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Thanks-Giving Square

1627 Pacific Ave, Bordered by Bryan Street, Pacific Avenue, and N Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75201-3601
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Thanks-Giving Square is a place that inspires gratitude and honors the great American and world traditions of thanksgiving. Designed in 1976 by architect Philip Johnson, this island of serenity in the heart of downtown Dallas contains a landscaped meditation garden with cascading fountains and a chapel open to people of all faiths and traditions. Gabriel Loire's dramatic "Glory Window" and Norman Rockwell's "Golden Rule" mosaic are highlights of the art collection on display. Throughout the year Thanks-Giving Square hosts an array of events, exhibitions, and community celebrations that promote the spirit and unifying value of giving thanks. Visitor guide available in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Russian, Arabic. Braille/tactile signage available. The garden is open from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. every day. Due to long-term renovation projects, hours of indoor facilities vary and are subject to change (check the website for the latest information). Chapel of Thanksgiving: Open 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; Open 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday; Closed Tuesday. Hall of Thanksgiving (museum and bookshop): Open by special appointment only. Please call or email to inquire.
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1627 Pacific Ave, Bordered by Bryan Street, Pacific Avenue, and N Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75201-3601
Downtown Dallas
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1627 Pacific Ave, Bordered by Bryan Street, Pacific Avenue, and N Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75201-3601
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Many buildings in Down town reflect each other and here you get a nice impression, as we had, in winter time and with no clouds but so much sun... loved it!

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped by on Tuesday, don't go on a Tuesday when they are closed. We got to experience the water features and everything on the outside but could not get into the chapel because they are closed on Tuesdays. The pictures I've seen show a beautiful...More

Thank Maucieri1127
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Such a great idea in the middle of Dallas downtown. We came for the spiral chapel, and was also welcomed by the bell and water falls. This is a hidden gem and worth a visit!!! Parking is easy (has street parking place).

Thank UM-Ann-Arbor-SRO
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The plaza is a nice urban space with interesting architectural designs. Particularly the Norman Rockwell mural was impressive. I would not recommend going out of your way but it is interesting if you are in the area.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a great idea and a prime location. The design is interesting and evocative. But the buildings are closed and the displays seem unfinished. It's worth a stroll, but not a detour. It's not far from the "eye".

Thank profschiler
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

When we arrived, several small groups were gathered sharing conversation and food at the picnic tables and benches scattered around the plaza. The water trickling over the fountain/ waterfall added to the peace of the area. Etched glass panels quoted religious notables across the world...More

Thank travlndon
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This tiny park situated in downtown Dallas is packed with features. These include the Thanks-Giving bells, spiral chapel and a pretty water feature. A good place to take a few photos.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The chapel is beautiful and the location is great,however, it is across from a residential area and the smell of dog pee is overwhelming. Could be a lot better if people cleaned up after their pets.

Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Thanksgiving Square is a beautiful place in downtown Dallas. On Sundays, they have a church service for the homeless community of downtown Dallas and it's amazing to watch all the people who come to worship and come to eat and just everyone being together.

Thank McKinley L
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is some neat architecture if your within walking distance, would not recommend as a destination though.

Thank Corey J
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ltrosset
4 July 2015|
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Response from Noah J | Property representative |
There is no admission fee, but donations to the private foundation are accepted.
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