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Thanks-Giving Square
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75-Minute Small-Group Dallas City Highlights Tour...
Ranked #63 of 263 things to do in Dallas
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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 May 23, 2018 via mobile

I have driven by this building for years. Such a cool shape. I finally visited it. It has nice grounds with several fountains. The building it self is a cork screw design with a chapel at the top. It has lovely stained glass in the ceiling. Below the is a really cool round meeting room.

Thank BawanaMSN
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

I was just walking along and there was a woman overlooking a wall about four feet high and I went over to see what it was. Below me, a park spread out with a water feature below me, a spiral building to my right ( which turned out to be a charming, non denominational chapel) and a waterfall in the long view beyond. It is built to honor people's relationship with something larger than themselves- God, for some, for others a kind of spiritual meditation. Its a sweet place, quiet and pretty and one immediately goes to internal thoughts- quite a blessing in the middle of a city state of mind.

Thank couplessPS
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Dallas doesn't have a lot to offer to tourists, so this automatically becomes one.
Nothing special about the place - but if you're roaming in Dallas Downtown on a not so hot dat, its worth a visit
Recently discovered a ring shape Mural just behind the square. Another spot to click pictures !

Thank Mayank S
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Just about 2 blocks from the DART, even M trolly (believe called) leaves you 1 block away from this building! Went on a Saturday afternoon and was almost empty so great to have all the time and pictures described perfectly as on the photos! Very calming, there were people playing piano which was very soothing. It was also in the same area, the Ring of Thanks. A small waterfall, pretty place to chill and hangout somewhere peacefully.

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Many buildings in Down town reflect each other and here you get a nice impression, as we had, in winter time and with no clouds but so much sun... loved it!

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