The city of Dallas, TX has so much to offer for those that have varying tastes and interests. This makes it the perfect place for a field trip excursion! Since there are so many sites to visit, having a good trip is almost too easy. However, there are places in the city that are must-sees for any tour group that comes through Dallas. Here are seven group activity ideas for spots you need to visit in “Big D” when organizing a field trip in Dallas.
Since 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art has displayed some of the most beautiful works in America. The museum’s “Late Nights” allow visitors to stay until midnight and view any of the exhibits free of charge.
In addition to talks and tours, the museum offers workshops, family programs, concerts and performances throughout the year. Talks cover famous artists like Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollack and more. Many notable and local artists have delivered talks at the museum, too.
Love sports and entertainment? Dallas sure does. American Airlines Arena is the home of two professional sports franchises and numerous entertainers throughout the year. When you visit, come and see the National Basketball Association as the Dallas Mavericks battle the best in basketball. Meanwhile, the Dallas Stars take on the rest of the National Hockey League, the sport’s premier league.
Country, pop, rock and many other music genres take center stage at the arena as well. The venue hosts concerts year round that feature some of the biggest stars in music. Whenever your field trip in Dallas is planned, there is sure to be something going on here!
Some call this park the “heart of the city” as it is one of the most popular places for residents to relax and get some fresh air. The five acre park in downtown Dallas is active every day and hosts many events including concerts and films outside.
The park has features for people of all ages including a park for kids, separate dog park and numerous walking trails throughout.
In 1900, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra was made up of just 40 musicians. It is now one of the nation’s best attracting the most talented musicians to play in this great musical venue. This is a stop that lovers of music and the arts will never forget, perfect for a field trip group.
History lovers who visit Dallas need to stop by Southern Methodist University. That is where the George W. Bush Presidential Library is located. The National Archives and Records Administration maintains over 70 million pages of text and 1,200 cubic feet of video records at the museum. The museum also holds 80 terabytes of electronically stored records that include 200 million emails and 4 million photos. Visitors can view it all as they look back on the major decisions and moments from the Bush presidency.
Permanent exhibits are also available and display many artifacts, photographs, documents and videos that look back on Bush’s memorable moments in The White House.
On the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository is the JFK and the Memory of a Nation exhibit, which chronicles the assassination of America’s 35th president.
Visitors can tour the museum, see famous artifacts and look down on the assassination site from the window where Lee Harvey Oswald changed history. This historical spot is a must for a field trip.
Food Tours of America offers a unique tour for groups who are looking to not only experience the culture, but also the cuisine in Dallas, TX. In Dallas, there are so many restaurants to visit and sites to see, but only so little time. That is where Food Tours Dallas can help. Your group will taste some of the best foods Dallas offers, while experiencing the history of our city.
Tours like the West Village Restaurant Hop take you to the some of the best food spots in the city, and it does not take up the entire day. That way, you can hit up other places that you have been dying to see. Food Tours also offers a JFK Dine & Dealey tour that provides group outings with delicious food tastings and a history lesson about one of the world’s most notable leaders. We regularly have field trip groups from high schools all over the US come to Dallas to partake in this awesome tour!
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Dallas has so many places and experiences just waiting for people to discover. Any group of family, classmates, friends and colleagues will enjoy everything that “the Big D” has to offer. When you come and visit Dallas for a field trip, stop by these spots and embrace the culture of this great city.