Dallas Sightseeing: Museum of Art, Dallas Zoo and more in Dallas, TX

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AT&T Performing Arts Center

With hundreds of performances every year, four dramatic new venues and a ten-acre urban park, the AT&T Performing Arts Center is an exhilarating place to experience music, theatre and dance – hosting Dallas' most accomplished artists and performers as well as premier touring productions from around the world. For more information, please call (214) 954-9925 or visit the website.

Amon Carter Museum

Collections feature works by premier western artists, Remington and Russell, plus works by major 19th and early 20th century artists. Tel: (817) 738-1933

Bass Performance Hall

The mission of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is to serve as a permanent home to major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth and as a premier venue for other attractions. Tel: (817) 212-4280

Kimbell Art Museum

Recognized as "America's best small museum," the Kimbell houses a world-class collection, from antiquities to 20th century masterpieces, and major exhibitions. Tel: (817) 332-8451

Southfork Ranch

Located 20 minutes north of downtown Dallas, this stunning ranch served as the set of the TV show Dallas. Visitors can view a collection of memorabilia in the Dallas Legends Exhibit and Museum.

Site of JFK Assassination

Dallas pays homage to its darkest day in November 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was killed. Visit the infamous Texas Schoolbook Depository, where the official JFK monument is located in the Sixth Floor Museum, a 15 minute walk from the hotel. The sixth floor corner window area is currently in a glass enclosed display designed to recreate the so-called "sniper's perch". The actual place where he was shot is about a five minute sightseeing walk from the hotel.

Dallas Museum of Art

One hundred years of exhibits, treasures, and collections as well as popular programs. The Dallas Museum of Art is located at 1717 Harwood off Woodall Rogers Freeway. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday and until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Please call (214) 922-1200 or visit the website for more information.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Considered by many the greatest collection of modern sculpture in the world. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. Please call (214) 242-5100 or visit the website for more information.

Conspiracy Museum

Exhibit focuses on alleged cover-ups involved with the assassinations of various presidents since 1835 as well as John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and the 007 Flight. Located across from the Kennedy Memorial, 110 S. Market Street. Please call (214) 741-3040 for more information.

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Located at 411 Elm at Houston (former Texas School Book Depository building). Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call (214) 747-6660 or visit the website for more information.

Dallas World Aquarium

Representing the waters of four continents, three oceans, and various seas. Located at 1801 Griffin Street in West End. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please call (214) 720-2224 or visit the website.

Crow Collection of Asian Art Museum

A showcase of more than 300 high quality paintings, sculptures, and architectural items collected during 30 years by Dallas real estate magnate Trammel Crow and his wife. Exceptional Chinese jade artifacts. Located at 2010 Flora Street. For more information, please call (214) 979-6430 or visit their website.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Dallas' elite musical venue with the famous Lay Family Organ and home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Located at 2301 Flora Street. For more information, please call (214) 692-0203 or visit the website.

Dallas Theater Center

Main stage season is presented in two performance venues: the Kalita Humphreys Theater, one of only three existing theaters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the unique Arts District Theater. For more information, please contact the Box Office at (214) 522-8499 or visit the website.

Texas Ballet Theater

Premiere professional dance company. For more information, please call (814) 763-0207 or visit the website.

Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo has 95 acres of natural habitats. Three miles south of downtown on I-35, exit Marsalis. Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Christmas. For more information, please call (214) 670-6826 or visit the website.

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