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Thanks-Giving Square
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$53.04*
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Dallas Sightseeing Segway Tour
Ranked #54 of 251 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Thanks-Giving Square is a place that inspires gratitude and honors the great American and world traditions of thanksgiving. Designed in 1976 by architect Philip Johnson, this island of serenity in the heart of downtown Dallas contains a landscaped meditation garden with cascading fountains and a chapel open to people of all faiths and traditions. Gabriel Loire's dramatic "Glory Window" and Norman Rockwell's "Golden Rule" mosaic are highlights of the art collection on display. Throughout the year Thanks-Giving Square hosts an array of events, exhibitions, and community celebrations that promote the spirit and unifying value of giving thanks. Visitor guide available in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Russian, Arabic. Braille/tactile signage available. 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.
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Sadly, this park is in serious disrepair. I couldn't tell what it was supposed to be about. However, several local residents use it as a dog park.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

There's something so solemn and quiet about entering the building that it was quite an experience. I felt kind of weird taking pictures, but I just had to capture the beautiful ceiling. Visit here if you are downtown!

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

When you enter the garden, there is an awesome sense of peace and tranquility. The water, the plants - all so wonderful. It was a very nice place to visit, serene in the midst of a busy city with transit rolling by. Beautiful.

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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Very nice but not a lot to do. It was also just a blasted hot day in Dallas. Not the best day to choose to go on a walking tour.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

This place is located in the heart of Dallas, easy to access. There is no parking, so you'll have to park in the street using parking meters (about $1). The admision is free. It's very peaceful and quite once you are inside the structure. Inside you are allowed to sit and pray ( in your own religion) because it's not designed for any religion in particular. On the bottom there is a little museum. Very nice!!

1  Thank Vimari K
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