More than just an aquarium, this unique zoo tour starts at the canopy level of a rain forest and winds its way down past many types of animals and into the aquarium below.
Dallas Zoo, in Oak Cliff. Over 8, animals can be seen at this acre zoo. They won the NBA Championship. Dallas' professional ice hockey team. Gallery and outdoor display of significant modern and contemporary sculpture. SMU's main athletic facilities are on its campus in University Park.
The most prominent venues are Gerald J. Ford Stadium football and Moody Coliseum basketball. Dallas' professional baseball team is the and American League Champions. A must-see! But get your tickets early, sells out quickly on busy days. Kennedy, is located downtown in the same building from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots. It features a lobby on the first floor, after which only the museum on the sixth floor and the post-assassination themed exhibit on the seventh floor are accessible.
Note the gift shop is located in a different building. Kennedy and Dallas police officer J. Tippit, was arrested after a brief fight. Open daily, today it hosts a mix of repertory cinema and special events.
The world's only "Thrill Amusement Park" featuring 5 different extreme thrill rides. Most rides can be done with a friend, so everyone can achieve their adrenaline dreams together.
Open year round. Klyde Warren Park is the new heart of Dallas. The park creates an urban green space constructed over a section of the below-grade Woodall Rodgers Freeway, for 3 blocks between Pearl Street and St.
Paul Street. In autumn, the Texas State Fair is held at designated grounds southeast of downtown , vying with its Minnesota counterpart for the title of the country's largest state fair. Escape the city bustle for a stroll at this large park in East Dallas. Golf - There are a lot of wonderful courses in the Dallas area. The city boasts five municipal courses with reasonable greens fees. Of these, Tenison Highlands in East Dallas and Cedar Crest in South Dallas offer the best test of golf, and can be the most crowded, especially on weekends.
Go see a rodeo show at the Mesquite Championship Rodeo . Shakespeare Dallas, Harry Hines Blvd. Today, it is a treasured North Texas cultural landmark and the only company in the area that provides accessible programs for audiences of all ages. It has shows in various parks in the Dallas area Shakespeare in the Park , as well as performances in local schools Shakespeare on the Go , cultural centers and co-productions with local theatre groups Shakespeare Unplugged.
A fun and informative way to tour Dallas. Glide through downtown and see some of Dallas' famous sites. Flying and Floating Toys offers boat and jet ski rentals plus parasail rides and powered parachute rides at Lake Lewisville, just 20 minutes north of Dallas on I Exit Lake Dallas Dr. The northern suburbs of Dallas was given the nickname "Silicon Prairie" due to the high concentration of technology and telecommunication firms in the area, particularly around North Dallas and the suburbs of Irving, Richardson, and Plano.
In addition several major defense manufacturers, including Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter Textron, and Raytheon all maintain significant operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Dallas is also currently the third most popular destination for business travel in the United States, and the Dallas Convention Center is one of the largest and busiest convention centers in the country, at over 1,, square feet. Buy[ edit ][ add listing ] Shopping is big in Dallas and the city and its suburbs have more shopping centers per capita than any other city in the United States and is also home to the second shopping center ever built in the United States.
Many people come from all over the country to shop in Dallas' exclusive shops, including main street stores and boutiques, craft shows, antique shops, estate sales  , yard sales, flea markets, farm stands, and farmers' markets, as well as several very large shopping malls.
A bit further afield is Grapevine Mills in nearby Grapevine. Amazing malls can also be found in Frisco and other suburbs. Half-Price Books, . Used bookstore chain headquartered in Dallas, offering secondhand books, music and video, with offerings varying by location. The flagship store is in East Dallas , with one other Dallas store and nine more in the Metroplex area.
Neiman Marcus was founded in Dallas, supplying dresses and diamonds to debutantes and family scions. The downtown flagship store remains a popular destination for visitors and locals alike, and the NorthPark Mall location is the chain's most successful location. Groceries and other basics[ edit ] 7-Eleven convenience stores which got its start in Dallas are abundant and always open , but they have limited selection and high prices.
In addition the nation's largest discount store chain, Walmart, has several stores in Dallas most of which are also open 24 hours and some Tom Thumb and Kroger stores in Dallas are also open 24 hours as well. Due to its large expat and immigrant population, Dallas also features a large variety of ethnic grocery stores, including Indian, Korean, Japaneae, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, and of course, Mexican.
Eat[ edit ][ add listing ] Areas with high concentrations of restaurants include the following: Beltline Road through Addison and North Dallas , just north of I, has perhaps the most restaurants per-capita in the U. If there is a type of food you like then you can probably find it there. Greenville Avenue running north to south in East Dallas , has many restaurants along its length, particularly in Lower Greenville. McKinney Avenue, is the heart of Uptown , with a wide variety of quality establishments.
The West End in the northwest part of Downtown has a good mix of original local restaurants and successful chain establishments. Dallas has a good number of its own chain restaurants which have become quite successful in the area, offering unique local flavors.
Coffee shop chain with numerous locations throughout North Texas similar to Denny's. They also have free Wi-Fi and many locations are open 24 hours as well particularly on Friday and Saturday evenings. Cristina's, several DFW locations, . I was stabbed on the left side of my neck right underneath my ear.
I was stabbed in my left ribcage and my left arm and had a couple of defensive wounds, it looked like, where I tried to fight the guy off. Somebody found me on the side of the street and called And as the weeks and months after his assault would reveal, Dominguez was not the only victim. As in the assault on Dominguez, his wallet was not stolen.
Jarret Duke was walking home around midnight one evening last August after finishing his bartending shift. I just knew I was covered in blood and in extreme pain, so I just started yelling and screaming.
Someone in the neighbourhood had called Between then and now, activists estimate there have been about 30 attacks in the Oak Lawn area — a dozen or so unreported — all but one against gay men and committed by perhaps six to nine individuals. Police have made no arrests and seemingly have no suspects. Dallas police did not make a spokesperson available for this article. After a spate last fall there was a quieter period, but activists say there have been more attacks in recent weeks that have gone unreported.
Only two have been officially categorised as hate crimes: to be classed as bias —motivated the authorities require evidence such as the use of gay slurs. But whether propelled by hate, the intention to commit robberies, or both, the location and profiles of the victims suggest the perpetrators believe gay men are easy targets. Oak Lawn is an appealing neighbourhood near downtown and Love Field airport with restaurants and bars along its lively main strip, Cedar Springs Road, where Dominguez was attacked.
The residential side streets are quiet but on the main roads, pedestrian and vehicle traffic almost create enough of a buzz to muffle the rumble of the aircraft flying low overhead. After campaigners criticised the response of law enforcement and local business owners as lacklustre, extra patrols were introduced — both police and civilian — street lighting was improved and cameras installed.
In public meetings, most recently on Monday, officials said they are committed to protecting residents and solving the crimes.Held annually in the Spring. The way things are moving forward is really encouraging to me. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the award-winning Dragonfly offers what has been applauded as the best steak in the city in addition to innovative creations like Crispy Tuna Tacos with mango relish, the One Hot Chick chicken sandwich with a side of Volcano salt fries and the Supreme Pheasant Breast to name a delicious few. Take caution in Downtown after dark, especially on weekends. The best cocktail bar in Dallas, recently named among the best places to drink in the South by Imbibe Magazine. Dallas police did not make a spokesperson available for this article.
Police have made no arrests and seemingly have no suspects. The area is mostly popular with suburbanites and tourists out for dinner and a quick stroll around the neighborhood but has a number of bars as well. And as the weeks and months after his assault would reveal, Dominguez was not the only victim.
He woke up a couple of hours later in hospital.