The 2023 3-Day will take you on an unforgettable journey through Dallas/Fort Worth’s most iconic landmarks and lesser-known gems. Jump into those cowboy boots and prepare to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and captivating sights of the Lone Star State!
No visit to Dallas would be complete without a walk through Dealey Plaza, where your day begins with a visit to the JFK Memorial. Designed by architect Philip Johnson and completed in 1970, this solemn site invites contemplation and remembrance. The monument’s open-roof structure resembles an open casket, symbolizing the freedom of Kennedy’s spirit as his legacy lives on.
From here, venture toward the Cultural District, home to the renowned Dallas Museum of Art. This hub of creativity and artistic expression will surely inspire you as you continue your adventure with the fabulous Pink Bubble. Make your way to Turtle Creek Park, named after the meandering Turtle Creek, which runs through its grounds. Characterized by its lush green spaces, walking paths, and well-maintained gardens, this park offers an escape from the surrounding urban area.
Don’t miss the vibrant Oak Lawn Rainbow Road, home to the “Pay It No Mind” mural, a powerful tribute to the LGBTQ+ community. Sashay away with the message of inclusivity and acceptance that radiates from this colorful art installation. Walk with pride as you continue to the upscale area of Highland Park and admire the Southern charm of this charismatic neighborhood. As you proceed on the route, Cole Park offers a serene green space perfect for relaxation and fresh air.
Wrap up your day in the heart of downtown Dallas at the AT&T Discovery District. Covering several blocks near the AT&T headquarters, the company created this immersive entertainment and retail destination to showcase their latest technology, products, and services. Take out that smartphone and capture a few photos before resting up for Day 2!
On the second day, a short bus ride will take you into the neighboring area of Fort Worth to dive into the city’s western heritage and cowboy culture. Established as an army outpost in the mid-19th century, this metropolis boasts a wealth of history and architecture at every corner. Walk through the Fairmount-Southside Historic District before passing through the Fort Worth Water Gardens, a stunning urban oasis with serene pools and cascading waterfalls. Feeling refreshed? Head to Sundance Square, a vibrant entertainment district buzzing with restaurants, shops, and cultural events for visitors and locals alike.
For a taste of the Wild West, venture toward the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame where the spirit of the cowgirl mirrors that of the Pink Bubble. This renowned museum is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of women who have demonstrated exceptional courage, resilience, and trailblazing spirit. Continue your journey through Fort Worth feeling enriched and empowered by the courage of these pioneer women. Mosey on over to the Cultural District where you’ll encounter a dazzling display of urban artistry. Look for the playful “Raining Tacos” and mesmerizing Rainbow Tunnel murals which will undoubtedly add a splash of color to your day.
Pass through the historic suburban neighborhoods of Sunset Heights and Tanglewood before strolling past Texas Christian University. This campus not only has a nationally recognized football team but a strong school spirit and a supportive community that is perfect for the 3-Day! Finally, wrap up Day 2 in Ryan Place where you’ll witness the unique charm of the area where some of the homes date back to the early 1900s. Return to the Fairmount-Southside Historic District where you’ll see the M.A. Benton House, one of the oldest homes in Fort Worth. Built in 1898. This Victorian-style cottage embodies southern values as it remains well-preserved and proudly owned by descendants of the Benton family. From here, a bus will take you back to our 3-Day camp at the Dallas Hyatt Regency for a touching Honor Ceremony before resting up for the last leg of the 3-Day.
Begin your final day by paying homage to Texas’ cowboy heritage at the Pioneer Plaza’s Longhorn Cattle Sculptures, a magnificent bronze tribute to the culture that’s shaped the Lone Star state. Continue walking toward the dynamic and lively neighborhood of Deep Ellum which maintains a rich history dating back to the late 19th century. This revitalized area retains its historic charm while celebrating modern creativity, music, and culture. Soak up the sights and sounds before heading toward White Rock Lake where its picturesque boathouse provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable photo.
Venture toward the T. Boone Pickens Cancer Center and take a glimpse into the groundbreaking medical advancements achieved on these grounds. This prominent cancer treatment and research facility located in Dallas will remind you of exactly why you walk as you complete the closing portion of the 3-Day. As you make your way through downtown Dallas, prepare to be captivated by the Giant Eyeball, an unexpected and quirky art installation that is sure to leave you amazed. This incredible work of art will stare back at you as you make your way through the city! Measuring about 30-feet in height, the massive structure of fiberglass and stainless steel embodies the city’s eclectic art scene.
Finally, make your way to one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city and let the Reunion Tower be the backdrop for your Closing Ceremony. As it is affectionately known by locals, “The Ball” has been a staple of the Dallas skyline since 1978. With 259 exterior LED lights, there is truly no better location for you to shine after completing the Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day.
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