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Things to do in Dallas

If it's football season, a Dallas Cowboys game lets you hang out with the locals. If you grew up watching soaps rather than sports, then a visit to Southfork might be the highlight of your trip. The ranch that was the Ewings' home on Dallas has a small museum dedicated to the show. Other sights to see in Dallas include:

The Arts District. On the border between Uptown and Downtown, the country's largest arts district includes the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and opera and symphony spaces.

Texas State Fair. If you are visiting in late September or October, the Texas state fair is, of course, this being Texas, one of the country's largest such fairs. Take a look at exhibitions of art and produce and then eat funnel cakes and other foods you may regret.

The Sixth Floor Museum. Lee Harvey Oswald fired the fatal shots that killed President Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository and it now houses a museum that covers the events of the fateful day in November 1963, its legacy, and even the many conspiracy theories around Kennedy's assassination.

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  • AT&T Performing Arts Center

    The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a 10-arce complex set within the Dallas Arts District. Included in the center is the contemporary, 2,300-seat Ma... More
  • Cooper Wellness Program

    Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, who pioneered preventive medicine and literally coined the term "aerobics," created the home base for his Wellness Program i... More
  • Dali Wine Bar & Restaurant

    Instead of loading up on multiple vintages of classified-growth Bordeaux and Napa Valley trophy wines, the adventurous wine director here features ... More
  • Dallas Museum of Art

    Though the Dallas Museum of Art was established in 1903, the massive 370,000-square-foot location designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and positioned... More
  • Empire Baking Company

    In 1992, Robert Ozarow moved from New York to Dallas to work for an investment bank, but two years later he launched Empire Baking Company with his... More
  • JFK Assasination Conspiracy Tour

    Strange Factor: See Dallas through the eyes of an expert on JFK assassination conspiracy theories. The controversial 90-minute tour (on weekends on... More
  • Jim Strong + Nancy Strong

    Known for: The Strongs know first impressions count: that’s why in Dallas, where Strong Travel Services is based, their VIP clients are brought to ... More
  • Kathy Hannon

    With more than 25 years of experience, American Express Travel agent Kathy Hannon specializes in both ski trips and family travel. She has in-depth... More
  • Margery Hunter

    A travel specialist for Rudi Steele, Margery Hunter has been whisking travelers around the globe for more than 20 years. Dallas-based Hunter has be... More
  • Moosh

    Sleek Japanese bar with DJs More
  • Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

    Named in honor of Dallas arts supporter Morton H. Meyerson, who donated $10 million toward its erection, the stunning Symphony Center is located in... More
  • Nasher Sculpture Center

    Situated in the heart of the Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center showcases what was once the private collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher.... More
  • Texas State Fair

    Every year, just two miles East of downtown Dallas, Fair Park hosts one of the largest state fairs in the United States, a Texas-sized affair that ... More
  • The Goss-Michael Foundation

    Dedicated to contemporary British artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, this unassuming gallery is located in a former warehouse in the Dal... More
  • Trader Vic's

    Archetypal tiki-themed bar More

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