Expats living in Dallas will have a range of attractions to keep them entertained during their spare time. Whether one prefers relaxing in the park, catching some live music or theatre, or getting to grips with the city's rich history, there's something for everyone in Dallas.
For expats moving to Dallas with children, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions to keep kids busy at the weekends and during school holidays.
Recommended attractions in Dallas
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, this 66-acre display garden features a breathtaking range of floral exhibits throughout the year. The unique Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, designed to help the little ones connect with nature, is a highlight.
Dallas Museum of Art
Since 1903 this has been a prominent arts venue in Dallas and is home to more than 24,000 objects spanning two millennia. Many of the 19th and 20th century's most renowned artists have works in the museum, including Degas, Gaugin and Monet.
Old Red Museum
Housed in a beautiful old red courthouse, this museum provides interesting insights into the cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas County. It's a must for all visitors and new arrivals in Dallas.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza
This museum is located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building where Lee Harvey Oswald fired those infamous shots. The exhibit chronicles the life, times, assassination and legacy of President John F Kennedy.
White Rock Lake Park
A stunning park surrounding Dallas’ White Rock Lake, this is a popular spot for running, hiking, bird-watching and fishing, or for simply having a relaxing picnic.
Zero Gravity Dallas
This is billed as "the most extreme amusement park in the world" and features rides themed around freefall and simulated flying. The park is open throughout the year.
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