The Big D is the place to be in late spring. Temperatures are warm, but the steamy days of summer are still a month away and Major League Baseball is in full swing. You could start your Dallas trip by catching a Texas Rangers game in Arlington.
Not a baseball fan? There’s plenty to see and do in Dallas including:
This month marks the two-year anniversary of the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, home to the Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Bush Institute. The Bush Center’s 226,000-square-foot building and 15-acre urban park reside on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The Library and Museum promote an understanding of the American Presidency and provides access to official records and artifacts from the Bush Presidency.
AT&T Stadium Tour – Home of the Cowboys, “Jerry’s World” has the largest column-free interior space in the world and the fourth largest high definition video screen, which hangs from 20-yard line to 20-yard line. No football games in May, but tours are available seven days a week:
|Monday–Saturday: 10 am–6PM, Sundays: 11 am–5 pm|
Reunion Tower – known as “The Orb,” the 561-foot observation tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Dallas and offers spectacular views of the city. Hungry? Stick around for Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty on the tower’s rotating top level.
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens – Voted #1 for things to do in Dallas by TripAdvisor, the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens on the shores of White Rock Lake in Northeast Dallas covers over 66-acres and features 19 finely manicured gardens. The terrain does undulate and there are many paths (some with more steps) so wear comfortable shoes. Trams are also available.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science opened in 2012. Many compare it to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., the futuristic 14-story building itself is a site to see and features a 298-seat theater with a 3D 4K digital projection system. Museum highlights include a shaking earthquake platform and the personal 3D visit down a 6,000-foot coal seam borehole.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The Museum is located on the sixth and seventh floors of the warehouse formerly known as the Texas School Book Depository. Tour includes a look out the sniper’s window to see the street as Oswald saw it on that fateful day in 1963.
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