Destination Deep Dive: Dallas
Let’s mosey on over to Dallas, Texas for a look at some of our most popular tours and activities. The Dallas motto of “Big Things Happen Here” certainly rings true with a multitude of unique experiences. Whether your group is looking to be immersed in presidential history, wonder at the marvels of artists such as Picasso and Warhol, get a true Western experience at an authentic ranch, or imagine themselves as a pro football star at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, visiting this popular Texas city is an absolute must.
This tour combines two well-known “Presidential” attractions in Dallas: The Sixth Floor Museum and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. Films, historic footage, and hundreds of photographs and artifacts chronicle Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign and his influence on current events. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. The Library and Museum preserves and provides access to Presidential records, preserves artifacts, and produces innovative museum exhibits.
Sculpture and Art Tour
Did you know that Dallas has a rather extensive art district with globally recognized collections? The Sculpture and Art tour lets guests visit two of the more popular local museums: The Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center. The Dallas Museum of Art boasts a stunning collection of more than 22,000 pieces, spanning the third millennium B.C. to the present day. Artists on display include Warhol, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, O’Keeffe, Pollock, Rothko, and more. The Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. The museum was a long-held dream of the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher, who together formed a comprehensive collection of masterpieces by Picasso, Matisse, Rodin, and Calder, among others, which continues to grow and evolve.
Grapevine Wine Tours
Would you believe that Texas is the fifth largest wine-producing state in the U.S.? Board the Grapevine Wine Tours and see for yourself with a unique wine-tasting experience you won’t soon forget. Guests will sample vintages from three of Grapevine’s most acclaimed wineries, each with its own unique history and charm. Move from one fabulous tasting room to the next in climate-controlled comfort while your tour guide recounts the history of wine-making in North Texas. You’ll also visit the Historic Grapevine Township, with its rich array of art galleries, shops, and restaurants.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Give your guests a “natural” break and encourage them to wander freely through the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which features 66 acres of lush, breathtaking display gardens that offer seasonal color all year long. Home to the Dallas Blooms, the Southwest’s largest outdoor floral spring festival, the Garden provides a tranquil oasis where visitors are surrounded by the beauty of all four seasons.
Looking for a “WOW” factor? AT&T Stadium has it! One of the most expansive stadiums ever to be built, the AT&T Stadium is a modern marvel located just west of Dallas. This $1.2 billion football stadium is home to the Dallas Cowboys and is the largest domed structure in the world. No expense was spared in creating this luxurious facility with more than 300 suites, numerous clubs, and a retractable roof that can open and close in 10 minutes. More than just a football stadium, it can change surfaces to host a variety of events on many different surfaces like natural grass or hardwood. With 22 flexible event locations, the stadium is also an ideal place for meetings.
Ford Center at The Star
Curious as to what it takes to run the Dallas Cowboys? Get a true behind-the-scenes look at The Star, where the entire team spends their days training and practicing. This 400,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features over 30 flexible event spaces that include the Ford Center (a 12,000 seat indoor venue,) Grand Atrium, Tostitos Championship Plaza, and many more. Whether you’re a group of 10 or 5,000, The Star provides all business amenities along with chef-crafted catering and first-class service.
Come enjoy good times, great food, and cold drinks with your furry (and non-furry) friends! This 12,000 square-foot, open-air, pet-friendly space allows guests to relax in a patio scene with playful seating such as bar swings, painted picnic tables, and lounge furniture. Dozens of interactive games such as ping pong, Jenga, corn hole, shuffle board, pool, and more are available, along with a state-of-the-art light and sound system, over 30 large customizable TVs, and 2-20 ft. LED screens. To top it all off, guests will dine with delight on All-American cuisine, made from scratch, and enhanced with the ever-so-playful cocktail menu, wine, and over 45 beers to choose from.
Circle R Ranch
If you want a true Texan experience, put on your boots for an evening of western fun at the Circle R Ranch. Leave those big city worries behind and experience an authentic ranch set amidst rolling hills and green pastures, complete with picnic tables, whiskey barrel tables, beautiful Texas skies, and BBQ cuisine. Once dinner is complete, head on out to the arena for an exclusive rodeo performance featuring bull riding, bronco riding, barrel racing, and a rodeo clown. End the night with a custom firework show set to a song of your choice to put the perfect exclamation mark on your evening.
Think Dallas would be a good fit for your next program? Contact Janice Dowling, General Manager of Hello! Texas, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.643.1170.