Dallas CityPASS: Save Big on the Best Attractions in the Big D

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I can barely utter the word “Dallas” without seeing J.R. Ewing’s coy smile beaming out from under a ten-gallon cowboy hat or hearing the iconic theme song from the long-running prime time series in my head. But the modern metropolis is so much more than cattle ranchers and oil barons. These are the four most popular things to see and do in Dallas, and here’s how you can save at least 30% via the Dallas CityPASS.

Known as “the Big D,” Dallas offers visitors a wide range of things to do and see in the Lone Star State. It’s home to the Reunion Tower, a unique landmark in the Dallas skyline that looks like an electrified dandelion at night. History buffs will enjoy visiting the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum or touring the somber site of one of the most shocking presidential assassinations in US history. Budding scientists will enjoy a day at the interactive Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and animal lovers will enjoy a walk on the wild side at the Dallas Zoo. 

If these popular attractions are part of your Dallas itinerary, then consider saving at least 30% (and skipping the ticket line) via the Dallas CityPASS. Will you really save that much? Keep reading, because I did the math!

The GeO-Deck of the Reunion Tower offer amazing views of the Dallas skyline.
The observation deck of the Reunion Tower offer amazing views of the Dallas skyline.

    

What is Included in the Dallas CityPASS?

The Dallas CityPASS includes three set attractions plus your choice between two remaining experiences to make up the fourth. Here’s what’s included in a Dallas CityPASS. 

  1. Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The Dallas CityPASS includes general admission to the Perot Museum’s exhibit halls plus one 3D movie.
  2. Reunion Tower GeO-Deck. General admission to the Reunion Tower’s observation deck.
  3. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Timed-entry admission to the permanent and temporary exhibits on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository building plus a handheld audio guide.
  4. Dallas Zoo OR George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum. A choice between general admission to the Dallas Zoo or admission to all permanent and special exhibits at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, including an audio guide.

Pro Tip:  See more of downtown Dallas with this interactive scavenger hunt in the Big D.

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is one of the attractions included in the Dallas CityPASS.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is one of the attractions included in the Dallas CityPASS.

How Many Days Do I Have to Use My CityPASS in Dallas TX?

Once you purchase your mobile ticket, you have one year to begin using your CityPASS in Dallas. The clock starts ticking when you visit your first Dallas attraction. You then have nine consecutive days to see the remaining three sights included in your Dallas CityPASS.

How Much is a Dallas CityPASS?

A Dallas CityPASS is currently $51 for an adult (anyone age 13 and older) and $35 for a child (visitors between the ages of three and 12).

What You Need to Know BEFORE You Visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

How Much Can You Really Save with a Dallas CityPASS?

The amount you save with a Dallas CityPASS is dependent on two factors:

  1. The number of adults and children in your party.
  2. Whether your group chooses the Dallas Zoo or the George W. Bush Presidential Library (because tickets to the presidential library are about twice as much as tickets to the zoo).

Because my travel party is typically one adult and one child, I’ve crunched the numbers by comparing the cost of one adult and one child CityPASS versus purchasing tickets in advance via each attraction’s website.

Here’s how the math works for one adult and one child CityPass opting for the Bush Presidential Library.

Dallas CityPASS AttractionAttraction Website - Adult TicketAttraction Website - Child Ticket
Perot Museum$28.00$21.00
Reunion Tower$18.00$9.00
Sixth Floor Museum$18.00$14.00
George W. Bush Library$16.00$10.00
Total Cost$80.00$54.00
Dallas CityPASS$51.00$35.00
Savings ($)$29.00$19.00
Savings (%)36%35%

And here’s how the math works for that same adult and child visiting the Dallas Zoo instead. 

Dallas CityPASS AttractionAttraction Website - Adult TicketAttraction Website - Child Ticket
Perot Museum$28.00$21.00
Reunion Tower$18.00$9.00
Sixth Floor Museum$18.00$14.00
Dallas Zoo$8.00$8.00
Total Cost$72.00$52.00
Dallas CityPASS$51.00$35.00
Savings ($)$21.00$17.00
Savings (%)29%33%

The CityPASS website touts a savings of 38% when visiting the four most popular Dallas attractions, but here’s how the math worked out for us:

  • Selecting the George W. Bush Presidential Library over the Dallas Zoo, we saved 36% through the adult CityPASS ticket and 35% via the child CityPASS ticket.
  • Opting for the Dallas Zoo instead, we saved 29% with the adult CityPASS ticket and 33% through the child CityPASS ticket.

While I didn’t experience the same savings as advertised by the folks at CityPASS, who doesn’t want to save at least 30% on attractions while also skipping the line?

Pick between the Dallas Zoo and the George W. Bush Library when you purchase a CityPASS in Dallas TX.
When you explore Dallas with a CityPASS, choose between the Dallas Zoo and the George W. Bush Presidential Museum and Library. Photo courtesy of VisitDallas.

Is the Dallas CityPASS Worth It?

Yes! The Dallas CityPASS will save you at least 30% off the individual prices of the four most popular attractions when you visit the Big D.

How Do I Purchase a Dallas CityPASS?

If you purchase your Dallas CityPASS here at Everyday Wanderer, you’ll receive the same great rate available everywhere, but I’ll receive a teeny tiny commission to help offset the costs of running this travel website. Thank you for your support!

What Other Cities Offer CityPASS?

If you are traveling to one of these other North American cities, you can save on the most popular attractions with a CityPASS:

Have You Explored Dallas with a CityPASS?

What attractions did you visit when you went to the Big D? Did the CityPASS in Dallas TX save you money on the sights you wanted to explore? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.

Does the Dallas CityPASS save you money on Dallas Texas things to do? We compared the CityPASS Dallas to the online ticket prices of these Dallas attractions. If these attractions in Dallas like the Perot Museum of Dallas, Dallas Zoo, Sixth Floor Museum Dallas, Reunion Tower Dallas, George W Bush Library, or Perot Museum of Nature and Science are on your Texas vacation, Texas roadtrip, or Texas travel list, then you'll want to check it out. #dallas #texas #us #usa #travel
Does the Dallas CityPASS save you money on Dallas Texas things to do? We compared the CityPASS Dallas to the online ticket prices of these Dallas attractions. If these attractions in Dallas like the Perot Museum of Dallas, Dallas Zoo, Sixth Floor Museum Dallas, Reunion Tower Dallas, George W Bush Library, or Perot Museum of Nature and Science are on your Texas vacation, Texas roadtrip, or Texas travel list, then you'll want to check it out. #dallas #texas #us #usa #travel
Does the Dallas CityPASS save you money on Dallas Texas things to do? We compared the CityPASS Dallas to the online ticket prices of these Dallas attractions. If these attractions in Dallas like the Perot Museum of Dallas, Dallas Zoo, Sixth Floor Museum Dallas, Reunion Tower Dallas, George W Bush Library, or Perot Museum of Nature and Science are on your Texas vacation, Texas roadtrip, or Texas travel list, then you'll want to check it out. #dallas #texas #us #usa #travel

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3 thoughts on “Dallas CityPASS: Save Big on the Best Attractions in the Big D”

  1. Rodes On The Road

    This article is so helpful and I stumble this in time. I’ll be using this guide for visiting Dallas. Thanks for putting this altogether.

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