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You may have all heard that everything is bigger in Texas. Well, Dallas does its best to fulfill that promise. You'll find several museums with vast art collections and fascinating specialty museums like The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository, which, though small in size, offers an immense amount of information about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. And of course, visit a local steakhouse for a terrific (and enormous) meal.

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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Owner description: A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum was named "One of... more Owner description: A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum was named "One of the Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World" by Architectural Digest. Dallas Blooms festival boasts of over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and hundreds of Cherry Blooms-February-April. Summer in the garden includes an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and numerous water features with breathtaking floral displays. Autumn at the Arboretum-September-November features a nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring over 90,000 pumpkins/gourds/squash and named one of America's Best Pumpkin festivals by Fodor's Travel. The 8 acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was designed to connect children with nature. Education is a central focus the gardens mission, which teach life and Earth science with 17 indoor/outdoor galleries and 150 interactive activities - Where science and fun become one. Open seven days a week and Wednesday nights until 8pm from March-October. Seasonal weekday discounts are available. The garden is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. less
Attraction type: Gardens; Parks
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The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository
The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository
Owner description: Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) from which Oswald fired those infamous shots, this historic... more Owner description: Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) from which Oswald fired those infamous shots, this historic exhibition chronicles the life, times, assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Online ticketing is now available through our website. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Owner description: Get an in-depth, interactive look at eight years of presidential history at America's 13th presidential library and museum. Explore important issues and events of the... more Owner description: Get an in-depth, interactive look at eight years of presidential history at America's 13th presidential library and museum. Explore important issues and events of the administration of President George W. Bush as framed by four themes: freedom, opportunity, compassion and responsibility. NEW FOR 2016: Step into the candidates' shoes in "PATH TO THE PRESIDENCY," a special exhibit on the history of campaigns and elections in the United States. Extend your visit with a stroll through the 15-acre Native Texas Park, enjoy a meal at Café 43, and take home a piece of the presidency from the Museum Store. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Symphony center in Dallas.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Symphonies
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Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Inspiring minds through nature and science.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Jimmy's Food Store
Jimmy's Food Store
Ranked #1 of 3,600 Restaurants in Dallas
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Kenny's Wood Fired Grill
Kenny's Wood Fired Grill
Ranked #2 of 3,600 Restaurants in Dallas
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Ranked #3 of 3,600 Restaurants in Dallas
Price: $30 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rise no. 1
Rise no. 1
Ranked #4 of 3,600 Restaurants in Dallas
Price: $15 - $20
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Truluck's Seafood, Steak, and Crab House
Truluck's Seafood, Steak, and Crab House
Ranked #5 of 3,600 Restaurants in Dallas
Price: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Best Western Cityplace Inn
2.5 of 5
Best Western Cityplace Inn
$18 - $208
Ranked #65 of 203 Hotels in Dallas
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3.0 of 5
Terra Cotta Inn
$55 - $61
Ranked #103 of 203 Hotels in Dallas
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Abby Guest House
Abby Guest House
$65
Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Dallas
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa
3.0 of 5
Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa
$112 - $348
Ranked #1 of 203 Hotels in Dallas
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The Westin Dallas Park Central
4.0 of 5
The Westin Dallas Park Central
$99 - $213
Ranked #6 of 203 Hotels in Dallas
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The Westin Galleria Dallas
4.0 of 5
The Westin Galleria Dallas
$142 - $357
Ranked #8 of 203 Hotels in Dallas
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Grand Hyatt DFW
4.0 of 5
Grand Hyatt DFW
$181 - $391
Ranked #2 of 203 Hotels in Dallas
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Hotel ZaZa Dallas
4.0 of 5
Hotel ZaZa Dallas
$294 - $429
Ranked #3 of 203 Hotels in Dallas
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The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
$454 - $643
Ranked #4 of 203 Hotels in Dallas
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