Perot Museum

George W Bush Presidential Library

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

This natural history and science museum is housed on two campuses.  The main campus of this museum is in Victory Park, with a second campus in Fair Park.  The Victory Park campus was opened in 2012, with five floors of large-scale , state-of-the-art interactive and multi-media exhibits and educational programs.  It is home to 11 permanent exhibit halls and 6 learning labs.

 

Dallas World Aquarium

This aquarium and zoo is located in the West End HistoricDistrict in an old 1924 warehouse.  The upper level of the aquarium is an artificial reproduction of the Orinoco Rainforest, with birds flying freely.  The lower level houses aquaria featuring sea animals from around the world.

 

George W. Bush Presidential Library

Located on the SMU campus, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library.    It offers a look into the decisions and events of the Bush Presidency.

 

 

Dealy Plaza National Historic Landmark District

Designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1993, to preserve the immediate area around the location of JohnF. Kennedy’s assassination.  It is roughly the area between Pacific Avenue, Market Street, Jackson Street, and the former railroad tracks.  The plaza predates the Kennedy assassination and was built by the WPA in 1940 to allow Main Street, Elm Street, and Commerce Street to pass under the railroad. 

 

The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

Located at Dealey Plaza on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository).  The museum chronicles the assassination and legacy of PresidentJohn F. Kennedy through a collection of approximately 45,000 original photographs, film, and video footage as well as documents and artifacts.

 

Meadow’s Museum of Art

This museum is also known as “Prado on the Prairie” and is located on the Southern Methodist University campus at 5900 Bishop Boulevard.  It is notable for its collection of Spanish works; the most comprehensive outside of Spain, including pieces from El Greco, Velazquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Miro, Sorolla, and Picasso.

 

Dallas Heritage Village

Located on Dallas’ first city park, Dallas Heritage Village is home to buildings that have been moved from all over North Central Texas.  It is the largest collection of 19th century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings in Texas.  It is open for tours, and hosts many events throughout the year in which visitors can experience life 100 or more years ago.

Dallas Heritage Village