|There are various tours?guided and unguided'that explore
architecture, music, nature, history and other unique areas of interest
in Dallas. Several touring companies provide custom tours upon request.
Downtown Dallas offers several areas to explore, including the Sixth Floor Museum, Dealy Plaza, the John F. Kennedy Memorial, the West End Marketplace, the Old Red Courthouse and Pioneer Plaza; all are within an 8-10 city block radius.
Thanksgiving Square is a beautiful oasis of gratitude complete with bells, meditation garden, fountains and a spiral chapel.
The Arts District provides another walking tour opportunity encompassing the Dallas Museum of Art, the Trammel and Margaret Crow Asian Art Museum, the Plaza of the Americas and the Meyerson Symphony Center within a comfortable six-city-block radius.
East Dallas caters to those most in love with nature. White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden offer the tranquility of water, the beauty of natures blooms, the majesty of trees and the lush comfort of grass beneath your feet. Architectural enthusiasts will swoon over Swiss Avenues Victorian beauties and the nearby Wilson Block Historic Districts complete group of late 19th and early 20th century homes.
Movie buffs might enjoy the tour of the Studios at Las Colinas where they will get a behind the scenes look at the "magic of movies." The interactive special effects show captivates audiences. The extensive collection of movie memorabilia delights guests? sensibilities.
Texas Stadiums tours give you an insiders view of every facet of the stadium. You'll enter the stadium through the players? tunnel and stand in center field imagining your field goal kick soaring through the goal post or your touchdown pass winning the game. You'll peek into a luxury suite and the Cowboys? locker room.
Outdoor World is a sportsmans paradise. There aren't formal tours, but the various departments include hunting, fishing, camping and more. Just across the street is Grapevine Mills, Texas' largest mall. Its more like a shopping/entertainment venue that is well worth the visit.
The Palace of Wax & Ripleys Believe It or Not! offer an exciting tour of the astounding collection from Ripleys and the lifelike wax figures depicting celebrities from Hollywood, history, religion and childrens books.
You can get up close and personal with sharks, stingrays and hundreds of reef fish in the 80,000-plus gallons of saltwater at the Dallas World Aquarium. Living coral reef ecosystems from various oceans around the world are featured.
Lions, tigers and bears are just a few of the wildlife at the world-class Dallas Zoo. The 85-acre park features the Exxon Endangered Tiger Habitat, the Kimberly-Clark Chimpanzee Forest and the Wilds of Africa, which allows animals to roam freely in their natural habitats while humans observe from the Monorail Safari ride.