Top 10 Things to do in Dallas, United States

March 23, 2018 Randal Brittian

Dallas (/ˈdæləs/) is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city's population ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city's prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat; however, sections of the city are located in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. According to the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 1,197,816. The United States Census Bureau's estimate for the city's population increased to 1,317,929 as of July 1, 2016.
Restaurants in Dallas

1. Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

10995 Highway 22, Dallas, OR 97338-9343 +1 503-623-2749
Excellent
53%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
5%
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By Bluecatfish - Blue River, Oregon

Great, open Reserve. Lot's of wildlife, and hiking. Nice, imformative Gazebo for inside observation.

2. Left Coast Cellars

4225 N Pacific Hwy 99W, Rickreall, OR 97371-9771 +1 503-831-4916
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Left Coast Cellars

510 acre estate vineyard features a Tasting Room & Cafe with award-winning wines and wine-friendly food, including wood-fired pizza on weekends. Open Daily from 12-5 pm.

Reviewed By docbruce - Massachusetts

Left Bank has both shady, park-like outside tasting, and a comfy inside tasting room. We've been to a lot of vineyards around the world, and, unfortunately, although the setting is nice, we found the wines and the attitude were not as good as most others.

3. Van Duzer Vineyards

11975 Smithfield Rd, Dallas, OR 97338-9339 +1 503-623-6420
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Van Duzer Vineyards

Van Duzer Vineyards is an Oregon family winery with vineyard s that benefit from the unique microclimate created by Oregon's Van Duzer Corridor. The corridor is a break in the coastal mountain range that allows cool maritime breezes to flow into the Willamette Valley. These conditions and Van Duzer's signature winemaking style result in wines with bright fruit character, genero us complexity and pleasing balance. The Thoma family practices sustainable farming on the vineyards and has b een endorsed by internationally recognized LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe.

Reviewed By Katie G

I truly enjoy all the Van Duzer wines but the Pinot Noir’s are the best! A lovely tasting room with large patio overlooking the Willamette Valley. The staff is always extremely friendly every time we visit. Great place to stop and wine taste on a road trip or plan a day to meet up with family/friends. Bring your own picnic lunch to pair with one of their many wine selections and enjoy the stunning view of pacific northwest landscape.

4. Eola Hills Wine Cellars

501 S Pacific Hwy, Rickreall, OR 97371-9728 +1 503-623-2405
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Eola Hills Wine Cellars

The Eola Hills Winery combines a scenic environment with a range of affordable and palatable wines.

Reviewed By hereinoregon - Oregon

Let me start by saying we have been coming to Eola Hills for years. Sunday brunches, holiday brunches and dinners all of which were amazing. Imagine our disappointment when we attended the Valentines dinner last night. One table with spinach salad, instant mashed potatoes, green beans, dry pasta with mystery sauce, and london broil. The food was not even hot let alone good. Desert was a piece of white cake. They did not even have the chocolate cake listed on the menu! Fine, if you want to start serving diner food then charge diner food prices. At $55 this dinner was a travesty. The one glass of wine included at that price was good but not that good!

101 Front St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3473 +1 503-540-0374
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 397 reviews

Salem's Riverfront Carousel

Reviewed By Marianne H

I took my neice and nephews. The loved it one more time Auntie one more time. I had to bribe them to leave. It was a nasty day or we would have taken advantage of the playground and the rest of the waterfront.

6. Jensen Arctic Museum

590 Church St W, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR 97361-1395 +1 503-838-8468
Excellent
40%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 5 reviews

Jensen Arctic Museum

The only museum on the West Coast dedicated to arctic culture, the Jensen Museum boasts collections of arctic art, tools and clothing.

Reviewed By markers - Salem, Oregon

It is important to note that this excellent, focused little museum is no longer located on the campus of Western Oregon University. In 2013 it moved and was absorbed into the larger Museum of Cultural and Natural History at the University of Oregon in Eugene, some fifty miles to the south. I have not visited the collection in its new location, so I am not certain if it has maintained its separate identity or has simply been absorbed into the larger museum holdings. I do hope it is the former, for the collection is rich and diversified (as other reviewers have noted) and represents the loving care given to it by its creator, the late Professor Paul Jensen, who spent a great deal of time in the Arctic regions and was a devoted friend and benefactor of the region and its peoples.

7. Johan Vineyards

4285 N Pacific Hwy, Rickreall, OR 97371-9771 +1 866-379-6029
Excellent
45%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Johan Vineyards

"We are diligent. Our wines are inspired. We believe Oregon is a special place to make wine and we believe in our vineyards. We admire Burgundy, but we are not French and neither are our wines. We are not certain why we do everything we do, but we can say with confidence that we love wine and feel compelled to be involved. The work of others in this field inspires us to continue our journey to produce distinct wines. In return we hope to inspire others with our work.

Reviewed By Bob S - Olathe, Kansas

This family owned winery has good variety of wines at reasonable prices and great staff. The owners (from the Netherlands I believe) display their love of family (as well as info on their pet cat) in the tasting room. Unlike many of the wineries in this area they offer a full range of wines from Sparkling wines to Syrahs. The tasting fee is more than competitive at $5 and can be eliminated with purchases. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable. We visit the Oregon wine country just twice a year and always try to stop at Johans and watch their family and business grow.

8. Minto-Brown Island Park

2200 Minto Island Road SE, Salem, OR +1 503-588-6336
Excellent
69%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Minto-Brown Island Park

Reviewed By Duane W - Salem

Minto Brown is great place to walk or ride a bike, lots of shade so its cooler and tons of wild life to see if you are out early. With access to downtown so much easier I don't recommend going by yourself at dusk or night but this is still an untapped resource for Salem

9. Chateau Bianca Winery

17485 Highway 22, Dallas, OR 97338-9315 +1 503-623-6181
Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Chateau Bianca Winery

Chateau Bianca carries on the fine winemaking traditions of a family who brought its customs from Germany to the West Coast.

Reviewed By CJRM - Portland, Oregon

I'd driven by this winery, vineyard and tasting room dozens of times before I finally stopped in. The tasting room sits in a renovated fruit stand, and is full of some surprisingly tasty wines. Of course they have a flight of Pinot Noirs... the best being the 2006... and a number of whites, including their Wine Enthusiast #6 wine in the world, their 2011 Pinot Gris. Both the 2011 and 2012 Pinot Gris are sold out and they were bottling the 2013 when I stopped by.
What I really appreciated was the knowledge and enthusiasm of the gal in the tasting room, and the Obsidian wines, made with fruit from Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley. Tasting is just $5, and you don't have to pay if you buy some wine. Stop by on the way to the coast and bring some bottled treasures home.

10. PuttSkee's Mini-Golf

1510 Monmouth Independence Hwy, Monmouth, OR 97361-1629 +1 503-838-5888
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

PuttSkee's Mini-Golf

Miniature Golf fun for the whole family. A full uniquely built 18 hole experience at affordable prices. We can also coordinate special events for groups

Reviewed By Louis S - Independence, Oregon

This is an 18-hole mini golf course that seems simple, but it is quite challenging! There are several choices of putters. It only costs $3 per person, and if you want to go around again, it costs only $2 per person. They have play 10 games and get 1 free punch cards. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. It is a seasonal, fair weather place. Hours are Sunday through Wednesday, 12 pm to 7 pm and Thursday through Saturday, 12 pm to 9 pm. There were 3 of us, and we got through the course in an hour.

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