhibits such as the Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, SOAR, A Festival of Flight, and the Giants of the Savanna to name a few.

Prices:
$12 per person

Where:
650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35E), Dallas, TX 75203.

Transportation:
Take the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) RED LINE to the Dallas Zoo Station.

For more info:

http://www.dallaszoo.com

Old Red Courthouse

Description:
The Old Red Museum is located at a crossroads of activity in downtown Dallas – adjacent to the JFK Memorial and Dealey Plaza, a National Historic Landmark District, across the street from a replica of Dallas founder John Neely Bryan’s cabin and just a block from The Sixth Floor Museum and the historic West End of Dallas. The space is stimulating for any kind of visitor, including students, local Dallasites or anyone looking to learn more about the history of Dallas County.

Prices:
General $8; Student $6

Where:
100 S. Houston St. Dallas, TX 75202

Transportation:
The Museum is a short walk from the West End or Union Station DART stations.

For more info:

http://www.oldred.org/

The Meadows Museum

Description:
The Meadows Museum is committed to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of art through the collection and interpretation of works of the greatest aesthetic and historical importance, as exemplified by the founding collection of Spanish art. The museum is a resource of Southern Methodist University that serves a broad and international audience as well as the university community through meaningful exhibitions, publications, workshops, and other educational programs and encourages public participation through a broad-based membership.

Prices:
General $10; Non-SMU Students $4

Where:
5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205

Transportation:
For Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), take the Red Line or Blue Line to Mockingbird Station (Mockingbird Lane at Central Expressway). From Mockingbird Station, take DART bus route 521 west on Mockingbird Lane to Bishop Boulevard.

For more info:

http://smu.edu/meadowsmuseum/

Dallas World Aquarium

Description:
The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen. Lounging around are Two-toed and Three-toed sloths. Endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees and several species of monkeys are part of the many conservation projects. The aquarium portion displays interesting marine life, including Japanese crabs, jellyfish, Leafy, Weedy and Ribbon seadragons. Black-footed and Blue penguins can be seen swimming as guests enjoy the outdoor South Africa exhibit. Sharks, rays and sawfish are only a few of the fish living in the Mundo Maya cenote. Safe from Neotropical eagles, are euphonias, tanagers and hummingbirds. Reptiles and amphibians, both of significance to the Maya culture, can be seen throughout the exhibit.

Prices:
$20.95 per person

Where:
1801 North Griffin St.
Dallas, TX 75202

Transportation:
The closest DART Rail station to the DWA is the West End Station, which is a three to four
minute walk.

For more info:

http://www.dwazoo.com

Dallas Farmers Market

Description:
For six decades, the Dallas Farmers Market has been a fixture in downtown Dallas. It has grown into a true Texas treasure, as one of the largest public markets of its type in the country. It is one of the largest public markets of its type in the country, open seven days a week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, 362 days a year. 
Farmers from 150 miles around come to the Dallas Farmers Market, giving you the chance to “buy locally.”

Where:
Dallas Farmers Market
1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Dallas, TX 75201

Transportation:
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) provides public transportation to the market via the Red, Blue or Green Line. Take the St. Paul stop. Walk east to Harwood Street and turn right going south on Harwood Street for .75 mile. It is approximately a 15 to 20 minute walk to the Market from the St. Paul DART stop.

For more info:

http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org/

Downtown Dallas Public Art Walk

Description:
Public ArtWalk Dallas is a free, self-guided art walk promoting a healthy lifestyle through increased awareness and appreciation of public art in downtown Dallas. The ArtWalk is a 3.3 mile route highlighting thirty pieces of art and architecture in the Arts District and downtown Dallas. These works of art include Nasher Sculpture Center, Trammell Crow Center, Genesis, the Gift of Life, Dallas Museum of Art, First United Methodist Church, Fountain Place, First Baptist Dallas, Four Chromatic Gates, Thanks-Giving Square, Lot’s Wife, Pegasus, Pegasus Plaza, Magnolia Hotel Dallas, The Adolphus, AT&T Plaza, Old Federal Reserve Bank, Pioneer Plaza, Dallas Police Memorial, Floating Sculpture, The Dallas Piece, Dallas City Hall, Dallas Public Library, Neiman Marcus, The Merc, SpectraScape, Main Street Garden, Cancer Survivor’s Memorial, Cathedral de Guadalupe, Cathedral Mural, and de Música.

For more info:

http://www.publicartwalkdallas.org/en/index.shtml

JFK Memorial & Dealey Plaza

Description:
As a tribute to an extraordinary man, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza was dedicated June 24, 1970. In the years since it has become an integral part of the city’s urban landscape and cultural heritage. It is located one block east of Dealey Plaza, between Main and Commerce streets, on land donated by Dallas County. Hailed as “The Front Door of Dallas,” Dealey Plaza served as the major gateway to the city from the west and, equally important, as a symbol of civic pride.

Where:
411 Elm at Houston streets in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas.

Transportation:
DART light rail and the Trinity Railway Express.
Rail services from Union Station and the West End Station (light rail only) are a short walk from the Museum.

For more info:

http://www.jfk.org/go/about/history-of-the-john-f-kennedy-memorial-plaza

Klyde Warren Park

Description:
Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. The 5.2-acre deck park, designed by The Office of James Burnett, is an urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas. Klyde Warren Park will be a highly active space, providing daily free programming for the public ranging from yoga to book signings to outdoor concerts and films. The park will be privately operated and managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.

Where:
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Dallas, TX 75201
(between Uptown and Downtown Dallas
over Woodall Rodgers Freeway
between Pearl Street and St. Paul)

Transportation:
Two DART rail stops: St. Paul station and the Arts District Pearl station (both within walking distance of the park)

For more info:

http://www.klydewarrenpark.org/

Trinity Park

Description:
The Trinity Overlook Park serves as a neighbor park providing access to the Dallas Floodway, parking spaces for twelve, views of downtown Dallas, and a near view of the arch for the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Where:
110 W. Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75205

For more info:

http://www.trinityrivercorridor.com/recreation/trinity-overlook-park.html

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