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Whether you’re a longtime resident of Dallas or merely visiting for a weekend, there are lots of sights to see and experience. Everyone can definitely find something to do in Dallas, whether it’s tasting great food, going shopping, or visiting historical landmarks. Plan your trip ahead of time and make an effort to see as much of this wonderful city as you can; regardless of what you decide to see, you’ll have an incredible time. No matter where your interests lie, find time to visit some of these great attractions.

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

This museum is all about John F. Kennedy; it’s also reportedly from where the murderer of the president fired his shots. The museum is filled with exhibits and memorabilia related to the life, presidency, and death of JFK. If you visit, make sure to check out the replica Oval Office and the many historical videos kept in the museum. If you’re tired of walking outside, there’s a 15-acre park attached to the museum you can stroll around after touring the museum.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

If the weather’s nice and you feel like spending time outside, these gardens are stunning. Spanning nearly 70 acres, there are 19 different gardens you can wander through, filled with shady trees and beautiful flowers. There are plenty of places to have a picnic, so enjoy some time outside; you definitely won’t lack space. The Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is also attached to the White Rock Lake and Park, so you can spend even more time in nature.

Reunion Tower

This skyscraper is one of the most distinctive features of Dallas’s skyline. It’s a globe that sits on top of supporting pillars and provides views overlooking the entire city. The globe is covered with lights that are eye-catching and make it impossible to miss when it’s lit up at night. In 2011, extensive renovations were done to Reunion Tower, which now has a revolving restaurant that gives diners a view of the entire city while they eat. There’s also the Geo-Deck observation room from which visitors can view the city.

Dallas Museum of Art

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art is home to 25,000 art pieces from all over the world. There are many permanent collections you can visit, spanning from Ancient Egypt to Claude Monet and more. In addition to the normal art pieces, there are always a few temporary art installations that visitors can experience.

Nasher Sculpture Center
In addition to the Dallas Museum of Art, the city abounds in many other art museums and exhibits. If you enjoy art, find time to visit the Nasher Sculpture Center. Using a mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Nasher Sculpture Center has beautiful statues you can spend hours looking at, such as Picasso, Rodin, and Ernst, to name a few. This sculpture museum is incredibly modern and will be a pleasant contrast to the Dallas Museum of Art.