Dallas/Ft. Worth

Things to do in Dallas/Ft. Worth

Named in honor of Dallas arts supporter Morton H. Meyerson, who donated $10 million toward its erection, the stunning Symphony Center is located in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas. This concert hall’s circular design, accented with sharp, square angles, was completed by architect I. M.

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Situated in the heart of the Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center showcases what was once the private collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher.

With more than 25 years of experience, American Express Travel agent Kathy Hannon specializes in both ski trips and family travel.

Every year, just two miles East of downtown Dallas, Fair Park hosts one of the largest state fairs in the United States, a Texas-sized affair that welcomes well over two million visitors.

A travel specialist for Rudi Steele, Margery Hunter has been whisking travelers around the globe for more than 20 years. Dallas-based Hunter has been named as one of the Top 125 agents in the world by Travel and Leisure several times, and her area of expertise includes Chile and New Zealand.

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Instead of loading up on multiple vintages of classified-growth Bordeaux and Napa Valley trophy wines, the adventurous wine director here features more challenging bottlings from obscure locations and made from indigenous grapes.

In 1992, Robert Ozarow moved from New York to Dallas to work for an investment bank, but two years later he launched Empire Baking Company with his wife Meadors Moore.

Tadao Ando’s five glass pavilions form a Modernist trilogy with Louis Kahn’s Kimball Art Museum across the street and Philip Johnson’s Amon Carter Museum nearby.

Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, who pioneered preventive medicine and literally coined the term "aerobics," created the home base for his Wellness Program inside this 30-acre facility in 1985.

Because of their dual love for haute couture and everyday fashion, Jackie Bolin, Liz Thompson, and Elizabeth O'Mahony joined together and opened V.O.D. Boutique in Dallas' trendy Victory Park development.

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Though the Dallas Museum of Art was established in 1903, the massive 370,000-square-foot location designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and positioned in the burgeoning Arts District did not become the museum's permament home until 1984.