City Navigation Across Dallas and Fort Worth
Neighborhoods in Dallas are divided into areas of West Dallas, Southwest Dallas, Far North Dallas, Northeast Dallas, North Dallas, East Dallas, Northwest Dallas, Oak Cliff, Southwest Dallas, Central Dallas, and Park Cities.
Arts District in Dallas
Arts District in Dallas is located in the Downtown in Central Dallas and is home to The Annette Strauss Artist Square, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, The Belo Mansion/Dallas Bar Association, Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin Guadalupe, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Museum of Art, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, Fellowship Church, Trammell Crow Center and the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art.
Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art is situated in the Arts District in Dallas. More than 24,000 objects at the museum date from the 3rdmillennium BC to the present day. Edward Larrabee Barnes designed the building of the museum, who won the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2007. The Museum is an excellent place to visit for travelers interested in art as it features numerous exhibitions and is one of the largest museums in the country.
The Dallas World Aquarium
Take a nine-minute walk from the Dallas Museum of Art to get to The Dallas World Aquarium – located in the west end of Historic District in Downtown Dallas.
The upper level of the aquarium is dedicated to the artificial reproduction of the Orinoco Rainforest, with birds like scarlet ibis and toucans flying freely.
To see the sea animals, go to the lower level which houses fish, sea anemones, coral, jellyfish, and others.
Fort Worth Water Gardens
A car ride of 32 minutes on the west from The Dallas World Aquarium will bring you to the Fort Worth Water Gardens – a truly quiet and magnificent place to visit in Fort Worth. Famous New York architects John Burgee and Philip Johnson designed the gardens.
The active pool has water cascading 38 feet (11 m ) down the terraces and is the main attraction at the gardens.
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Eight more-minute car-ride to the west, and you end up at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens founded in 1934. The garden is the oldest botanic garden in the state. Fort Worth Botanic Gardens features 2,501 species of domestic and exotic plants spread around its 21 specialty gardens. Only Conservatory and Japanese gardens have the entry fee; other gardens are free to enter.