Dallas Landmarks and Monuments
(Dallas, Texas - TX, USA)
Dallas is packed with major historical sights, landmarks, monuments and architectural wonders, making it one of the most exciting and interesting cities to visit in the USA. Whether you are looking for contemporary buildings or well-preserved, authentic structures that will take you back in time, Dallas has plenty of landmarks to offer keen sightseers. Some highlights include the Reunion Tower, the John F. Kennedy Memorial, several buildings in the Arts District and Fair Park outside of the city.
Bank of America Tower
Address: 901 Main Street, Downtown, Dallas, Texas TX, USA
The famous Bank of America Tower was finally completed in 1985 and remains the tallest building in the city, measuring over 275 meters / 900 feet, with 72 stories. This instantly recognizable Dallas landmark is an important part of the city's skyline and can be seen for miles at nighttime, when the stunning skyscraper is illuminated and outlined by glowing green argon tubing. Built as an office block, the Dallas Bank of America Tower features reflective glass and modern architecture.
Dallas City Hall
Address: 1500 Marilla Drive, Dallas, Texas TX, 75201, USA
Tel: +1 214 670 3011
This unique, dominating building was designed by renowned architect IM Pei. The surrounding public area features a sculpture by Henry Moore and an interesting water feature.
Open hours: daily
Address: 2215 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas TX, 75201, USA
Tel: +1 903 893 4067
Older than most of the buildings that surround this impressive structure, the Gothic-style sanctuary, built by Victorian architect Nicholas J. Clayton, is situated just in front of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. This is one of many impressive buildings of culture that make up the Arts District. Inside are several important religious works of art and the front façade is particularly inspiring.
Open hours: daily 09:00 - 18:00.
Old Red Courthouse
Address: 100 South Houston Street, Dallas, Texas TX, 75202, USA
Tel: +1 214 745 1100
One of the city's most famous landmarks in downtown Dallas is the Old Red Courthouse which was built in 1892 from red sandstone. This Romanesque-styled courthouse is an impressive castle-like landmark that has been carefully restored and is now used as a museum and visitors reference center. It is also rumored to be haunted.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 16:30
Address: 300 Reunion Boulevard East, Dallas, Texas TX, 75207, USA
Tel: +1 214-712-7145
An instantly recognizable landmark in Dallas is the 55 storey Reunion Tower on top of the Hyatt Regency. By night the distinctive dome on top lights up and there is an observation tower inside offering excellent 360° views of Dallas. There is also a restaurant and cocktail lounge which rotates on a 55 minute schedule.
Open hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 to 22:00, Friday to Saturday, 09:00 to 23:00
Admission: minimal charge, children half price
John F. Kennedy Memorial
Address: Dallas County Historical Plaza, Dallas, Texas TX, USA
This historic monument, commemorating the popular US President that was assassinated in Dallas in 1963, is located in downtown Dallas next to Main and Market streets, meters from where JFK was shot. It is a rather simple square structure with a 50 square foot enclosure that contains a simple slap inscribed with his initials and designed to evoke contemplation.
Open hours: daily
Latino Cultural Center
Address: 2600 Live Oak, Good Latimer, Dallas, Texas TX, 75204, USA
Tel: +1 214 670 3320
This distinctive, modern building located in downtown Dallas was designed by Mexican architect and AIA gold medal winner, Ricardo Legorreta. Host to a museum and special events it is one of the city's newer must-sees and reflects Texas's important links with the culture of its Southern neighbor.
Open hours: Sunday and Monday - closed, Tuesday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Address: 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas TX, 75201, USA
Tel: +1 214 670 3600
Situated in the heart of the Arts District, the 'Mort', as it is affectionately known, was designed by world-renowned architect, IM. Pei and it is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Open hours: public tours held Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 13:00
Old City Park
Address: 1717 Gano Street, Dallas, Texas TX, 75215, USA
Tel: +1 214 421 5141
This is a delightful historic village that contains some wonderful authentic, restored buildings where you can get a feel for what Dallas was like in days gone by.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, children and families
Address: 1623 Main Street, Dallas, Texas TX, 75201, USA
Tel: +1 214 752 1144
These beautiful sets of buildings, based on Paris
' Grand Opera House, were constructed in the 1920s in order to provide office and retail space for the booming city. The buildings have been renovated and are now used for mainly residential purposes.
Open hours: daily