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Where To Find The Best Museums In Downtown Dallas


Did you know that Downtown Dallas offers a wide variety of art and culture activities? With an impressive number of art museums and design districts, Downtown Dallas is a big proponent of the arts. Even if you’re not an avid museum-goer, visiting a museum offers the same kind of escape that you might be looking for when staying at Magnolia Dallas Downtown.

When visiting the Downtown Dallas area, there’s never a shortage of unique and interesting things to do. Before you come, you’ll need to know where to find the best museums in Downtown Dallas.

Where should I start?

If you’re planning to spend the day visiting art museums, the Dallas Arts District website is a good place to start. This organization has been serving the local community for almost a decade and is the largest adjoining urban arts district in the nation. The Dallas Arts District is a nonprofit organization that serves as a steward of Downtown Dallas, and it’s where you’ll find a variety of visual arts centers worth visiting.

If I only have time to visit one museum, where should I go?

One of our favorites is Dallas Museum of Art. At this museum alone, you could spend a whole day perusing art and curated collections. They also have a calendar of fun family activities geared toward kids as young as 3-5 years old. General admission is free every day, but they are closed Mondays.   

Are there any non-traditional museum experiences in Dallas?  

If you’re looking for a unique art experience, add Nasher Sculpture Center to your list. We are lucky to have one of the foremost modern sculpture collections in the world right here in the heart of Downtown Dallas. Walk around the indoor and outdoor galleries and you’ll recognize names like Matisse and Picasso. Have lunch at the café and enjoy a non-traditional museum oasis.

There are many great resources for finding the best museums in Downtown Dallas, but we think the best resource is an open mind. Part of appreciating art is being open to new ideas and varying perspectives. At each museum, talk to the people around you and you’re sure to find yourself immersed in the ultimate Downtown Dallas museum experience.  

Magnolia Dallas Downtown is located in the center of everywhere you want to be in Dallas. Many of these museums are a quick walk or cab ride away. If you haven’t booked your room yet, call 214-915-6500 or book here.