If you are planning to visit a city or any other area, no matter where it is, the best way to know it is to simply visit some of its museums and see what the things that the history has left onto the city are. Dallas is one of the greatest city in the USA due to its history and the things that the city has witnessed from its origin until now. In order to make this memorized for future generations, numerous museums have been created to give testimony to various things and environment that Dallas is famous for. So, what are those museums?
1. Old Red Museum
The entire building of this museum has been constructed in the 1890’s and it preserves the spirit of that time. The entire building is characterized by the design that can be characterized as a revival style of the Romanesque period. The building by itself is a museum of the architecture of that period and the exhibits there is the testimony of the origins of the city, its development all until the modern times.
2. Dallas Firefighters Museum
Firefighters have always been extraordinary people who have given their best in saving lives and protecting property. In order to honor them and the things they are doing, there is a museum dedicated to them and is located in Dallas. To make things even better, we should mention that the entire museum is situated in the building that was used as a fire station and that was erected in 1907. Here, we can see the beginnings of the firefighters in the USA, form the first tools and carriages that they used to the most modern appliances and units that are being used today. The best thing of all is the fact that there are firefighters there who are there to answer all the questions visitors may have.
3. Dallas Holocaust Museum / Center for Education and Tolerance
During the Second World War, hundreds of people from Dallas and the nearby area took part in the fighting against the Nazi forces. This museum has been built to preserve the memory about those people and their sacrifice for freedom. The museum is also dedicated to the Holocaust the Jewish people have suffered during World War II. There are various photos and images that show their suffering. It should be also mentioned that the entire museum was actually founded by the people who actually were exposed to Holocaust and managed to survive it. Here, we can also see the testimonies and stories of those people. It is also recommended to all people who come here to visit the Garden of Remembrance, to see additional materials and exhibits there.
4. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
First of all, it should be mentioned that the museum is located at McKinney, which is actually a suburb located in the Northern part of Dallas. The best thing about this museum is that it is located outside the urban life and crowded streets so that people can enjoy both in the exhibitions and piece that the environment can offer. The best thing about the museum is various gardens that are full of flora and where people can see various flowers and plants that come from all over the world. One of the most interest things here is the beehive that can be visited and where people can learn more about this natural process.
5. Crow Museum of Asian Art
This is one of the most known and famous museums dedicated to Asian art in the USA. There are objects and artifacts related to Asian cultures and nations that date back to 3500BC. It should be also mentioned that the number of artifacts is greater than 500. Moreover, there are some objects that come from modern times, i.e. the 20th century. The pieces come from all Asian countries, India, China, Japan, etc.
6. Nasher Sculpture Center
This is a museum that has both indoor and outdoor exhibits and it has modern exhibits as well as the sculptures that come from different historical epochs. The entire building is nicely designed in a modern style and there are paintings of the most famous painters in the world from all epochs.