Things to do in Dallas
If it's football season, a Dallas Cowboys game lets you hang out with the locals. If you grew up watching soaps rather than sports, then a visit to Southfork might be the highlight of your trip. The ranch that was the Ewings' home on Dallas has a small museum dedicated to the show. Other sights to see in Dallas include:
The Arts District. On the border between Uptown and Downtown, the country's largest arts district includes the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and opera and symphony spaces.
Texas State Fair. If you are visiting in late September or October, the Texas state fair is, of course, this being Texas, one of the country's largest such fairs. Take a look at exhibitions of art and produce and then eat funnel cakes and other foods you may regret.
The Sixth Floor Museum. Lee Harvey Oswald fired the fatal shots that killed President Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository and it now houses a museum that covers the events of the fateful day in November 1963, its legacy, and even the many conspiracy theories around Kennedy's assassination.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a 10-arce complex set within the Dallas Arts District. Included in the center is the contemporary, 2,300-seat Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House as well as the vertically innovative, 12-story Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.
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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.
Open Thursday through Sunday nights only, PM Nightlife is billed as an "underground lounge" that caters to the well-heeled set. The interior is filled with metallic hues of gold, silver, and copper accented by bright red rugs and lighting.
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.
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