THE RITZ-CARLTON, DALLAS

2121 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone:  +1 (214) 922-0200   •  Map & Directions
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Experience a lifestyle of luxury, excitement and bliss

Have fun, indulge in your love for sports or the arts -- or just shop 'til you drop when you stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Choices of nearby attractions are plentiful offering something for everyone and getting around Dallas is quick and easy. Centrally located, our luxury hotel is near American Airlines Center, the home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. Aside from sports, the AA Center hosts a variety of live concerts and entertainment throughout the year. Enjoy a night on the town watching your favorite team or musician and return to our luxury uptown hotel for a peaceful home away from home.


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American Airlines Center
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.5 mile/2 minutes
(214) 222-3687/ Website
Home to the Dallas Mavericks (NBA), Dallas Stars (NHL) and myriad concerts and live entertainment events.
Victory Park
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.5 miles / 2 minutes
Varied / Website
One of the most significant urban developments in the history of the Southwest U.S., Victory Park’s 75-acres connect Dallas’ revitalized downtown to affluent in-town districts such as Uptown and Turtle Creek. Victory Park offers urban living, world-class dining, diverse shopping, sophisticated nightlife, and refreshing greenery.
Dallas World Aquarium
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.5 miles / 2 minutes
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Explore the newly expanded Mundo Maya exhibit, the rainforest and the mammoth aquarium that features 80,000 gallons of saltwater exhibits including sharks, stingrays, and hundreds of reef fish all in living coral reef ecosystems.

Exotic plants and creatures from around the world inhabit The Dallas Word Aquarium, where you can explore a South American rainforest or take a walk through a water tunnel surrounded by reef life from the Continental Shelf. Observe monkeys, stingrays, piranhas and penguins. Restaurant, cafe and gift shop. Available for private functions.
The West End Historic District
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1 mile / 4 minutes
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The West End, Dallas’ true historic district, offers visitors a window into the past with beautifully preserved and masterfully renovated historical buildings. The West End also provides a host of recreational opportunities such as retail attractions, fascinating museums, exciting nightlife, and a variety of cultural events. Visitors enjoy all of this in one of the most popular neighborhoods in Dallas with tree-lined streets and brick sidewalks.
Fair Park
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4 miles / 10 minutes
(214) 426-3400 / Website
Fair Park was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986 because of its exceptional significance in American history - derived from its 105-year association with the State Fair of Texas and as the site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. While the location of Fair Park dates back to the original 1886 fairgrounds, many of the existing buildings and public spaces were constructed for the 1936 Centennial. Fair Park has wide variety of facilities for museum space, exhibit halls, parks, plazas, sporting events, theater, concert amphitheaters, parking lots and livestock.
Cowboys Stadium
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19 miles/25 minutes
(817) 892-4161/ Website
Home of the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), live entertainment and sporting events.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
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19 miles/35 minutes
(972) 263-7223/ Website
Offering world-class horse racing with high-tech monitors and a climate-controlled grandstand, Lone Star also adjoins a major theatre venue offering year-round concerts and performances.
Discover Dallas Tours
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(214) 521-3737 / Website
Discover Dallas is a specialty company providing exciting day tours in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. A variety of tour options are available in both cities. Tour guides are fun, friendly, and highly experienced. Discover Dallas tours are offered by reservation only, with standard daily departure times of 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Standard tours last three hours, but can be customized to explore the attractions of choice.
Rangers Ballpark
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19 miles / 25 minutes
(817) 273-5222 / Website
The beautiful baseball-only facility serves as the centerpiece of a 270-acre complex which solidifies Arlington, Texas as an entertainment giant in the Southwest.

