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Dallas Travel Guide

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City Introduction

Texas is the second largest state in the United States, and for many it is the epitome of the West with cattle farms, rodeos and large cowboy hats. At the same time, Texas is a state with lots of technology companies, modern buildings, fine museums and many sights, and you experience that right away when you come to Dallas.

Dallas gave name to the TV series with the Ewing family, and it still draws tourists to Southfork Ranch, located on the outskirts of town. Dallas was also the place where John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in 1963 as he drove in an open car through the city streets and along Elm Street at Dealey Plaza. The place is one of the sights of the city today.

If you want to get back to Dallas’ beginnings, Pioneer Park is a great place to start. Here you can see a fine sculpture group and a park that shows life in historic Texas. At the Old Red Museum you can take a closer look at the city’s history and development to this day. The city’s art museum is another good choice for a museum visit.

Dallas has grown along with Fort Worth, which offers its own sights, and there is also plenty to experience if you want to drive around the state of Texas or in the neighboring state of Oklahoma. A nice excursion can go to the state capital, Austin, where you can see the Texas State Capitol and Lyndon Johnson’s Presidential Library.

Top Attractions

Dealey Plaza, Dallas

  • Dealey Plaza: The park and square Dealey Plaza is called Dallas’ birthplace, but the place became world famous on November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was shot while on his way across Dealey Plaza. The spot where the shot hit Kennedy has since been marked with a cross on the asphalt.

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas

  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza: On the corner of Houston and Elm Streets you can see the building known as the Texas School Book Depository. It was from here that it is believed President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in 1963 when he crossed the Dealey Plaza in an open car. Today, a museum has been set up on site where you can learn more about what happened.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, Dallas

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial: The memorial to John F. Kennedy was erected in 1969-1970, 6 years after the assassination of the President, which took place in Dallas. The monument consists of a cenotaph, which is surrounded by a 15×15 meter/50×50 foot open space between 9 meter/30 foot high concrete walls.
  • The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden: On the shores of White Rock Lake, this arboretum and Dallas Botanical Gardens are wonderful experiences close to the city center. The area opened in 1984 and there are many beautiful gardens with seasonal colors and also lovely vistas in the tranquil oasis.

Dallas Museum of Art

  • Dallas Museum of Art: The Dallas Museum of Art is one of the largest in the United States, and here you can experience distinguished collections from large parts of the world. Among the many highlights are the ancient art of Egypt, Greece and Rome. Here are also works by Claude Monet, Jason Pollock and many others.

Other Attractions

Dallas County Courthouse

  • Dallas County Courthouse: In Dallas’ old courthouse from 1892, you can visit the Old Red Museum, which is a local history museum with depictions of the city’s history. The beautiful building was designed by Max A. Orlopp, Jr., and the style is the so-called Richardson Romanesque architecture.
  • Union Station: The first many railroads to and from Dallas were established with their own stations located around the city. With the construction of the great Union Station in 1916, Dallas’ railroads and train traffic were gathered in one place. In the building you can e.g. see murals of parts of the history of Dallas.
  • Reunion Tower: The Reunion Tower was built in 1978, and since then it has stood as Dallas’ probably most distinctive feature of the city’s skyline. There is a revolving restaurant and an observation deck at the top of the 171-meter/561-foot-high tower, which is shaped like a ball on top of four concrete pillars.

Hall of State, Dallas

  • Hall of State: In the years 1936-1937, the Fair Park in Dallas was the center of two major American exhibitions, and in the park, the Hall of State building was erected. It stands as one of Texas’ most beautiful art deco buildings, and there are plenty of fine stylistic details in the elegant exhibit building.
  • Nasher Sculpture Center: This sculpture center is located as part of the Dallas Arts District. Here you can see works by artists such as Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, and there are also outdoor installations.

Adolphus Hotel, Dallas

  • Adolphus Hotel: Quick description This hotel was built in 1912 by Adolphus Busch. He had it built as Dallas’ tallest building and as the finest hotel in town. The style was contemporary beaux-arts, and after several expansions, it remains one of the best hotels in Dallas.
  • Kirby Building: The beer producer Adolphus Busch built this skyscraper on Main Street in 1913. It stands as a good example of the high-rise buildings from the beginning of the 20th century. The former office building is today redeveloped into apartments.

