There are some big things that make Dallas an incredible city. They have larger than life sports teams, spectacular universities, and numerous famous celebrities call it home. But what are the smaller things that make Dallas a fantastic place? Read our list to discover 10 fun things to do and see in Dallas, TX.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Beautiful public garden This lovely arboretum has over 20 gardens and groves of exquisite flowers, trees, and other lush plant life. Spend the day strolling around the gorgeous landscape in the warm Dallas sun, while learning about the foliage that grows there. In addition to educational programs and camps, the arboretum hosts many other events. Be on the lookout for their concert series, marathons, workshops, holiday shows, after hours adult events, and kids’ science labs. You can also enjoy tea on the terrace as you snack on elegant appetizers overlooking the scenery. Price: Budget Opening Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Sunday Watch out for: plethora of dining options Address and Telephone: 8525 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX, USA, +1 214 515 6615
Dallas World Aquarium
Aquatic wonderland Dallas can get pretty hot at times, and if you don’t have a pool, you need a way to cool off. Even if you can’t get into the water at the Dallas World Aquarium, being surrounded by it might help. Explore an underwater wonderland and see dozens of fascinating species from all over the world, which you won’t see anywhere else except the deep blue sea. The aquarium has tons of exhibits, feeding hours, and talks, which are all great opportunities to learn about fish, reptiles, and more. Surprisingly, the aquarium is also a popular venue for special events, giving occasions a beautiful aquatic theme. Eat lunch at one of the three restaurants and cafes before you run to the touch tanks! Price: Mid-Range Opening Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Sunday Watch out for: conservation discussions Address and Telephone: 1801 N. Griffin St. Dallas, TX, USA, +1 214 720 2224
Bath House Cultural Center
Transformed performing arts center This art deco building was built in the early 1930s as a traditional bathhouse. Located near White Rock Lake, the bathhouse was a place for swimmers to rent bathing suits, use lockers and changing rooms, and purchase snacks and fun lake activities from concession stands. It was closed 20 years later in 1953, but reopened in 1981 as a cultural center, with a 116-seat theatre, three gallery spaces, small museum, and other multi-purpose facilities. Take a brief tour of the center to learn more about the rich history of the bathhouse, or alternatively, to discover the art exhibits and upcoming performances and events. Price: Budget Opening Hours: Noon-6:00pm (10:00pm on performance nights) Tuesday-Saturday, Watch out for: frequent live productions Address and Telephone: 521 E. Lawther Dr. Dallas, TX, USA, +1 214 670 8749
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