11 Unique Museums in Dallas to Check Out
Experience something new at one of these Dallas museums.
Located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, this museum highlights the life and career of President George W. Bush through artifacts, documents and interactive components. Start your journey at Freedom Hall, a 360-degree high definition video wall montage, take your picture inside the exact replica of the Oval Office and stop inside the gift shop for a souvenir to take home.
This moving museum in the Historic West End is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. See the permanent exhibit, as well as the rotating special exhibits, and hear from Dallas-area Holocaust survivors during the museum’s special programming throughout the year.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum, stationed near Dallas Love Field Airport, highlights the importance of the aviation industry throughout history. The museum’s aviation includes over 30 aircraft and space vehicles, 13 galleries and exhibits and more than 35,000 historical artifacts.
Just north of Dallas in Frisco, the Museum of the American Railroad celebrates the heritage and explores the future of railroads through historic preservation, research and educational programming. Take a guided walking tour to explore dozens of railcars in the train yard.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum located just north of Dallas houses a collection of historically significant and vintage aircrafts that aims to promote America's aviation heritage and fuel interest in the aviation field. Enjoy the museums collection of aircrafts on a self-guided tour, and go for a thrilling ride in one of the warbirds.
Game until your heart’s content at the National Videogame Museum located north of Dallas in Frisco. Learn about the creation and evolution of the videogame industry in an entertaining and informative way, through artifacts and collectables showcased throughout each exhibit. Visitors will also have the chance to play their favorite retro games at each stop inside the museum.
This family-friendly museum in south Dallas aims to educate the importance of fire safety, honor the fallen Dallas firefighters and preserve firefighting heritage. The museum’s exhibits feature historic equipment, fire engines, photos and more.
The African American Museum at Fair Park is the only institution of its kind in the Southwest, housing one of the largest collections of African American Folk Art in the nation. Explore the impressive collections of art pieces and cultural and historical materials. Admission is free!
The Economy in Action exhibit in Downtown Dallas lets visitors learn about the ins and outs of the Federal Reserve. Explore interactive exhibits, examine historical currency and learn about how the Fed moves money from around the world on this free self-guided tour.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, home to 11 permanent exhibit halls and various traveling exhibitions throughout the year, delivers hours of fun for children, adults and life-long learners alike. Catch a view of Downtown Dallas from the museum's glass-encased elevator as you work your way up to the top floor and back down and stop by the earthquake stimulator before taking on a virtual Olympic athlete in a race.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the life, assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy with thoughtful exhibits and artifacts. It’s a must-see on any Dallas visit. The exhibit, set up as a timeline leading up to the November 1963 events, includes one-of-a-kind historical photographs, films, artifacts and documents that tell the story of JFK’s assassination as well as that of his family life and presidency. The museum also includes a robust collection of materials covering the investigation and conspiracy theories.
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