Pioneer Park, Dallas

  • Pioneer Park: This is an interesting park established with the pioneers of the West as a model. You can see 49 statues of longhorn cattle and 3 cowboys in a scene that recreates the region’s old 19th century Shawnee routes. Robert Summers created the sculpture group, which stands in exciting contrast to the modern city around Pioneer Park. By the park is also a cemetery where you can see a memorial to the Confederacy and several other things.
  • U.S. Post Office and Courthouse: This large public building was completed in 1930 as a combined post office and courthouse. Following a major renovation from 2011, the majority of the building has today been developed as apartments.
  • Dallas Scottish Rite Temple: This is a 1913 building that was erected in monumental architecture as the headquarters of the Scottish Rite Freemasons.

Majestic Theater, Dallas

  • Majestic Theater: On Elm Street there used to be a number of theaters in the so-called Theater Row. Today, only the Majestic Theater is preserved from this era. It was built in 1920 as a vaudeville theater, and from 1922 films were also shown here.
  • Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe: This beautiful church was built in 1898-1902 by the Roman Catholic Church into what is today one of the largest Catholic congregations in the United States. The style is neo-Gothic, and the church’s name comes from the fact that it is not least a church for a large Mexican population.
  • Bank of America Plaza: Downtown Dallas, like many other American cities, is home to high-rise buildings. Of these, the Bank of America Plaza was built as the city’s tallest in 1985. There are 74 floors in the 280.7-meter/921-foot-tall building.

Winspear Opera House, Dallas

  • Winspear Opera House: In Dallas, there are several cultural institutions in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and one of them is this opera house. The modern building was opened in 2009 as the home of the city’s opera and ballet. There is a beautiful auditorium with room for 2,200 spectators behind the elegant exterior.
  • Crow Collection of Asian Art: At this museum you can experience various Asian art from i.a. Japan, China, India, Myanmar and Vietnam. The collections are quite varied and interesting to visit.
  • Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge: This bridge crosses the Trinity River and stands as one of Dallas’ famous constructions in modern architecture. The bridge was opened in 2012 and designed by Spanish Santiago Calatrava. It is 570 meters/1,870 feet long and is characterized by the large arch that forms the pylon of the bridge.

Day Trips

Southfork Ranch, Dallas

  • Southfork Ranch: The Dallas TV series once made most people sit in front of the television once a week. The story of the Ewing family and Texas’ oil wealth was based on life at Southfork Ranch. The ranch is open to tours and visitors who want to take a closer look at one of the world’s famous TV locations.
  • Fort Worth: Fort Worth is the name of Dallas’ neighboring town, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area is often mentioned as one metropolitan area. Fort Worth was founded in 1849 and developed as a railroad junction. There are several attractions in the city, such as the very charming neighborhood, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and the impressive urban space that Fort Worth Water Gardens represents in the urban space.

Austin, Texas USA

  • Austin: Austin is the capital of the state of Texas and has a population of over 2 million in the metropolitan area around the city. Probably the most famous building is the 92-meter/302-foot-tall Texas State Capitol, built in 1882-1888. You can also take a walk along Sixth Street, where old buildings form a nice setting for entertainment and dining. There are also many museums in the city such as The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library.

Shopping

With Kids

  • Science: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N Field Street, perotmuseum.org
  • Aquarium: Dallas World Aquarium, 1801 N Griffin Street, dwazoo.com
  • Zoological garden: Dallas Zoo, 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, dallaszoo.com
  • Flight and Aircraft: Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Avenue, flightmuseum.com
  • Railroads: The Museum of the American Railroad, 455 Page Street, Frisco museumoftheamericanrailroad.org
  • Theme park: Six Flags over Texas, 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington, sixflags.com

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In short

Overview of Dallas

Texas is the second largest state in the United States, and for many it is the epitome of the West with cattle farms, rodeos and large cowboy hats. At the same time, Texas is a state with lots of technology companies, modern buildings, fine museums and many sights, and you experience that right away when you come to Dallas.

