Dallas, the third largest city in Texas and the center of the states largest metropolitan area, is in the north central portion of the state. This populous city is home to the Dallas Cowboys and youll regularly be reminded of the citys mass enthusiasm for the team. A shoppers paradise, Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other city in the US. It is uncertain whether the city was named after George Mifflin Dallas, the U.S. Vice President under James Knox Polk.
Nick Names :
* BIG D
* Where the East ends
* Americas Favorite City
* Metroplex (with Fort Worth)
* Silicon Prairie
Driving distance and time to Dallas, TX :
210 mi ~ 3 hours 19 mins from Oklahoma City
36.1 mi ~ 39 mins from Fort Worth, TX
199 mi ~ 3 hours 9 mins from Austin, TX
241 mi ~ 3 hours 48 mins from Houston, TX
186 mi ~ 2 hours 59 mins from Shreveport, LA.
Map position is Latitude: 32.778 Longitude: -96.807.
The Dallas/Ft. Worth area is the fourth largest and number one fastest-growing (by population) metropolitan area in the US.
The city is sometimes referred to as the heart of Silicon Prairie because of a high concentration of telecommunications companies in the region, the epicenter of which lies along the Telecom Corridor located mostly in Richardson, a northern suburb of Dallas.
Dallas is rated as a beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network.
The citys prominence despite this comes from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, its position along numerous railroad lines, a strong industrial and financial sector, and its status as a major inland port (due largely to the presence of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the largest and busiest in the world).
Places of Interest
* The Sixth Floor Museum, dedicated to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, is located downtown in the same building from which Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired the shots.
* Dallas Museum of Art - Great works of art from eastern and western cultures, from all ages.
* Meadows Museum of Art.
* Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
* Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park.
* Dallas World Aquarium, Downtown.
* Dallas Zoo, in south Dallas.
* Zero Gravity Thrill Rides Amusement Park (Dallas Thrill Attractions).
11131 Malibu Drive, Dallas, TX.
* Cotton Bowl, 1300 Robert B Cullum Boulevard, Dallas, TX.
* Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
* Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
* Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201.
* Reunion Arena
* Southern Methodist University
* University of Texas at Dallas
* Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., Dallas, Texas 75210 US.
* Six Flags over Texas / Hurricane Harbor, 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76010.
* Texas Stadium
* Cowboys Stadium
* Victory Park also known as Victory Plaza, 2200 Victory Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75219.
* Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75207.
* Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Road - Parker TX 75002.
* Dallas City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas, TX.
* Old Red Museum of Dallas County, 100 South Houston Street, Dallas, TX.
* Angelika Film Center , 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX.
* Museum of Nature & Sciences Childrens Museum, 1318 South 2nd Avenue, Dallas, TX.
- Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas.
- Reunion Tower and the Trinity Railway Express.
- The spring and fall seasons are pleasant in Dallas, as seen in this March photograph from an Oak Cliff park.
- Snow on the campus of Southern Methodist University in nearby University Park.
- Dallas skyline from the Trinity River floodplain.
- American Airlines Center in Victory Park.
- The OU/TX Red River Shootout in 2006.
- White Rock Lake.
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