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From the Arts District to the West Village and every neighborhood in between, there is a wide variety of ways to enjoy the diverse and impressive attractions the shining city of Dallas has to offer.

Here are four ways for groups to enjoy the place where the Cowboys—the football-throwing kind and horse-riding kind—call home.

1. What's a visit to the Lone Star state without some killer barbecue? Whether brisket and pulled pork are your jam or you're more of a fried okra and mac 'n' cheese kind of person, groups will find plenty to write home about after visiting Pecan Lodge, a hopping barbecue joint that has their pit burning 24 hours a day—so you know it's the good stuff. Save some Southern fried chicken for us!

2. Gilley's Dallas is the perfect place for groups looking to enjoy live music or put on their dancing shoes. Boot-scoot through the complex's various venues, which include a saloon and area for concerts, dancing events and lessons. Those who are brave enough can even ride the mechanical bull from the movie Urban Cowboy.

3. Looking for art appreciation? Step inside the Dallas Museum of Art! Right in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, groups can enjoy more than 22,000 pieces of art spanning all the way from the third millennium BC to the present. Check out works from world-famous names such as Renoir and Van Gogh before stopping by the Paintings Conservation Studio to watch conservators preserve and restore the museum's extensive collection.

4. Ready to dive into real Cowboy Culture? Take a ride over to Texas Horse Park, where groups can go on a horseback trail ride led by real Texan cowboys. Even better, the horse park supports some really great causes through its charity Operation: Cowboy Kindness and other community organizations. Groups can learn all about it during their tour of the sprawling grounds.

Consider checking out the craft beer selection and outdoor seating at Braindead Brewing, shopping for bohemian and Western gifts and wares at Favor the Kind, and enjoying the beauty of the natural world at Texas Discovery Gardens.

Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for Groups Today.

 

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