Dallas has never been known as a cultural hot spot in the United States. But locals know the sprawling city has plenty going for it if you know where to look. Check out these museums that highlight Dallas’ vibrant history.
The Old Red Museum was once a courthouse, built in 1892. Today, the bright red sandstone structure houses a variety of architectural features, including terracotta serpents, stained glass windows and a clock tower. It also showcases pre-Texas history straight through to present-day Dallas.
The Meadows Museum is Southern Methodist University’s on-campus museum and contains the largest collection of Spanish art outside of Spain. Exhibits range from little-known sculptures from Eduardo Chillida to masterpieces by Picasso and Goya.
The Dallas Contemporary Museum is a non-traditional museum that commissions works from emerging local artists. The exhibits rotate regularly, so you never see the same thing twice. They also host “Chit Chat” sessions where guests can talk with the artists in person.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science highlights advancements in technological, scientific studies and the natural world. Some of the permanent exhibits focus on instrument and innovation, and a “Being Human” hall. The in-house movie theater plays exclusively National Geographic films, and the museum hosts a range of kid-friendly art and camping programs.
The George W. Bush Presidential Museum highlights one of America’s most turbulent and divisive eras. No matter your political stance, you’ll be intrigued by the insights gathered in the exhibits that replicate rarely seen areas in the White House. The museum also dedicated half of its exhibits to the country’s First Ladies.
North America offers many scenic and historic train rides. These train rides delight and inspire travelers because it gives them a new way to experience the world. Thousands of people take these trains every year and this type of travel is only gaining more followers. The North American train system is still years behind European and Asian countries, but they get the job done. Taking a train is also a great way to add an extra adventure to a trip or destination. It’s not just going from one place to another but getting to view everything in between as well.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Planning a road trip often involves time dedicated to researching routes, planning stops and figuring out how to pass the time for endless hours on the highway. Thankfully, technology comes to the rescue with a handful of mobile apps that can help in the road trip planning process.