Downtown Dallas Art, Architecture & History Tour (FREE) + Lunch After

06jan10:00 AM12:00 PMDowntown Dallas Art, Architecture & History Tour (FREE) + Lunch After

Event Details

Downtown Dallas Art, Architecture & History Tour (FREE) + Lunch After. Hosted by Robert Kelleman – Dallas-Texas History & Culture

Downtown Dallas Art, Architecture & History Tour (FREE) + Lunch After!

We invite you to join us for a FREE guided walking tour of downtown Dallas focusing on the Big D’s art, architecture and history.

Highlights include:

The AT&T Discovery District

The Giant Eyeball Sculpture by Tony Tassett

The Historic Majestic Theatre

Thanks-Giving Square & Thanks-Giving Chapel by Philip Johnson

The Whaling Wall Mural by Robert Wyland

Several Historical Markers, Noteworthy Buildings & Public Art Works

Optional Lunch Afterwards at the AT&T Exchange (Food) Hall

Our walk will be hosted by Robert Kelleman and will cover approximately 2 miles at a moderate pace, with several stops along the way for pictures, etc.


Event Details …

Cost: FREE for the guided walking tour. Optional lunch afterward at your own expense.

Parking: Several options throughout the area. Please arrive in the area several minutes early so that you have time to find parking and walk to our meeting point.

Before the Event: Optional breakfast, socializing and restrooms from 8:45 to 9:15 at the Flying Horse Café.

Meeting Point: 9:15 at the Flying Horse Café (1401 Commerce Street – inside the Magnolia Dallas Downtown). – please be on-time or early.

Icebreaker Introductions: We should have a good-sized group and so instead of everyone introducing themselves to the group we will get to know each other by distributing blank stickers and colored markers and we’ll ask everyone to write down on their sticker: 1). first name. 2). favorite food. 3). dream vacation. Example: “Michele – Strawberries – Kenya” or “Robert – Chocolate – Tokyo”.

Late Arrivals: Follow the Itinerary below and catch-up.

Walking Distance: Approximately 2.0 miles at a moderate pace with several stops along the way.

Ending Point: AT&T Discovery District

After the Event: Optional group lunch at the Exchange (Food) Hall.

What Are The Walks Like?

YouTube Link – Short Version – Click Here

YouTube video

YouTube Link – Extended Version – Click Here

YouTube video

Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the event description, Google, or common sense, please let us know.


Itinerary (Subject to Change)

AT&T Discovery District – 308 South Akard Street

AT&T Spirit of Communication Statue – 311 South Akard Street

AT&T Media Wall – 1400 Jackson Street

The Adolphus Hotel – 1321 Commerce Street

Allan Brooks Historical Marker – 1500 Main Street

Pegasus Plaza – 1500 Main Street

Giant Eyeball Sculpture (Tony Tassett) – 1601 Main Street

Neiman Marcus – 1618 Main Street

Main Street Garden Park – 1902 Main Street

Old City Hall (Oswald Death Site) – 106 South Harwood

Majestic Theater – 1925 Elm Street

Pacific Plaza – 401 North Harwood Street

Thanks-Giving Square (Philip Johnson) – 1627 Pacific Avenue

Thanks-Giving Chapel (Philip Johnson) – 1627 Pacific Avenue

Whaling Wall Mural (Robert Wyland) – 505 North Akard Street

Neiman Marcus Original Location – 1190 Elm Street

Civic Garden – 1040 Main Street

AT&T Discovery District – 308 South Akard Street

The Exchange (Food) Hall – 211 South Akard Street


Your hosts for this program are Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organizations Dallas-Texas History & Culture and Washington, DC History & Culture, and Michele Ballard, a registered dietitian (RD) and public health professional (MPH) focused on food equity and social justice.

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We look forward to seeing you – thanks!

Robert Kelleman

202-821-6325 (text only)



(Saturday) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


AT&T Discovery District

308 South Akard, Dallas, TX 75202