There’s no shortage of beautiful places across Dallas – Fort Worth. We offer incredible architecture, plush natural settings, gorgeous water and fountain areas, and spectacular settings all around. Here are 20 places across the Metroplex that you’ll agree are literally jaw-dropping!
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1. Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
This beautifully lit bridge joined the Dallas cityscape in 2012 and spans the Trinity River.
2. Hunt Oil Building
This architectural delight in downtown Dallas (as seen from Klyde Warren Park) has won numerous awards for its fit and enhancement of Dallas. The building features an amazing nightly light show.
3. Crow Collection of Asian Art
The entire museum is a visionary delight, but the origami crane collection is particularly beautiful.
4. Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Texas' oldest botanic garden is located in Fort Worth and is considered a 109-acre living museum displaying over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants.
5. Glory Window in the Chapel of Thanks-Giving
Enter the Chapel of Thanks-Giving in downtown Dallas and look up... and find your absolute inspiration here.
6. Fort Worth Water Gardens
The 4.3-acre Water Gardens feature three types of pools: the aerating, the quiet, and the active. Visitors can experience the different water features as they interact and relax within this almost-hidden plaza area.
7. Dallas Arboretum
Every season is the perfect time to visit this spectacular 66-acre garden located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake.
8. Angels at Bass Hall Performance Hall
Behold the pair of angels that grace the exterior of the performance hall located in downtown Fort Worth.
9. Main Street, looking toward the historic Fort Worth Courthouse
The ornate pink granite courthouse was built between 1893-1895. Visitors heading south down Main Street cannot help but marvel at the building in front them, framed by shops and restaurants on either side.
10. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Located in the Cultural Arts District, the campus' architecture and setting is eclipsed only by the layout and art inside.
11. Japanese Garden
The quaint 7.5-acre garden area consists of a traditional path through landscapes and ponds that house over 1,200 Koi fish. It includes a tea home and other Japanese-inspired buildings and sculptures.
12. Marty Leonard Community Chapel
This Fort Worth chapel boasts of incredible architecture in a uplifting and non-denominational setting. It is a familiar landmark for Fort Worthians.
13. Fair Park
Fair Park hosts way more than just the State Fair of Texas every year! It is home to over 1,200 activities, and its grounds and waterways are worth the trip alone.
14. Trinity River
The river meanders throughout the metroplex and provides settings for hike and bike trails, reflection, relaxation, and just pure beauty.
15. Mural at Bishop and 8th streets in Dallas
The Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff has lively places to live, eat, and tour, but this mural is particularly realistic and beautiful.
16. Ferris Plaza
Not only is the downtown Dallas plaza fountain beautiful, but the lighting display of the Omni Hotel in the background provides a particularly pretty nightscape view.
17. White Rock Lake and surrounding park area
White Rock Lake is a go-to place for locals year round, but its trees surrounding the lake in November show their autumn finery at their peak. Don't miss the chance to visit the park area before the leaves drop.
18. The Magnolia Hotel
The beautiful architecture of this boutique hotel is stunning unto itself. While there, look at an extra Dallas landmark; The Pegasus is considered a Dallas legend.
19. Bank of America Plaza (lit in green)
The entire Dallas skyline is breathtaking, but one of the eye-catching factors is this beautifully lit 72-story skyscraper. Its evening choice of color makes it an iconic part of Dallas' cityscape.
20. Old Dallas County Courthouse
Texas likes its courthouses ornate and massive, and the Dallas County one is no exception. This former courthouse is now a museum.
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