Arts & Culture

Dallas Attractions With Accessibility Options

Those with disabilities or supporting others needing accessibility features can visit these attractions and still relish the full experience.

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Angela Roe
Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Getting out and about in any city can be challenging, but accessibility should never be a barrier. Consider planning a trip to any of these Dallas destinations for accommodations like wheelchair-accessible spaces, special parking provisions and, in some cases, American Sign Language (ASL) translations for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing visitors. And while this list only includes a few, many Dallas attractions comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. Just check their website before you visit!

 

Deep Ellum Taste of Texas Tour

Savor the best food Dallas' Deep Ellum restaurant scene offers in a small group setting! Food Tours of America also leads tours through the Uptown area, but the Deep Ellum tour is the only one that is wheelchair-friendly. Plus, the tours have a leisurely pace and don't include hills, so it's enjoyable. Not only does the three-hour tour include delicious bites from the neighborhood's most talented chefs, but you'll also be able to capture your memories with photo ops in front of Deep Ellum's best murals. For an enhanced culinary experience, add the alcohol pairing option.

 

Meadows Museum

Make your way to University Park for a stop at Southern Methodist University's Meadows Museum, a state-of-the-art center for the exhibition, research and education on Spanish arts and culture. Meadows is committed to welcoming visitors of all backgrounds and allows "all ADA-recognized mobility devices." Manual wheelchairs can be rented, and all spaces, including Smith Auditorium, are wheelchair-accessible. Parking is no problem, with accessible spaces open by elevators in the Meadows garage. Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs), ASL interpretation and access for visitors with vision impairments are available, too, with advance notice.

 

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

This museum is a must-visit for anyone seeking to understand man's inhumanity to man. The museum is fully accessible to people with disabilities, which includes entrances, interior travel routes, all theaters and restrooms. If you need an ASL tour of the Museum, contact the museum at least four weeks before your visit. Plus, all video and interactive portions of the museum's exhibits are captioned in English and Spanish.

 

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Exploring the life, assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy is easy thanks to the museum's efforts to make it accessible to wheelchair users and those with special needs.

 

Stop by the Visitors Center to rent a wheelchair if needed (first come, first served) and note that certified service animals (defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act) can visit, too.

 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Explore our past, present and future at the Perot Museum. The museum features fully accessible dining areas, exhibit hall seating, and public entrances for those needing special accommodations. Plus, the Hoglund Foundation Theater is accessible to guests with disabilities. Equipped to welcome manual and motorized wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters, you can explore the T. Boone Pickens Then and Now Hall or the Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall without worrying about accessibility. However, the museum has five floors so take advantage of the elevators when traveling from floor to floor.

 

Klyde Warren Park

Get outside and enjoy the fully accessible Klyde Warren Park sitting atop Woodall Rodgers Freeway. The park was designed and engineered for easy navigation of wheelchairs, including a ramped entrance and soft surfaces. Metered parking is available near the park, and plenty of benches and tables are available if you're ordering grub off Food Truck Lane.