Dallas is a city with unique and diverse spots for great photo ops. Here are 11 of the most Instagrammable places in Dallas
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that is no exception for Dallas. Home to the Dallas Cowboys’ 72×160 foot screen in AT&T Stadium, the largest screen in an NFL stadium, it’s safe to say that Texans like to live large.
From one of America’s largest museums to some extraordinary sculptures, here are 11 of the most Instagrammable places in Dallas.
1. Klyde Warren Park
Opened in 2012, this urban green space in downtown Dallas covers over 5 acres and was built over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Klyde Warren Park connects the Arts District to uptown Dallas. Bring your toddlers to the Children’s Park and play at the water park or on one of the climbing structures. Enjoy live entertainment and music, free games including ping-pong and putt-putt, as well as food trucks to quench your hunger. Morning yoga at the park with astonishing views of the nearby skyscrapers will start your day off right. The park’s hours are from 6 am to 11 pm, leaving you plenty of opportunities to get the perfect Instagram flicks.
2. iFly Dallas
Adrenaline junkies galore. Those who are afraid of heights can still experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane at the iFly Dallas. This indoor skydiving experience is the perfect place to take the family. Prior to takeoff, visitors will pick up their skydiving gear and suit up. They will then take an introductory training session with experienced skydivers before heading to the wind tunnel. If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate a birthday, then don’t look any further. Say cheese and pose for the camera as you fly!
3. The Chapel of Thanksgiving at Thanks-Giving Square
Situated in Thanks-Giving Square, the Chapel of Thanksgiving was opened in 1976 along with the rest of the square. Thanks-Giving Square was constructed to honor the American and world traditions of Thanksgiving. Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the chapel is said to have been modeled after the Great Mosque of Samarra in Iraq. Standing at 90 feet, the Chapel is a spiritual center open to visitors of all faiths and traditions. Its main attraction is the “Glory Window”, the colorful stained-glass windows that spiral up and up. It is the world’s largest horizontal stained-glass window and a treasure that deserves a spot on your Instagram feed.
4. The Eye at The Joule
Created in 2007 by Tony Tasset, this odd sculpture definitely draws a few eyeballs. What was originally created for a temporary display in Chicago has found a permanent home in a garden outside of The Joule hotel. This realistic eyeball sculpture features red veins and a blue iris, reflecting the eyes of Tasset himself. The best place to get an unobstructed view is from the hotel’s terrace, but you’ll need to be a guest at the hotel for that. No question, this is one of the most Instagrammable places in Dallas. Did we forget to mention that it’s 30 feet tall?!
5. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The 66-acre botanical garden in East Dallas on White Rock Lake offers so much for nature enthusiasts. From fountains to gardens and views of the downtown skyline, there are 19 gardens that give countless opportunities for the perfect backdrop. Explore the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden with the young ones or the infinity pool and different sculptures decorating A Woman’s Garden. From September to the end of October, music lovers can take in some tunes on the lawn at Cool Thursdays with beautiful views of the lake.
6. JFK Assassination Spot
One of the most historic places in American history, the location where the 35th President of the United States was assassinated. President John F. Kennedy’s life was taken as he was riding in a motorcade on November 22, 1963. There are a handful of conspiracies that have come to light surrounding the assassination: was it a setup or just a coincidence? Today, you can tour the area and learn about the historical day with a guided walking tour. Capture the exact spot of where Kennedy was when this all happened, the “X” on the street marks the spot.
7. The Traveling Man
These three robot statues constructed of polished steel are situated in Deep Ellum, Dallas’ artsy neighborhood. Created to honor the railway history of the area dating back to the 1800s, The Traveling Man features three statues. The first depicts half of the robot’s head and one of his hands appearing from the ground (Awakening), while the second shows the robots sitting on the ground with a guitar in hand and smile on his face (Waiting on a Train). The last, and most famous of the statues, shows the 38-foot giant robot strolling towards the train station with a bird on his wrist and others near his feet (Walking Tall).
8. Reunion Tower
Just like many other places, views of a city from up above are unparalleled. The Reunion Tower, standing at 561 feet, is one of Dallas’ most recognizable landmarks. The giant green sphere at the top of the tower is one of the key components to the city skyline. Completed in 1978, the tower is part of the Hyatt Regency hotel. Head up to the observation deck, GeO-Deck, and take in panoramic views of the city from 470 feet in the air. Special activities are offered here, from painting to sunrise yoga and more. The perfect opportunity to grace your IG followers’ timeline.
9. Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
Named after a philanthropist and heiress, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge spans over the Trinity River and connects downtown to West Dallas. The bridge was completed in 2012 as a means in aiding the revitalization of the city’s urban efforts. It is one of three bridges that connects the city to the Dallas outskirts. Its splendid architecture makes for the ideal background of a picture with the skyline. Head down to the river and discover this 400-foot-tall bridge and its twisting cables.
10. Dallas Museum of Art
One of the largest museums in America deserves a spot on your Instagram. The Dallas Museum of Art was founded in 1903 and houses more than 24,000 works from around the world. Collections span more than 5,000 years and are divided into geographical regions. Discover different US modern and contemporary art, art from Africa, South Asia, as well as the ancient Americas. Innovative exhibitions also take place at the museum. There is no charge for entrance to the museum. Come on down to the Arts District to visit this masterpiece.
11.Gallery Rooftop Lounge at CANVAS Dallas
This luxurious rooftop bar at the CANVAS Hotel in the Cedars neighborhood warrants a spot on one’s timeline. Offering magical vistas of the Dallas skyline, the sixth floor Gallery Rooftop Lounge is a must visit when in Dallas. The indoor/outdoor lounge’s infinity pool will certainly become the main hit at any event. A visit during the week will provide more of a relaxing vibe, while on the weekends the party begins! Enjoy a cocktail in one hand, some small finger foods in the other and the skyline at your eyes.