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2943 SMU Boulevard
On campus
$19
georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu

Located on the eastern side of the Southern Methodist University campus, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is an engaging way to learn about our nation’s recent history. Experience the 9/11 memorial with its many artifacts, a replica of the Oval Office, and the Decisions Point Theater where you decide how you would act in a crisis (with the help of advisors, of course). Then wander through 15-acre Native Texas Park, which celebrates the Bush family’s love for the Texas landscape.

2943 SMU Boulevard
On campus
$19
georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu

Located on the eastern side of the Southern Methodist University campus, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is an engaging way to learn about our nation’s recent history. Experience the 9/11 memorial with its many artifacts, a replica of the Oval Office, and the Decisions Point Theater where you decide how you would act in a crisis (with the help of advisors, of course). Then wander through 15-acre Native Texas Park, which celebrates the Bush family’s love for the Texas landscape.

3524 Greenville Avenue
4 minute drive
Prices vary
granadatheater.com

Looking for a lively nighttime excursion in downtown Dallas? Head to the historic Granada Theater. Built during the golden age of movie theaters in 1946 and oozing neon and art deco charm, the Granada is now a concert hall with more “best live music venue” awards than you can count. There’s music every night of the week in the main theater or at Sundown at Granada, the neighborhood beer garden and farm-to-table restaurant right next door.

920 S. Harwood Street
11 minute drive
Free
dallasfarmersmarket.org

Whether you’re searching for fresh local produce or just want to people watch, the Dallas Farmers Market is the place to be. The Market Shops are open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. while the open-air Farmers Market @ The Shed has hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You’ll find seasonal fruits and vegetables, of course, but also baked goods, gifts and housewares, spices, spirits and more. Don’t want to cook it yourself? Grab a table at one of the Market’s four anchor restaurants.

1445 Ross Avenue
8 minute drive
Free
tclf.org/landscapes/fountain-place

Time for a zen moment? Find your way to the Fountain Place plaza in the downtown Arts District. Located alongside an iconic
I. M. Pei glass tower, the terraced plaza — with cypress trees, waterfalls, bubbling fountains and courtyards — is a gem of modern landscape architecture. Grab a bite from a nearby food truck or just relax and reflect. At night, the fountains are illuminated and even more magical.

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