- AT&T STADIUM Take a tour of this $1.2 billion football palace to see the field, the Cowboys and Cowboys Cheerleaders locker rooms, postgame interview room and more. It is 3 million square feet, with a collection of world-class art. 1 Legends Way, Arlington. 1-800-745-3000
- DALLAS HERITAGE VILLAGE AT OLD CITY PARK This park features a large collection of 19th-century pioneer and Victorian homes, along with historic commercial buildings. One of the houses, Millermore, is reported to be haunted, and docents will happily tell you all about the resident ghost. 1515 S. Harwood St. 214-421-5141
- GEO-DECK AT REUNION TOWER Atop that big ball at the west end of downtown, you'll get a bird's-eye view, 470 feet above the ground, of downtown and farther. You'll get a great view of the Trinity River and its spectacular white Margaret Hunt Hill bridge, designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava. The circular deck has inside and outside viewing areas. 300 Reunion Blvd. East, Dallas. Call 214-712-7040 or visit their website firstname.lastname@example.org.
- GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL CENTER The museum at this venue offers a fascinating look at the eight years when the 43rd president was in office, including an especially poignant section on 9/11. There's also a good deal of unexpected humor with a video of a presidential impersonator trying to teach Bush to say "nuclear proliferation". You can ger your picture taken in the replica of the Oval Office. 2943 SMU Blvd University Park. 214-200-4300
- KLYDE WARREN PARK This park has been a great success a year after the opening of the 5.2-acre park. The $110 million park offers games (pingpong tables and equipment on-site), a reading area with magazines and books, a dog park, a special kids' area and tons of activities and performances by local musical, theater and dance troupes. 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas. 214-716-4500.
- NORTHPARK CENTER No place on Earth has a classier mall, thanks to developer Raymond Nasher . Where else can you shop at Neiman Marcus, Tiffany, Valentino or Burberry, and stroll hallways featuring artworks by the likes of Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Jonathan Borofsky and many other. northparkcenter.com.
- OLD RED MUSEUM OF DALLAS COUNTY HISTORY & CULTURE Inside the 1892 Richardsonian Romanesque courthouse building, just a block from The Sixth Floor Museum, this venue is a treasure-trove of things you never knew about Dallas. Did you know that the following were invented here: the integrated circuit, Liquid Paper, the Slurpee, the Fletcher's corny dog and the Hams (our first pro baseball team, in 1888). Exhibits take visitors from prehistory to the present. There's a small section devoted to the Kennedy assassination, including Jack Ruby's prison doodle from 1965. 100 S. Houston St., Dallas. 214-745-1100
- PIONEER PLAZA This 4-acre swath of green space has a waterfall, man-made cliffs and the herd of nearly 50 1,200-pound bronze steers, horses and cowboys, created by artist Robert Summers of Glen Rose. It's the ultimate Dallas photo op, and while you're there, you'll also learn about the 19th-century cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail. Take time to also visit adjacent Pioneer Cemetery, and check out the 60-foot-tall Confederate Memorial and the gravesites of many of Dallas' founding mothers and fathers. Young and Griffin streets, downtown Dallas
- SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA The venue's permanent exhibit on the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy occupies the sixth floor of the 1901 former Texas School Book Depository. Curators have taken a just-the-facts approach to the assassination, neither trumpeting nor dismissing conspiracy theories (forensics have made it a near certainty that Lee Harvey Oswald did, at the very least, fire three shots from the sixth floor). 411 Elm St. at Houston St., downtown Dallas. 214-747-6660
- SOUTHFORK RANCH This is Dallas' version of Graceland, the house you simply must visit. The TV show Dallas shoots some of its scenes on this real-life ranch. Tours take you through a Dallas museum, two gift shops and the ranch house, home to fictional Ewings for 35 years. 3700 Hogge Road, Parker. 972-442-7800