Dallas is the commercial and cultural hub of northern Texas. Affectionately known as the ‘Big D’, you may already know the city through the popular TV show of the same name, or perhaps as a fan of its football team, the Dallas Cowboys. A cosmopolitan city, there is much to see and do in Dallas. Downtown’s Six Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. For art lovers, check out the Arts District where the Dallas Museum of Art and Crow Collection of Asian Art houses arts with thousands of years of history. If you want to view sculptures, the Nasher Sculpture Centre has fine works of contemporary sculpture on display. Feeling like you need a tour guide so as not to miss the best of Dallas? Then definitely check out this guide of selected tours around Dallas!
Walk around the historic west end of Dallas with your guide to visit the historic sites in this area. You’ll get to see the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, where President Kennedy was assassinated. Stand at the assassination site where you will see the X on Elm Street that mark where the two shots were fired. From there, you can view the infamous sniper’s perch window. This is a 45-minute excursion followed by a train ride to the best casual local eateries in the West Village. Enjoy samplings of the best restaurant food and dessert tasting while hearing about Dallas from your informative tour guide.
Dallas JFK and West Village Restaurant Walking Tour
Duration: 4 hour
Foodies will appreciate this walking tour. You’ll be brought to Uptown, the most pedestrian-friendly neighborhood in Dallas. Trendy restaurants are lined alongside the streets, with a variety of cuisine including Hispanic, Mediterranean, French and Southern Dishes. You’ll be sampling food from different cuisines. After the tour, the choice is yours to ride the free McKinney Avenue Trolley to the new Klyde Warren Park in the Dallas Arts District, or you can stay to shop in the unique boutique shops in the West Village.
Dallas Uptown: Foodie Walk
Duration: 3.5 hour
This is an exciting Amazing Race-style tour that will turn the entire Dallas Arts District into your own game board. Go on an interactive scavenger hunt with your friends, guided along with a smartphone. Groups will make their way among the tourist attractions of the city but also go off the beaten track as they complete the various challenges assigned to them. Learn local history as you scramble to solve clues during the course. Start this tour at the Meyerson Symphony Center, and you’ll pass by the Cathedral Guadalupe, the Trammel Crow Center, the Dallas Art Museum, the Kylde Warren Park amongst other cultural and historical attractions.
Dallas Arts District Scavenger Hunt
Duration: 2.5 hour
The John Kennedy assassination is a fascinating piece of history that continues to draw plenty of guests to Dallas. Visit the site of the infamous shooting on this historical tour to Grassy Knoll and the Kennedy Memorial. Your guide will enlighten you about the facts of the event leading up to the JFK assassination, the shooting itself, and the aftermath. Guests will be brought to the home of Lee Harvey Oswald, who was thought to be the killer of President Kennedy. Your guide will then unravel the mystery and the conspiracy theories of this killing, leading up to the killing of another police officer, JD Tippit. This tour includes a hotel pick up. The tour ends with a stop along the way at the beautiful Texas Movie Theater in Oak Cliff, a historic area of downtown Dallas.
JFK Assassination and Museum Tour in Dallas
Duration: 4 hours
See a different side of Dallas on this 2.5-hour haunted walking tour at night. With your guide, stop at four bars, all located in old buildings. Each bar has its own spooky ghost story or legend to tell. Your costumed guide, role-playing either a Saloon Madam or Wild West Sheriff, will share some of the city’s creepiest mysteries and haunted tales. You start your tour at a speakeasy-themed basement bar known as ‘the Underground’. From there, hear your guide share tales from the dark side, while downing spirits at the same. The small group tour ends a block away from the starting location at City Tavern.
Haunted Dallas Ghost and Pub Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Get your adrenaline rush at iFly Dallas! Start by pulling on your gear and going through a specialized training session from an expert flight instructor. You’ll learn how to safely float in an 800-horsepower vertical wind tunnel that generates a cushion of air, a facility commonly used by professional skydivers. Anyone can fly! In the enclosed area of the flight chamber, a tunnel operator will slowly increase the wind speed until you and your instructor are airborne. Feel the thrilling rush through you as you float at wind speeds reaching 130 to 175mph (209 to 282 kph). You will not fall as the wall-to-wall airflow will keep you from falling off the column of air, and your instructor will be on hand to guide you. This entire experience takes about 75 minutes from start to finish.
Dallas Indoor Skydiving Experience with 2 Flights & Personalized Certificate
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Make a grand entrance into the Dallas’ Medieval Times and spend an evening in a castle lined with ancient artifacts, armor and coat of arms. As a guest of the royals, you’ll be seated in the castle’s climate controlled Grand Ceremonial Arena, and receive colored crowns. As you eat a sumptuous four-course meal fit for a king, cheer your knight as he goes through a series of jousting matches. See King Carlos and Princess Catalina crown the evening’s champion, earning the grand owner of King’s Champion. Fun for the entire family as you get to watch a display of classic sword fighting skills, and feast on the delicious food. There is a full-service bar for adult guests.
Viator: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Admission Ticket in Dallas
Duration: 2 hours
Take a walk through the most pedestrian-friendly neighborhood in Dallas. Uptown is just one mile (0.8km) north of downtown Dallas, within walking distance from most hotels and the convention center. Walk with your informative tour guide into Dallas’s trendy West Village, and pop into its unique boutique shops. Sample the wide variety of food from different cultures - Hispanic, Mediterranean, Southwestern, American, French, and Italian flavors. On this food tour, you’ll enjoy the best of what the West Village can offer.
Dallas West Village Restaurant Hop
Unwind and relax on this boat tour that will sail around the beautiful Lake Carolyn. This small-group boat cruise will take you around the scenic lake, with an experienced guide to show you the local sights. Riders will float under a bridge popular with kissing lovers, revel in the views of down Irving, and take lovely photos along the way. This is the perfect group tour for a small group to gather and build happy memories, or make new friends! All tours depart from the Avocado Restaurant.
Lake Carolyn Boat Tour
Duration: 1 hour
The sixth-floor museum at Dealey Plaza is a permanent museum dedicated to the intriguing history of John F. Kennedy. This is an educational historical exhibit that uses historic films, photographs, artifacts and interpretive displays to documents the events of the assassination. John F Kennedy shaped America’s history in his lifetime, and his political achievements are celebrated here. Learn about the series of events leading up to this untimely death. You can borrow an audio guide to guide you through the museum.
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Admission
Duration: 90 to 180 minutes
Dallas, the cultural hub of Texas beckons
This modern city is home to the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas cheerleaders. It is also the site of President John F Kennedy’s assassination. A city with so much historical background, it is a vibrant and exciting city that will fascinate, thrill, and educate visitors. With so much to do on the tours, let your guide take you around the city and show you a great time.
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