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Address: 1627 Pacific Ave., Bordered by Bryan Street, Pacific Avenue, and N Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone Number: +1 214-969-1977
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05:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Thanks-Giving Square is a garden, chapel and museum operated by the...

Thanks-Giving Square is a garden, chapel and museum operated by the non-profit Thanks-Giving Foundation.

Named "a great national shrine" by President Ford, it serves as a central meeting place where citizens from diverse backgrounds can use thanksgiving as a way to heal divisions and enhance mutual understanding. Historical displays and artwork tell the story of local, national, and international thanksgiving traditions.

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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Cool place... needs TLC

I remember when the tunnels beneath Dallas could take you from the Argon colored building to the San Jacinto tower... essentially Lamar to almost Good Latimer. I was disappointed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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Midlothian, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Gold Ring sculpture. Just stand in the center and speak something. It acts like a dolby speakers.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my opinion, this should be high on the places to stop by in downtown. It was so peaceful! Be sure to read the hours before visiting as they are limited, but my partner and I agreed that the time it was open was perfect for the best view of the stained glass. The colors blended together so beautifully and... More 

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Noah J, Guest Relations Manager at Thanks-Giving Square, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we are glad you stopped by! More 

Midlothian, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I remember when the tunnels beneath Dallas could take you from the Argon colored building to the San Jacinto tower... essentially Lamar to almost Good Latimer. I was disappointed to see that the tunnels are more or less neglected. Only one Mexican restaurant located inside the tunnel off of the park. The chapel was unkempt and there was no one... More 

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Noah J, Guest Relations Manager at Thanks-Giving Square, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. As stated on our website, the Hall of Thanksgiving (museum) is currently closed except for special events or special appointment. The Dallas Pedestrian Network / tunnels are privately owned and many of the segments have been closed in recent years. The City of Dallas maintains the tunnels under Thanks-Giving Square. We will be making improvements to... More 

Georgetown, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

if you are in downtown Dallas, then stop by Thanksgiving Square. It's a small park with an oddly shaped chapel. The inside of the chapel is beautiful. At the other end of the park is a bell tower with a half circle sculpture in front. It will not take long to visit if you're downtown. It's not worth a special... More 

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Noah J, Guest Relations Manager at Thanks-Giving Square, responded to this review

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The setting for the square and chapel was super - def worth walking round if you're passing by. However the chapel was closed and looked like it has been for a while despite the website openeing hours.

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Noah J, Guest Relations Manager at Thanks-Giving Square, responded to this review

We apologize for your disappointment. The chapel hours posted on the door and on our website are correct (11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday). On a few recent occasions the chapel did not open on time and we were not able to post an announcement. We hope you are able to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

What do you do with a small odd shaped patch of ground wedged between downtown high rise office buildings? You build a small interfaith chapel on it, put in a fountain and call it Thanksgiving Square. People who work downtown sit outside for lunch at Thanksgiving square when the weather accommodates it, but otherwise it's invisible to locals and not... More 

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Noah J, Guest Relations Manager at Thanks-Giving Square, responded to this review

Thanks-Giving Square has been called a hidden gem of downtown Dallas, and we are working to make it more visible to neighbors and visitors. We have recently installed new signage in multiple languages that better describes the history, mission, and design of the Square. We welcome all feedback from the community to make it even better. More 

Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The inside of this chapel is simply stunning. Absolutely gorgeous. It is worth the stop. And definitlely bring a camera.

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Noah J, Guest Relations Manager at Thanks-Giving Square, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Visitors are welcome to take photographs at the Square and we love seeing images shared with #thanksgivingsquare. More 

Denton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas is a serene and peaceful park right in the middle of the busy city. It is a shady, green oasis with scriptures engraved on the stone around it. Very impressive.

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Noah J, Guest Relations Manager at Thanks-Giving Square, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I love unexpected things. And to find such a place. An intimate thoughtful place. In the mist of the hustle of a large city? Way cool. In fact when my wife & I walked through the Circle of Thanksgiving...I had a bit of a spiritual experience. It was a moment of personal reflection and true expression of some of the... More 

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Noah J, Guest Relations Manager at Thanks-Giving Square, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your personal experience and beautiful photo of the "Glory Window." More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

There is always something magical (or spiritual if you are inclined that way) about a trip to Thanksgiving Square. Right in the heart of a bustling Dallas, in the near center of a downtown growing and changing, there is this striking spiral tower surrounded by landscaped grounds that include a bubbling rock fountain and many shade trees. I was there... More 

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Noah J, Guest Relations Manager at Thanks-Giving Square, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting during this important community event. We are honored to serve as a spiritual gathering place during times of memorial and celebration. More 

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