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Where the
imagination soars

Dallas serves unforgettable experiences throughout the year – from live music and festivals to visual and performing arts – to showcase the best of local culture and global artistry, all within a short drive from campus.

Dallas Arts District

The largest contiguous urban arts district in the U.S. includes the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Crow Museum of Asian Art.

Great escapes, student approved

On a final-exam study break, SMU Mustangs Adam Czarnik ’22 and Jo Lew ’23 hit the Dallas Arts District to enjoy the best-ever grilled cheese sandwiches from Ruthie’s food truck, a spontaneous foosball match at Klyde Warren Park and an art museum trifecta.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Girl taking a selfie with the clock knot sculpture


Dallas offers so many things to do! Whether you want to explore museums, food, night life or anything you can think of, Dallas has it. I’ve loved seeing what there is to offer.

Amy Tippin ’22

Where you go to college matters.

You owe it to yourself to take advantage of remarkable growth opportunities through SMU and Dallas, an incredible university-city partnership. Visit us so you can see yourself here.

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