Tourist Attractions around Alexan West Dallas
When relatives visit from out of town, it’s always fun to play tour guide. It’s even more fun when you don’t have far to drive to these tourist hotspots, and Alexan West Dallas is just minutes away from the most famous places.
One of The Most Famous Dallas Tourist Attractions of All
What is the first thing that pops into people’s mind when thinking about Dallas? That’s where President JFK was assassinated, right? Well, less than two miles away are the Dealey Plaza, the Sixth Floor Museum and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. The museum is located within the former Texas School Book Depository building, where the sniper’s perch and rifle were found on the sixth floor after President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. More than 385,000 people visit the museum on average every year. This is a great place to take your history buff friends and family members. They will learn all about the major social movements and political events of the ‘60s with artifacts to go along with the narrative including handcuffs worn by suspect Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby’s hat and a camera used by Dallas Times Herald photographer that captured the shooting.
Not every city can claim they have a park on top of a highway. In 2012 Klyde Warren Park opened. This five- acre deck park is built over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway with 37 kinds of native plants and 322 trees. This park features various food trucks as well as an onsite restaurant, children’s park, dog park, walking trails, performance pavilion, exercise classes, a lending library and games. There are several events throughout any given day.
When your friends find out you live in Alexan West Dallas minutes from Dallas’s tourist attractions, be prepared to become a busy tour guide.