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Texas Motor Speedway. Beeide Photography
Texas Motor Speedway. Beeide Photography
Dallas Downtown. Cedric Weber/Shutterstock
Dallas Downtown. Cedric Weber/Shutterstock
Cowboys Stadium. Ken Durden/Shutterstock
Cowboys Stadium. Ken Durden/Shutterstock
Building, Dallas. John Blanton/Shutterstock
Building, Dallas. John Blanton/Shutterstock
Dallas Skyline. Spirit of America/Shutterstock
Dallas Skyline. Spirit of America/Shutterstock
Stockyards. Chris DeRidder/Shutterstock
Stockyards. Chris DeRidder/Shutterstock
Cattle Drive. Chris DeRidder/Shutterstock
Cattle Drive. Chris DeRidder/Shutterstock
Dallas Public Transport. Natalia Bratslavsky
Dallas Public Transport. Natalia Bratslavsky

Dallas, Texas

Dallas is a large city with more than a million people in the US State of Texas. Since the 19th century, Dallas has been an important economic trading center and is today classed as a” beta plus” world city with a large number of companies here ranked in the Fortune 500. Dallas is also the city where John F Kennedy was assassinated on Elm Street in 1963.

With a modern skyline and some trendy neighbourhoods, Dallas is a vibrant city especially in the Downtown central business district. For history the best place to go is the Fort Worth Stockyards in the neighbouring city of Forth Worth. Dating back to 1890 as a livestock center, the Fort Worth Stockyards consists of entertainment, bars, nightclubs and shopping venues that capitalise in on the cowboy theme of cattle herding and rodeos.

While in Fort Worth don’t miss a NASCAR race at the famous Texas Motor Speedway. For more sports action the AT & T Stadium is home to the NFL Dallas Cowboys and the American Airlines Center is where you can watch the famous Dallas Mavericks play a home game of basketball.

There are plenty of great museums to visit. The Dallas Museum of Art, Meadows Museum and the George W Bush Presidential Center and Museum are the most popular along with the Nasher Sculpture Center housing one of the finest collections of sculptures in the world including works of the likes of Picasso and Matisse.

For Performances the Dallas Theatre Center, Texas Ballet Theatre and Winspear Opera House, which is home to the Dallas Opera, are three excellent venues worth visiting.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a must do for anyone coming to Dallas. With a series of fountains, landscaped gardens, sculptures and historic mansions, the botanical gardens come in as the top rated attractions for Dallas on Trip Advisor so it is highly recommended.

An annual event not to miss the State Fair of Texas held at Fair Park in September. Dating back to 1886 it lasts for 24 days with its highlight being the college football game between Oklahoma and Texas at the Cotton Bowl stadium.

For more holiday information on Dallas you may also want to visit the official Dallas Convention and Visitor Bureau website.

Skyline of Dallas Texas USA. Photo Andrew Zarivny/Shutterstock
Skyline of Dallas Texas USA. Photo Andrew Zarivny/Shutterstock
Aerial view over Dallas, Texas USA. Chad Palmer/Shutterstock
Aerial view over Dallas, Texas USA. Chad Palmer/Shutterstock