Ok, I’ll admit…when I used to think of Dallas, Texas, the first thing that came to mind was cowboys. The ones that ride horses, and the ones that play football. But Dallas has developed into such a diverse and exciting metropolitan city, filled with art, music and culture that I thought I would highlight five of the highest ranking attractions in Dallas, as ranked by TripAdvisor reviewers. I was surprised at a few of them, and I reckon y’all may be too!
The Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is currently ranked #1 as the top attraction in Dallas. Featuring over 66-acres on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum varies it’s displays four times each year, providing amazing color and breathtaking season changes for visitors year round.
The Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center is located in the Downtown Dallas Arts District and is home to the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra and other Dallas-based cultural organizations. The Meyerson’s impressive architectural features, open spaces, touches of elegance, and unsurpassed acoustics make the building the preeminent environment for exceptional events in Dallas.
The George W Bush Presidential Library and Museum also topped this list and the reviewers can’t say enough about how beautiful, clean and educational this library and museum is. While it focuses on republican President Bush’s time in office, there is such a sense of American patriotism, it doesn’t matter if you are republican or democrat, it is worth a visit.
The Nasher Sculpture Center, in the heart of downtown Dallas, features a collection of more than three hundred sculptures, and twentieth-century paintings and drawings. This is a beautiful center of indoor and outdoor exhibition space that is filled with natural light and elegant in design.
Dallas Museum of Art Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art features an outstanding collection of more than 22,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. This museum is in the heart of the Arts District, and is highly rated on TripAdvisor.
So next time you are considering an arts and culture getaway, think of Dallas, Texas. While you may not have had it on your bucket list before, I think you will be pleased, and may be surprised like I was, with what you discover in the heart of this amazing city.