Choose from 17 Fun Things to Do in Dallas
- The JFK Memorial is a must-see for first-time visitors and JFK history buffs.
- Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.
- The JFK Memorial Plaza is accessible to wheelchair users.
- The George W. Bush Library and Museum is a must-do for politics and history buffs.
- Cafe 43, an on-site restaurant, serves locally sourced, Texas-influenced dishes, while the Courtyard Cafe offers more casual fare such as sandwiches, salads, snacks, and drinks.
- If you are a veteran, check out the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to veterans during the summer.
- The museum is fully accessible to guests in wheelchairs.
- Visiting the Fort Worth Stockyards is a great activity for families with kids and a must for first-time visitors.
- There are several shops and restaurants located in this district.
- You can pay to get a photo with one of the longhorns, and there’s also a petting zoo open on weekends at the Stockyards with other farm animals.
- Most of the Stockyards establishments are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
- Save money by purchasing a CityPASS, which includes admission to the Dallas Zoo in addition to other Dallas attractions.
- There are several on-site restaurants and food vendors, including the Serengeti Grill, where you can watch African lions just inches away through the restaurant's viewing wall.
- Strollers and wheelchairs are available to rent.
- Guests may bring food and drinks (and there are picnic spots available at the zoo), but disposable straws, glass, and alcohol are not allowed.
- Save time by purchasing your tickets in advance. If you plan to ride multiple rides or if you’re part of a group of four or more, you can save money on bundled tickets.
- Rides have no age restrictions, but if you are under 16, you’ll need a parent’s consent. Some rides have height and weight restrictions, and you cannot ride if you’re pregnant or have certain health conditions.
- Visitors must sign a waiver before riding the rides.
- Videos of your death-defying feats are available for purchase.
- Plan to spend about one to two hours here.
- Pioneer Plaza is a must for families and a worthwhile Dallas photo stop.
- The park is open to the public every day from sunrise to sunset.
- It’s possible to walk among the sculptures, but wheelchairs will have to traverse grass, dirt, or gravel to reach them.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Fort Worth is a friendly, laid-back destination that is ideal for families.
- A free visitor trolley, Molly the Trolley, takes visitors around to the three main downtown districts.
- Traffic can be busy throughout the DFW area, particularly during rush hour.
- Dealey Plaza is a must for anyone interested in presidential history.
- Visitors are asked to treat these sites respectfully and with deference to the tragic event that occurred here.
- Both the Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza are wheelchair accessible.
- Billy Bob’s Texas Honky Tonk is a must-visit for families and first-time Texas visitors.
- Guests over 18 might be asked to present a valid government issued ID to enter.
- Billy Bob’s is wheelchair accessible, and handicapped parking is available.
- Legoland Discovery Center is perfect for kids and adults alike who enjoy building with Legos.
- All children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Save money by purchasing your tickets in advance.
- There's an on-site coffee shop that serves drinks, snacks, and sandwiches.
- A gift shop sells bricks, kits, and other Lego merchandise.
- Save money and time by buying your Sea Life Aquarium Dallas tickets in advance.
- Check the aquarium's schedule for upcoming talks and special events.
- The facility is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available for rent at the Grapevine Mills Mall Guest Services booth.
- Guests may bring strollers if necessary, but double strollers are discouraged.
- No food or drinks are allowed inside.
- Save money on your Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament ticket by purchasing ahead of time.
- Arrive early to get the best seats to view the action.
- Meal selections are fixed, and there are no utensils. Vegetarian options are available.
- This show is appropriate for all ages, including younger children.
- The Dallas Arts District is a must-stop for art and music fans.
- Most of the art venues have gift shops—consider taking home a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
- Turn your day at the Arts District into an interactive adventure by booking a Scavenger Hunt or Outdoor Trivia Race.
- Get a great deal with a prix-fixe menu, which includes your choice of entree, dessert, and a drink.
- Dallas-branded Hard Rock souvenirs are for sale at the on-site shop.
- The restaurant has a kids’ menu and a gluten-free menu.
The Sixth Floor Museum chronicles the events leading to the assassination of President Kennedy in November 1963.
It’s a moving and eerie experience to visit the museum, taking up the very spot Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots that perhaps killed the president.
Film, photographs, artifacts and exhibits examine the event and the ensuing investigations.
Oral history and eyewitness accounts form an important part of the museum’s collection, and you can take an audio walking tour of the area.
The Sixth Floor Museum is in the Texas School Book Depository at Dealey Plaza, on the corner of Elm and Houston Streets.
The Union and West End light rail stations are just a short walk away.