The Adolphus Hotel is an upscale hotel and landmark in Dallas, Texas. It was built by Adolphus Busch, the founder of the Anheuser-Busch company, who intended to create the first grand hotel in the city of Dallas. Today it is recognized as one of the top hotels in the United States. It was also the tallest building in Texas from 1912 until 1922.
First founded in 1974 as part of the Special Collections at the former Bishop College, the museum has operated independently since 1979. It holds one of the largest collections of African American Folk Art in the US and is the only museum of its kind in the southwest devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials.
The AT&T Performing Arts Center, previously known as the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, is a 10 acre complex in the Dallas Arts District. The center includes the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House; Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre; Annette Strauss Square; and the Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park.
The Bank of America Plaza is the tallest skyscraper in Dallas, the third tallest in Texas and the twenty second tallest in the United States. The structure is a prominent part of Dallas' skyline, both due to its size and its vibrant, green argon exterior lighting.
Located on the shore of White Rock Lake, the Bath House Cultural Center presents approximately 15-20 exhibits, as well as over 200 performances and various events per year by artists and independent theatres in Dallas. It also houses the White Rock Lake Museum, which focuses on the park's natural history, as well as the cultural history of the area.
The Confederate War Memorial is a monument in honor of those who fought on the Confederate side of the Civil War, including four of its most prominent leaders. It is located in Pioneer Park Cemetery, next to the Dallas Convention Center and Pioneer Plaza.
The Dallas Center for Architecture is an organization concerned with the importance of architecture and design to transform the way we live. Programs include walking tours, film screenings, exhibitions and panel discussions.
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art is home to a diverse collection of works representing many different cultures, eras and artistic styles. As Dallas' major art museum, it features more than 24,000 objects that date from the third millennium BC to the present day.
The Dallas World Aquarium is an aquarium and small zoo located in downtown Dallas' West End Historic District. Its highlights include an artificial rainforest environment and a 40-foot tunnel that allows visitors to closely observe sharks and other aquatic wildlife.
The Dallas Zoo is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas. The 106 acre site is home to over 2,000 animals representing 406 different species, including Gorillas, Tigers, Chimpanzees, Koalas, Penguins, Lions, Elephants and Giraffes.
Dealey Plaza is the location of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1993 to preserve the historical integrity of the site. It is also the location of The Sixth Floor Museum.
Fair Park is a 277 acre complex in Dallas, Texas which houses nine museums, six performance facilities, a lagoon and the largest Ferris wheel in North America. It is the home of both the State Fair of Texas and the Cotton Bowl, where the annual rivalry game between the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma is played.
Fountain Place is a 60-story skyscraper and notable member of the Dallas skyline, designed by I.M. Pei and Partners. Named for an array of 172 dancing fountains in the plaza at its base, it is the fifth tallest structure in Dallas and fifteenth tallest in Texas.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum is an aerospace museum located on the southeast corner of Love Field in Dallas, Texas. Its 100,000 square foot facility features the Apollo 7 command module, a full-size model of the 1903 Wright Flyer, rare artifacts from the Hindenburg airship and a reproduction Sputnik I, as well as many other original aircraft.
Located in Dallas' Lower Greenville neighborhood, the Granada Theater originally opened in 1946 as a movie house. Today it is a concert venue that has been honored by multiple local publications as the best live music venue in Dallas.
The J. Erik Jonsson Central Library is the main library of the Dallas Public Library system and home to an original (1776) copy of the Declaration of Independence, as well as Shakespeare's First Folio, art exhibits and other special collections.
The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial is a monument in remembrance of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the West End Historic District of Dallas, Texas. It was erected in 1970 and designed by architect Philip Johnson, who described it as "a place of quiet refuge, an enclosed place of thought and contemplation separated from the city around, but near the sky and earth."
The Magnolia Hotel is a 29-story upscale hotel in downtown Dallas. It was originally the Magnolia Petroleum Building, the headquarters for the Magnolia Petroleum Company. Atop the hotel is a neon pegasus, the oil company's former logo, which eventually came to be one of Dallas' most recognizable and endearing landmarks.
Formally known as the M-line Streetcar, this free service has been operating along McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas since 1989. It is a revival of Dallas' early 20th century streetcar lines featuring authentic historical cars.
The Meadows Museum is an art museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. It houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain, with works dating from the 10th to the 20th century.
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in the Arts District of downtown Dallas is one of the world's leading orchestra halls. It is the home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Chorus, as well as the primary venue for the Dallas Wind Symphony and several other Dallas based musical organizations.
Museum Tower is a 42 story all-residential skyscraper in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, designed by architect Scott Johnson. It is one of the tallest structures to be built within the city in years.
Built in 1892 and originally serving as the Dallas County Courthouse, the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture is now home to some of Dallas County's most fascinating historical artifacts.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, or simply the Perot Museum, is a natural history and science museum located in Dallas, Texas. Its new Victory Park campus has 5 floors open to the public, housing 11 permanent exhibit halls and 6 learning labs. The museum also has a secondary campus in Fair Park.
Pioneer Plaza is a public park located in downtown's Convention Center District, adjacent to Dallas' Confederate War Memorial. The park includes over 70 bronze sculptures by artist Robert Summers, commemorating the nineteenth century cattle drives took place along the Shawnee Trail.
Reunion Tower is an observation tower (561 ft) and prominent landmark in Dallas, Texas. It houses two restaurants as well as an interactive exhibit featuring information about the city, its history and the tower itself.
The Sixth Floor Museum is located on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository on Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas. The museum examines the life, times, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy at the very spot from which he was killed, according to multiple investigations.
Swiss Avenue District is a historical district in East Dallas with approximately 200 historic homes, representing multiple architectural styles. The entire district, running from Fitzhugh to La Vista, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 28 March 1974.
The Texas Theatre is a movie theater in Dallas' Oak Cliff neighborhood that was made famous as the site of Lee Harvey Oswald's arrest following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Today, painted gold letters mark the seat that Oswald is said to have occupied.
The American Museum of the Miniature Arts was a Dallas, Texas museum that focused on miniature art. The majority of the museum's collection is currently on display at the Sharp Gallery in Fair Park's Hall of State building.
Located within the The Adolphus Hotel, The French Room is Dallas' culinary gem. It has been frequently recognized as one of the top restaurants in the country and is widely regarded as the best restaurant in Texas.
The Wilson Building is a historical 12-story building in downtown Dallas that was patterned after the Palais Garnier in Paris, France. It originally housed the Titche-Goettinger Deparment Store, as well as office space. It was the tallest structure in Dallas from its construction in 1904 until 1909.