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 Dallas (TX) is the 9th most populated city in the United States and in Texas it is the 3rd most populous city. What makes Dallas ideal for tourists is that there is moderate weather  year round and also it is home to some of the best hotels, restaurants, and entertainment attractions in the US.   Here is a good selection of must-see attractions and things to do during your next stay in Dallas.

The Wilson Block

In order to get a better understanding of the history of Dallas, visitors can visit the Historic District of Wilson Block. You will be taken back in time and will gaze on beautiful mansions of the 1890s.   There are walking tours available starting at a Queen Anne's style home on Swiss Avenue. Als, the central square of Wilson Block is a good place for some downtime or even a picnic.

 

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Crow Collection Of Asian Art

Located in the Arts District downtown, this art collection was opened in 1998 and has a large variety of items collected from Japan, South East Asia, China and India. Admission is free and the asian art is breathtaking.  There is no reason not to make this stop.

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Dallas Arboretum

The Arboretum features 66 acres of land filled with magnificent gardens.  Is it also the ideal place for attending concerts as well as art shows.   The staff here will make you feel welcome and accomodate you as best as they can.

 

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Fair Park

Sitting on 277 acres, this cultural area offers an array of activities year round and is home to 7 museums and 6 musical performance facilities.   Some of the most popular events held here are the Taste of Dallas and the Irish Festival.  Some of the museums here are the African American Museum, the Nature and Science Museum,  and the American Railroad Museum.  Some of the music venues here are Music Hall and Gexa Energy Pavilion.   There is plenty to see and do to keep you entertained for hours.

 

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The Dallas Museum Of Art
 

This museum was founded in 1903 and has 22,000 pieces of art going back from the present to 5000 years in the past.  Some of the featured galleries are European, Asian,  African.  Also, visitors can enjoy delicacies at the Seventeen Seventeen restaurant.

 

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The Dallas Zoo

A visit to Dallas is not complete without visiting the Dallas Zoo. This zoo is home to 2000 animals.  The zoo is divided into two main regions the Zoonorth which is the older original zoo and Wilds of Africa which was developed in 1990 and has a much more modern fell about it. The Zoonorth portions consists of the common animal attractions ranging from otters to reptiles and birds. The Wilds of Africa section of the zoo contains cranes, chimpanzees, crocodiles and the delicate okapi.

 

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In conclusion, the above activities and things to do make Dallas one of the best tourist destinations in America.    Hopefully during your next trip to Dallas you have the opportunity to witness many of them if not all.