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Dallas, Texas - Things to Do

South Dallas is a rapidly growing area of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It’s home to lots of family friendly entertainment, as well as shopping, hipster bars, clubs and restaurants.  The neighborhood’s attractions and entertainment center around Fair Park, a National Historic Landmark which houses an aquarium, six performance venues, nine museums and the largest Ferris wheel in North America.  The Park is also the location for multiple events year round, including the Cotton Bowl and the Texas State Fair.  Nearby, in the Exposition Park Neighborhood, is the area’s nightlife section.  Outside the park area, things to do with kids include visiting the Dallas Zoo, Dallas Arboretum, or Six Flags Over Texas.  For a taste of culture, head to the Sixth Floor Museum and JFK Memorial and the Arts District.  Catch a hockey or basketball game at the American Airlines Center, or a show at the Majestic Theater.  South Dallas is blooming into a great family and sports destination, with indy entertainment and cultural experiences.  
The Sixth Floor Museum & JFK Memorial
The Sixth Floor Museum & JFK Memorial
The history and impact of President John F. Kennedy and his assassination are on full display at this museum and memorial dedicated to the legacy of JFK.
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411 Elm Street Dallas,Texas 75202 214.747.6660
Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum
Relax among colorful flowers and plants at this stunning 66-acre garden in that hosts special events year round.
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8525 Garland Road Dallas,Texas 75128 214 515 6500
Fair Park & Cotton Bowl Stadium
Fair Park & Cotton Bowl Stadium
This historic fair grounds and stadium attracts thousands of visitors a year to museums, fun attractions, and events like the annual Texas State Fair.
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1121 FIRST AVENUE Cotton Bowl Plaza DALLAS,TX 75210 /3750
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas Convention Center
One of the largest meeting halls in the nation, this downtown convention center hosts trade shows, international meetings, concerts, and special events.
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650 S. Griffin S Dallas ,TX 75202 214 939 2750
American Airlines Center
American Airlines Center
Dallas fans flock to this state-of-the art arena for fast-paced NBA and NHL action on the court and on the ice.
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2500 Victory Avenue Dallas,TX 75219 214-222-3687
Majestic Theatre
Majestic Theatre
Step into this modernized historic theater in Dallas that hosts everything from concerts to comedy from local and national entertainers.
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1925 Elm Street Dallas ,TX 75201 (214) 670-3687
Dallas Zoo
Dallas Zoo
Venture into the heart of the animal kingdom by exploring this astounding array of wildlife living in their natural habitats.
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650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35E) Dallas,TX 75203 469 554 7500
Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center
Packed with fashion, floral, home and gift purveyors, this wholesale market hosts trade shows and consumer events throughout the year.
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2100 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas,TX 75207 214 655 6100
AT&T Stadium
AT&T Stadium
Cheer on the world famous Dallas Cowboys at this stunning football stadium, and enjoy nearby Six Flags Over Texas where screaming roller coasters, fun rides, and tasty treats await.
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1 AT&T Way Arlington,TX 76011 817-892-4000
Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas
Cheer on the world famous Dallas Cowboys at this stunning football stadium, and enjoy nearby Six Flags Over Texas where screaming roller coasters, fun rides, and tasty treats await.
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Road to Six Flags Arlington Arlington,TX 76011 (817) 640-8900
Gilley’s Dallas & South Side Ballroom
Gilley’s Dallas & South Side Ballroom
Housing several unique venues, this Dallas events center hosts concerts and special events and can be rented out for any occasion from wedding to family reunions.
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1135 South Lamar Street Dallas,TX 75215 214 4221 2021
Southern Methodist University & George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum
Southern Methodist University & George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum
The SMU campus is home to the newest Presidential Library and Museum that documents the legacy of the George W. Bush administration.
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6452 Boaz Lane Dallas,TX 75205 214-768-2000
Dallas Arts District
Dallas Arts District
Explore this world-class neighborhood that is home to a number of renowned art collections including the Dallas Art Museum and Nasher Sculpture Center.
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2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 650 Dallas,TX 75201 214-954-9925