Dallas is the second largest city in Texas and the center of the state’s largest metropolitan area, the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, is in the north central portion of the state. It is home to the Dallas Mavericks and you’ll regularly be reminded of its mass enthusiasm for the team. A shopper’s paradise, it has more shopping centers per capita than any other city in the US.
Places To Visit In Dallas USA
Places To Travel IN Dallas, United States
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66-acre (267,000 m²) botanical garden located at 8617 Garland Road in east Dallas, Texas (USA), on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake.
The arboretum is a series of gardens and fountains with a view of the lake and the downtown Dallas skyline. The majority of the grounds were once part of a 44-acre (18 ha) estate known as Rancho Encinal, built for geophysicist Everette Lee DeGolyer and his wife Nell. Mrs. DeGolyer’s interests included her extensive flower gardens. The DeGolyer Home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1976, the DeGolyer estate has formed the largest portion of the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. The addition of the adjoining Alex and Roberta Coke Camp estate increased the size of the grounds to sixty-six acres.
The 21,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) Spanish-style DeGolyer Home was completed in 1940. The DeGolyer Garden Cafe/Loggia, located at the back of the DeGolyer Home, overlooks White Rock Lake and the tiered fountains and formal landscapes of A Woman’s Garden. Also located on the grounds is an outdoor concert stage, picnic areas, and set of kid size replicas of dwellings and other structures depicting prairie life in the “Texas Pioneer Adventure.”
In September 2002, Arboretum facilities were expanded with the opening of the new visitors center named for Dallas developer Trammell Crow. The center consists of a gift shop, meeting room, gazebo, and a patio area overlooking White Rock Lake. At night, one may view downtown Dallas with the skyscraper lights reflecting upon the water. The gazebo is named for Gisela Rodriguez and was financed in part by donations from her son Marcos A. Rodriguez.
Among the plants and horticulture is a collection of azaleas that includes 2,400 varieties. The Dallas climate allows visitors to find flowers in bloom year round.
The Lay Ornamental Garden was named for Herman Lay, co-founder of Frito-Lay.
Dallas Blooms is an annual festival featuring more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs, over 3,000 azaleas and thousands of other annuals and perennials spread throughout the 66-acre (27 ha) garden. Visit : www.dallasarboretum.org
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Dallas
The home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Meyerson Symphony Center is just as integral to the sound of the music as the musicians themselves.
Since 1989, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center has become a landmark on the Dallas skyline and the international press has proclaimed the hall “world-class, rivaling the great concert halls of the world” and is part of the Dallas Arts District.
The Dallas Arts District is a unique, 68-acre, 19-block neighborhood in the heart of the city. A rare jewel that is the centerpiece of the region’s cultural life, the District is home to some of the finest architecture in the world. The District is made up of museums, performing arts centers, restaurants, hotels, churches, and residences that are a center for world-class exhibits, exemplary cultural programming and much more.
The Meyerson Symphony Center is staffed and operated by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. To learn more about the OCA’s mission, programs, public art and City of Dallas arts facilities and cultural centers. Visit : www.dallasculture.org
Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park Dallas
Zero Gravity is a one-of-a-kind Texas theme park founded in 1992 with a single goal: to be the most extreme amusement park in the world. Twenty years later, that’s exactly what we are! Zero Gravity boasts five high-intensity thrill attractions, including such rarities as the Nothin’ but Net free-fall attraction. Our rides are popular amongst singles, couples and families, as well as corporate and leisure groups.
Zero Gravity is proud to boast a perfect safety record. We have gone to tremendous lengths to ensure the safety of our guests, and we enforce our safety restrictions vigorously. Visit : www.gojump.com
The Sixth Floor Museum / Texas School Book Depository
The Museum is located on the sixth and seventh floors of an early 20th-century warehouse formerly known as the Texas School Book Depository. The permanent exhibit features films, photographs and artifacts that chronicle President Kennedy’s life, death and legacy. Temporary exhibits can be seen on the seventh floor. The Museum offers monthly programs, special events and educational resources. While you’re here, we invite you to visit both Museum Stores and to explore the Reading Room, the Museum’s extensive library of books, audiovisual resources and artifacts. The Museum is open Monday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free audio guides are included with exhibit admission and are available in English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Japanese and a Family version (English only).
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum “serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. The Library and Museum accomplishes its mission by preserving and providing access to Presidential records and other donated collections, hosting public programs, creating educational initiatives, preserving artifacts, and producing innovative museum exhibits. Visit : www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu