Being the second largest city in the state of Texas, Dallas and its surrounding areas provide a wide variety of unique attractions for visitors.
The following are the top five tourist attractions that all visitors must experience during their stay in Dallas.
1. Sixth Floor Museum
Dedicated to celebrating the life of John F. Kennedy, this museum preserves a wealth of information about his career, assassination, and death. It is at the exact spot where the gun responsible for John F. Kennedy’s death was discovered, and where the sniper took the fatal shot. The Sixth Floor Museum allows visitors a unique opportunity to view dozens of well-preserved exhibits of the events that happened on November 22, 1963.
As its name suggests, the museum is indeed located on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository in Dealey Plaza. Admission price is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $13 for youths age 6-18, while children under 5 are free. It is recommended that all guests set aside at least 90 minutes to explore the museum to the fullest.
2. Six Flags over Texas
Visitors who traveled by plane, should pick up a rental car to make the short day trip to this thrilling amusement park. Located at 2201 Road to Six Flags in Arlington, it is worth the quick drive to create lasting memories for the whole family. Many special events, including concerts, shows, and spectacular rides, make this a must-stop for kids of all ages. The little ones will love the Bugs Bunny Spirit of St. Louie, which allows them the opportunity to fly in their own plane.
Older children will enjoy an exhilarating ride on the giant pendulum called the Acme Rock-N-Rocket. For those extra hot days, the Aquaman Splashdown provides a refreshing cool down. Admission costs are $54.99 for adults and $34.99 for children under 48 inches, while children under 2 are free.
3. Dallas Cowboys Stadium
All football fanatics should take full advantage of being in Dallas by exploring the famous Cowboys Stadium. Renowned for being one of the most opulent arenas in the entire nation, the stadium is home to its namesake NFL team. First opened in 2009, the stadium has already been the host for the Super Bowl, Cotton Bowl, the Big 12 Conference Football Championship, and even an NBA All-Star game.
In addition, it has been the site of many other sporting events, such as basketball, boxing, and rodeos, as well as some of the biggest concert events in Texas. The official Cowboy Stadiums’ website provides a listing of all upcoming events and the opportunity to purchase tickets or stadium tours. The stadium is located on 900 E. Randol Mill Road in Arlington, a short car trip from Dallas.
4. Medieval Times
The Medieval Times live tournaments allow guests to witness epic battles of steel and steed. The two-hour show features hand to hand combat, sword fighting, and jousting. Children love cheering on the armored knights as they compete for the championship and demonstrate their tremendous skills. In addition, visitors can enjoy a four-course meal that is fit for a medieval king! The whole family will enjoy digging into the medieval-style meal without utensils, while watching the demonstrations.
Medieval Times is located conveniently at 2021 N. Stemmons St. in Dallas. The meal and show cost $58.95 for adults and $35.95 for children under 12. Let the games begin!
5. Dallas World Aquarium
Located in an old warehouse at 1801 North Griffin Street in historic downtown Dallas, the Dallas World Aquarium will provide an educational and exciting day trip for children and adults alike. In the aquarium, visitors can witness amazing displays of crabs, jellyfish, seadragons, sharks, sawfish, sting rays, and many more. In the outdoor South Africa exhibit, visitors can try their hand at waddling with the Black-footed and Blue penguins that reside there.
It is also home to some endangered marine species, such as the Orinoco crocodiles, Antillean manatees, and Giant river otters. The adventure admission cost is $20.95 for adults and $12.95 for children under 12, while children under 3 get in for free.
From amusement parks to zoos and museums, Dallas has an activity to suit everyone’s individual interests and offer fun for the entire family. Do not miss these five attractions that will make your trip memorable forever!
Brandon’s a travel enthusiast writing with Advantage.