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Thanks-Giving Square
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Ranked #58 of 229 things to do in Dallas
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Denver, Colorado
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Needs Work”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

The stained glass in the chapel is nice. The park is kind of gross. It smells like urine. Half of it is ripped up and it doesn't look like it's under repair because that's the dog area of the park.

The thought behind the park is nice but the execution is not great. Visit and be thankful for something. Don't stay long because it's gross.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank GN303
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Ft. Collins
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“Quiet in the midst of a busy world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Maybe it had something to do with the rushing water (What an interesting waterfall!), but this place is at peace. I understand why it's called Thanksgiving Square. Walkways, bells, flags, quotes, I spent a couple hours here just breathing. I did get caught in a rainshower and had to take refuge under an overhang of a building in the park. My mind was at ease and I was very happy to be alive. If you follow the walkway the bells will ring :)

Visited August 2013
1 Thank RainJames
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Corinth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Good Idea”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

The idea of this place if fabulous, but it is under construction and not much to see. We arrived before 5:00pm but the chapel was not open so we couldn't go in. Each one in our family did give thanks for something while we were there so it was a good family activity.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Amya0131
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“An oasis in downtown Dallas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Hard to find the words to describe -- but -- it's a nice, quiet, beautiful, spiritual place to sit, contemplate, reflect, be thankful for the blessings in your life. But in a non-denominational setting. If you find yourself working downtown, or sight-seeing, or just passing by, definitely stop in for a brief visit. You won't be disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“under rated. everyone should come”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

I didnt think much of this place before coming, and in fact, we were not planing to stop by, but we did. This is another place that makes dallas unique. A very exclusive piece of land in the heart of down town, dedicated to bringing people together from all over the world... Just to say thank you... The place evokes a special feeling when you are there that is so hard to describe. Boy, what a great place it was to teach the kids a lesson!

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Lia H
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