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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Dallas and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Dallas activities? We have 40 tour ideas.


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Adrenaline & Extreme

Dragster Drive Experience At Texas Motorplex

Dallas, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 349.00


If you've ever wanted to drive a dragster, now's your chance to experience that unbelievable adrenaline rush, at approximately 130mph in a 10-second quarter mile. After safety instruction, track orientation and demo run, you will get suited up & belted into this high horse-powered dragster.

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Adrenaline & Extreme

Ride Along in a Dragster at Texas Motorplex

Dallas, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 149.00


Suit up and hop in the passenger seat of a two-seated dragster for a thrilling ride in a 800+ horse power machine. Reach speeds of 140 miles per hour in seconds as your professional, licensed driver races you down the strip at the Texas Motorplex one or two times during this 1-hour experience. Hotel pickup/drop-off and optional gratuities are not included.

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Adrenaline & Extreme

Side by Side Camaro Competition at Texas Motorplex

Dallas, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 249.00


Are you competitive’ Do you want to challenge your friends to a race’ Well now you can! Drag race Camaros against your pals for bragging rights!

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Attraction Tickets

Nasher Sculpture Center Admission

Dallas, USA
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 10.00


Open since 2003 and located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world, the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, de Kooning, di Suvero, Giacometti, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, Serraand and more. The longtime dream of the late... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

Dallas’ Reunion Tower GeO-Deck Observation Ticket

Dallas, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 18.40


Visit Reunion Towers' GeO-Deck and you'll experience breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views, high-definition zoom cameras, interactive touch screens, telescopes, photo ops, and an indoor/outdoor observation deck that lets you see for miles in any direction. From 470 feet up, you'll experience the... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas

Dallas, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 19.99


Let your imagination run free on a trip to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas. Fifteen fun-packed attractions will keep you entertained as you build, explore and marvel at the world of LEGO. Try your hand at engineering a LEGO building that will withstand an earthquake. Or create a brick in a LEGO factory, then immerse yourself in a 4D cinema experience! Kids of all ages will get wrapped up in the fun at LEGOLAND Dallas.... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

SEA LIFE Aquarium Dallas

Dallas, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 17.99


Get an amazing view of the many strange and beautiful creatures of the ocean at SEA LIFE Aquarium Dallas. Walk through an ocean tunnel to see sharks, peer down into a stingray pool or pick up a crab at the interactive rock pool area. With animals ranging from tiny seahorses to majestic blacktip reef sharks, the aquarium gives you a chance to experience the wonders of the ocean without getting wet. Kids will love seeing the... Read More

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Audio Guided Tours

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Dallas, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 16.00


On his visit to Dallas on 22 November, 1963, President John F. Kennedy rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza on his way to the Dallas Trade Mart. In the presidential car with Kennedy were his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and his wife Nellie. Hundreds of well-wishers were scattered throughout the Plaza. Nellie Connally's last words to Kennedy, 'Mr. President, you can't say Dallas doesn't love... Read More

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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

Haunted Evening Dallas Pub Tour

Dallas, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 25.00


Our Dallas haunted pub tour is a combination ghost tour and pub crawl that is perfect for a great night out. Whether you love hearing creepy tales of ghosts or are just up for a fun night out, there is something for everyone! A costumed guide will lead tour goers on a 2.5 hour walking tour through the historic district of downtown Dallas. We will stop at four bars along the way, each housed in historic buildings with... Read More

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City Tours

Dallas Attraction Tours

Dallas, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 25.00


Want to take a tour of Dallas but don't have a lot of time’ Discover the best of Big D on this 45-minute bus tour. Ride around downtown Dallas to see approximately 65 popular sites like Dealey Plaza in the heart of the West End Historic District to the many monuments, artwork, and other locations around town. See well-known and overlooked sites while learning the history of this modern metropolis. Then, travel back in... Read More

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Cultural Tours

3 Hours Welcome to Dallas Tour

Dallas, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 56.99


<strong>Explore Dallas like never before.</strong><br />Perhaps the genesis of Dallas as a small trading post in 1841 seems incredulous as one now looks on one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. Dallas is indeed a city of international renown and boasts some marvelous landmarks. Guests to Dallas will want to give themselves plenty of time to take in the sights and sounds.<br /><br... Read More

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Day Cruises

Lake Carolyn Boat Tour

Dallas, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 86.60


Enjoy a one hour relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Carolyn. This tour offers a picturesque background with scenic canals and is the ideal setting to unwind with friends or a small group. The boat can accommodate up to eight people.

