Dallas Is Tops

Dallas Arts District hailed as one of best in America

Dallas Arts District hailed as one of best in America

Nasher Sculpture Center garden
The Nasher Sculpture Center is just one of the reasons the Dallas Arts District is considered one of the best arts districts in the country. Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center

The treasures that the Dallas Arts District holds are no secret to anyone who lives here, and now the rest of the nation is taking notice. The Dallas Arts District was named one of the 10 best in the United States by USA Today.

The area's major attractions include the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Belo Mansion, Meyerson Symphony Center, Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre and Dallas City Performance Hall.

Dallas was praised for having so many arts venues in a concentrated area, with several of them being designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects. Dallas also stands out as being comprised solely of arts venues and museums, as opposed to some other districts which are comprised mostly of art galleries and shops.

The list stopped short of actually ranking the 10 cities, choosing the safe route of just putting them in them in alphabetical order. The other nine cities included Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh and San Diego.