Ellis County Museum

Housed in the 1893 Masonic Lodge, this well-curated museum gives a good sense of the history of the area. Don't miss the details on all the shenanigans behind the construction of the courthouse.

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1. Ellis County Courthouse

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This stunner of a courthouse (1895) uses every Romanesque trick in the book to awe you. The pink granite and red limestone are magnificent and a recent…

2. Webb Gallery

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Inside this ornate brick building (1902) is an eclectic and intriguing gallery which showcases works by dozens of very talented local artists. The ground…

3. Dallas Zoo

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Africa is the focus of this urban zoo, which is just 3 miles south of downtown. It has gorilla and chimpanzee habitats and an entire exhibit called Giants…

4. Bishop Arts District

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5. Dallas Heritage Village

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Laid out in wooded parklands less than a mile south of downtown, the Dallas Heritage Village is a living-history museum comprising 38 historic structures,…

7. Reunion Tower


What’s 50 stories high and has a three-level spherical dome with 260 flashing lights? Reunion Tower of course, the unofficial symbol of Dallas. Take the…

8. Pegasus Sign

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The red neon Pegasus became a symbol of Dallas during the decades when it flew atop Magnolia Building, starting in 1934. After a couple of moves and a…