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Dallas Sightseeing Walking Tour.
The best way to discover Dallas' rich culture, history and architecture is by walking through the city. We will stroll around one mile starting at the West End Historic District, Dallas' oldest section, and make our way to the AT&T Discovery District. Get up close and personal to the buildings, art, historical landmarks and civic spaces while we tell the story of Dallas’ past, present, and future.
Learn more about this city’s unique character via the streets and walk down the road less travelled to experience Dallas culture. This one of a kind tour is the only way to truly see Dallas.
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 saves you 37% on prepaid admission to four must-see attractions: Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck. Plus your choice of admission to 2 of the following attractions: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza or the Dallas Zoo or the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. All attractions visits are self-guided, in any order, your pass 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.
Important: Dallas attractions are operating at reduced capacity and may be sold out or require a wait for the next available entry; visit the CityPASS Travel Guide for more details.
JFK Memorial Plaza
646 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202
Dallas' John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza was dedicated June 24, 1970. In the years since, it has become an integral part of the city’s urban landscape and cultural heritage. It is located one block east of Dealey Plaza, between Main and Commerce streets, on land donated by Dallas County.
Meeting location. We will meet our guests at the JFK Memorial, please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the excursion.
Old Red Courthouse
100 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202
Dealey Plaza / Sixth Floor Museum
411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202
Dallas Morning News Old Headquarters
1954 Commerce Street Dallas, Texas 75201
Pegasus Red Flying Horse
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202
The Pegasus first landed in Downtown Dallas in 1934, perching atop what was then the city’s tallest building: the 29-story Magnolia Hotel. We will see it up-close at a very different location during our walk.
Pioneer Plaza / Cemetery
1428 Young St, Dallas, TX 75202
Pioneer Plaza, located in downtown Dallas’ Convention Center District, honors the 19th-century cattle drives on the Shawnee Trail with a bronze sculpture of 49 longhorn steer driven by three cowboys on horseback. With a waterfall and artificial cliffs, the park is one of the most popular tourist spots in Dallas.
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla St, Dallas, TX 75201
If you are a fan of sci-fi 80s movies, you sure recognize this building. Designed by world famous designed I.M. Pei (the Louvre pyramid, the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Dallas’ Morton Meyerson Center), the City Hall is one of Dallas most famous landmarks.
AT&T World Headquarters
208 S Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201
Main Street / Business District
Dallas Main Street, TX 75201
The Neiman Marcus flagship and original store, Comerica Bank Tower, Bank of America Plaza, The Joule, Magnolia Hotel, The Adolphus, and numerous restaurants combine to form the central space known as the Main Street District. With landmarks such as Main Street Garden, Belo Garden, Stone Street Gardens, and Pegasus Plaza, as well as historic buildings that have been converted to residential buildings, the Main Street District is a must to visit.
The Adolphus & The Magnolia Buildings
1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
Tony Tasset's Iconic Eyeball
1601 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
The Original Neiman Marcus
1618 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
Thanks-Giving Square / Underground Tunnels
1627 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Thanks-Giving Square is a place that inspires gratitude and honors the great American and world traditions of thanksgiving. Designed in 1976 by architect Philip Johnson, this island of serenity in the heart of downtown Dallas contains a landscaped meditation garden with cascading fountains and a chapel open to people of all faiths and traditions.
First Baptist Dallas
1707 San Jacinto St, Dallas, TX 75201
2101 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
2215 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Arts District / DMA / Nasher
1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
Spanning 68-acres and 19 contiguous blocks, the Dallas Arts District is considered as the largest urban entertainment complex in the nation. Not only does the District offer several superb performance venues, including the nationally acclaimed Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and three world-class museums (the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Crow Collection of Asian Art), it also houses one of the world's largest collections of Pritzker Prize-winning buildings in one location.
Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors.
The 5.2-acre deck park and urban green space is built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas.
Local Tip: At the end of the tour, explore Klyde Warren Park.
Klyde Warren Park is a hub of activities all year round ranging from yoga to book signings to outdoor concerts and films.
Savor a variety of foods and desserts from the food trucks (a favorite local attraction) lining the southeast side of the park,
or enjoy the art collections at the Dallas Museum of Art (free admission) or
the Nasher Sculpture Center ($10 for admission and our favorite Dallas museum) located just across the park.
What Guests Say
This is tour of the highlights of the city of Dallas guided by a very knowledgeable tour guide. You learn about the history, politics, arts, and culture of the city. It’s a two hour, two miles crash course on Dallas with all the sites within pointing distance.
Amanda H., West Palm Beach
THE REAL DALLAS
We only had 24 hours to get around Dallas so we decided to take this tour. Laura we very knowledgeable and welcome questions from all angles. I was particularly taken with his knowledge of the city's history. Highly recommend doing this tour.
Mary T. San Juan, P.R.
Our tour guide John was very knowledgeable personable and made our tour very fun. He was accommodating offered to take pictures for everyone gave us plenty of history of Dallas. The van was clean and comfortable and this was a much nicer venue then doing a larger tour bus.
Emma L. Houston, Texas
Frequent Asked Questions
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Best Of Dallas Sightseeing Walking Tour. See the most common topics and more.
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:
Your health and safety is our top priority. During our tours, we follow safety guidelines. We have daily wellness checks with our team to ensure that everyone is healthy and symptom-free.
What you can expect during this experience:
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
We require masks inside our vehicles and indoor spaces.
What is the difference between the Dallas Sightseeing bus tour and walking tour ?
Dallas Sightseeing Bus Tour - In addition to all the same sights and attractions as the walking tour, the bus tour includes Deep Ellum, the farmers market, and the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge overlook.
Dallas Sightseeing Walking Tour - Includes a more detailed look at the heart of downtown and the arts district.
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.
We have a dog, is it ok to bring her/him?
We welcome dogs in all our walking tours, there are a couple of places 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.