Thanks-Giving Square
Thanks-Giving Square
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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. Visitor guide available in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Russian, Arabic. Braille/tactile signage available. The garden is open 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. every day. The Chapel of Thanksgiving is open 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day. The Hall of Thanksgiving is open by special appointment only. Please call or email to inquire.
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Rebecca B
Mount Pleasant, NC904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
This is a FREE place with air-conditioning that you can meditate, sit in silence or pray. It's whatever you want it to be for you. The bonus is the absolutely beautiful stained glass in the ceiling that you get to see. It only takes a few minutes of your time and it's worth it.
Written 29 March 2021
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restrapo
Montevideo, Uruguay425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Thanks-Giving Square is a refuge of peace and solitude in the heart of downtown Dallas. I had no idea the Square existed. I was walking down the street visiting from out of town on business and came across the Square. I was drawn in. I spent about 15 minutes taking in the waterfalls, the tall trees, the inspiring messages, the bell tower and the well-placed table and chairs.Thoughtful design.
Written 15 September 2022
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Bill K
Cleveland, OH332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This square gives you such a great feeling. The public artwork is amazing to behold and the chapel on site is breathtaking inside with its stained glass. It is a great place to calm yourself within the bustling city.
Written 23 June 2023
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Ace5150
Nuneaton, UK110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
On my Tour of Dallas, our driver parked up and we visited several iconic buildings and monuments, including this place.
Whitewashed on the outside, doesn't give up its secret until you enter.
A place for quiet reflection and solitude with a mass of vibrant colours overhead.
I visited on a hot sunny day, inside was lovely and cool and the brightness of the Sun enhanced the stained glass to its maximum.
Lots of post-it notes available so you can write a message for others to see and was impressed with tourists home locations as far away as Japan, New Zealand and UK (me)
Definitely worth a visit. Tranquil and serene.
Written 30 December 2023
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Learncpr5202
Tillsonburg, Canada313 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
If you were in the area, make sure you put this on your list of places to stop. The grounds are well manicured and beautiful. Make sure you time it so you can enter the chapel and take a moment to sit down and reflect. A neat little spot in the middle of Giant buildings
Written 13 October 2023
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Angela
Mayfield, KY224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
We went early in the morning when they first opened. It was very quiet and a good place for thoughtful reflection. Wish the thanksgiving hall hadn’t been under going remodeling. Definitely worth a visit to see the artwork and chapel.
Written 6 January 2022
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Lentara71
Houston, TX141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Nice place for reflection. The sounds of the outdoor water flows is relaxing. The chapel is a great place to meditate, relax, pray, etc.
Written 30 September 2023
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Priya Vin
Dallas, TX73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
Thanks Giving Square is an urban garden in downtown Dallas. It is meditative and serene space that inspires gratitude. Don't miss the Chapel of Thanksgiving, which is the spiritual center of the square. The spiral shaped chapel explores the unity and also represents the diversity of different faith and traditions. It is inspired by the Great Mosque, Iraq. Walk through the Ring of Thanks - a 14 foot ring made of aluminum and gold while being grateful for life's blessings.
Written 28 November 2018
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Nicemeany
Elmer, NJ1,230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Solo
Need a break from the city environment? Stop here to find peaceful solitude in a very serene setting. Make sure to go inside the chapel to view the beautifully design stain glass that towers above you. Yes, unfortunately it is a place where the homeless hang around in the plaza but let it be a time to reflect on how thankful you are for what you have.
Written 16 April 2014
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Teresa F
Johnstown, PA142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
The chapel is really brilliantly designed. The ceiling continues spiraling taller like a nautilus shell, and the stained glass is very pretty. I found myself lying on the floor to get the best view. The outdoor waterfall is nice, too. It is a quiet and introspective and peaceful kind of place. If you are not religious--and especially is you are no religious--you might really like this place.

It's true that the hours are strange and a little unpredictable. I believe that at this time on weekends the museum is open on Saturdays and not Sundays, but the chapel is open on Sundays not Saturdays. I would recommend looking up for sure what the current hours are before making the trip. It's also true that there are some people who seem to be living in the park. Also warned that some of the wheelchair access ramps are fairly steep.

In any event, I would highly recommend a trip into the chapel.
Written 24 October 2014
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