With all its sports, museums, and landmarks, it’s no wonder that #TexasCool-ers have made Dallas one of the largest cities in Texas. There’s something for everyone here, so our researchers had their work cut out for them as they prepared this top five list. Here’s what we chose:
5 – Now that’s an urban park. The 5.2-acre Klyde Warren Park is frequented by food trucks, hosts year-round events, and has plenty of outdoor space – oh yeah, and it sits over a major Dallas freeway. Think the popular High Line in New York but with that classic Dallas twist.
4 – Zoo don’t want to miss this! The 106-acre Dallas Zoo was founded in 1888, making it the oldest in the Southeast and home to more than 430 species of animals (and yes, that includes flamingos). Special events throughout the year make the Dallas Zoo exciting for kids and adults.
3 – You can look…and you can touch! With 11 permanent exhibits including dinosaurs, gems, and sports items, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science allows guests to interact with many objects on display. Explore all five floors and be sure to check out the 35-foot Malawisaurus fossil in the lobby!
2 – Flowers in the spring, pumpkins in the fall. Speaking of year-round, how about an outdoor activity that changes with the seasons? Experience 66 acres of flowers, art, and greenery at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Depending on the time of year, you can also enjoy the springtime Dallas Blooms Festival, outdoor concerts, or a pumpkin village in the fall.
And the No. 1 thing to do in Dallas is … master your fear of heights and see the Dallas skyline from the top of the Reunion Tower. With an indoor-outdoor observation deck 470 feet high, the Reunion Tower is the perfect way to take in the 360-degree view.
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