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CultureMap readers proclaim Perot Museum of Nature and Science the best gift to Dallas

CultureMap readers proclaim Perot Museum of Nature and Science the best gift to Dallas

Perot Museum
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science was voted the best gift to the city in 2012. Even though it just opened in early December, the museum received 47 percent of the vote.  Photo by Jerry McClure
Chihuly
The Chihuly exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum will be gone by year's end, but since opening in May, the glass sculptures have had a huge impact for the arboretum and the city.  Photo by Rod Lindley
Klyde Warren Park
Though it had a lot of vocal support in the comments sections, Klyde Warren Park came in third with 16 percent of the vote. The park hopefully will spur growth in downtown.  Photo by Jerry McClure
Perot Museum
Chihuly
Klyde Warren Park

It’s been a pretty busy year for the city, with museums and parks and exhibits opening left and right. We asked our readers to tell us which was the best gift to Dallas, and they responded emphatically.

We’ve got the results, and the tea leaves are telling us that the Perot Museum of Nature and Science won last week’s poll for “Best Gift to the City 2012” with a commanding 47 percent of the vote.

This was a three-horse race between the museum, the Chihuly Exhibit at the Arboretum and Klyde Warren Park. Chihuly came in second, with 28 percent. Klyde Warren Park grabbed 16 percent.

The park had plenty of support in the comments on the page and on Facebook, but it seems that didn’t translate to votes.

The poll, which ran December 10-16, also included the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the Dallas City Performance Hall and the Chinese Lantern Festival at Fair Park.

Even though the Perot Museum won, Dallas-area residents are the real winners. We’ve already enjoyed these new additions to the city's cultural landscape and look forward to many more.