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Dallas: Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Tour with Transport

1. Dallas: Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Tour with Transport

Enjoy a tour of the Dallas Cowboys’ new football stadium where an AT&T Stadium guide will walk you through the Dallas Cowboys’ new football expansive stadium.  Tour the grand stadium, the radio box, the press boxes, the private suites, the Cotton Bowl offices, Dr. Pepper Star Bar, and the Ford Motor Company Fountain. Have the chance to stand on the field and throw a ball. Then, just as the players do after a game, head to the locker room, the post-game interview room, and even see the Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleaders locker room. Enjoy an amazing 3-hour tour with live commentary that will make you feel like a star.

Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour

2. Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour

Begin the walking tour in Founders Plaza at the Old Wooded Cabin. Learn about the origins of the city Dallas and how it became the 5th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Then, walk to the JFK Memorial, a somber white cenotaph that reflects the emptiness and despair that Americans felt when they heard the news. Discover the untold story of Jackie Kennedy's immense suffering after witnessing her husband's tragic demise. Continue to Dealey Plaza where you will learn, step by step, how that tragic day unfolded. Learn more about the life of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Decide for yourself if he acted alone or if he was part of a wider conspiracy to assassinate the 35th President of the United States. Stand in the very place where Abraham Zapruder captured the famous footage of the assassination, and see where "X" marks the spot on the road where the bullet struck its fatal blow. Finish the tour on the Grassy Knoll where some witnesses said they heard a second shot and saw a "puff of smoke" rising from behind the fence. As our tour ends, you are encouraged to visit The Sixth Floor Museum to continue the journey into the darkest day in Dallas's history. Your guide will help you purchase tickets on the day.

Dallas: JFK Assassination and Sixth Floor Museum Tour

3. Dallas: JFK Assassination and Sixth Floor Museum Tour

Explore the history and the world of conspiracies around the assassination of former president John F. Kennedy. Travel to Dealey Plaza, where you can look out over the Grassy Knoll where the assassination took place. The tour includes museum tickets to the Sixth Floor Museum located in Dealey Plaza. From there, head to the John F. Kennedy Memorial. The memorial is surrounded by soaring concrete walls that appear to float, capturing the feeling of loss felt around the world following Kennedy’s assassination. End your tour by visiting the home of Lee Harvey Oswald. Learn about the conspiracies around Oswald before being dropped off in downtown Dallas.

Southfork Ranch and the Series Dallas

4. Southfork Ranch and the Series Dallas

Explore the Southfork Ranch, known as a set for the TV show 'Dallas'. Take home some collectibles from the “Ranch Round-Up” store in the visitor’s center where you’ll find a wide assortment of items seen on the show and worn by the cast. Enjoy a guided train from the Visitor’s Center to the Ewing Mansion that will not only provide you with a history of the property, but will give you a chance to see Texas Longhorns and American Quarter horses. The mansion itself is the next stop on the tour. You’ll hear interesting facts about the filming done there and character insights as you see the “most famous White House” and even J.R. Ewing’s bedroom.  After the mansion tour, you can stroll around the ranch and stop at “Lincolns and Longhorns,” where on display you’ll find Jock Ewing’s original 1978 Lincoln Continental as well as “Dallas” inspired clothing and accessories.

VIP Guided Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour and City Sightseeing

5. VIP Guided Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour and City Sightseeing

Discover the fascinating history of Dallas as you visit the city highlights alongside an expert guide. See the Old Red Museum, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, and the site of John F. Kennedy's assassination, to name a few. Begin your tour in Founders Plaza, where you will visit the Old Red Court House, John Neely Bryan Cabin, JFK memorial, and Pioneer Plaza. Head past Dallas City Hall and Thanks-Giving Square as you head to Deep Ellum known for its giant robot statues. From there, head to Wilson Block, a historic neighborhood in Dallas known for Queen Anne, Victorian Style houses as you make your way to the Dallas Art District where you can snap a photo of iconic sculptures. Cruise over to Klyde Warren Park where you can walk under the famous white arches. Make your way to Uptown McKinney Avenue known as the restaurant district in Dallas as you find your way back to Dealey Plaza, where former President, John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  After exploring the top sites in Dallas, embark on a guided tour of AT&T Stadium, home of the five-time Superbowl Champions, the Dallas Cowboys. On this tour, you will be shown the contours of this stadium, including access to their private suites, print, and radio media press boxes, Cotton Bowl offices, and the Dr. Pepper Star Bar. Additionally, guests will be introduced to the interactive Ford Motor Company Fountain, an interior fountain with lights and rapidly changing water flows for quite a performance. You will have exclusive access down to the main level of the stadium, where they can walk out on the field. For the ardent football fans, toss around a football and see what it's like to be in the heart of the stadium. Finish your stadium access on a Miller Lite Club tour, visit the Cowboys and the Cowboy Cheerleaders’ locker rooms, and even the space where post-game interviews are conducted.

