Monday, October 24: Places to visit/tour on your own. Check out the many different plazas, parks, gardens and museums

African American Museum

The African American Museum is the only institution of its kind in the Southwest, offering an impressive collection of African and African American art, featuring one of the largest folk art collections in the nation. It is a treasury of art and culture, recognized as a vital part of the black heritage.

Bath House Cultural Center / White Rock Lake

Located on the shores of beautiful White Rock Lake, the Bath House Cultural Center is a welcoming venue for visual and performing artists from an array of backgrounds. The historic, art deco-style Bath House houses a 116-seat black-box theater, three gallery spaces, the White Rock Lake Museum and a number of multipurpose spaces.

Dallas City Performance Hall 

Dallas City Performance Hall is a city-managed, publicly funded theater designed to provide a home in the Dallas Arts District for the City's emerging and mid-size performing arts and cultural organizations.

The Dallas Museum of Art

The DMA has over 23,000 works of art from around the world and throughout time, spanning 5,000 years of human creativity. It is a big museum, so you might want to start your visit with a bite-sized tour.

The Pegasus Plaza

The Pegasus has long been recognized as the symbol of Dallas and her indomitable spirit. Located in the heart of downtown, in Dallas City Center, Pegasus Plaza at City Center features a hot spring fountain and is frequently the site of special events. Permits may be obtained from the Dallas Convention Center.

The Pioneer Plaza

The Plaza commemorates Dallas’ beginnings by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. The site features native plants and trees and a flowing stream in a natural setting, and a re-creation of a cattle drive in bronze, with longhorn steers being driven by three cowboys on horses.

The Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo dates from the spring of 1888 when a man from Colorado City offered to sell two deer and two mountain lions to the City of Dallas. The animals were purchased by the City for $60 and placed in pens in City Park. Its mission is to conserve wildlife and inspire a passion for nature. Its vision is to be a leading U.S. zoo and a premier entertainment, educational and visitor attraction in Dallas. Enjoy!

Park Lane Shopping Experience

Located at the most shopped intersection in Dallas, at the southeast corner of US-75 and Park Lane. Provides a unique mixed shopping experience of designer-value and traditional retail, with premium stores, distinctive restaurants and everyday amenities including the largest Whole Foods Market in North Texas, all in a modern urban setting.

Wild Bill's Western Store 

Wild Bill's Western Store is located in the historic West End of downtown Dallas. The store still houses the original wood beams and tin ceilings and even has its very own bar complete with saddles as barstools. Wild Bill's has everything western from cowboy boots, hats, clothing, belts, buckles and handmade jewelry. If that does not suit your fancy, Wild Bill's can make you your very own one-of-a-kind custom cowboy boots. 

West Village Shopping

Known as Uptown’s Downtown, West Village is Dallas’ most vibrant walkable shopping and dining district. This genuine in-town neighborhood boasts highly differentiated retail shops and a carefully curated collection of boutiques. With access to the DART Rail, the McKinney Avenue Trolley and the Katy Trail, West Village has become one of the city’s top landmark destinations.

These suggested locations above are just a few of the many great places to visit in Dallas... Enjoy!