11. Ice skating at the Galleria is why there are holidays
While the mall’s ice rink is open year-round, it’s during the Christmas season that the rink feels the most fun. In the center is the tallest indoor holiday tree in the country (four stories or 95ft tall) and the rink is filled with novice skaters. Did you know that more skaters circle the Galleria’s tree than the one in Rockefeller Center in NYC? It’s true!
12. You can pose for a picture with the gigantic eyeball
If you’re at the Joule Hotel and couldn’t take the plunge in the pool, walk across the street and make sure to get your picture taken next to "Eye," the seven-story tall gigantic, bloodshot eyeball. A sculpture by world-renowned artist Tony Tassert, it was brought to Dallas by Joule owner Tim Headington. It’s definitely worth seeing, if for no other reason than seeing if you can then avoid having eyeball-related nightmares that night.
13. You'll pay your respects to a legendary bluesman
The undisputed king of blues is Robert Johnson, and before he sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads, he recorded some of his most iconic songs at 508 Park Ave. Eric Clapton also recorded portions of his Johnson tribute album there. The building sat abandoned for decades and narrowly missed the wrecking ball. But it was saved, and is now in the process of being renovated and restored to reclaim its history. Just don’t make any deals with the devil while you’re there.