Article directory about fun
things to explore in Dallas
July 27, 2018
by Pam Thomas
Best Views of the Dallas Metropolis: Reunion Tower
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
the nickname “The
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
Sixty fine diner.
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
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
hot food menu tend to fly off the shelves while they serve light food
on the GeO-Deck from Monday
You can also purchase the Sights
& Bites combo online to get an extensive discount
off regular prices.
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
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
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
300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207
Dallas Heritage Village
1515 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215
Hours: Tue to Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 12pm - 4pm, Closed on Monday
Admission: $5 - $9 per person
1121 First Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210 (at the intersection of Interstate
30, Interstate 45 and Highway 75)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
Hours: Daiy 6am - 11pm
Perot Museum of Nature
2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201
Admission: $11 – $20 per person
Hours: Daily 10am - 6pm
Trinity Overlook Park
110 W Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75205
Hours: Daily 24 hours
White Rock Lake Park
E Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX 75218
Hours: Daily 5am - 11pm
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