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Thanks-Giving Square

1627 Pacific Ave, Bordered by Bryan Street, Pacific Avenue, and N Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75201-3601
+1 214-986-9900
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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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"stained glass"
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"peaceful place"
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"beautiful chapel"
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"gold ring"
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"beautiful ceiling"
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"worth a stop"
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"spiral"
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"thanksgiving"
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"downtown"
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"waterfall"
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"religious"
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"blessings"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have driven by this building for years. Such a cool shape. I finally visited it. It has nice grounds with several fountains. The building it self is a cork screw design with a chapel at the top. It has lovely stained glass in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was just walking along and there was a woman overlooking a wall about four feet high and I went over to see what it was. Below me, a park spread out with a water feature below me, a spiral building to my right (...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Dallas doesn't have a lot to offer to tourists, so this automatically becomes one. Nothing special about the place - but if you're roaming in Dallas Downtown on a not so hot dat, its worth a visit Recently discovered a ring shape Mural just behind...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Just about 2 blocks from the DART, even M trolly (believe called) leaves you 1 block away from this building! Went on a Saturday afternoon and was almost empty so great to have all the time and pictures described perfectly as on the photos! Very...More

1  Thank Virginia L
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

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!

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

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

1  Thank Maucieri1127
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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).

1  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.

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Reviewed 14 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".

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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

1  Thank travlndon
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ltrosset
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There is no admission fee, but donations to the private foundation are accepted.
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