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Thanks-Giving Square

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Thanks-Giving Square is a place that inspires gratitude and honors the great American and world traditions of thanksgiving. Designed in 1976 by architect Philip Johnson, this island of serenity in the heart of downtown Dallas contains a landscaped...more
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1627 Pacific Ave, Bordered by Bryan Street, Pacific Avenue, and N Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75201-3601
Downtown Dallas
+1 214-986-9900
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've wanted to visit here for a few years now. A few years back I had a fantastic year-long experience studying religion with Islam, Jewish, and Christian congregations while being the event photographer. Many times Thanksgiving Square was mentioned, quite lovingly. When I visited my...More

Thank Rhonda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanksgiving Square is actually a triangle in the middle of downtown Dallas. It's free and open to the public, but the "cathedral" portion is only open at certain times. I was bummed that we got there a half hour after that portion closed. The rest...More

Thank gguarnere1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great idea. Generally nice design with a bell tower to grab your attention and then a gradual descent below grade to the chapel and auditorium. But it kind of looks like a scar in the street. Perhaps it is the choice of color for the...More

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We could see the Thanks-Giving Square from the apartment we were renting and every day I wanted to explore! One day we finally had a little extra time and we were able to walk around the square and take a peak inside the temple/chapel. The...More

Thank MeghaRog
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

I have driven by this building for years. Such a cool shape. I finally visited it. It has nice grounds with several fountains. The building it self is a cork screw design with a chapel at the top. It has lovely stained glass in the...More

Thank BawanaMSN
Reviewed April 28, 2018

I was just walking along and there was a woman overlooking a wall about four feet high and I went over to see what it was. Below me, a park spread out with a water feature below me, a spiral building to my right (...More

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Dallas doesn't have a lot to offer to tourists, so this automatically becomes one. Nothing special about the place - but if you're roaming in Dallas Downtown on a not so hot dat, its worth a visit Recently discovered a ring shape Mural just behind...More

Thank Mayank S
Reviewed January 29, 2018

Just about 2 blocks from the DART, even M trolly (believe called) leaves you 1 block away from this building! Went on a Saturday afternoon and was almost empty so great to have all the time and pictures described perfectly as on the photos! Very...More

1  Thank Virginia L
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Many buildings in Down town reflect each other and here you get a nice impression, as we had, in winter time and with no clouds but so much sun... loved it!

2  Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Stopped by on Tuesday, don't go on a Tuesday when they are closed. We got to experience the water features and everything on the outside but could not get into the chapel because they are closed on Tuesdays. The pictures I've seen show a beautiful...More

1  Thank Maucieri1127
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July 4, 2015|
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Response from Noah J | Property representative |
There is no admission fee, but donations to the private foundation are accepted.