Crow Collection of Asian Art
The Crow Collection of Asian Art is one of only a handful of museums in the country dedicated solely to the arts and cultures of Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. Experience a peaceful world of beauty and spirituality in the heart of the city with pieces dating from 3500 B.C. to the early 20th century. Don't miss a glimpse at precious jade ornaments from China, delicate Japanese scrolls and a rarely seen 2-by-28 foot sandstone façade of an 18th century Indian residence.
Dallas World Aquarium
The adventure at the Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds and lounging sloths can be seen along with a wide array of animals that are part of the many conservation projects. Experience the outdoor South Africa exhibit and catch a glimpse of black-footed penguins, Shoebill storks and Madagascar giant day geckos.
The Holocaust Museum – Center for Education and Tolerance is designed to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. Walk through thoughtful exhibits, a museum archive and library, and the Garden of Remembrance.
Klyde Warren Park
Klyde Warren Park opened in 2012 and introduced a central green space in the middle of a bustling downtown scene. The 5.2-acre park delivers a comprehensive activities calendar for locals and visitors, including daily food trucks and fitness classes, a dog park, a children's center, games and live music. Connectivity was key in picking the spot above Woodall Rogers Freeway for the park; visitors can get to Klyde Warren via foot, trolley or bicycle from multiple neighborhoods.
Main Street Garden
Escape to the Main Street Garden park offering a great lawn, toddler play area, dog run, fountains, City Park Cafe and public art installations. During summer months, bring a blanket and catch an al fresco movie on the lawn.
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
Nestled in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the AT&T Performing Arts Center is hailed as the most significant performing arts center built since Lincoln Center in New York City. The center is home to the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, which follows a traditional horseshoe shape, engineered specifically for opera and musical theater performances. The Winspear is home to the Dallas Opera and Texas Ballet Theater.
The Meyerson is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, currently under the leadership of the world-famous Maestro Jaap Van Zweeden. Every detail of the concert hall was designed to achieve the highest acoustical quality, with special elements of the design providing the capability of tailoring the acoustical environment to the performance.
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
The Meyerson opened its doors in September 1989 to international critical acclaim. It's home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, currently under the leadership of the world-famous Maestro Jaap Van Zweeden. Every detail of the concert hall was designed to achieve the highest acoustical quality, with special elements of the design providing the capability of tailoring the acoustical environment to the performance.
One Arts Plaza
A short walk from the AT&T Performing Arts Center is this mixed-use property, featuring a spacious outdoor patio and fountain area. This popular pre- and post-show restaurant destination includes classic Northern Italian cuisine at Fedora, TexMex at Jorge's and Japanese delights at Tei-An, known for its soba noodles and rooftop space with a great view of downtown.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, home to 11 permanent exhibit halls and various traveling exhibitions throughout the year, delivers hours of fun for children, adults and lifelong learners alike. Catch a view of Downtown Dallas from the museum's glass-encased elevator as you work your way up to the top floor and back down.
Walk among 49 bronze longhorn cattle sculptures, herded by three bronze trail riders, in one of the most photographed locations in the city.
Reunion Tower GeO-Deck
See our city from over 500 feet in the air at one of Dallas' most recognized structures. Enjoy the view and interact with Halo, the deck's digital information system, to learn about Dallas, its landmarks, Reunion Tower's light shows, milestone events in the city and more.
Sammons Park embraces and unifies all venues of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Weaving together the Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre, Strauss Square, and City Performance Hall, the ten-acre park stretches from Woodall Rodgers Freeway to Ross Avenue and is the first public park in the Dallas Arts District.
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy with documentary films, photographs and artifacts. Walk through a timeline of Kennedy's life and presidency and the moments of November 22 as the entire nation stood by. A live feed from the museum webcam features a real-time view from the sniper spot, and two areas in the museum were recreated to appear as they did in 1963.
The compact, vertical orientation of the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, climbing 12 stories into the Dallas skyline, was designed by Joshua Prince-Ramus of REX and Rem Koolhaas of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. The theater, home to the Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folkorico, is a prime destination for music and theatre enthusiasts.