Top Attractions in Dallas

Top Attractions in Dallas
Outdoor adventure travelers in northeastern Texas, whether they are headed off to hike and mountain bike in Cedar Hill State Park or coming into the area from river rafting in the Texas hill country, will eventually find themselves in the vicinity of Dallas. Dallas is the third largest city in Texas and the eighth largest in the U.S. and has some great attractions that are well worth checking out.

White Rock Lake Park

White Rock Lake Park is Dallas' central city park and is more than 1,000 acres in size. The park features more than 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, several scenic picnic areas, and a number of fishing piers on White Rock Lake itself. The park also hosts the White Rock Lake museum, an Art Deco building that is dedicated to educating the public on the natural history of the park and the Dallas area environment.

White Rock Lake Park
512 East Lawther Drive
Dallas, TX 75218-3301
(214) 670-8740


The Dallas World Aquarium

The Dallas World Aquarium occupies a renovated warehouse in the heart of the historic West End District of downtown Dallas. The aquarium features the flora and fauna of all five continents and three different oceans. There are feeding times, performances and talks throughout the day, including the popular Amazon crocodile feeding on Saturdays.

The Dallas World Aquarium
1801 N Griffin St.
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 720-2224

Dallas Heritage Village

Located just south of downtown Dallas on 13 acres, the Dallas Heritage Village is a study in American history, circa 1861. The village features 38 buildings, including a working Civil War era farm and functioning pottery and printing shops. The village is located within Old City Park and is open until 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

Dallas Heritage Village
1515 South Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75215-1273
(214) 428-5448

Six Flags

For those who want to experience the biggest thrills that the Dallas area has to offer, the Six Flags theme park in nearby Arlington may be the best bet. With more than 50 rides, including Superman: Tower of Power and Tony Hawk's skateboarding simulator called Big Spin, Six Flags has more than enough excitement to fill a day.

Six Flags Over Texas
2201 Road to Six Flags
Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 640-8900


Article Written By Ocean Malandra

Based in San Francisco, Ocean Malandra is a travel writer, author and documentary filmmaker. He runs a major San Francisco travel website, is widely published in both online and print publications and has contributed to several travel guidebooks to South America.

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