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.