Five Things to Do for Free in Dallas

Published Date Author: , January 9th, 2014

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Dallas is a city that likes to do things big, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to sell the ranch to have a good time here.

With an arts district that has hit its stride in the last several years, a soaring new bridge over the Trinity River and a new park created over a downtown freeway, there are plenty of things to see and do for free in the city known for its glittering skyline, well-heeled locals, and, of course, as the home of television’s scheming oil-rich Ewing family in the long-running series “Dallas.”

DEALEY PLAZA and PIONEER PLAZA

As the city marked the 50th anniversary of the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the eyes of the world turned to Dealey Plaza, which Kennedy’s motorcade passed through as shots rang out from a sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository. Admission to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, which tells the story of the president’s life and death, is $16 for adults. But just wandering through the plaza – gazing from the sloping stretch of road that Kennedy’s limousine traveled, and then up to Lee Harvey Oswald’s sniper’s perch – is free. A block east is a memorial to Kennedy designed by architect Philip Johnson. The cenotaph, or “open tomb,” is a square, roofless room with 30-foot (9-meter) concrete walls.

Authored By Jamie Stengle – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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