ANC in the Big D

Discover Dallas: Top Eight Things To Do While in the Big D

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ANC 2010 is certainly the place to come for professional development. But with such a fantastic city at your fingertips, you’re also encouraged to take time to discover a city built on big dreams, freshly blazed trails and an attitude that all things are possible. Dallas certainly lives up to its slogan of “Live Large. Think Big,” with endless entertainment, dining, shopping and cultural experiences to be had in every direction.

You could easily spend a month exploring the Big D, but to help you hit the ground running, here is a guide to several of the city’s “must-see” attractions. Also, be sure to check out the various tours being offered during the conference by clicking here. To learn more about what there is to see and do while in Dallas, visit

Old Red Courthouse & Museum
This attraction is dedicated to inspiring and educating visitors about the rich and varied cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas. There is a special exhibit gallery located on the 1st floor, while the 2nd floor is filled with exhibits, 41-touch screen computers, an educational learning center and four mini theatres.

Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center
At the Dallas Museum of Art, you can peruse more than 23,000 works of art from around the world, while across the street at the Nasher Sculpture Center, you will find a rotating display of one of the world’s greatest collections of modern sculpture.

The Sixth Floor 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.

Deep Ellum
Described as a little New Orleans and Southern SoHo, Deep Ellum is a trendy and hip area of modern Dallas. Deep Ellum today offers avant-garde cuisine, galleries, retail, bars and live music.

Cowboys Stadium
Whether you're a Cowboys fan or not, you’ll be amazed by this state-of-the-art structure, featuring one of the largest domed roofs in the world, as well as impressive retractable glass doors on each end zone and a massive center-field video board.

Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo is a 95-acre park boasting an impressive collection of animal species and an education department that offers fascinating, fun programs for all ages.

Dallas Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66-acre botanical garden located in east Dallas on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake. The arboretum is a series of gardens and fountains with a view of the lake and the downtown Dallas skyline.

National Cowgirl Museum
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, located in Fort Worth, honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire.


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