Dallas Hotels, Attractions, and InformationDallas has grown from a tiny trading post on the frontier in 1841 to the most popular destination in Texas and the eighth largest city in the United States. Home to several Fortune 500 companies, over 600 high tech companies and six professional sports teams, visitors can enjoy modern attractions amid the downtown skyscrapers, attend one of the many professional sporting events as well as visit Old West attractions in this very popular destination area. The birthplace of the frozen margarita and the chicken fajita, tourists should make it a point to sample local Tex-Mex specialties while visiting this great city in the southwest.
Professional Sporting EventsIf you want to attend a professional sporting event, look for the sphere that dominates the Dallas skyline. The sphere is Reunion Tower and offers tourists panoramic views of the city. Close by is Reunion Arena, home of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association,
JFK Assassination AttractionsJust north of Reunion Tower is Dealey Plaza and The Sixth Floor
West End Historic DistrictA few blocks north of Dealey Plaza is the West End Historic District. Tourists can visit the more than 100 shops, restaurants, galleries, nightclubs and attractions here including Dallas Alley, an entertainment complex, and the Dallas World Aquarium.
Arts District, Fair Park and Dallas ZooThe Arts District is just north of the downtown
Mesquite Rodeo and Southfork RanchReal live Texas rodeos are held in Mesquite Arena located about 10 miles east of downtown. J.R. Ewing is gone but tourists travel twenty miles north to Parker,
Fort WorthIf you want to see real cowboys, drive 35 miles west from downtown Dallas to Fort Worth, a city that flaunts its Old West heritage. Also called "Cowtown," Forth Worth was the last major stop on the old Chisholm Trail where the cattle trade made Fort Worth a major city.
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