Discover the land of Big Steers - Dallas
The land of big steers, big ranches and big hats, Dallas is perhaps better known for the TV show named after it than it is for the actual city. However, if you actually visit the city of Dallas in Texas, you will find very little cattle. Dallas is the ninth-largest city in the United States and when you visit the city, you'll soon see just how large this industrialized mecca is. But be assured, you'll still be able to buy that big cowboy hat if that is what you're after.
After you have checked in at your Dallas hotel, there is plenty for the average visitor to do in Dallas. Those with a keen interest in the assassination of JFK may like to visit the Sixth Floor Museum, the Conspiracy Museum and the Texas School Book Depository. Doing so will enable them to find out more about JFK, his assassination and the spot where Lee Harvey Oswald shot the President from. For art lovers, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Centre are both fine attractions. While the museum features a wide selection of exhibits that focus on art through the ages from all over the world, the sculpture centre features more than 300 sculptures by numerous great artists from the 20th century. If you're looking for something a bit different, Fair Park features museums, flea markets, live performances and marked walking trails. Or you might try the Old City Park which is a park featuring some 37 historic buildings.
Whether you are travelling with children or not, the Dallas World Aquarium is a must. Featuring a 22 000 gallon tunnel, the Aquarium provides a somewhat unique experience. The Dallas Zoo features creatures from Africa, animals from the North as well as a Children's Zoo. Science Place has a planetarium, an IMAX theatre and a wealth of other exhibits - many of which encourage children to get more involved in the world of science. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to spend an afternoon and allows you to walk through well-manicured gardens. Nature lovers should not miss the opportunity to spend time at White Rock Lake Park. Considered by many to be the jewel of the city, this 1015-acre park is a great place for running, hiking, bird watching and fishing.
At the end of the day, visitors can relax and take in a meal at any of the many great Dallas restaurants. Or you might choose to check in at your five star hotel in Dallas and enjoy the many luxuries provided there. Whatever the case, you can be sure that you'll enjoy every day spent in the great city of Dallas!