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The City of Dallas is full of arts and culture. In such a diverse city with various colors, cultures, and backgrounds, there is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. We’ve highlighted some of the best must-see attractions in different culture categories from dance & music to history whether you’re a Dallas native, new resident, looking for an apartment in the city, or tourist.

Dance & Music

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Located in the heart of downtown Dallas, the Meyerson Symphony Center features the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Texas Instruments Classical Series and Dallas Symphony Pops Series. Enjoy the harmonious sounds of strings and classical pieces in this intricately engineered hall which is home to an impressive 4,535 pipe organ.

Individual and season tickets are available for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performances.

Music Hall

Nestled in the historical Fair Park, Music Hall is the home of some of the greatest productions in Dallas. If dance and music pique your interest, browse their calendar and begin planning your visit! There are a variety of shows throughout the year. For the upcoming 2018/2019 season, tickets for award-winning productions such as Hamilton and Aladdin will be available.

Season tickets and packages are also available for purchase.


Dallas Museum of Art

Spend the day observing pieces at the Dallas Museum of Art. Not only will you find paintings, sculptures, furniture, garments, and more within the walls of this museum, but you will also find a multitude of interactive experiences for both children and adults. There are classes and activities offered that allow museum visitors to explore their creativity through fun projects. On the third Friday of each month, the museum also hosts Late Nights with music, special performances and speakers, and activities suitable for all ages.

General admission to the museum is always free. Special exhibition tickets are $15.

Crow Collection of Asian Art

In under a 5 minute walk from the Dallas Museum of Art, you can experience the Crow Collection of Asian Art exhibiting unique pieces from various Asian countries personally collected by the Crow family dating from the mid-1960s. There aren’t very many museums in the United States that are dedicated specifically Asian art, so the Crow Collection is a very special part of the Dallas attractions and a must-see. The museum also celebrates Asian culture through engaging educational programs and events.

Admission to view the collection is always free.

Science & Nature

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

If you’re on the hunt for nature and science in Dallas, visit the Perot Museum. The architecture of the building located just off of Woodall Rodgers is stunning. You can’t miss it. This museum features 11 permanent exhibit halls. Long gone are the days of boring museums that make you very eager to doze off. the Perot Museum is very hands-on and interactive making it an excellent daytime destination for children and adults alike. In addition, there are special exhibitions to keep the experience fresh and the Hoglund Foundation Theater for short films.

Once certain Fridays during the year, the museum hosts themed Social Science events for guests 21+ with live DJs, cocktails, and food by Wolfgang Puck, and filled with interactive experiments and discussions. Think of it as a party at the museum!

Check the Perot’s calendar frequently for new programs and events.

Dallas Zoo

Lions, tigers, and bears…oh my! Take a journey through the Dallas Zoo. It may seem a little juvenile to go to the zoo, but it’s really a lot of fun as an adult and to take the kids especially during the winter Penguin Days when tickets are half their usual price. Spring days at the zoo are beautiful —babies are born and the weather is perfect for walking around. Make a day of it. You might just find the zoo even more intriguing as an adult!


Dallas Holocaust Museum

One of my personal recommendations is the Dallas Holocaust Museum as I’ve had the opportunity and honor of visiting the museum and listening to three Holocaust survivors throughout my years of education. This is a center of education and tolerance, so please remember to be respectful.

While the Dallas Holocaust Museum may be an overwhelmingly emotional experience, I believe it is important to visit at least once and often for the special exhibits and programs. The information and education is compelling, and there are several programs and educational opportunities for everyone. There are also Holocaust survivors’ live testimonies shared as well as digitized personal testimonies throughout the experience.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963. The museum is located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration building and overlooks Dealey Plaza where the former president was assassinated. In addition to its main exhibit, the museum hosts special programs and events for all ages. There are also unaffiliated guided tours and many tourists who visit especially on the weekends as it is a national historical landmark. If you live in Dallas, this is a must-visit museum and landmark.


Of course, this is not a complete list of all the incredible attractions Dallas has to offer, but it’s great guide to start! Go explore and you’ll find many more attractions nestled downtown. While you’re out, fuel your day with weekend bites at Reunion Tower for a breathtaking view of the city.

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Jaleesa Charisse is a Dallas-based lifestyle blogger. She has the scoop on everything from chic home decor on a budget to the best restaurants and travel spots. Couldn't get enough? You can read more of her blog posts at JaleesaCharisse.com.

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