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Dallas Arts District
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.5 miles / 2 minutes
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This 17-block, 62-acre neighborhood at the center of Dallas’ cultural environment, the largest urban arts district in the country, features the Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Museum of Art and numerous other facilities for arts, music, theatre and dance.
Dallas Museum of Art
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.5 mile / 3 minutes
(214) 922-1200 / Website
Impressionists and other European painters highlight this prestigious museum, as does its acclaimed collection of African art -- the most extensive in the U.S.
Nasher Sculpture Center
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.5 mile/ 3 minutes
(214) 242-5150 / Website
With more than 300 stunning pieces, the Nasher is the first institution in the world dedicated exclusively to the exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture from names that include Matisse, Picasso and Rodin.
Crow Collection of Asian Art
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.5 mile/3 minutes
(214) 979-6430 / Website
This renowned museum hosts historic objects of metal and stone, 600-plus paintings and large architectural pieces dedicated to the arts and cultures of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia.
AT&T Performing Arts Center
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.5 miles/2 minutes
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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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.5 miles / 2 minutes
(214) 692-0203 / Website
The Dallas Symphony's mission is to entertain, inspire and change lives through musical excellence. The Symphony is led by renowned Music Director Jaap van Zweden of the Netherlands.
Perot Museum of Nature & Science
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.5 miles / 3 minutes
(214) 428-4356 / Website
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, located in Victory Park near Downtown Dallas, is said to be a "world of wonder". Passing the test of school children, inspiring curiosity in all ages and boasting as a living science lesson, this new Museum opened its doors to the public on December 1, 2012. The museum prepares to amaze your brain through hands-on learning experiences.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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1.5 miles / 5 minutes
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From its location in the former Texas School Book Depository, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza provides a comprehensive exhibit on the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

Recreation

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Klyde Warren Park
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.2 miles/1 minute
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Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. The 5.2-acre deck park is an urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas. Klyde Warren Park is a highly active space, providing daily free programming for the public ranging from yoga to book signings to outdoor concerts and films. The park features a performance pavilion, dog park, children’s park, walking trails and game area.
Katy Trail
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.5 miles / 2 minutes
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The Katy Trail runs through the densest part of Dallas, from the West End and the American Airlines Center through the hard of urban Dallas past Knox Street, up to SMU and Mockingbird Station, and offers an ideal thoroughfare for kids and adults from home to work, school and entertainment.
Dallas Arboretum
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8 miles / 15 minutes 
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The Arboretum is a 66-acre botanical garden located on the southeast shore of White Rock Lake in East Dallas. The arboretum is a series of gardens and fountains with a view of the lake and the downtown Dallas skyline.
White Rock Lake
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11 miles / 17 minutes
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Minutes from Downtown to the east, White Rock Lake features a scenic park with 9 miles of running, biking, and walking trails as well as excellent fishing, sailing and various picnic and leisure activities.
Six Flags Over Texas & Hurricane Harbor
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28 miles/40 minutes
(817) 530-6000 / Website
A pair of famed amusement parks in Fort Worth, offering rides, entertainment and year-round attractions for the family.
Texas Motor Speedway
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43 miles/60 minutes
(817) 215-8518 / Website
Home to two annual NASCAR weekends and numerous other major events, this is one of the largest sports and entertainment facilities in America, seating more than 155,000 spectators.

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The Shops and Galleries of The Crescent
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1 mile / 1 minute
Anchored by luxury retailer Stanley Korshak, this beautiful array of shops, restaurants, galleries and outdoor strolling areas is located across the street from The Ritz-Carlton.
Neiman Marcus Dallas Downtown
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.5 mile/ 5 minutes
(214) 741-6911 / Website
The original, historic Neiman Marcus store and a still a memorable shopping experience, both for luxury goods and for a fabulous lunch.
Victory Park
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.5 miles / 2 minutes
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One of the most significant urban developments in the history of the Southwest U.S., Victory Park’s 75-acres connect Dallas’ revitalized downtown to affluent in-town districts such as Uptown and Turtle Creek. Victory Park offers urban living, world-class dining, diverse shopping, sophisticated nightlife, and refreshing greenery.
West Village
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1.5 miles / 5 minutes
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A Dallas hot spot for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Home to the Magnolia Theater which supports independent film and arts.
The Dallas Market Center
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3 miles / 7 minutes
(214) 655-6100 / Website
The largest wholesale merchandise resource in the world, as recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records, the DMC is the one location where retailers from around the globe source a wide range of products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories, lighting, garden accessories and gourmet items to textiles, fashion accessories and women's, men's, children's and western apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 buyers, Dallas Market Center offers an array of services geared toward helping retailers expand business & increase profits.
Highland Park Village
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4 miles/9 minutes
(214) 559-2740 / Website
Charming upscale outdoor shopping village, featuring ultra-prestige retailers and a picturesque setting in one of the most scenic parts of town. A National Historic Landmark
NorthPark Center
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7 miles/13 minutes
(214) 363-7441 / Website
Shopping Nirvana, with 235 distinctive stores, art displays and lush gardens. The world's top retailers and designers are represented in this stunning mall.
Galleria Dallas
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10 miles/14 minutes
(972) 702-7100 / Website
Galleria Dallas offers shoppers more than 200 exceptional nationally and internationally recognized retailers and hosts over 19 million visitors each year. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.