Downtown Dallas is an epicenter for business, commerce and entertainment. You’ll find a host of Dallas restaurants, including CBD Provisions on Main Street, The Woolworth on Elm Street and some of the best Tex-Mex Dallas has to offer. If you like art, you won’t be disappointed in what you’ll find here. Museums like the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Museum of Asian Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center are all within walking distance from each other. Also located nearby is American Airlines Center where you can purchase tickets to watch major sporting events and music concerts featuring some of today’s most popular artists. Downtown Dallas is the place where you can indulge in a one-of-a-kind Texas experience
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Spanning 66 acres of beautiful foliage, trees and flowers, the Dallas Arboretum is where you can take a break from the fast-paced city and unwind with a stroll through some of the state’s most beautiful botanical gardens. Dallas visitors can explore the arboretum and gardens, including the DeGolyer House and the Alex Camp House, daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. There’s even a “Rainy Day Guarantee” that enables you to come back if the rain interrupts your visit. The offer is valid for up to three months from when you originally purchased the ticket.
George W. Bush Presidential Library
History and political science experts will enjoy a visit to the George W. Bush Presidential Center and Museum. Located on the Southern Methodist University campus, the local attraction serves as an interactive educational resource about American history, the U.S. Presidency and the life of former President George W. Bush.
As one of the largest of the Dallas museums, there are over 43,000 artifacts housed in the library, including steel from the original World Trade Center that was attacked on September 11, 2001. Tickets can be purchased online, at the admissions desk or by calling the box office directly. Dallas CityPASS holders can save even more on admission tickets to visit this Dallas historic library, as well as other Dallas attractions.
The Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts is a beautifully modern Richardson performance hall and event space that hosts a wide variety of cultural and corporate events. Performances take place year-round with regular appearances by the Dallas Ballet Company, the Richardson Symphony Orchestra, Plano Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Vocal Majority Chorus. Family and Broadway Specials, a Family Theatre Series and both local and national productions make this Richardson theatre a delight for guests of all ages. The event complex is located at the Galatyn Park Urban Center with concessions, drinks and pre-show meals available onsite for guests to enjoy.