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Things to do in Dallas Downtown Historic District, Dallas

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
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“Great place to experience art in all forms and the best part is it is FREE admission. Special exhibits are the only thing they charge for. They have a cafe in the museum and is located across the street from klyde warren park where a bunch of food trucks park.”
  • 189 locals recommend
Park
“Situated over a busy highway, some of the best views or the heart of downtown can be soaked up while catching a bite to eat from food trucks.”
  • 300 locals recommend
Science Museum
“ Once you're inside, you'll discover five floors that are packed with hands-on-activities, interactive kiosks, eleven permanent exhibits and a state-of-the-art 3D theater.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Home of the Dallas Mavericks (basketball) and Dallas Stars (hockey), as well as host to a variety of large concerts, including Ariana Grande and the Jonas Brothers in December 2019.”
  • 139 locals recommend
History Museum
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“great place to learn about the sad day of JFK's shooting here in Dallas. Go on an audio tour and learn more about that fateful day. Also you can pay to go on the trolley tour around Dallas.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Aquarium
“An oasis downtown, with so many different species, it takes a whole day and you might no even get to see everything. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“"Reunion Tower, an iconic Dallas landmark, offers panoramic 360-degree views of the Dallas skyline. The Reunion Tower GeO-Deck offers an indoor/outdoor observation deck, distinct dining options and unique entertaining spaces. Visit with family, friends, a group or your sweetheart to create unforgettable memories at 470 feet in the air!" Landmark observation deck features light shows, 360-degree city views, 2 restaurants & a gift shop.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Beautiful museum designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Plaza
“The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial is a monument to United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, Texas erected in 1970, and designed by noted architect Philip Johnson.”
  • 39 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Irresistible BBQ! Must come here. Park anywhere in Deep Ellum and take a stroll to find this gem. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Cinema
“Looking to see a movie? This Texas favorite movie chain offers dine-in movies and has a bar with great views of Dallas. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great roof too bad with plenty of indoor space and patio as well. Great for watching football, or to grab a drink before any American Airlines Center event. This also makes for a great night out!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“The Dallas Farmers Market is a large public market located at in the Farmers Market District of downtown Dallas, Texas. Today, the Dallas Farmers Market features three kinds of sellers: produce dealers, wholesale dealers and local farmers. Holds a lot of market-shops of beer, wine, and foods! ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Convention Center
“If you're attending an event at the convention center, you couldn't ask for a better location!! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Opera House
“Lavish horseshoe theater with famed sleek architecture staging opera, Broadway & more since 2009.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra this venue offers great acoustics and is surrounded by great restaurants.”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Restaurant
“Irresistible BBQ! Must come here. Park anywhere in Deep Ellum and take a stroll to find this gem. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Bar
“Great roof too bad with plenty of indoor space and patio as well. Great for watching football, or to grab a drink before any American Airlines Center event. This also makes for a great night out!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great concerts and night life. Check their website for events and performances. They also have good food here ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Take a ride up on this iconic Dallas landmark to get the best view in Dallas. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place feels so much like Dallas - great food - at the heart of the city.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“My favorite pizza place!! By the slice. I always order a cheese slice with pesto. One slice is enough. The caesar salad ($4.95 large) is great too. It's a dive that has gained popularity and even taken over the space next door. $3.25 for a cheese slice. Add the toppings of your choice for additional amounts. Open 11:30am to 11pm except Fri/Sat when they close at 3am. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Best burgers and they have 5 custom infused flavored pickles that make your tongue do a backflip. Park anywhere in Deep Ellum and take stroll to find the restaurant. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great rooftop views of Downtown with an upscale restaurant downstairs and a lively bar scene at night. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

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