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Free Things to Do in Dallas

If you're a budget conscious visitor, here are a few ways to get the most out of your visit to Dallas without breaking the bank:

D-Link

Use D-Link to explore Dallas' arts, fun, culture and dining. Check out the Dallas Arts District and much more across downtown Dallas and historic Oak Cliff! Buses run every 15 minutes, 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Service provided by DART, Downtown Dallas, Inc. and the City of Dallas.

Stroll through 68 acres of art

The Dallas Arts District is nation's largest urban arts district and home to a variety of festivals, performances, museums and local arts organizations. The Dallas Museum of Art currently offers free general admission.

Enjoy history with Samurai masterpieces

The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection brings ten centuries of craftsmanship as one of the world’s only museums dedicated to samurai art with suits of armor, helmets, masks, and weaponry. What makes this fine collection of Japanese armor a Dallas must-see is its location of the museum sitting in a historic 1920s elementary school building, now transformed into a museum and Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar.

Travel back in time

Dallas is home to some captivating and breathtaking neighborhood communities. Walk, ride or drive through historic Dallas neighborhoods such as Highland Park, Swiss Avenue, Kessler Park and Munger Place, just to name a few.

Explore the Orient

The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art is a breathtaking display of sculpture, artifacts and paintings dedicated to the arts of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. Its centerpiece is a serene sculpture garden that houses 15 contemporary and historical works nestled amongst bamboo, maples, azaleas and pine trees. Inside, the museum features permanent and rotating exhibitions, lectures & gallery talks, wellness programs and special events.

Economy in Action

The Economy in Action is a free exhibit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Through interactive exhibits and multimedia displays, learn about the Federal Reserve, money and the economy.

Talk folk art with the best

View one of the largest collections of African-American folk art in the nation at the African American Museum. Located in Fair Park, the museum hosts several traveling exhibits including an ongoing display of objects and photographs.

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