Dallas gave name to the TV series with the Ewing family, and it still draws tourists to Southfork Ranch, located on the outskirts of town. Dallas was also the place where John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in 1963 as he drove in an open car through the city streets and along Elm Street at Dealey Plaza. The place is one of the sights of the city today.

If you want to get back to Dallas’ beginnings, Pioneer Park is a great place to start. Here you can see a fine sculpture group and a park that shows life in historic Texas. At the Old Red Museum you can take a closer look at the city’s history and development to this day. The city’s art museum is another good choice for a museum visit.

Dallas has grown along with Fort Worth, which offers its own sights, and there is also plenty to experience if you want to drive around the state of Texas or in the neighboring state of Oklahoma. A nice excursion can go to the state capital, Austin, where you can see the Texas State Capitol and Lyndon Johnson’s Presidential Library.

About the upcoming Dallas travel guide

  • Contents: Tours in the city + tours in the surrounding area
  • Published: Released soon
  • Author: Stig Albeck
  • Publisher: Vamados.com
  • Language: English

About the travel guide

The Dallas travel guide gives you an overview of the sights and activities of the American city. Read about top sights and other sights, and get a tour guide with tour suggestions and detailed descriptions of all the city’s most important churches, monuments, mansions, museums, etc.

Dallas is waiting for you, and at vamados.com you can also find cheap flights and great deals on hotels for your trip. You just select your travel dates and then you get flight and accommodation suggestions in and around the city.

Read more about Dallas and the USA

Buy the travel guide

Click the “Add to Cart” button to purchase the travel guide. After that you will come to the payment, where you enter the purchase and payment information. Upon payment of the travel guide, you will immediately receive a receipt with a link to download your purchase. You can download the travel guide immediately or use the download link in the email later.

Use the travel guide

When you buy the travel guide to Dallas you get the book online so you can have it on your phone, tablet or computer – and of course you can choose to print it. Use the maps and tour suggestions and you will have a good and content-rich journey.

Cowboy Hats • High-Rise Buildings • Dealey Plaza • JFK • Southfork Ranch

Overview of Dallas

Texas is the second largest state in the United States, and for many it is the epitome of the West with cattle farms, rodeos and large cowboy hats. At the same time, Texas is a state with lots of technology companies, modern buildings, fine museums and many sights, and you experience that right away when you come to Dallas.

Dallas gave name to the TV series with the Ewing family, and it still draws tourists to Southfork Ranch, located on the outskirts of town. Dallas was also the place where John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in 1963 as he drove in an open car through the city streets and along Elm Street at Dealey Plaza. The place is one of the sights of the city today.

If you want to get back to Dallas’ beginnings, Pioneer Park is a great place to start. Here you can see a fine sculpture group and a park that shows life in historic Texas. At the Old Red Museum you can take a closer look at the city’s history and development to this day. The city’s art museum is another good choice for a museum visit.

Dallas has grown along with Fort Worth, which offers its own sights, and there is also plenty to experience if you want to drive around the state of Texas or in the neighboring state of Oklahoma. A nice excursion can go to the state capital, Austin, where you can see the Texas State Capitol and Lyndon Johnson’s Presidential Library.

About the upcoming Dallas travel guide

  • Contents: Tours in the city + tours in the surrounding area
  • Published: Released soon
  • Author: Stig Albeck
  • Publisher: Vamados.com
  • Language: English

About the travel guide

The Dallas travel guide gives you an overview of the sights and activities of the American city. Read about top sights and other sights, and get a tour guide with tour suggestions and detailed descriptions of all the city’s most important churches, monuments, mansions, museums, etc.

Dallas is waiting for you, and at vamados.com you can also find cheap flights and great deals on hotels for your trip. You just select your travel dates and then you get flight and accommodation suggestions in and around the city.

Read more about Dallas and the USA

Buy the travel guide

Click the “Add to Cart” button to purchase the travel guide. After that you will come to the payment, where you enter the purchase and payment information. Upon payment of the travel guide, you will immediately receive a receipt with a link to download your purchase. You can download the travel guide immediately or use the download link in the email later.

