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Things to do in Oak Lawn, 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
“Great place to sit down and relax with food trucks, live music and events. It is also across the street from Dallas museum of Art.”
  • 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
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
Art Museum
“Beautiful museum designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Route
“The beautiful Katy Trail takes you through Uptown and is a great way to get some exercise in Dallas while visiting the city”
  • 83 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Best patio and outdoor dining space in Dallas right off the Katy trail. Great people watching. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“"The Rustic, brings savory, delicious homestyle meals prepared with farm-fresh local ingredients to the heart of uptown Dallas. With a relaxed casual atmosphere, The Rustic is a place where anyone can feel at home. Enjoy local craft beers, Texas wines and spirits served by a friendly staff, listen to free live music 7 days a week from local and national artists, and take it all in from their award winning patio."”
  • 93 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
Neighbourhood
“Just across 75, you can visit West Village and all the bars and restaurants.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Take the M line Trolley and stop by here to enjoy coffee from SipStir, cupcakes from Sprinkle, frozen yogurt from Yumilicious, beer and burger at Village Burger, wine at Cru, and so much more!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Delicious tacos & drinks. What more could you want?! Highly recommend stopping by this Dallas staple.”
  • 57 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
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

American Restaurant
“"The Rustic, brings savory, delicious homestyle meals prepared with farm-fresh local ingredients to the heart of uptown Dallas. With a relaxed casual atmosphere, The Rustic is a place where anyone can feel at home. Enjoy local craft beers, Texas wines and spirits served by a friendly staff, listen to free live music 7 days a week from local and national artists, and take it all in from their award winning patio."”
  • 93 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Irresistible BBQ! Must come here. Park anywhere in Deep Ellum and take a stroll to find this gem. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Delicious tacos & drinks. What more could you want?! Highly recommend stopping by this Dallas staple.”
  • 57 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
Café
“If you are looking for a great breakfast or brunch Bread Winners Cafe is my go to! I highly recommend the Chicken and Cheddar Waffles (trust me it is fantastic) and the strawberry cream waffles! This is just a great vibe and bite for everyone.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“The food and people are a delight. 1.4 miles away. Just a few blocks north the Cedar Springs strip.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Since opening its doors in 1999, Nick & Sam’s has become one of Dallas’s most popular upscale dining destinations. The menu boasts prime steaks, chops and seafood, including prime aged porterhouse, lobster tail and diver scallops. The stately decor features leather chairs, dark wood and soft lighting for a sophisticated ambiance. Enjoy your dinner with a selection from an impressive wine list that includes 450 varieties.”
  • 27 locals recommend

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