Dallas: 75-Minute Small-Group City Highlights Tour

6. Dallas: 75-Minute Small-Group City Highlights Tour

Get a quick overview of the city during this 75-minute van tour. You'll see all the major historical sites of the city and learn the most interesting facts about them from your guide. After starting as a small trading post in 1841, Dallas eventually became a world-famous city and boasts some marvelous landmarks. Join this small group tour for a more personalized experience as you take in the sights and sounds. On this tour you'll see many of Dallas' highlights, including: Founders Plaza, the Old Red Court House, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, the JFK memorial, Pioneer Plaza (with the largest bronze collection in the world), Dallas City Hall (designed by I.M. Pei), Thanks-Giving Square, First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza, Dealey Plaza (JFK assassination Point), and much more.

Dallas: Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour

7. Dallas: Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour

Enjoy an eco-friendly alternative sightseeing tour and discover Dallas in the company of a licensed guide on this cruiser tour. Visit the West End and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark districts. Start your tour with a visit to Pioneer Plaza, where you can see a sculpture of the Shawnee Cattle Drive, the world's largest bronze sculpture of its kind, commemorating the 19th-century cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail. Next, head to the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Here, learn about the assassination of President Kennedy and the other historic events that took place here. Continue with a stop at the Giant Eyeball, a 30-ft tall eerily realistic replica of a human garden, for a unique photo opportunity. Make a quick stop outside Dallas City Hall and admire the unique architecture of the building before concluding your tour.

Welcome to Fort Worth 4-Hours Small-Group

8. Welcome to Fort Worth 4-Hours Small-Group

You and your small group will depart from JFK memorial to begin your 4-hour tour with a historian as your guide. Reaching back into the past, when cowboys would stop at Fort Worth’s “Hell’s Half Acre” to rest and relax, glimpse this experience when you visit the Cattle Drive Visitor’s Center. Enjoy a 90 minute stop at the Stockyard Station, with many shops, restaurants, horseback riding, a vintage steam engine and more. See the Horse and Mule Barn livery turned into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Explore the Cowtown Coliseum, built in 1908 and housing the first indoor rodeo 10 years later the world's only cattle drive. You will not need to know much, to be impressed with the historical experience. The end of the tour finishes returning you to the meeting point.

Welcome to Dallas 3-Hour Small Group Tour by Van

9. Welcome to Dallas 3-Hour Small Group Tour by Van

Your guide will welcome you to Texas on this 3-hour small group tour of Dallas. Visit historic sites and learn the stories of these famous landmarks. Take a circular tour from the JFK Memorial in an air-conditioned van. See Founders' Plaza Observation Area, the Old Red Museum, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, and Pioneer Plaza. Then head to Dallas City Hall and Thanks-Giving Square. Explore the famous neighborhood of Deep Ellum and admire the Victorian-style houses in the historic Wilson Block area. Check out the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park, located in the affluent town of Highland Park. Continue through the McKinney Avenue restaurant district, West End, and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Dallas: Hawaiian Falls The Colony General Admission Ticket

10. Dallas: Hawaiian Falls The Colony General Admission Ticket

Pre-book your admission ticket to Hawaiian Falls at The Colony in Dallas. With rides and slides suitable for all ages, enjoy a thrilling day out of family fun, with places to chill and relax throughout the park. Enjoy the facilities of a water park with the family in mind. Splash in the 16,000 square foot wave pool, or float gently down Kona Kooler, a mellow ride past waterfalls, waves, and a water volcano. Kids will also love the Keiki Cove, a wonderful interactive water-filled treehouse. Get your adrenaline pumping by enjoying thrilling water slides such as the Waikiki Wipeout or the thrilling Flyin’ Hawaiian. Feel the sudden drop and acceleration on the Pineapple Plunge. Take a break from the action and chill out in the private cabanas or picnic areas. Get some snacks from a variety of cafés and food stands, or visit the gift shop for some souvenirs of your visit.

Planning Your Visit

  • Mexican Food

    Whether its real Dallas Tex Mex style—that’s a combo plate slathered in ranchero sauce—or traditional Mexican food, this city is home to some of the best in the country. Tacos are good for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there’s always room for guacamole while visiting Dallas.

  • Dallas Weather is Tricky

    Don’t be fooled by its location on the map; a winter in Dallas can be cold and windy. And of course, for about four months of the year, it’s unbearably hot. Pack wisely; this ain’t Los Angeles.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-05:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Weather-wise, spring and fall are both great choices for a visit. However, the football season in the spring drives up prices, while a fall visit means you can visit the State Fair!

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What people are saying about Dallas

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 261 reviews

We wanted to see some of Dallas while we were in the area and this tour was perfect. Our tour guide Anthony took a few minutes to get to know each of us prior to starting the tour. He was friendly and very knowledgably about the Dallas area history. The 10am start for the tour was great because it wasn't too hot yet. The tour took just over an hour and stopped at all the locations we wanted to see. Anthony took the time to let us ask questions and take photos along the way.

The tour guide was extremely experienced, and he had met many of the famous people involved. Furthermore, he told stories in a way that was interesting and entertaining. I would strongly encourage this tour for those who want to know more about this important event in the history of the United States.

Our host was amazing! He was very nice and informative! Our experience at Southfork was tremendous! All the people that worked their was very nice and friendly! Would definitely do this tour again!

This particular tour, with guide Matt, was awesome! We learned so much more about the JFK assassination than we could have, had we gone to just a museum.

Johnny was informative, impartial and very funny. This tour was the highlight of our visit.