What to See in Dallas

What to See in DallasDallas has plenty of attractions to offer visitors, with choices for both the old and young, fun loving and historically interested. The assassination of JFK is remembered in many of the city’s foremost sights, but there is also an amusement park and for TV soap lovers, the Southfork ranch.

Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe

This historical landmark was built in the 19th century and remains one of the most prominent landmarks in the whole of Dallas. The architecture here is unique and visitors will want to allow plenty of time to admire it to the fullest. One of the best ways to appreciate the majesty of this mighty cathedral is turning up for morning mass, when the cathedral attracts huge crowds of people from the neighboring area.

Downtown Dallas’ Outdoor Sculptures

Admirers of colossal contemporary sculpture should pick up the Walking Sculpture brochure, available at the Visitors Center, which points to 33 outdoor public sculptures in the downtown area. Along the way, you’ll come across works by Richard Serra, Ellsworth Kelly, Mark di Suvero and Henry Moore. On the first Saturday of each month, a guided walking tour is offered, departing from the Crow Collection of Asian Art at 10:30. A knowledgeable local guide is on hand to provide a little context to the main sculptures and highlight their importance.

Southfork

People who are fans of the television show Dallas will want to make sure that they take plenty of time to take a trip to Southfork. While there are many interesting things to see and do in this charming town, perhaps one of the most popular is paying a visit to the ranch that serves as one of the main sets in Dallas. Visitors will be able to take in the scene of where many of their favorite magic moments took place.

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