Dallas-Fort Worth Attractions

Dallas is a huge and diverse city where visitors have no shortage of things to see and do.

Downtown Dallas is home to many of the city's iconic museums, including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Old Red museum of Dallas County History and Culture, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and of course the famous Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The downtown area is also home to the Dallas World Aquarium and Steinway Hall. Several companies offer Segway tours of downtown Dallas, which can be a fun and informative way to explore the area. South Dallas is home to the State Fairgrounds, which are open year round, and the Dallas Zoo.

Many famous attractions most associated with Dallas are actually located in the suburbs: Arlington is home to Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the Rangers Ballpark, and AT&T Stadium.

Fort Worth is just as fascinating as its more famous counterpart, with a plethora of museums that include the National Cowgirl Museum, the Stockyards Museum, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Amon Carter Museum, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the CR Smith Aviation Museum.

Tours of buildings in Dallas

Dallas Heritage Village

The city of Dallas' history is preserved in a living museum nestled in 13 wooded acres just south of downtown, known as Old City Park. This historical village consists of 38 buildings and houses, including a working farm, elegant Victorian homes, a school, church, general...  see full details



Sixth Floor Museum located at the former Texas School Book Depository

Sixth Floor Museum

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is commemorated in the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza where the 1963 shooting took place. Most chilling of the exhibits is the window area in the former Texas School Book Depository building from where sniper...  see full details



Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth is the place to experience the romance of the American Wild West, and the Stockyards National Historic District is the ideal starting point. The district encompasses 15 blocks packed full of exciting 'cowtown' attractions, from rodeos to cattle drives, country music shows,...  see full details



Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Fort Worth's Modern Art Museum is second only in size to its counterpart in New York, and is the oldest art museum in Texas, having been chartered in 1892. It was initially conceptualised by a group of 25 women keen to make...  see full details



A Texas Longhorn cow.

Cattle Raisers Museum

Established in 1979, the Cattle Raisers Museum is dedicated to telling the story of the cowboy and cattle ranching industry of the southwest. Talking mannequins, interactive exhibits, authentic artefacts, and theatre presentations are used to bring alive the legends and lore of the Wild...  see full details



Zebra at Fort Worth Zoo

Fort Worth Zoo

Fort Worth's Zoo started off quite humbly in 1909 with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock, and a few rabbits. Since then the zoo has grown and is now ranked as one of the top five in...  see full details



Remembering the Holocaust

Dallas Holocaust Museum

The Dallas Holocaust Museum, Centre for Education and Tolerance, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to memorialising the Holocaust and its victims. It provides guided tours for groups, audio tours for individuals, public lectures, and exhibits.

The current exhibitions at the museum's temporary location...  see full details



Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas

The first of the Six Flags theme parks, Six Flags Over Texas has been a consistently popular family attraction for over 50 years. Situated in the small town of Arlington, midway between Dallas and Fort Worth, the amusement park is an ideal family...  see full details