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Best Things To Do in Dallas – Fort Worth

If you only have a day or two, you will have to choose whether you want the Dallas or the Fort Worth experience: The sheer distance (and traffic) between the two cities will force you to be selective. However, taking three days to a week to explore both sides of DFW will expose you to the Metroplex's true nature. History buffs should tour Dallas' Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza as well as the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Families can enjoy a day at the Dallas World Aquarium or the Fort Worth Zoo, while art lovers should make time for both the Dallas Museum of Art and the Kimbell Art Museum. Then meet in the middle for a Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium.

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#1
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 5.0

Why go: If you only have a day in Fort Worth, head straight to the Stockyards. This living museum pays tribute to ... read more»

#2
The Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: On Nov. 22, 1963, shots from Lee Harvey Oswald's gun echoed through Dealey Plaza as President John F. Kennedy ... read more»

#3
Sundance Square Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: To get a sense of historic Fort Worth, pair your visit to the Stockyards with an afternoon at Sundance Square ... read more»

#4
Fort Worth Zoo
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Since it opened in 1909, this Texas zoo has been exposing Fort Worth residents and visitors to wildlife from around ... read more»

#5
Kimbell Art Museum Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The Kimbell Art Museum has earned a reputation as one of the top small museums in the world. The facility ... read more»

#6
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: If you've brought the kids to the Big D, set aside some time for a visit to the Perot ... read more»

#7
Dallas Museum of Art Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The Dallas Museum of Art houses a collection that spans artistic eras and continents: On gallery walls and behind glass ... read more»

#8
AT&T Stadium
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: If there's one thing the people of Dallas and Fort Worth love, it's football. So a stop by ... read more»

#9
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: True, Dallas has plenty of towering skyscrapers and traffic-laden highways. But it's also rich in green space. For respite ... read more»

#10
George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Set on 23 acres in northern Dallas' University Park, The George W. Bush Presidential Library houses extensive textual, audiovisual and ... read more»

#11
Nasher Sculpture Center
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Sitting across the street from the Dallas Museum of Art in the Big D's lively Arts District, the Nasher ... read more»

#12
Dallas World Aquarium
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Perhaps "aquarium" isn't the right word to describe this attraction. Of course there are fish, stingrays, eels and octopuses ... read more»

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