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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Old Red Museum
Old Red Museum

100 S Houston St
Dallas, TX 75202   Directions

(214) 745-1100

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At the crossroads of the southwest and American History, the city of Dallas has earned the status of requiring a museum to tell its extensive history. The Old Red Museum does just that, chronicling the history and culture of the Big D with fascinating historical artifacts, exhibits, touch-screen displays and four mini-theaters. Exhibits include the Early Years Gallery, the Trading Center Gallery, the Big "D" Gallery and the World Crossroads Gallery.

The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture is located in the 1892 Old Red Courthouse, now fully restored to its original glory. Cultural, economic, political and social history is on display. The courthouse also stands at the crossroads of historical events in the city. It is next to the JFK Memorial and Dealey Plaza, across the street from a replica of Dallas founder John Neely Bryan's cabin and a block from the historic West End of Dallas.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 N Field St
Dallas, TX 75201   Directions

(214) 428-5555

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Make a day of discovery at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Eleven permanent exhibit halls with many programs and events for all ages. Get ready to amaze your brain through hands-on learning experiences.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

411 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75202   Directions

(214) 747-6660

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza seeks to inform visitors about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 as his motorcade drove through downtown Dallas and turned the fateful curve of Dealey Plaza at midday. Located on the sixth and seventh floors of the old Texas School Book Depository, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza opened on Presidents Day in 1989.

The self-guided tours include the most famous amateur film of the entire Kennedy assassination, known as the Zapruder film; the Orville Nix film, depicting the assassination from a reverse angle, showing part of the grassy knoll in the background; photography collections by Jay Skaggs, who took photos just before and after the assassination as he followed investigators around the plaza; and artifacts from the Kennedy funeral, including funeral cards, notes by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and other items.

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