When it comes to Texas there’s no shortage of stunning sights to see.
From the sprawling metropolis of Houston to the lively city of Austin there’s something for everyone in the Lone Star State.
But what about Dallas? The city sometimes gets a bad rap but it’s actually a pretty great place—especially if you know where to look.
Here are 10 of the most stunning sights to see in Dallas:
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
This museum is dedicated to the life and legacy of President John F.
Kennedy who was assassinated in Dallas in 1963.
The museum is located on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository which is where the shots that killed Kennedy were fired from.
The museum features a variety of exhibits including a re-creation of the sniper’s perch as well as audio and video footage of the Kennedy assassination.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
This 66-acre public garden is one of the most beautiful places in Dallas.
The arboretum features a variety of gardens including the Rose Garden thestreamlined Ayrsley Garden and the historic DeGolyer Garden.
The arboretum is also home to the nationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden which features interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain kids of all ages.
The Dallas World Aquarium
This unique aquarium is located in the historic West End district of downtown Dallas.
The Dallas World Aquarium features a variety of aquatic exhibits including a walk-through rainforest a shark tank and a penguin habitat.
The aquarium is also home to a variety of land animals such as sloths flamingos and anacondas.
The Trinity River Audubon Center
This 6000-acre nature center is located along the Trinity River in Dallas.
The center features a variety of hiking and biking trails as well as canoe and kayak rentals.
The Trinity River Audubon Center is also home to a variety of birds including bald eagles ospreys and herons.
The Dallas Museum of Art
This art museum is one of the largest in the United States with a collection that includes more than 24000 works of art from around the world.
The museum’s collection spans a wide range of genres and periods from ancient Egyptian art to contemporary American art.
The Dallas Museum of Art also features a variety of temporary exhibitions educational programs and public events.
The Nasher Sculpture Center
This museum is dedicated to the art of sculpture.
The center’s collection includes more than 300 works by artists such as Pablo Picasso Henri Matisse and Joan Miró.
The Nasher Sculpture Center also features a variety of rotating exhibitions educational programs and public events.
The George W.
Bush Presidential Library and Museum
This museum is dedicated to the life and career of George W.
Bush the 43rd President of the United States.
The museum features a variety of exhibits including a replica of the Oval Office as well as artifacts from Bush’s time in office such as the bullhorn he used in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks.
The George W.
Bush Presidential Library and Museum also features a research center a public policy institute and a variety of educational programs.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
This museum is dedicated to the study of natural science and human history.
The museum’s collection includes more than 35000 artifacts and specimens as well as a variety of interactive exhibits.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science also features a planetarium an IMAX theater and a variety of educational programs.
The Dallas Zoo
This 106-acre zoo is home to more than 2000 animals representing more than 406 species.
The Dallas Zoo also features a variety of exhibits including the Giants of the Savanna the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and the Simmons Hippo Outpost.
The zoo also offers a variety of educational programs public events and behind-the-scenes tours.
The Cotton Bowl
This iconic stadium is located in the heart of Dallas.
The Cotton Bowl has been home to a variety of sporting events including the Cotton Bowl Classic the Red River Showdown and the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
The stadium has also hosted a variety of other events such as concerts political rallies and circuses.