Places to Travel in Dallas

Dallas is the fourth most populous city in the United States and located in the state of Texas. Dallas has been one of the leading cities in the country throughout history through its oil and cotton industry.

The city of Dallas, has a population of more than 1 billion, was founded by the arrival of Spanish colonists. The city remained within the borders of Republic of Texas, which was established in 1836. Republic of Texas fell under the hegemony of the United States in 1845 and Dallas  became a city in the USA.

Dallas, called as "Big-D" among the Americans, is the one of the most important cities in Texas. When we mention Dallas, the things come to mind are cowboys, cheerleaders and the world famous Dallas series. The city, which consists of two separate parts known as Dallas and Fort-Worth, is located on a level area.

Rodeo Shows

Dallas, famous with its cowboys in America, is a place where you can see people walking around town, wearing mackinaw and wearing cowboy mane. The rodeo, an indispensable part of the Dallas culture, has become one of the city's most popular shows today. In the circumstances you should not leave the city before watching the rodeo show on your Dallas vacation.

You can book for the rodeo show online. People show great interest and purchase the tickets no sooner than putting tickets on the market and sold out in a short time. It would be wise to buy the tickets for the rodeo show in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the Stockyardsrodeo website for rodeo shows usually held on Fridays and Saturdays.

Sixth Floor Museum (John F. Kennedy Museum)

Dallas has a special place for Americans due to the Kennedy assassination took place (November 22, 1963). The place where the American President John F. Kennedy's assassinated is now used as a museum. The sixth floor of Dealey Plaza is the spot where Lee Harvey Oswald shoot the President Kennedy.

More than 40 thousand photographs, interviews and videos are exhibited in the museum. The life of John F. Kennedy, details of the assassination, the place where the assassin ambushed, and the used rifle, which has been kept since November 22, 1963, are among those exhibitions in the museum. The Sixth Floor Museum, has an entry fee of $ 16, is open between 10:00 and 18:00.

Pioneer Plaza Park

Pioneer Plaza Park, located in the Convention Center District in Dallas city center, is one of the tourist attractions. The large-park open to the public and the cattle sculptures within Pioneer Plaza Park are engrossing.

Southfork Ranch

Southfork Ranch is the popular destination point in Dallas, and the famous Dallas tv-series was shot in the 80's and 90's. The tv series introduced the lifestyle of Americans and cultrue of America to many countries, especially for those who watch the tv series during their childhood and youth. It is possible to learn more about the farm and tours on Southforkranch website.

Fort-Worth Stockyard

Fort-Worth Stockyard, one of the must-see attractions in Dallas, is located in Fort-Worth, in the northern part of Dallas. About half an hour away from the city center, the region lies  the famous spirit of cowboys of the city bare. Here you can roam amongst cowboys and eat a Texas steak burger.

Reunion Tower

If you wish to watch the city view, you can climb to the Reunion Tower, located in downtown of Dallas,  The 171-meter-long tower was built in 1978 and contains high quality and expensive restaurants in itself.

The Reunion Tower consists of three floors, and the top floor serves as an observation section. The tower, illuminated by LED lights in the evening, is one of the symbols of Dallas.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is a spectacular place where you can spend time on valuable objects. The Museum of Nature and Science offers collections ranging from space exhibits featuring 3D technology to dinosaur skeletons. You should add the musum on your to do list in Dallas.

Bishop Arts District

Art lovers should visit the Bishop Region in Dallas. This area, also known as the Bishop Art District, has more than 60 restaurants, bars and art galleries. Especially, during colorful wine festivals you can visit beautiful exhibitions of many art galleries after you have sipped your drinks in the bars or boutique caf├ęs.

Dallas World Aquarium

The Dallas Aquarium is similar to aquariums in many parts of America and Europe. The aquarium was established in 1924, was officially opened in 1992. While the first floor of the Dallas World Aquarium, consisting of aquariums and marine species, the second floor features a rainforest concept and a botanical garden including different creatures.

Dallas Botanical Garden

A similar kind of botanical gardens in all major cities is also found in Dallas. In the botanical garden has many different species of plants. The "Pumpkin Festival" is organized every fall season and within the scope of this festival, people builds "Pumpkin Village" made out of  75 thousand pumpkins.

White Rock Lake,  sits on the south side of The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden covers an area of 267 thousand square meters. The Dallas Arboretum, contains 19 different gardens, can be visited from 09:00 to 17:00 and the entrance fee for the Botanical Garden is 15 dollars.

Dallas Museum of Art 

Located in Downtown Art Distirct (Art Quarter), the Art Museum has more than 24 collections of works. The museum, which dates back from ancient Greek period to modern art history, attracts intensive attention with the artefacts of Greek, Egyptian and Roman period. The museum, where special exhibitions are organized, can be visited every day between 10:00-17:00 except Mondays.

Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo, the largest zoo within the borders of Texas state, is 4 kilometers away from the city center. Dallas Zoo, has different species including more than 2 exotic animals. You can feed giraffes, watch lions' dining, ride a horse, or pet goats. One of the most popular activities in the Dallas Zoo are freefall and bungee jumping at Zero Gravity Park aka Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park.

George Bush Presidential Center

The library, which was belonged to George Bush, the former president of the United States, and the museum's building, serves with the name of the George Bush Presidency. President Bush's 8-year presidential life, including 70 million pages of documents, 4 million photographs, and 200 million e-mails, is exhibited in the presidental center. An iron item remaining from the Twin Towers and the replica of Bush's Oval Office at the White House are contained in the center. The cost of the museum is $16.

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