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DallasUnited States of America

The largest city in Texas, Dallas offers cultural riches, Southern charm and plenty of soul.

Long known as an international business centre, Dallas has come to life with its vibrant arts and music scene, emerald gardens and the legendary Southern charm.

Founded on the riches of the oil and cotton industries, Dallas has always moved with times. Home to more than a million people, this city now thrives on intellectual capital, and is a hub for the technology and telecommunications industries. Texans like to work hard and play hard, so the impact of all of this big business has great results for tourists who visit Dallas.

The cultural offerings Dallas serves up can mostly be found downtown, in the heart of the city. Old and new rub shoulders here, as historic buildings that have been lovingly restored, such as the Majestic Theatre stand next to modern architectural wonders like the glittering illuminated Reunion Tower. In the Arts District, you’ll be able to view some of the world’s greatest masterpieces, held in the collections at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Featuring everything from works from the ancient Greek and Roman eras to 20th-century American modernism, these thoughtfully presented museums strive to make art accessible and offer something for everyone.

For an insight into Dallas’s recent history, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is the perfect stop. This museum documents the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy in the exact building where the shot was fired in the historic West End district, through film footage and newspaper articles from the time.

Families will love the range of animals on show at Dallas Zoo and Dallas World Aquarium, and there is plenty to do to keep families entertained all day. If you’re a thrill-seeker, head out to Arlington to the Six Flags Over Texas theme park, which has dozens of rides for all ages.

To discover old-fashioned Texas style and glamour, visit Southfork Ranch, a traditional Texas spread about 40 minutes outside the city. This beautiful mansion became world famous as it featured in the long-running television programme, Dallas.

Dallas has a great public transport system, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail system, and most attractions are on or near the main lines. For more information and to download schedules, visit the website.

Where to stay in Dallas

Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Deep Ellum

Deep Ellum

Top hotels in Dallas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
NZ$426
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.

Located in Downtown Dallas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Reunion Tower and Dealey Plaza. Sixth Floor Museum ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (6,720 reviews)

"Everything was fantastic. Staff always go above and beyond to accommodate guests and everything is always very clean."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Omni Dallas Hotel
Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central
Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central
4 out of 5
7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX
NZ$157
per night
18 Apr. - 19 Apr.

Located in Park Central, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Richland College and within 6 miles (10 km) of Galleria Dallas and Northpark Center. University of ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,127 reviews)

"Nice friendly staff. Love free parking. Could use vending machines though."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2020

Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central
Stay Alfred on Jackson Street
Stay Alfred on Jackson Street
4 out of 5
1919 Jackson St., Dallas, TX

Located in Downtown Dallas, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Majestic Theater, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and Dallas Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (635 reviews)

"The dishwasher and television did not work. The shower provided cold water. The presentation was amazing and very cozy. Quiet and peaceful."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Stay Alfred on Jackson Street

Popular activities in Dallas

AT&T Stadium
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AT&T Stadium

5/5(4 reviews)

Relax and enjoy the atmosphere as you watch the Dallas Cowboys in their stunning stadium, one of the largest in the NFL.

Six Flags Over Texas
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Six Flags Over Texas

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Fun for all the family at this theme park, home to the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Texas.

Dallas World Aquarium
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Dallas World Aquarium

5/5(1 review)

Come for the fish, stay for the jungle exhibits, exotic birds and wild animals!

Reunion Tower
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Reunion Tower

4/5(5 reviews)

One of the most easily recognisable sites on the Dallas skyline, serving up world-class dining and incredible city views.

Globe Life Park in Arlington
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Globe Life Park in Arlington

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Experience the lively atmosphere, watch nail-biting baseball games and admire the retro design of the home ground of the Texas Rangers.

Dallas Zoo
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Dallas Zoo

Get back to nature and hang out with thousands of wild animals from around the world on this perfect family day out, not far from downtown Dallas.

Top activities in Dallas

Dallas Reunion Tower Observation Deck Admission Tickets
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Dallas Reunion Tower Observation Deck Admission Tickets

88% of travellers recommend
NZ$31
Per adult
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Tickets
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SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Tickets

82% of travellers recommend
NZ$24
Per adult
JFK Assassination Tour Ending at Sixth Floor Museum
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JFK Assassination Tour Ending at Sixth Floor Museum

94% of travellers recommend
NZ$30
Per adult
Tacos & Margaritas Tour of Dallas
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Tacos & Margaritas Tour of Dallas

84% of travellers recommend
NZ$101
Per adult
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tickets
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tickets

74% of travellers recommend
NZ$32
Per adult
Urban Adventure Quest - Dallas
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Urban Adventure Quest - Dallas

86% of travellers recommend
NZ$12
Per adult

Reviews of Dallas

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4 - Good 53.84615384615385%
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

9 Feb. 2020

Just a big American city. Not much to see as a tourist. Find a local to show you Texas BBQ and good restaurants.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Nov. 2019

Stayed in Dallas but ended up travelling to Fort Worth Stockyards on 2 days. Beware toll roads around Dallas Fort Worth

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Oct. 2019

JFK stuff is exceptional but Dallas has plenty of history Fortworth and cowboy shopping as good as

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Oct. 2019

Too many car parks in the central business district and not much street life probably as a consequence of too many people driving until the city

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

24 Sep. 2019

City large area with ugly buildings

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

11 Sep. 2019

Dallas was a really sad place to visit. The homeless people in downtown is really upsetting and disturbing and is literally on every street corner outside every building. It’s incredibly noisy at night with sirens and emergency services constantly.

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