All I can tell you is that these past few weeks have been a blur.  I say this fully knowing that the next few weeks will be much of the same.  It is so hard to believe that my next cruise is in 3 weeks.  There is still so much to do and prep for that just in itself.

I am very thrilled to have put together this list of the Top 7 Free Places to go in Dallas, Texas.  My goal is to always find something a little different for all of you to read and possibly be inspired to try on future trips.  These sights range from the unusual with a splash of history, to parks and graffiti!

Dealey Plaza/JFK Memorial-The infamous Dealey Plaza while to locals is known as the birthplace of the City of Dallas, I think it is more famously known as the assassination location of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  There is an assortment of fountains, plaques and of course the grassy knoll that you can walk around.  The road is marked with two “Xs” to show the spots where he was shot.  There is also the 6th Floor Library Museum (that is an extra and will be touched on in a future post).  Right up the street is the JFK memorial as well.

Belo Park-One of the reasons I fell in love with Dallas was all the beautiful green spots throughout the city.  Belo park is a small little spot with beautiful grand fountains.  It would make a nice lunch break stop!

Big Eyeball-Probably the most unique outdoor sight of this bunch.  This is surrounded by some cute restaurants, an ice cream shop and other retail stores.  Why wouldn’t you want this picture in your vacation collection?

Thanks-Giving Square-This was probably one of the most touching spots for me to visit.  The park is a beautiful memorial to the spirit of Thanks-Giving.  There are bells that toll at the top of the hour and this beautiful mosaic that is adorned with the golden rule.  I felt very humbled by the messages surrounding this place.


Pioneer Plaza-I absolutely loved this park.  The statues transport back to a time of old western cowboys herding their cattle.  There is a small, beautiful waterfall setting that streams down to the running cattle.  Behind this is also the confederate soldier memorial.  It isn’t a tribute to the cause, it is a tribute to the lives.  Believe it or not, it is tastefully done.  This plaza is a must stop!

Klyde Warren Park-Where do I even begin with this place.  This is a new park that was created over the top of a freeway.  Down the side of the one street there are food trucks as far as the eye can see, plenty of tables and chairs, fountains, lounges and so much more.  There is an adorable kids park equipped with restrooms, fountains and playground equipment.  I know I wouldn’t be able to pull my daughter out of there.  There is also a closed in section where you can let your dog off of the leash to play around in a fountain and little hills.  There is so much happening in this little park.  I’d bring my daughter back to Dallas just for this park.

Deep Ellum- Deep Ellum itself is a neighborhood that is adorned with extremely unique restaurants and shops.  It has a very artsy, hipster type vibe to it.  You will see all sorts of people walking these streets from families to couples of all ages.  I loved the graffiti that was all over.  I will go a little deeper into this area when it comes to food in a different post.  I am a personal sucker for graffiti shots.  I just love the colors and love walking around areas like this.

Well there you have it folks.  I hope this has inspired you to give the Lonestar State a try.  I will be doing a few posts since the big ole state of Texas cannot be summarized into one post!  Have a great rest of the week and thank you for stopping by!

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