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Day Trips

90-Minute Scenic Shuttle Ride to Winstar World Casino along the Texas-Oklahoma Border

Dallas, USA
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 99.00


Experience the world with a trip to the United States' largest casino and as well knock another state off your bucket list. Located in Oklahoma 90 miles north of Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) along the Texas-Oklahoma border, relax with a 90 minute scenic shuttle ride of Texas to the closest... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Billy Bob’s Texas Honky Tonk

Dallas, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 51.00


Texas! What image does that word conjure up’ Rodeo Bull Riders’ Country Music’ Sizzlin' Steaks’ Two Steppin' Cowgirls’ This family friendly fun includes a real cowboy dinner, with real cowboy hospitality, and even a rodeo or bull riding on the weekends! Located in the Historic Fort Worth, Texas Stockyards near downtown, Billy Bob's Texas has become one of the most popular visitor attractions and... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Hard Rock Cafe Dallas

Dallas, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 32.49


Rock your senses with a prix-fixe menu at the Dallas Hard Rock Cafe. Classic American cooking comes to the heart of Texas, where you'll enjoy a 2- or 3-course meal with your choice of theme. Each option comes with a drink (coffee, tea or soda) and dessert. Expect entrees like the classic cheeseburger, a half-rack of hickory-smoked ribs, salmon, steak and even some vegetarian options. Love All - Serve All!

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Dinner Packages

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Dallas

Dallas, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 61.99


Medieval Times invites you to travel back to the 11th Century. Set within an 11th Century European-style castle that includes interior displays of medieval artifacts, coats of arms from prestigious Spanish families and spectacular shining suits of armor you'll feel as if you're been transported back in time. You'll treated to a one-of-a-kind dinner experience hosted by King Carlos and Princess Catalina that will keep you on... Read More

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Food Tours

Dallas’ Best Tacos and Margaritas Tour

Dallas, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 59.00


Discover insider taco and margarita finds on a 4-hour guided adventure that winds festively through Dallas, Texas. Sample unique street tacos, gourmet tacos and eclectic tacos including the taco named 'Best Taco in America' by a well-respected food magazine. Sip margaritas with an award-winning pedigree, including a top shelf legend. Aboard your motor-coach, view rarely seen attractions like infamous Bonnie and Clyde... Read More

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Food Tours

Bishop Arts Food and Historical Tour in Dallas

Dallas, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 49.00


Feast your way through the eclectic, historic and popular neighborhood of Bishop Arts on this 4-hour walking food tour. Your guide will lead you and your group of up to 20 people to sample some of the best food in town, including barbeque and tableside s'mores. You will even visit a beloved chocolatier to see their incredible creations.

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Historical & Heritage Tours

JFK Assassination and Museum Tour in Dallas

Dallas, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 71.99


Explore Dallas like never before on this three and a half hour small group tour with transport by air-conditioned van. Travel to the Grassy Knoll and the infamous car ride that made history on November 22, 1963. Many people remember the day when they heard the news of the tragic assassination of former President John F. Kennedy as he drove through Dallas. The assassination, assumed to be by Lee Harvey Oswald, is one of the... Read More

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Historical & Heritage Tours

Half-Day Guided Best of Fort Worth Historical Tour

Dallas, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 71.99


You can easily take advantage of learning Fort Worth's history, its depth of character and its uniqueness during this 4-hour guided, small-group tour. After its birth in the 1840s, and especially between 1866 and 1890, drovers ran millions of cattle through Fort Worth on to the Red River,... Read More

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Movie & TV Tours

Southfork Ranch 3-Hour Small-Group Tour from Dallas

Dallas, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 71.99


Explore Dallas like never before. <strong></strong>If you are someone who enjoyed the TV show “Dallas”, your tour of Southfork Ranch will be a memorable one. Come see the where the Ewing family called “home”, and see their lifestyle made famous by the watching... Read More

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Segway Tours

Historic Dallas Segway Tour

Dallas, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 74.69


This historic downtown Dallas segway tour is a two-hour tour offered once daily. This tour is designed to be fun, entertaining, and informative. This tour explores many of Dallas' historic landmarks, brilliant modern skyscrapers, and other historic and interesting buildings throughout downtown. 

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Segway Tours

Dallas Sightseeing Segway Tour

Dallas, USA
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 53.04


This sightseeing Segway tour in Dallas is a 1.5 hour tour that runs twice daily. This Segway tour is a great way to get an overview of downtown Dallas and spend some time sightseeing and taking photos.

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Segway Tours

Arts District Segway Tour

Dallas, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 74.69


This Dallas Segway tour takes place in the late evening and is the perfect idea for anyone wanting to explore downtown Dallas after most of the downtown business traffic has gone home for the day. Glide with your tour guide past famous landmarks, historic plazas, and unique art displays as the sun sets.

