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July 27, 2018
by Pam Thomas

Best Views of the Dallas Metropolis: Reunion Tower and More

Dallas skyline daytime

The Lone Star State is the third largest metropolis in the United States, boasting of towering buildings, iconic skyscrapers, and signature landmarks, the skyline reminiscent of the old 1980s show of the same name. In a recent poll, Dallas has won the votes of many for having the best skyline, topping big cities from around the world including Manhattan and Hong Kong. Many of the buildings have received tenacious international recognition for their design and architecture and one of the main reasons people have given Dallas the nickname “The Big D”.

Consisting of 12 large counties, namely Delta, Denton, Collin, Tarrant, Hunt, Ellis, Johnson, Parker, Rockwall, Wise and Kaufman. Although it has grown beyond its oil and banking industry, which played essential roles in propelling the city forward in world ranking, Dallas continues retains many of its so-called “flashy” traits. The population of Dallas stands at nearly 7 million people to-date and counting.

During its fastest period of growth, renowned architects like Frank Lloyd Wright were invited to tender in their ideas to ramp up the Dallas cityscape, one of which was the Dallas Theater Center’s Kalita Humphreys Theater located in Turtle Creek area. It is, by the way, the only theater with freestanding theater space left that was designed to completion by Wright before his passing. Wright also also the brain behind The John A. Gillin House, also located in Dallas.

So, if you love the bright city lights and bustling city centers, be it for a photograph or for it to be forever etched in your memory, visiting sites like Reunion Tower is a must!

Reunion Tower is the 15th tallest building in downtown Dallas and from the top, visitors are rewarded with an unforgettable view. Before dusk, you’ll find people queueing up for a trip to the top and a meal at Cloud Nine Cafe. You’ll need to have a budget to eat at the rather expensive cafe but it would make for an exemplary experience as you get to dine in complete peace, with an amazing view out towards the Dallas cityscape. The best time to visit Reunion Tower is right before nightfall on a clear day. With a small viewing window of getting to see Dallas both during day AND night, you’ll really making the most out of your admission fee into the tower. That’s why the attraction remains high on the list of top attractions for tourists in Dallas.

What can you find at Reunion tower?

Measuring at a lofty height of 470 feet, stretching far into the Dallas horizon, viewers will get to enjoy an irreplaceable 360-degree panoramic view of the city. Grab a high-definition zoom camera or telescope, arm yourself with your smartphone or come prepared with your own professional camera and a stunning view is guaranteed.

The observation deck, Reunion Tower Constellation, is both an indoor and outdoor attraction, featuring miles upon miles of view in every direction. There are modern touch-screen monitors located throughout the GeO-Deck you can use to create your own interactive experience at the tower. Paris locks, eat your heart out. And if you’ve had your picture taken at the tower by someone at the tower, you can actually go home, log onto the website, enter your Pix ID and download them straight into your computer or phone for instant downloading and printing.

Special events and a romantic Dallas affair

On top of hosting special events held by corporations and officials, The Reunion Tower is also the kind of place for the lovestruck. You can create a night with your special someone when you book a Couple’s Package. Complete it with a specially-chauffeured coach ride and you’re in for a starry night to remember!

Along with the package are professionally-taken digital pictures, printed pictures locked in a classy silver frame, special VIP elevator service, complimentary sparkling wine toast, and if you wish, it also comes with reservations at Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty fine diner.

wine the night away, Dallas TX

Dine and Wine the night away

If you’re putting together an event or celebrating a birthday, take your pick from Cloud Nine Cafe and Five Sixty, which are fantastic restaurants on their own rights.

Five Sixty is owned and run by world-renowned Austrian-born American chef, Wolfgang Puck. The restaurant has garnered positive reviews all around, especially this one in Dallas, thanks in part to the revolving floor that offers 360-degree views of the downtown city center. The menu is fueled by contemporary, recreated Asian cuisine according to Puck’s training and preferences while the setting is casual yet stylish. Sometimes, the main glass bar takes centerstage, most times, the view. With hundreds of wine labels from all over the world and more than a dozen or so brands of sake, it caters to cocktail drinkers and wine aficionados alike.

Cloud Nine Cafe, in the meantime, serves everything from buffalo wings to caesar salads, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches to white cheddar burgers. Stuff on their Saturday and Sunday hot food menu tend to fly off the shelves while they serve light food on the GeO-Deck from Monday to Friday. You can also purchase the Sights & Bites combo online to get an extensive discount off regular prices.

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Big Views, Big Savings

At the point of writing this article, it costs approximately $18 per person for admission into the tower and an estimate of $20 - $30 per person for a meal at either of the tower’s restaurants, so, you might want to consider saving a little by visiting Reunion Tower during a weekday.

By purchasing the tickets online on their website, it comes with inclusion into its summer activities. You will be entertained with magic tricks Diamond Jim Tyler on Mondays, make new furry friends from the Dallas Zoo during Animal Adventures, let The Dallas Public Library take you on an literary adventure during Tall Tales Storytime, learn about science and slime from Techie Factory who are running S.T.E.M. Days, or win big at Bingo games with the Reunion Tower Ambassadors.

You can take your time participating in the events, even spending hours on the observation deck, because there isn’t a time limit.

Are There Any Other Places to Catch the Amazing Dallas View?

You can stand on a bridge, picnic away at a park, or book yourself in for a tower tour, so long as there is higher ground or a lofty building to climb, there’s amazing view of downtown Dallas. These are the places that will give you astonishing, unobstructed views of the city skyline where you can either languidly spend a few hours basking in the beautiful sight or take tons of pictures of.

For photographers, heading out early in the morning or before dusk is the best time for the perfect shot. With the sun reflecting off the buildings, it will be a multi-faceted shot! Some professionals would venture out into parks and bridges to take the perfect night shot too.

The following is a short list of best places to get a view of the Dallas skyline.

Reunion Tower
300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 712-7040

Dallas Heritage Village
1515 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 421-5141
Hours: Tue to Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 12pm - 4pm, Closed on Monday
Admission: $5 - $9 per person

Fair Park
1121 First Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210 (at the intersection of Interstate 30, Interstate 45 and Highway 75)
(214) 426-3400
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
Hours: Daiy 6am - 11pm
(214) 716-4500

kids having fun in Klyde Warren Park, Dallas TX

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 428-5555
Admission: $11 – $20 per person
Hours: Daily 10am - 6pm

Trinity Overlook Park
110 W Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 671-9500
Hours: Daily 24 hours

White Rock Lake Park
E Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 660-1100
Hours: Daily 5am - 11pm

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