Use the travel guide

When you buy the travel guide to Dallas you get the book online so you can have it on your phone, tablet or computer – and of course you can choose to print it. Use the maps and tour suggestions and you will have a good and content-rich journey.

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Other Attractions

Dallas County Courthouse

  • Dallas County Courthouse: In Dallas’ old courthouse from 1892, you can visit the Old Red Museum, which is a local history museum with depictions of the city’s history. The beautiful building was designed by Max A. Orlopp, Jr., and the style is the so-called Richardson Romanesque architecture.
  • Union Station: The first many railroads to and from Dallas were established with their own stations located around the city. With the construction of the great Union Station in 1916, Dallas’ railroads and train traffic were gathered in one place. In the building you can e.g. see murals of parts of the history of Dallas.
  • Reunion Tower: The Reunion Tower was built in 1978, and since then it has stood as Dallas’ probably most distinctive feature of the city’s skyline. There is a revolving restaurant and an observation deck at the top of the 171-meter/561-foot-high tower, which is shaped like a ball on top of four concrete pillars.

Hall of State, Dallas

  • Hall of State: In the years 1936-1937, the Fair Park in Dallas was the center of two major American exhibitions, and in the park, the Hall of State building was erected. It stands as one of Texas’ most beautiful art deco buildings, and there are plenty of fine stylistic details in the elegant exhibit building.
  • Nasher Sculpture Center: This sculpture center is located as part of the Dallas Arts District. Here you can see works by artists such as Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, and there are also outdoor installations.

Adolphus Hotel, Dallas

  • Adolphus Hotel: Quick description This hotel was built in 1912 by Adolphus Busch. He had it built as Dallas’ tallest building and as the finest hotel in town. The style was contemporary beaux-arts, and after several expansions, it remains one of the best hotels in Dallas.
  • Kirby Building: The beer producer Adolphus Busch built this skyscraper on Main Street in 1913. It stands as a good example of the high-rise buildings from the beginning of the 20th century. The former office building is today redeveloped into apartments.

Pioneer Park, Dallas

  • Pioneer Park: This is an interesting park established with the pioneers of the West as a model. You can see 49 statues of longhorn cattle and 3 cowboys in a scene that recreates the region’s old 19th century Shawnee routes. Robert Summers created the sculpture group, which stands in exciting contrast to the modern city around Pioneer Park. By the park is also a cemetery where you can see a memorial to the Confederacy and several other things.
  • U.S. Post Office and Courthouse: This large public building was completed in 1930 as a combined post office and courthouse. Following a major renovation from 2011, the majority of the building has today been developed as apartments.
  • Dallas Scottish Rite Temple: This is a 1913 building that was erected in monumental architecture as the headquarters of the Scottish Rite Freemasons.

Majestic Theater, Dallas

  • Majestic Theater: On Elm Street there used to be a number of theaters in the so-called Theater Row. Today, only the Majestic Theater is preserved from this era. It was built in 1920 as a vaudeville theater, and from 1922 films were also shown here.
  • Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe: This beautiful church was built in 1898-1902 by the Roman Catholic Church into what is today one of the largest Catholic congregations in the United States. The style is neo-Gothic, and the church’s name comes from the fact that it is not least a church for a large Mexican population.
  • Bank of America Plaza: Downtown Dallas, like many other American cities, is home to high-rise buildings. Of these, the Bank of America Plaza was built as the city’s tallest in 1985. There are 74 floors in the 280.7-meter/921-foot-tall building.

Winspear Opera House, Dallas

  • Winspear Opera House: In Dallas, there are several cultural institutions in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and one of them is this opera house. The modern building was opened in 2009 as the home of the city’s opera and ballet. There is a beautiful auditorium with room for 2,200 spectators behind the elegant exterior.
  • Crow Collection of Asian Art: At this museum you can experience various Asian art from i.a. Japan, China, India, Myanmar and Vietnam. The collections are quite varied and interesting to visit.
  • Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge: This bridge crosses the Trinity River and stands as one of Dallas’ famous constructions in modern architecture. The bridge was opened in 2012 and designed by Spanish Santiago Calatrava. It is 570 meters/1,870 feet long and is characterized by the large arch that forms the pylon of the bridge.

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