Dallas Tourist Attractions

Dallas owes its origin to John Neely Bryan, who in 1841 built himself a hut on the banks of the Trinity River in north-eastern Texas.

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The Museum of Biblical Art

The Museum of Biblical Art is a state-of-the-art facility; a fine art museum focusing on art with a Biblical theme. There are 11 gallery exhibits highlighting European and American art, Jewish and Israeli art, rare Bibles, and Biblical Archaeology; works include bronze sculpture, drawings, fine prints, and oil paintings. The Michelangelo Exhibit includes an exact bronze of the Pieta. European Art includes a fresco from 1300s, a Veronese drawing, and an altarpiece from the School of Boticelli. Jewish Ceremonial Art includes objects for Shabbat and Holidays: Torah Shields, Seder Plates, and Menorahs. Some of the featured Jewish artists include Jacques Lipchitz, Leonard Baskin, William Gropper, Jack Levine, Max Weber, and Ben Shah. American works by Albert Pinkham Ryder, John Singer Sargent, and Andy Warhol are on display.
Official site: www.biblicalarts.org
Address: 7500 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75225, United States

International Museum of Cultures

Dioramas offer a glimpse of areas such as Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, and jungle dwellers in Ecuador and Peru. This anthropology museum is a great way to see and compare world cultures from around the world, some of which are very remote. The museum is broken out into various exhibits according to region or category.
Address: 7500 West Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX 75236, United States

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum covers a total area of 50,000 square feet throughout four hangars. The museum displays an impressive collection which includes aircraft dating back to WWI, as well as related artifacts and art work.
The museum is located just north of Dallas in Addison.
Address: 4572 Claire Chennault Street, Addison, TX 75248-3221, United States

Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo is a 95 acre park housing thousands of exotic animals and a variety of habitats. This is a popular attraction with families. In summer temperatures can be a bit hot for strolling through the park. The landscape is one of slightly rolling hills, meaning there is some elevation to negotiate.
Official site: www.dallaszoo.com
Address: 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75203-3013, United States

Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum began when Algur Hurtle Meadows donated his personal collection of Spanish art to the Southern Methodist University in 1962, to be set up in memory of his late wife. The collection has since grown into one of the most comprehensive Spanish art collections in the world, outside of Spain.
Official site: smu.edu/meadowsmuseum/
Address: 5900 Bishop Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205-6306, United States

Mesquite Championship Rodeo

The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is a permanent rodeo venue which functions throughout the spring and summer. Home cooked barbeques, Texas music, bull riding, bronco riding, and calf roping are all part of the show. This is a very popular attraction and a good way to experience this western tradition.
Official site: www.mesquiterodeo.com
Address: 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149, United States

Southfork Ranch

Southfork Ranch, home of the Ewing family in the television soap opera "Dallas", has been reopened as a tourist attraction. It lies in Plano, 6 mi. east of U.S. 75 by way of Parker and Hogge Roads.
Visitors can take a tour of the mansion. It also hosts special events.
Official site: www.southforkranch.com
Address: 3700 Hogge Road, Dallas, TX 75251, United States

The Studios at Las Colinas (formerly Movie Studios at Las Colinas)

The Movie Studios at Las Colinas is a functioning studio that has produced numerous well know television shows and motion films. It has been responsible for such famous productions as: "Robocop," "Silkwood," "Problem Child," "Leap of Faith" and "JFK."
Address: 6301 North O'Connor Road, Building One, Irving, TX 75039, United States

Age of Steam Railroad Museum

The Age of Steam Railroad Museum contains one of the oldest and largest collections of heavyweight passenger car collections in the country. The collection also features the largest steam, diesel, and electric locomotives ever used.
Address: 1105 North Washington Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204-6417, United States

Bahama Beach WaterPark

Bahama Beach is a family waterpark, offering an opportunity to escape from the heat of the summer. The park is only open during the summer, while kids are out of school.
Official site: www.bahamabeachdallas.com
Address: 1895 Camp Fire Circle, Dallas, TX 75232, United States

Dallas (Fort Worth International Airport)

The Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. Located north of Dallas / Fort Worth, it is approximately a 35 to 45 minute drive to the airport from the city center areas.
Official site: www.dfwairport.com
Address: 3200 East Airfield Drive, Box 619428, DFW Airport, TX 75261-9428, United States

Dallas Firefighters Museum

The Dallas Firefighters Museum is located in the Old No. 5 Hook and Ladder Company Station, built in 1907. The collection includes old fire trucks and equipment, and an 1884 horse-drawn steam pumper.
Official site: www.dallasfiremuseum.com
Address: 3801 Parry Avenue, Dallas, TX 75226-1753, United States

Dallas Holocaust Museum (Center for Education and Tolerance)

The Dallas Holocaust Museum / Center for Education and Tolerance serves to educated people about the Holocaust in an attempt to reduce prejudice. The museum is in transition and hoping for a new building in the near future.
Official site: dallasholocaustmuseum.org
Address: 211 North Record Street, Dallas, TX 75202, United States

Dallas Theater Center

The Dallas Theater Center offers a full season of performances. It is a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center but does offer performances at other venues. Check the DTC calendar to see about up coming performances.
Address: 2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75219, United States

Frontiers of Flight Museum

The exhibits feature items from the 1920's and 1930's - the Golden Age of Flight as well as more than 200 aircraft models representing nations involved in this conflict along with the uniforms of the men and women who flew them.
Official site: www.flightmuseum.com
Address: 6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75209, United States

Conspiracy Museum (closed)

The museum deals with the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of Kennedy.

Opera House

The Dallas Opera puts on a variety of productions each year. It now performs in the Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Official site: www.dallasopera.org
Address: 2403 Flora Street, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75230-3856, United States

Texas Stadium (closed)

Texas Stadium was home of the Dallas Cowboys. The stadium was demolished on April 11, 2010.

Pioneer Telephone Museum (closed)

The museum portrays the evolution of the telephone.


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