If you are heading to the Dallas Metroplex area for work or fun, there is so much to see and do! From the historic Stockyard that allows you to soak in the rustic cowboy culture, Texas is known for, to getting a bird’s eyes view of money being printed! Best of all you can save a ton of money by using the Dallas CityPASS and Groupon when visiting these attractions. So, let me tell you the top 10 can’t miss attraction while you are in town.
Chestnut Square Historic Village – Located on McKinney Square there are six historic homes and several buildings from the 1850s on the property. Buildings include a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, an Inn, a store, and a chapel. There is so much history to take in here, just make sure to call ahead as they do close down for events such as weddings. They also offer a farmer’s market here a few times a month.
Ft. Worth’s Stockyards National Historic District – Located in the Dallas Metroplex is the Ft Worth Stockyards. There is a lot to see and do at the Stockyards. The big attraction is the twice-daily cattle drive through the streets! They have plenty of stores to visit, some museums, and the of the most popular steakhouses in the area. Also, every Friday night they have a rodeo here.
George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum – Every president leaves their mark on history at the Bush Presidential Library documents his. Since he was the president during the September 11th attacks, they did a nice section up with videos and even pieces of steel from the buildings. There is even a replica of the Oval Office and how it was decorated while Bush was president. Best off all you can save 40% on this attraction by purchasing a Dallas CityPASS, AND you get tickets to 3 other big attractions in the city!
Dallas Cowboys Stadium – The stadium offers tours because this is more than just the home of the Dallas Cowboys. This stadium is the world’s largest domed structure, an art museum, a classroom. They offer several yours to cover it all, and you can ever get down on the field depending on the day you are there.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility – One of only two facilities in the USA that prints money, the dollar bills not just coins. The other facility is in Washington DC so while in town this is one to see! Weekdays you can get a free 45-minute guided tour and see our country make money!
Dallas Zoo – Put on your walking shoes, and head over to check out the Dallas Zoo! Divided into two sections, there is so much to see and do. One thing about the Dallas Zoo is they are known to have a lot more learning opportunities and ways to interact. They always have a few zookeepers out talking about the animals asking questions and even hands-on experiences. They have many rides that allow you to interact with the animals as well. Best part? This is also one of your choices for a CityPASS attraction.
Frontiers of Flight Museum – Any aviation fan will love this museum, from the Apollo 7 spacecraft to the history of the Southwest Airlines company there is plenty to see and do. We also can’t forget their amazing history on the Tuskegee Airmen!
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens – Visiting the Arboretum is an all year around event. In the spring and summer, the flowers and colors in bloom are breathtaking. Then come fall with the leaves changing and their fall décor it’s like a whole new place. They even take advantage of the Christmas Season with the 12 Day of Christmas events! Don’t forget this is also a CityPASS attraction!
Forest Park Miniature Railroad – For adults and kids alike this railroad is something to see! Take the 5-mile tour around the park that lasts 30-45 minutes. You will cross six bridges, drive around the pond and cross two rivers! There is so much to see.
Perot Museum – Any dinosaur lover must stop at this museum while in Dallas. From the large collections of Dinosaur bones to the huge 5-foot geode they do know how to impress you! They have so many hands-on exhibits for kids and adults like their earthquake experience and their simulated tornado!
Please keep in mind with the CityPASS books you will get tickets for the Perot Museum and the Reunion Tower Geo-Deck and then you can choose between the Sixth-Floor JFK Museum or the Dallas Zoo. Your 4th ticket allows you to choose between the George W Bush Presidential Library and the Dallas Arboretum. You will have nine days to use your CityPASS book from the day you use your first ticket.