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Old 09-12-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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Hi. My mom (a senior) and I will be in downtown Dallas in October seeing a show at the Winspear. Is the downtown area vibrant during the weekends? What are some fun things for us to do while we're there? We can drive out of the downtown area, too.

Thanks!
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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The Dallas Aquarium is amazing! There is a 3-story bird/animal area with a path winding down. My whole family, 3 generations, loves it.

The School Book Depository is a museum dedicated to JFK and has the actual sniper's location glasses off so you can see where Oswald waited and shot. Even my 4 and 6 yr old grandkids were absorbed.

If you want to drive and the weather is good, the Arboretum is well worth the trip, about 20 min? Very large and bordering a lake.

The Dallas Museum of Art is free and open daily. Great collections. Across the street is the Klyde Warren Park, built on top of a freeway. Great food trucks park on the street and the park has a ton of tables/chairs.

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Old 09-12-2015, 01:00 PM
 
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Thank you so much for such a thoughtful reply. We will definitely check some of these out
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:08 PM
 
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Check out the city pass! Its awesome and you can choose 4 attractions for a discount...includes the Aquarium, JFK Museum, Reunion tower, Dallas Zoo and Perot

Official Dallas CityPASS® | Visit 4 Dallas Attractions for $44
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:11 AM
 
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Downtown Dallas isn't as vibrant as you'd think for a city its size. It's getting better as far as excitement goes, but there are still a lot of fun things to do.

JFK Museum is a must, especially since she lived through the assassination. My in-laws got the chills just seeing the Book Depository.

The George W. Bush museum is just north of Downtown Dallas and the Dallas Arboretum is fantastic (esp in the fall). Everything mentioned above in other posts is also solid.

Do you have a car? If you have time and do, I recommend checking out Fort Worth too. It's "Fort Worth it."
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