Things to do in Dallas
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Dart Map: Dallas' area rapid transit system is just steps from Sheraton Dallas. The DART connects you to DFW Airport, the Dallas Zoo, Deep Ellum, Fair Park, and other attractions on this list. Get from the airport to our property - and explore Dallas' major attractions - without needing to rent a car.
|American Airlines Center: From hard rock to opera, the American Airlines Center hosts all kinds of live musical acts. Sports fans can enjoy watching the NBA's Mavericks and the NHL's Stars at this massive venue.|
|Dallas Museum of Art: Founded in 1903 as an outgrowth of the Art Committee of the Public Library, the Dallas Museum of Art hosts a variety of classic and contemporary art exhibits. Current installations concern the art of the 1920s and space flight.|
|Dallas Arboretum: Situated on gorgeous White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum is more than just a place to see seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, trees and plant collections. It also features installations by renowned sculptors, lighting technicians, and much more!|
|Dallas World Aquarium and Rainforest: It's not just an aquarium - it's a mini-ecosystem. The Dallas World Aquarium starts with the creatures of the rainforest, then moves down to favorites like sea otters, sharks, and dolphins. Make a day of your trip to the aquarium and enjoy a meal at one of the full service restaurants.|
|Dallas Zoo: Lions, and tigers, and bears. Oh, my! You'll see these animals and much more at the Dallas Zoo. Children eager to rise up to the occasion will be delighted by one of the zoo's signature attractions: giraffe feeding. Take your child up to the giraffe's level and have him or her hand feed these gentle creatures.|
|Fair Park: This is more than just an ordinary fair. Yes, you'll find signature rides like the tilt-o-whirl and ferris wheel, but when you're tired of fair rides and games, explore dining options, shops, and much more! This 277-acre plaza features art deco buildings and a rich history that dates back to 1886.|
|Farmers Market: Since 1939, Dallas Farmer's Market has been the place to find fresh produce, and other farm fresh foods, in Dallas. Get your food straight from the source at one of the largest farmer's markets in Dallas. Free range eggs, grass-fed beef, and vegetables straight from the farm are all up for sale - as well as other goodies.|
|Bike the Katy Trail: Maintained almost entirely through public funding, the Katy Trail is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Well-maintained trails are perfect for walking, jogging, and biking. The trail is also host to public events like the Katy Trail 5K. Get out of the gym and onto this gorgeous trail.|
|Majestic Theatre: You'll laugh, cry, and be utterly captivated by the live events at the Majestic Theatre. See live stand-up, listen to live readings of fiction, and much more at this staple of the Dallas arts scene.|
|Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center: This isn't your traditional symphony. Sure, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs the works of greats like Mozart, but they also perform the scores to classic films like Casablanca. Experience a new type of symphony at the Meyerson.|
|Nasher Sculpture Center: The Nasher Sculpture Center is the place for those who appreciate three-dimensional art. If it's molded, sculpted, carved, or forged, you'll find it here. Don't miss the Center's current exhibit: Elliott Hundley's interpretation of The Bacchae.|
|Neiman Marcus: You may have shopped at a Neiman Marcus, but have you been to the original store. Visit the flagship store in Dallas and see where it all began. Enjoy signature fashion from Gucci, Burberry, Rachel Zoe, and much more!|
|Northpark Center: The largest shopping center of its kind when it opened in the 1960s, Northpark Center focuses on providing the best in boutique shops, dining, and entertainment.|
|Ice Skating at Plaza of America Building: It may not snow enough in Dallas to make ice, but you can still skate at the Plaza of America building. Bring the whole family for a day on the ice, then enjoy shopping and dining at dozens of surrounding stores and restaurants.|
|The Sixth Floor Museum: Commemorating the tragic assassination of JFK, The Sixth Floor Museum tells the story of the former president's life and death through photographs, clippings, and videos.|
|Trolley Tour: See historic Dallas from a trolley car that has just as much history as the areas through which it travels. The trolley, which travels on the M Line, provides free transportation through Dallas' historic Uptown Neighborhood, making it an affordable way to explore Dallas' old neighborhoods.|
Wiley Theatre: Off Broadway shows, live musical performances, traditional Indian music - the Wiley Theatre hosts these events and much more. Upcoming shows include a musical performance from Broadway and TV star Kristin Chenoweth and a stand-up perfomance by comedy legend Bill Cosby.
Winspear Opera House: At the Winspear, classics like The Magic Flute and La Traviata are the order of the day, but the venue also hosts outreach programs aimed at getting children interested in opera. Perfomances of operettas like Dr. Miracle engage kids by giving them a taste of the opera that's entertaining and easy to follow.