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  • bbcaao
    67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful, thoughtfully laid out, relaxing arboretum. It’s filled with gorgeous paths, waterfalls and ponds, lake views, and a wide variety of plants and flowers. It’s 90% wheelchair accessible, with concrete paths throughout. It cost us $58 for two adults, one senior and parking. Lots of places to sit and relax, numerous opportunities to grab a bite to eat, and lovely staff members available for information.
    Written May 8, 2024
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  • Dean B
    Redding, CA158 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A remarkably interesting museum and much more than I expected. It has a nice history of the Kennedy presidency and two crisis that defined his term in office, the Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis. The exhibits showed a great timeline of the events in Dallas, including Oswald's arrest and his murder, and seeing the location in person helped me to better understand the events of the day. They even went into some of the conspiracies theories.
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • wilko1969
    Ashford, UK82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    the day we visited was day after solar eclipse day which was not great weather
    we enjoyed the views of downtown dallas and spent a little bit of time there as there was lightning warnings this didnt effect our enjoyment
    Written April 25, 2024
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  • Paul Smith Palliser
    Peru341 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went with my sister and her two kids. Beautiful dinosaur and bird exhibits. Also the geological section was very interesting. The interactive wing is very fun for kids and also adults.
    Written April 26, 2024
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  • Geno of Brisbane
    Brisbane Region, Australia102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On a hot august day in Dallas, the museum was a great oasis, with friendly staff, a great variety of art and just great displays. Highly recommend.
    Written May 5, 2024
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  • California_momofsix
    Fairfield1,108 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overall, we really enjoyed our visit at the library and highly recommend it. The displays range from curiosities (every day life in White House, gifts from foreign dignitaries etc.) and reminders of more serious historical events. The 9/11 area was especially moving. Whether you are a fan of the Bush family or not, the museum is engaging and thought provoking. There is a nice balance between written information, movie clips and artifacts, very well organized and well presented.
    Our favorite was the presentation on the situation room given by one of the docents. He was so knowledgeable and charismatic, I learned a lot about the presidential library system and about crisis management in the White House, absolutely fascinating. This presentation is only given a few times a day, don't miss it.
    I had to take one star away because staff seemed completely overwhelmed by the large number of visitors. Did nobody realize that on solar eclipse weekend, there would be larger crowds? How could the library not be prepared at all. At opening time, two large lines formed in the courtyard. We thought the shorter one would be for people already with tickets but no, there was no rhyme or reason and everyone was pushing into the same small entrance door. Fortunately we did end up in the shorter line. The bottleneck was created by the fact that there was only one scanner and two security guards operating it. There was no staff in sight anywhere outside. If staff had come out, created a single line, or separated out those with tickets, or those who had no purses, the process could have been sped up. When a lady working there finally appeared, she looked frazzled and ran back inside without making any announcements. The same lady later gave us the wrong information as to where to line up for the docent presentation and if we hadn't seen the docent walk by we would have missed it. Please contact the Reagan library about doing some basic training on how to manage visitors.
    Parking is in a gated lot across the street and costs a flat fee of 10 dollars.
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • Jennifer P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is awesome. The different coral reefs from around the world were fascinating. They have many different frogs. The whole family enjoyed it.
    Written May 3, 2024
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  • Paul Smith Palliser
    Peru341 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must stop if you are visiting Dallas. There is not much to see but just standing there where JFK was assassinated hits big. The plaza is clean and easy to get to. The brown picket fence is an exact replica of the original.
    Written April 26, 2024
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  • wilko1969
    Ashford, UK82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    this was where i watched the solar eclipse 2024 it is a beautiful park with a lovely adventure park for kids there is food trucks on the side of the road it has restrooms and water filling stations all in the park this is in the heart of downtown dallas at night it is beautfully lit up at night time i loved it worth a visit
    Written April 25, 2024
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  • 10ringtraveler
    Alpine, CA662 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited this sculpture years ago and again today, such a Bice tribute to Texas of days gone by and the people that made it what it is.
    The sculptures are grat, so detailed and beautiful. So well worth the visit
    Written May 16, 2024
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  • jerry@worldtrip
    Houston, TX68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Dallas Zoo is an absolute gem and a must-visit destination! Plan to spend at least half a day here; it’s worth every minute. Make sure to grab a map as signage can be lacking, but once you navigate, the experience is unforgettable. The variety of food stalls and restaurants within the zoo is unparalleled, offering a delightful culinary journey alongside the wildlife adventure. This zoo is not only vast but also incredibly beautiful. It’s a definite highlight for anyone visiting Dallas. Highly recommended!
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • Sivan M
    Dallas, TX477 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Northpark has literally everything and is really easy to navigate. They have 2 floors and are connected to the Italian Eatery. They have many distinct and luxury brands to choose from. The walk around the mall is short but you can easily expect to spend around 2 hours looking at all the stores.
    Written April 7, 2024
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