See and Do in Dallas

Dallas is populated with many great attractions for expats to enjoy
Expats living in Dallas have a range of attractions to keep them entertained during their spare time. The favourable climate allows Dallas residents to spend much of their time outdoors. Whether one prefers relaxing in the park, catching some live music or theatre, or getting to grips with the city's rich history, there is something for everyone in Dallas.

For expats moving to Dallas with children, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions to keep kids busy at the weekends and during school holidays.

See and do in Dallas


Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, this 66-acre display garden features a breathtaking range of floral exhibits throughout the year. The unique Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is a highlight.

Dallas Museum of Art

Since 1903 this has been a prominent arts venue in Dallas and features a great selection of exhibits. Popular collections include the ancient Mediterranean gallery and a contemporary design collection. 

Dallas World Aquarium

This is a great day out for the whole family. From the rainforest exhibit where visitors can view exotic birds, sloths, crocodiles, giant river otters and manatees to the aquarium section that displays an eclectic array of marine life, including Japanese crabs, jellyfish and sea dragons, there is plenty to keep visitors of all ages entertained.

Nasher Sculpture Center

The Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection is home to more than 300 sculptures created by some of the 20th century’s most talented artists, including Picasso, Matisse, Rodin and Serra.

Old Red Museum

Housed in the beautiful old red courthouse, this museum provides interesting insights into the cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas County. It is a must for all visitors and expats in Dallas.

The Sixth Floor Museum

This museum is located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building, where Oswald fired those infamous shots. The exhibit chronicles the life, times, assassination and legacy of President John F Kennedy. 

The Texas Theater

This historic theatre first open its doors in 1931 and became infamous in 1963 as the place where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. In 2011, it was reopened by Aviation Cinemas and is now open seven days a week and showcases the latest independent films and classic movies.

White Rock Lake Park

A stunning 1,015-acre park surrounding Dallas’ White Rock Lake. This is a popular spot for running, hiking, bird-watching and fishing or for simply having a relaxing picnic. 

Zero Gravity Dallas

This is billed as the world’s only Thrill Amusement Park and features five thrill rides for the adrenaline junkies. It is the perfect place for a party or family day out, as there are more gentle rides for younger kids. The amusement park is open throughout the year.

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