Dallas is the crown jewel of a huge conglomeration of cities and counties, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. While international commerce and corporate businesses drive its big-city identity, its diverse mixture of people, cultures, and historic roots keep Big D humble. With endless choices of art galleries, museums, music venues, eateries, and historical sites, you'll have no problem finding competitive deals to save big bucks on your Dallas vacation.

01Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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There's a huge difference between viewing an exhibit and immersing yourself in it. At the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, you'll find 11 exhibit halls with opportunities to indulge in any area of science that interests you. From an indoor nature walk to full-on weather exploration, this museum offers hands-on, immersive exhibits for children and adults. Test your athletic ability at the Family Sports Hall or design a robot in the Engineering and Innovation Hall. But, before you head over, save yourself 39% off admission through CityPASS online, which also provides discounts for many other Dallas attractions.

02Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium

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Just a short 20-minute drive from Dallas in Grand Prairie you'll discover one of the most unusual, mind-blowing museums in North Texas, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium. Explore 7000 square feet and 12 galleries full of bizarre artifacts and oddities, including shrunken heads and a vampire killing kit. Visit the Palace of Wax for a selfie with your favorite A-lister. Find your way around the Mirror Maze labyrinth. Test your agility through the laser beams at the Impossible LaseRace. Or, immerse yourself in the realistic and thrilling Moving Theater 7D. You can easily book admission to the Odditorium through Orbitz.

03Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

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You'll see miles and miles of the Dallas skyline from atop this famous Dallas landmark, Reunion Tower, one of the most romantic sites in the city. Show your CityPASS, and you'll get 38% off the price of your admission. The GeO-Deck is an observation area, perched 470 feet above Dallas' downtown area. Catch 360-degree, panoramic views of the city through high-definition cameras and telescopes, day or night. Create a light show using interactive touch screens. While you're in the Tower, enjoy an elegant meal at the legendary Wolfgang Puck's revolving restaurant, Five Sixty.

04Skydiving

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If you're ready to check off a thrilling item on your bucket list, book a tandem skydiving experience through Adrenaline during your visit to Big D. After a thorough training session, you'll jump aboard an aircraft and ascend 13,500 feet off the ground. Alongside a veteran tandem master, you'll experience a 60-second freefall before the parachute deploys at 5000 feet. As you glide into the drop zone, you'll witness views as you've never seen before.

05Indoor Skydiving

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Freefall your way to adventure with an indoor skydiving session while exploring Dallas. If you're not quite ready for jumping out of an airplane, never fear. Experience the realistic feel of airflow at 11,000 feet, made possible by a vertical wind tunnel created to give you a real-world, skydiving thrill. The price includes two tunnel flights, flight gear, and a training session. Book securely online through high-octane adventure expert Adrenaline for discounts and lowest-price guarantees.

06The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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The former Texas School Book Depository building at the corner of Elm and Houston in Dallas is the site of one of the most investigated and debated historical events in U.S. history. On November 22, 1963, a sniper shot President John F. Kennedy from a corner window on the sixth floor. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza houses an extensive collection of oral histories, radio, and television broadcasts, photographs, and maps detailing the events of that day. Present your CityPASS voucher at the desk and receive 38% off your admission to both permanent and temporary exhibits.

07Drive a NASCAR

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Join the ranks of legendary NASCAR drivers at Texas Motor Speedway. Jump behind the wheel of a car driven by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jimmie Johnson, and Jeff Gordon. Push your racing abilities to their limits on the 1.5-mile asphalt track at Texas Motor Speedway. Book your fuel-fired adventure online through Adrenaline and earn a substantial discount off the price of the experience. The package includes real-time coaching via radio communications with a driving pro. Best of all, you'll reach speeds of up to 150 mph. No experience necessary, though you do need a valid driver's license.

08SEA LIFE Grapevine

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With more than 5000 freshwater and ocean creatures, stingray feeds, a 360-degree walk-through ocean tunnel, and daily expert presentations, the SEA LIFE Grapevine is an ocean-life enthusiast's wonderland. Book your ticket through Orbitz to save 31% off admission price and get ready to see clownfish caves, a jellyfish nursery, and interactive rock pools that allow you to reach in and touch wildlife.

09LEGOLAND ® Discovery Center

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Just a short drive from SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Dallas is all about hands-on experiences. Meet your favorite LEGO characters, explore MINILAND interactive city, or test your ninja skills in the Ninjago City Adventure. Climb aboard a Kingdom Quest chariot, pedal an enchanted cart through Merlin's Apprentice Ride, or chase after crooks in the LEGO Forest Ranger Pursuit. By purchasing a ticket online through Orbitz, you'll save 15% on admission, which gets you into all rides and attractions, plus a LEGO Factory tour and a seat for the 4D Cinema show.

10Dallas Zoo

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With more than 2000 animals, the Dallas Zoo is the largest zoological park in the Lone Star State. Use your CityPASS at the entrance and save 38% off admission. Here, it's all about animal encounters and unique experiences for zoo visitors. Experience gentle giraffes up close during feeding time. Capture a bird' s-eye view of five different African habitats aboard the monorail. Take a ride on the mini-train and head to the Herpetarium, an exciting exhibit filled with exotic reptiles and amphibians. Enjoy a variety of food selections here as well, including the Serengeti Grill, Bantu BBQ, and outdoor snack shops.