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Address: 1627 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201-3601
Phone Number: 12149691977
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Thanks-Giving Square is a garden, chapel and museum operated by the...

Thanks-Giving Square is a garden, chapel and museum operated by the non-profit Thanks-Giving Foundation.

Named "a great national shrine" by President Ford, it serves as a central meeting place where citizens from diverse backgrounds can use thanksgiving as a way to heal divisions and enhance mutual understanding. Historical displays and artwork tell the story of local, national, and international thanksgiving traditions.

The garden is open from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. every day. Due to long-term renovation projects, hours of indoor facilities vary and are subject to change (check the website for the latest information).

Chapel of Thanksgiving:

Open 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; Open 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday; Closed Tuesday.

Hall of Thanksgiving (museum and bookshop):

Open by special appointment only. Please call or email to inquire.

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Good as a part of city tour

Thanksgiving square houses a small chapel. The chapel is open to most religions I think. I was lucky to see a Friday namaz as well as prayer meeting on another occasion. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2016
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The inside of this chapel is simply stunning. Absolutely gorgeous. It is worth the stop. And definitlely bring a camera.

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Denton, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas is a serene and peaceful park right in the middle of the busy city. It is a shady, green oasis with scriptures engraved on the stone around it. Very impressive.

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Grapevine, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I love unexpected things. And to find such a place. An intimate thoughtful place. In the mist of the hustle of a large city? Way cool. In fact when my wife & I walked through the Circle of Thanksgiving...I had a bit of a spiritual experience. It was a moment of personal reflection and true expression of some of the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

There is always something magical (or spiritual if you are inclined that way) about a trip to Thanksgiving Square. Right in the heart of a bustling Dallas, in the near center of a downtown growing and changing, there is this striking spiral tower surrounded by landscaped grounds that include a bubbling rock fountain and many shade trees. I was there... More 

1 Thank JCH19462014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Thanksgiving square houses a small chapel. The chapel is open to most religions I think. I was lucky to see a Friday namaz as well as prayer meeting on another occasion. It is quiet nice how it symbolises peaceful coexistence. Other than that there is not much to see. The glasswork inside the chapel are very good. Best to visit... More 

1 Thank nipun1491
Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Thanks-Giving Square is unique and somewhat interesting. I can't say I would recommend unless you happen to just be walking by. The stain glass window inside is pretty, and the waterfall is nice, but otherwise, it typically smells of the local apartments dogs, and often has a few homeless sitting around.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

This little chapel is a fantastic fast stop to make in the downtown area. There is parking close and you can be in and out in a matter of a few minutes. We had the chapel to ourselves so we laid down to take it all in. The kids and I discussed which one was their favorite. We just numbered... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking - so serene! Beautiful. A must see when here, worth the walk thru the park. Seeing other reviews I thought it would be dirty, but it was clean.

1 Thank Kym B
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We found this whole area a great place to sit and reflect. The sounds of the water falls was very calming and the colored glass was very pretty with the sunshine. They where setting up of a church mass/ ceremony outside in the common area on Sunday. A great reminder that we as humans can always in our own way... More 

Thank tishette
Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this square after we checked into our hotel and went for a walk around a 3 block radius. We were attracted by the flags and the bells at first and the saw the wall and ring. A nice oasis in the city and message of giving thanks and meditation. Unfortunately we were not aware of the chapel... More 

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