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Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX, USA
One of Dallas’s earliest neighborhoods, this formerly industrial area just east of downtown has a long history as an entertainment hub, from its days as a hotbed of blues and jazz clubs in the 1920s, to the 1980s, when local bands like the...
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5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
Located near the entrance to SMU's campus, The Meadows Museum houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. Its works date from the 10th to the 21st century, covering a thousand years of Spanish...
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3524 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Granada opened as a movie theater in the 1940s, and later became a concert hall—my favorite live music venue, in fact. Check out their lineup, as big names, as well as local acts, are always on stage here—fun times to be had!
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Dallas may not have the hills of Austin or the coastline of Galveston, but locals get their fix of natural splendor at White Rock Lake. Developed in 1911 as a water source for the city, the man-made lake is now the focal point for a 1,015-acre...
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2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
In the mood for an outdoor yoga session, concert, or movie, a scenic run, or just some time with nature in the midst of the urban sprawl? Head to this 5.2-acre green space, which hangs like a deck over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway, between...
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1617 Hi Line Dr, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
In its modern, warm wood-accented digs with retro design touches, FT33 serves up the most talked-about dishes in Dallas. Executive chef Matt McCallister's profile has grown immensely on the strength of his hugely creative farm-to-table menu,...
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3200 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Centuries ago, the railroad helped contribute to the birth of Dallas—and now it’s playing a part in keeping the city green. Built over abandoned Missouri-Kansas-Texas line railroad tracks that once bordered the downtown core, the Katy...
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2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Named for Dallas-based billionaire entrepreneur (and sometime politician) Ross Perot and his wife, Marjorie, this engaging center is actually split into two campuses: one on the grounds of Fair Park in East Dallas, and the other in Victory Park,...
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2010 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art is an extraordinary museum located in the Dallas Arts District. See amazing artifacts from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. This guardian lion is an 18th-century bronze from Nepal....
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411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
When President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas in November 1963, the world was introduced to the Texas School Book Depository building, which became the primary crime scene for the assassination. It was from a sixth-floor window in this brick...
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1621 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
Ascension takes coffee in Dallas to another level. For starters, the staff is passionate about about it, and happy to chat with you. The space is also comfortable and relaxed, so it's easy to enjoy your cup of joe. The espresso is flavorful, and...
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411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
With my Pilot Point "family," ventured to downtown Dallas on a Sunday afternoon. It was here on this stretch of Elm Street at 12:30pm on November 22, 1963 that 35th President of the United States, John F, Kennedy, was assassinated while in his...
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2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
It seems wrong to call this Renzo Piano–designed complex a museum—it’s more like a “sculpture safari,” on which you get to experience the pieces in their intended habitat. Opened in 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center...
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1300 Robert B Cullum Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75210, USA
Everything really is bigger, and fried, at the Fair Grounds. The Texas State Fair is not to be missed in Dallas from September through October. Be sure to wave to Big Tex, ride the Texas Star ferris wheel and try something fried. Also make sure to...
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1146 Peavy Rd, Dallas, TX 75218, USA
I've eaten lots of tacos during the decades that I've lived in Dallas, but last weekend I think I found my all time favorite... Good 2 Go is on my must-visit-list for every trip home to Dallas. You can kill two birds with one stone. Fresh, hearty...
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13350 Dallas Pkwy #200, Dallas, TX 75240, USA
Whether you're trying to beat the North Texas heat, or stir up some of your own, this skating rink right in the heart of the mega mall is ideal for making new memories. Window-shop, grab a bite to eat, and then hit the ice for a few spins—just...
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1900 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075, USA
Once known as the Farrell-Wilson Farmstead, The Heritage Farmstead Museum is a well-preserved 1800's farming estate ripe for exploring! Checkout their one-room school house, country home, farming equipment and 4.5 acres of land known as the...