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Dallas Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Dallas, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 39.00


<strong>Price is per Group of 2-5 people.</strong> Turn Dallas into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the <em>Amazing Rac</em>e with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Dallas Arts District Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Dallas, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 15.00


Turn the Dallas Arts District into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the <i>Amazing Race</i> with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. <em>Note: Pricing is per individual, but teams... Read More

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Outdoor Trivia Race in the Dallas Arts District

Dallas, USA
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 30.00


Dallas&nbsp;is being ravaged by a massive outbreak of the 'playgue' and only you and your friends can stop it. In this mad dash through the Dallas Arts District, your team will compete to save as many lives as possible by locating interesting sites, answering bizarre trivia questions, and navigating the most strategic route possible.

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Sightseeing & City Passes

Dallas CityPASS

Dallas, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 48.00


Visit four of Dallas' top attractions at one low price with the Dallas CityPASS. Each booklet includes tickets to the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. In addition, you have your choice of admission to either the Dallas Zoo or the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and either the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum or the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. With nine days to use... Read More

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Sunset Cruises

Dessert Cruise on Lake Carolyn

Dallas, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 102.84


Enjoy a memorable, one hour cruise through Lake Carolyn admiring the scenic canals and downtown Irving. Cruises take place on the Covered Lear Cruise Boat. Included with the cruise are delicious desserts such as cheesecake and chocolate cake.

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Theater, Shows & Musicals

Marionette Theater Tickets

Dallas, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 19.48


'Walking into Geppetto's is like stepping into the past.' The lobby is beautifully adorned with handcrafted wooden marionettes and the walls display the primitive woodworking tools from a 16-century toy makers shop.  Geppetto's has a puppetry store where children are encouraged to try their hand at developing their puppetry skills.  There is a large concession stand with cold drinks,  ice cream,... Read More

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Theater, Shows & Musicals

Princess Party Breakfast Show

Dallas, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 25.98


Do you love princesses and dragons’ Happy endings’   Then this Princess-Palooza is the show for you.   Join us for a Saturday morning fun activity for the kids.  This musical show was designed to showcase all the fun storybook characters the children know including Cinderella, Snow White, Belle and the Beast, the Snow Queen and The Little Mermaid.   The show features... Read More

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Theme Park Tickets & Tours

Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park in Dallas

Dallas, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 35.71


This amusement park is a one-of-a-kind Texas theme park founded in 1992 with a single goal: to be the most extreme amusement park in the world. Twenty years later, that's exactly what it is! The park boasts five high-intensity thrill attractions, including such rarities as the Nothin' but Net free-fall attraction.

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Walking Tours

Dallas’ West Village Food Tour

Dallas, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 63.87


The West Village Food Tour is for those short on time, not appetite. This fully narrated tour gives you an insider's view into Dallas' trendy West Village, a walk-able urban living, dining and shopping district in the heart of affluent Uptown, Dallas. Tour highlights include generous food tastings from casual local eateries, a dessert tasting and entertaining Dallas commentary. For most guests, this tour is enough for lunch... Read More

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Walking Tours

Dallas’ Uptown Food Tour

Dallas, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 77.94


Join us on this Uptown Food Tour! This tour features sightseeing, generous restaurant tastings in casual local eateries, and a dessert tasting. For most guests, this tour is enough for lunch or dinner!

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Walking Tours

Dallas Food and JFK History Tour

Dallas, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 77.94


This Dallas Food and JFK History tour, narrated by a true Dallas historian, is for hungry history and architecture lovers! This tour begins in the Historic West End where your expert guide will escort you on Dallas' only walking tour of the JFK experience. The year 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination and we've found these historic sites best explored by foot. Take a moment to reflect in the John F.... Read More

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Dallas Wine Tasting Tour with Bites Live Music and Motorcoach

Dallas, USA
Duration: 4.5 to 5 hrs
Priced From: USD 63.00


Celebrate Saturday night with a 4 to 4.5-hour guided wine tasting tour! You and a small group will enjoy a fun wine tasting paired with a tantalizing cheeseboard and delicious pizza at a terrific Dallas winery, followed by scrumptious chocolate desserts at some of the area's... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Dallas Fort Worth Arrival Transfer

Dallas, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 17.99


Get to your hotel efficiently and effectively - no waiting for cabs or spending a fortune on transfers.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Dallas Fort Worth Departure Transfer

Dallas, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 17.99


Get to the airport efficiently and effectively - no waiting for cabs or spending a fortune on transfers.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Hotel

Dallas, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 14.24


Skip the stress and confusion of finding a taxi upon arrival at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Instead, book this private airport transfer service and enjoy convenient, reliable, comfortable private transportation from the airport to your hotel in downtown Dallas, Allen,... Read More

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Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 14.24


Avoid the stress of waiting for taxis or shuttle transfers and instead ensure peace of mind with this convenient private transfer from your hotel to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. This airport transportation service operates from your downtown Dallas, Allen, Arlington or Coppell... Read More

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