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Address: 1627 Pacific Ave, Bordered by Bryan Street, Pacific Avenue, and N Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75201-3601
Phone Number:
+1 214-969-1977
05:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Downtown Oasis

Please find a few moments to visit this calming oasis. The chapel's stained glass ceiling alone is worth a short detour from your otherwise busy day. The architecture and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ken B
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Please find a few moments to visit this calming oasis. The chapel's stained glass ceiling alone is worth a short detour from your otherwise busy day. The architecture and lay-out are also noteworthy; however the grounds looked like they could use a bit of TLC. Conveniently reached by foot or DART.

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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth going through to be inspired to be grateful for blessings we have in our life. Beautiful stained glass. Inspiring quotes around you.

Thank Hobbs30
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Under restoration but still mostly accessible, Thanks Giving Square is a nice attempt to remind us of the simple act of appreciation of our blessings and the many ways mankind has of expressing it. It is right smack in the middle of the busy downtown but still a place of contemplation.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice serene spot! I enjoyed stopping and admiring the stained glass and also took a minute to reflect. Loved the wall where people wrote what they were grateful for and listening to the waterfall below as you exit. Truly Relaxing!

Thank ADDallas
Frisco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Thanksgiving Square is a quiet and beautiful little spot amidst the downtown bustle of business and life. If you need to unwind or have a quiet spot for collecting your thoughts or just enjoying some peace in downtown, you should go here.

1 Thank aliciamapp
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The square is not really maintained. I'm glad it's there though. Nice concept. I visited on a Tuesday and the chapel was closed. I've included a picture of the chapel times.

Thank Karen008
N. Ireland
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was a nice area in the city. Lovely to see the scripture on the walls. Nice little fountain area.

Thank RiceNI
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

When walking around the city, it's nice to take a quick stop here and admire the stained glass roof. Truly beautiful and relaxing.

Thank Caroline Z
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Nice spot to stop and view the Thanksgiving Gold ring and the chapel with beautiful coloured glass windows. Nice Park area too The downside is the gravel Dog area. Owners have not cleaned up their dog's poop . Considering there are bags and bins supplied the owners are lazy. It really detracts from the beauty of the area as it... More 

Thank Sandra H
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

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

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