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Dallas, Texas, USA

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Dallas Overview

When one speaks of Dallas, it’s usually images of oil and lavish mansions that come to mind. Dallas is that and so much more. It’s a city of grandiose architecture and many interesting sights to discover. Dallas is home to jazz and blues, and is also home to champion sports teams and talented artists.

Dallas has gained its status as a major inland port within the United States. It’s also been named a “gamma” city, which means it’s an important part of the world’s economy.

Dallas’ climate is a major factor in the State’s beauty. Vibrant colored flowers grow around the beds of the river. These bluebonnets and Indian blooms are then planted around major highways giving the city a vibrant look.

Dallas architecture dates to early 19th and 20th centuries, but the newer construction is from the modernist period. A prime example of it is the Bank of America Plaza and the Renaissance Tower. Other magnificent icons include the Kirby building boasting unique Gothic style. A stroll down Swiss Avenue gives visitors a feel for Dallas’ history. The streets are lined with Victorian homes once owned by important personalities.

Dallas cuisine is another outstanding feature that makes this city a great travel destination. It’s famous for great barbecues, authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex gastronomy. A frozen Margarita and guacamole salad will make any visitors’ afternoon a delight. Follow with a superb dinner at a famous steak restaurant and you have it made. Dallas is home to the best steak restaurants in the country.

Walk off that hardy meal with a visit to any of the numerous museums and galleries. The Dallas Museum of Art is a favorite. It houses the most complete collection of art from the Americas. It also houses interesting collections of lost civilizations like the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs.

The Museum of Natural History is another must. It covers the history of the state of Texas dating back millions of years. And of course, no visit to Dallas would be complete without browsing through the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza which dedicates its displays to the life and death of President John F. Kennedy.

Don’t miss out on a visit to Deep Ellum. This is a section of Dallas that serves as the home for artists and studio owners. It’s also a major hub of jazz and blues. Famous artists like Blind Lemon and Bessie Smith have performed at many of the areas’ restaurants and clubs.

Dallas is not just a city with amazing architecture. The city has 406 parks and scenic lakes. The Dallas Horticultural Center is known for its seven acres of landscaped beauty. Many of the plant varieties seen here boast medicinal and curative qualities. There’s a special garden with over 300 varieties of iris.

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