Best of Dallas Sightseeing Walking Tourin Dallas, TX

JFK Memorial PlazaDallas, TX 75202
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Overview

We love Dallas, and you will find out why on this exciting city walking tour. Learn about Dallas' history, art, and architecture. Enjoy stops along the way for photos and in-depth information, and visit many of the city's most important landmarks (including the eye on Main Street - an Instagram photo-shoot favorite). This tour provides an informative and fun way to discover Dallas! The CityPASS option includes admissions to the Sixth Floor Museum, the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, the Perot Museum, and the Dallas Zoo OR the George W. Bush Library, with 4 attractions. Take your time, visit the attractions you choose at your own pace (self-guided, transportation needed to visit some of the attractions), in any order, your pass is valid 9 consecutive days from the day of your excursion.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Dallas Travel Experts
  • Meet on the main street side of the JFK Memorial at 646 West Main Street.
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, bottle water or drink of your choice and comfortable shoes.
  • No, children under 8 are not allowed in our tour.

Description

from Best of Dallas Sightseeing Walking Tour
Discover Dallas fascinating history, incredible architecture, and unrivaled charm. We will walk around two miles. Our journey starts at the West End Historic District, the oldest part of the city, we will visit Dealey Plaza, the Grassy Knoll, the Old Red Court House, and Founders' Plaza. Revisit the fascinating details of the JFK assassination and hear about the city's beginnings and its founder.

Further down our route, we will visit the former Dallas Morning News headquarters, the famous Mobile Oil Pegasus (the original one!) and the spectacular Pioneer's Plaza which features larger-than-life bronze sculptures, a re-creation of a Texas cattle drive, with Texas longhorn steers being driven by three cowboys astride horses!

Our journey will take us to the I. M. Pei unique Dalla's city hall on our way to the city's Main street, at this point we will take a break before we resume the second part of the walk.

The second leg of our walk will take us through Main Street's incredible architecture and rich history. Tony Tasset's iconic Eyeball, The Adolphus, The Magnolia Building and the original Neiman Marcus.

The last segment of our excursion covers the Arts District (the largest of its kind in the US). There are lots to see and experience in this area; from the city’s most important art institutions to the incredible Klyde Warren Park. Did we mentioned the food trucks?

The CityPASS option includes admissions to the Sixth Floor Museum, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, the Perot Museum AND the Dallas Zoo OR the George W. Bush Library, 4 attractions in total. All attractions visits are self-guided, you need transportation to reach some of the attractions. Your CityPASS is valid 9 consecutive days from the day of your excursion. If you purchase this option, your tour guide will provide your tickets at the end of the tour and help you with directions and instructions. Learn more about how CityPASS works.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Best of Dallas Sightseeing Walking Tour

Where do we meet?

On the main street side of the JFK Memorial at 646 West Main Street.


Where can I park?

There is no free parking around downtown Dallas. We do not recommend parking on the street, our excursions usually run longer than the two hour and all on-street parking zones have a 2-hour maximum. Below are a few options close to the meeting location:

ABM Parking - George Allen Parking Garage at 601 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202

Small lot on Main at 700 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202

Ace Parking at 710 W Commerce St, Dallas, TX 752022


How do I get back to the location where we started the tour?

Head southeast on Harwood St. until you reach Main St. Right on Main St. until you reach the JFK Memorial. Approximately 20 minutes total walk back. Your tour guide will assist you with directions.


How far do we walk during the tour? 

We walk around 2 miles and we take several breaks along the way. Texan summers are hot, dress appropriately and always wear comfortable shoes.


What should I bring with me?

Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, bottle water or drink of your choice and comfortable shoes.


Are we allowed to bring our dog?

We welcome dogs in all our walking tours, there a couple of place we stop at that you won’t be able to bring the dog inside the property (Oswald Rooming House, The joule Hotel). Due to space availability, we do not allow dogs in our buses.


Are children allowed on the tour?

No, children under 8 are not allowed in our tour.


Is there a restroom stop?

Yes, we will stop at the halfway point for a quick restroom break.