Thanks-Giving Square
Thanks-Giving Square
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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. Visitor guide available in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Russian, Arabic. Braille/tactile signage available. The garden is open 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. every day. The Chapel of Thanksgiving is open 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day. The Hall of Thanksgiving is open by special appointment only. Please call or email to inquire.
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  • Bill K
    Cleveland, Ohio331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and Serene
    This square gives you such a great feeling. The public artwork is amazing to behold and the chapel on site is breathtaking inside with its stained glass. It is a great place to calm yourself within the bustling city.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 23, 2023
  • Learncpr5202
    Tillsonburg, Canada306 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    If you were in the area, make sure you put this on your list of places to stop. The grounds are well manicured and beautiful. Make sure you time it so you can enter the chapel and take a moment to sit down and reflect. A neat little spot in the middle of Giant buildings
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 13, 2023
  • Ace5150
    Nuneaton, United Kingdom116 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A vibrant spiral kaleidoscope of colours
    On my Tour of Dallas, our driver parked up and we visited several iconic buildings and monuments, including this place. Whitewashed on the outside, doesn't give up its secret until you enter. A place for quiet reflection and solitude with a mass of vibrant colours overhead. I visited on a hot sunny day, inside was lovely and cool and the brightness of the Sun enhanced the stained glass to its maximum. Lots of post-it notes available so you can write a message for others to see and was impressed with tourists home locations as far away as Japan, New Zealand and UK (me) Definitely worth a visit. Tranquil and serene.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 30, 2023
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Nated2519
Wills Point, TX868 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Very beautiful grounds. The chapel is beautiful. Only go on a nice, warm day. This is a quick stop, but it's worth checking out.
Written March 3, 2024
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KarenC0919
Bridgewater, NJ15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful stained glass in such a serene setting. We visited on a cold day so didn’t stay to enjoy the park right outside but it looked great.
Written January 29, 2024
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Ace5150
Nuneaton, UK116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
On my Tour of Dallas, our driver parked up and we visited several iconic buildings and monuments, including this place.
Whitewashed on the outside, doesn't give up its secret until you enter.
A place for quiet reflection and solitude with a mass of vibrant colours overhead.
I visited on a hot sunny day, inside was lovely and cool and the brightness of the Sun enhanced the stained glass to its maximum.
Lots of post-it notes available so you can write a message for others to see and was impressed with tourists home locations as far away as Japan, New Zealand and UK (me)
Definitely worth a visit. Tranquil and serene.
Written December 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Learncpr5202
Tillsonburg, Canada306 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
If you were in the area, make sure you put this on your list of places to stop. The grounds are well manicured and beautiful. Make sure you time it so you can enter the chapel and take a moment to sit down and reflect. A neat little spot in the middle of Giant buildings
Written October 13, 2023
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Lentara71
Houston, TX142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Nice place for reflection. The sounds of the outdoor water flows is relaxing. The chapel is a great place to meditate, relax, pray, etc.
Written September 30, 2023
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amyw2012
Birmingham, AL1,840 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
It was a nice place to walk through, but we didn’t stay long. I liked the messages throughout. There was also a homeless man selling items from his shopping cart.
Written July 7, 2023
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Bill K
Cleveland, OH331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This square gives you such a great feeling. The public artwork is amazing to behold and the chapel on site is breathtaking inside with its stained glass. It is a great place to calm yourself within the bustling city.
Written June 23, 2023
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Ossie
Kilkeel, UK218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A place of beauty, peacefulness and somewhere where you can take time to reflect on life and where you are and where you’re going. The little “Chaple” is simple and yet unique in its layout with all the lead glass windows spiralling up to the apex of the roof.
Written October 14, 2022
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restrapo
Montevideo, Uruguay408 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Thanks-Giving Square is a refuge of peace and solitude in the heart of downtown Dallas. I had no idea the Square existed. I was walking down the street visiting from out of town on business and came across the Square. I was drawn in. I spent about 15 minutes taking in the waterfalls, the tall trees, the inspiring messages, the bell tower and the well-placed table and chairs.Thoughtful design.
Written September 15, 2022
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Ajia C
Loveland, CO22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
It's was so beautiful and there was more to see than just the stained glass. They had a gorgeous mosaic wall, and this crazy circle thing that if you stood inside of it you could hear you echo
Written September 13, 2022
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