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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Friday, July 9, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Friday, July 9, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Designated as a National Historic Landmark, Dealey Plaza is the location of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Sixth Floor Museum contains a permanent exhibition dealing with the life, times, death and legacy of John F. Kennedy, including nearly 400 photographs, 45 minutes of documentary films and excerpts from historic radio broadcasts, as well as voices of reporters, police officers, eyewitnesses and others commenting on President Kennedy and his place in history. Exhibition artifacts include the Zapruder camera, an FBI model of Dealey Plaza and personal items from the Kennedy years. Cost: $42
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Dallas World Aquarium
Friday, July 9, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Dallas World Aquarium offers you the opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city into a South American rainforest, filled with rare and indigenous plants, monkeys, beautiful soft-billed toucans and so much more. Then, as guests of the tour follow bamboo-planked paths, they’ll discover the world's largest freshwater aquarium occupied by giant catfish, schooling cichlids and mammoth turtles. Finally, guests will find themselves surrounded by more than 85,000 gallons of saltwater, including a 22,000-gallon walk-through tunnel, featuring stingrays, green sea turtles and leafy sea dragons, just to name a few. Cost: $55
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Dallas Arboretum
Saturday, July 10, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
This beautiful tour starts with a drive down the Wilson Block, a restored neighborhood of early settlement gingerbread-style homes, and then continues on to Munger Place Historic District, featuring a collection of mansions inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Upon arrival at the Dallas Arboretum, a docent will guide tour guests through the DeGolyer House, a 21,000 square foot Mexican hacienda and former home of famed petroleum geologist Everett Lee DeGolyer. Once outside, guests will enjoy a quiet stroll through spectacular displays of seasonal plants and flowers. Arboretum highlights include the Jonsson Color Garden, the Palmer Fern Dell and the Lay Ornamental Garden. Cost: $40
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Dallas Arts District
Saturday, July 10, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
The Dallas Arts District boasts an incredible blend of artistic expression in architecture, culture, music and art. First stop, tour guests will visit the Crow Collection of Asian Art, featuring one of the most comprehensive private collections of Asian and Japanese art in the world. Next, peruse more than 23,000 works of art from around the world at the Dallas Museum of Art. Finally, travel across the street to the Nasher Sculpture Center, where you will find a rotating display of one of the world’s greatest collections of modern sculpture. Cost: $50
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Shopping Excursions
Monday, July 12, 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Boasting more shopping centers, per capita, than any other city in the United States, Dallas is
an established leader in the fashion and merchandising industry. Shopaholics can choose from three different shopping excursions that will take guests to Galleria Dallas, Highland Park Village or Neiman Marcus/Stanley Korshak. Cost: $35
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Big “D” Discovery
Thursday, July 15, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
This driving tour features the “Big D,” one of the nation’s most dynamic and thriving destinations. Reunion Tower, otherwise known as the “Ball in the Sky,” is one of the many features that are highlighted, as well as many unique and historic downtown buildings, such as the Old Red Courthouse, the Belo Mansion, the original Neiman Marcus and the Magnolia Oil building. Next, travel through Dealey Plaza, where the course of American history was forever changed with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Other highlights include the stunning sculptures of Pioneer Plaza, the Arts and Deep Ellum Districts, the Farmer’s Market and an assortment of buildings designed by I.M. Pei, a master of modern architecture. The last stop is the historic West End and Victory Park, the vibrant hub of entertainment and excitement in Dallas. Cost: $38
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Cowboys New Stadium Tour
Thursday, July 15, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Come see for yourself if the popular adage, "everything is bigger in Texas," is true by taking a tour of the new Cowboys Stadium, which seats approximately 100,000 people. 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. Tour guests will get a behind-the-scenes access to several exclusive areas, including the playing field, player and cheerleader locker rooms, the private club and the media interview room. Cost: $48
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Dallas Museum of Art Thursday Night Live
Thursday, July 15, 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Check back soon for details. Cost: $40
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