CityPASS Dallas

CityPASS Dallas is something that any and all visitors to Big D should consider purchasing, especially first-time visitors to the city. As is true of the CityPASS booklets for other cities, this sensible tourism tool allows for discounted access to a number of must-see attractions. And, depending on the attraction, there may be the ability to skip the ticket line and head straight for the entrance. In this article, we highlight the attractions that are included in the CityPASS Dallas booklets. We also go into detail about how the pass works and how to get your own.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Perot Museum of Nature and Science  Image: Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Among the Dallas attractions that can be enjoyed at a discounted price with CityPASS is the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Located at 2201 N. Field Street, this sprawling and well-funded museum opened in 2012 (formerly the Dallas Science Museum) and offers 11 exhibit halls. In these exhibit halls you’ll find hands-on activities, 3D simulations, educational games, and more. Natural history and science are at the heart of things here, and temporary exhibits are usually in place to complement the permanent ones.

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck
Reunion Tower GeO-Deck  Image: Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

Among the most notable landmarks in the Dallas skyline is Reunion Tower. Rising more than 500 feet into the downtown sky, this tower is known locally as “The Orb” and has an awesome indoor/outdoor observation deck. Known as GeO-Deck, this observation deck is set at an elevation of 470 feet and offers breathtaking 360-degree views. Telescopes and interactive touch screens are among the things that GeO-Deck visitors can take advantage of while savoring the views, and it can all be enjoyed at a discounted price by CityPASS Dallas holders. Open daily, except on Christmas Day, Reunion Tower and its GeO-Deck are more specifically located at 300 Reunion Blvd East in the city’s Reunion District. Tip: For a small added fee, you can visit the observation deck during the day and then return at night, provided that it is within the same 24-hour period.

Dallas Zoo or The Sixth Floor Museum

Dallas Zoo or The Sixth Floor Museum
Dallas Zoo or The Sixth Floor Museum  Image: Dallas Zoo

CityPASS Dallas offers holders the opportunity to choose from several other attractions that can be accessed at a discounted rate. For example, with CityPASS, you can opt to visit either the Dallas Zoo or The Sixth Floor Museum for a reduced price. The Dallas Zoo is set over 106 acres and offers the largest zoological experience in the state. Feeding giraffes, seeing the only koalas in Texas, and enjoying the hands-on activities at the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo are just some of the things to do at the Dallas Zoo. The zoo is open daily and can be found at 650 South R L Thornton Freeway. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is an exhibition that offers in-depth insight into the life of President John F. Kennedy and his tragic assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963. The Sixth Floor Museum is open Monday from 12 PM to 6 PM and on Tuesday-Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM. The address is 411 Elm Street.

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum or Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

George W. Bush Presidential Library or Museum and Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum or Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden  Image: George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

In addition to the attractions above, those who buy a CityPASS Dallas ticket booklet can choose to get discounted access to either the George W. Bush Presidential Library or the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The former is located at 2943 SMU Boulevard, and as the name implies, it is predominantly dedicated to the life and presidency of the nation’s 43rd President – George W. Bush. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden can be found at 8525 Garland Road and counts 19 well-manicured gardens among its various points of interest. Both of these attractions are open on all days except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

How CityPASS Dallas Works and How to Purchase

How CityPASS Dallas Works and How to Purchase
How CityPASS Dallas Works and How to Purchase  Image: CityPASS

CityPASS Dallas is a booklet of admission tickets that allows for discounted access to a total of four must-see attractions. It is valid for nine consecutive days beginning with the first day of use and saves its holders up to 41% on the combined regular box office prices. For ages 13 and above, the price is $44. CityPASS Dallas booklets for children ages 3-12 cost $30. In addition to one-time admission tickets, the booklets include attraction information, other coupons and a map.

Among the Dallas CityPASS purchasing options is to buy in advance, which allows you to either receive an email voucher or an actual shipment of the booklet. You can also buy your CityPASS Dallas at any of the Dallas CityPASS attractions. The same low price applies. Those who choose to receive an email voucher can exchange said voucher for the actual CityPASS ticket booklet within six months of the original purchase. It is important to note that tickets from the booklet can only be removed by attraction staff. Remove them yourself, and they become invalid. To make your purchasing process as easy as can be, use this handy link.

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