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Hello con-goer's and non-goer's alike!

If you were to name only two non-gaming related things to do or see in Dallas, what would they be?

Cheers!
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Well, if you get tired of fun and games and need something to bring you back down for a minute, there is the museum at Dealey Plaza...
 
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Perot Museum of Science & Nature and the Dallas Arboretum.

Other things of note:
- Dealey Plaza
- Fort Worth Stockyards
- George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
- shopping!
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Aldie wrote:
Perot Museum of Science & Nature and the Dallas Arboretum.


Agreed 100%.

I would also add try some excellent coffee shops like Houndstooth and Cultivar, and go to the one and only Madness Games & Comics.
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Wait, what? There are things in Dallas other than BGG.Con?

Sounds crazy to me.
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When you say "Dallas" I'm taking that to mean DFW. I would go to the Fort Worth Zoo and the Texas School Book Depository (where JFK was shot from).
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Madness Games +1
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ath3ist wrote:
Madness Games +1


I don't think that counts as a non-gaming related activity
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Madness is awesome, but also be aware, it's a bit of a ways from the airport. It won't be an, "Oh I'll just pop over here real quick," kinda thing.
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I have to second Dealy Plaza. Even if you don't want to go to the book depository museum, it's a fascinating people watching opportunity to see all the people hawking conspiracy theories and recounting "I was there and I saw this"
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Another vote for Dealey Plaza. I went there during my first BGG.con, and may return some day. I didn't actually make it up to the Sixth Floor (Texas School Book Repository) Museum, thinking it might be kind of tacky/touristy. I definitely avoided the street corner guys selling assassination "newspapers," or whatever that was. But just walking the motorcade route, seeing the grassy knoll, the wooden fence (I think it's still there now), the TSBR window. Very somber, and I'm glad I went.

Now that I read a little more about the museum, maybe it would be good. When I go back someday, I'll probably check that out.
 
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Peter, I don't see how you're going to have time for these things, what with all the Dominant Species we'll be playing.
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I am not a big NFL fan, but I really enjoyed seeing the Cowboys play at the Dallas Death Star. Wow, that stadium is huge!
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Not sure Six Flags is open on that weekend, but that's the original park and pretty impressive
 
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The Kimball Museum in Ft. Worth is pretty awesome.
In November their exhibition is: Gustave Caillebotte.
https://www.kimbellart.org/exhibition/gustave-caillebotte-pa...
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Visiting the Dallas Museum of Art (free admission) and nearby Klyde Warren Park will give you a good feel of downtown Dallas.

Visiting The Dallas Arboretum and surrounding White Rock Lake will give you a good feel for the city's natural beauty.
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I'd suggest the Perot in downtown Dallas (with lunch at either the original El Fenix or Sammy's BBQ) and the School Book Depository. Both are really high quality and the Sixth Floor is definitely not touristy at all. Very well done museum.
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I'd suggest skipping all of that and playing more games.
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Troymk1 wrote:
Not sure Six Flags is open on that weekend, but that's the original park and pretty impressive

I asked about this in another thread. It turns out that it's open Saturday and Sunday only that week.
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You should definitely go to the Sixth Floor museum - it is very well done, and managed professionally (not by conspiracy theorists - there is the conspiracy museum down the street for that, assuming it still exists)

The Sixth Floor museum manages to be respectful and very interesting - it walks the fine line between what happened on Nov. 22nd, and the history leading up to it.

Well worth your time.
 
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loiosh13 wrote:
there is the conspiracy museum down the street for that, assuming it still exists


There never was a conspiracy theory museum

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The best way to see Dallas is in your rear-view mirror.



My personal opinion.

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I recommend the Nasher Sculpture Center.

http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/

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loiosh13 wrote:
You should definitely go to the Sixth Floor museum - it is very well done, and managed professionally (not by conspiracy theorists - there is the conspiracy museum down the street for that, assuming it still exists)

The Sixth Floor museum manages to be respectful and very interesting - it walks the fine line between what happened on Nov. 22nd, and the history leading up to it.

Well worth your time.


It does briefly cover some of the more prominent conspiracy theories towards the end of the display but from an investigatory perspective.

jrbentley wrote:
The best way to see Dallas is in your rear-view mirror.



My personal opinion.



Says the guy from Cleburne! HA! laugh
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