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Dallas and Fort Worth are as distinct as two cities can be. The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex offers an excellent range of entertainment and attractions. The Metroplex has a thriving nightlife, many sports teams, strong arts community, award winning zoos, aquarium, museums and historical buildings.
Downtown Dallas is the city's main nightlife district while East Dallas is home to quaint bungalows, vintage shops, wine bars, cafes, taverns and restaurants. The legendary Texas State Fairgrounds is located in South Dallas and is home to many museums and the Cotton Bowl. Close to the area are many hip restaurants, clubs and bars.
Located in downtown Dallas is the world class Dallas World Aquarium. The Meadows Museum of Art in the city has one of the most comprehensive and largest collections of Spanish Art in the world.
Fort Worth, too, has many excellent attractions like the Sundance Square; Sundance Square has 20 blocks of historic buildings, brick lined sidewalks, restaurants, bars and shops. The square is very popular with locals and tourists and the centre for festivals and concerts.
Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth is an impressive venue, showcasing theatrical performances, musicals and concerts. Fort Worth Stockyards is a historic location and a centre for true Texas nightlife and a weekly rodeo. The rodeo attracts competitors each week from all over the country.
Fort Worth is home to several excellent museums like the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Kimbell Art Museum that has a collection dating back to 3000 BC.
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holidays - Top Places To Go
|1. Old City Park
1717 Gano Street, Dallas
|What is it? The city of Dallas' history is preserved in a
living museum nestled in 13 wooded acres just south of downtown,
known as Old City Park. This historical village consists of 38
buildings and houses, including a working farm, elegant Victorian
homes, a school, church and a bank that is alleged to have been
robbed by Bonnie and Clyde, all dating from between 1840 and 1910.
All the structures in this recreated turn-of-the-century village
have been collected from various locations in and around Dallas,
and restored and re-assembled here.
Hours of Operation: Old City Park is open year round Tuesday to Saturday
10am to 4pm, and Sunday noon to 4pm (closed Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's
Phone:Ticket office: (214) 428 5448; Main office: (214) 421
|2. Sixth Floor Museum
411 Elm Street, Dealey Plaza, Dallas
|What is it? The assassination of President John F.
Kennedy is commemorated in the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
where the 1963 shooting took place. Most chilling of the exhibits
is the window area in the former Texas School Book Depository
building from where sniper Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired the
fatal shots at the 35th President's motorcade. The museum also
documents Kennedy's life and legacy, featuring more than 20,000
artefacts and a large amount of archival material. A granite marker
at the corner of Houston and Main Streets outside shows where
Kennedy was assassinated and a memorial stands in nearby John F.
Kennedy Plaza. Visitors to the museum can also view the Zapruder
film of the assassination.
Hours of Operation: Daily 9am to 6pm; closed Christmas Day
Phone:(214) 747 6660
|3. Fort Worth Stockyards
121 E Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth
|What is it? Fort Worth is THE place to experience the
romance and mystique of the American Wild West, and the Stockyards
National Historic District is the ideal place to start. The
district encompasses 15 blocks packed full of exciting "Cowtown"
attractions, from rodeos to cattle drives, country music shows,
shops selling genuine cowboy gear, saloons and Texan diners, and
the 'Tarantula Train' steam railway on which regular re-enactments
of a train robbery are performed. The Stockyard District is also
the venue for several annual festivals and western events and home
to the world-famous Billy Bob's Honky Tonk.
Hours of Operation: Daily cattle drives at 11am and 4.30pm. Various other
events at different times
Phone:(817) 624 4741
holidays - Top Events
|1. North Texas Irish Festival
|What is it? Over the past quarter of a century the North
Texas Irish Festival has become a March tradition in Dallas.
Featuring more than 50 different bands, a blend of traditional and
modern Celtic groups and solo artists, it is now the largest
musical festival in the state. Along with the music and dance
performances comes a wide variety of exhibitors, workshops, plays
and demonstrations. It is not all Irish, either. Local Scottish
clans join in, demonstrating the strong bonds between Irish and
Scottish heritage with the popular 'Scottish Village'. In 2007, the
festival will turn 25 years and organisers will be applying
relevant themes around the 'green turning
Where is it? Fair Park
|2. National Championship Indian Pow Wow
|What is it? This annual Indian Pow Wow has been a
highlight of the Dallas calendar for more than 40 years. Several
hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across
the United States, take part in the two-day Pow Wow. Colourful
tribal dance contests, Indian arts and crafts, tepees, ceremonies,
food booths and much more characterise this event that not only
brings tribes together, but provides an intriguing insight for
visitors into Native American culture. Most popular are the dance
contests in which dancers, clad in feathers, buckskin, bells and
beads, compete for prizes in 18 different categories, in age groups
ranging from toddlers to grannies. Admission to the event is free.
For more information, call (972) 647 2331.
Where is it? Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie
|3. State Fair of Texas
|What is it? The State Fair of Texas is more than just an
event; having run since 1886 it is one of the oldest and most
revered traditions in the Lone Star State, along with cotton candy
and corndogs. 'Big Tex', a towering friendly-faced animated cowboy
figure, greets the crowds who flock to the 23-day fair which offers
an abundance of exhibits, entertainment, livestock events,
contests, fun rides (including the massive Texas Star ferris wheel)
and parades. For more information call (214) 421 8715 or email
Where is it? Fair Park
|4. Deep Ellum Arts Festival
|What is it? The Deep Ellum Entertainment District is the
hottest and most happening neighbourhood in downtown Dallas and a
fitting setting for the adult-oriented street-party styled annual
arts festival, which draws more than 100,000 devotees over the
three-day run. The festival features three outdoor stages with
non-stop band performances, numerous diverse visual arts
exhibitions from murals to 'art cars', fashion shows, a pet parade
and a poetry circus. Admittance to the three day festival is free.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is it? Deep Ellum Entertainment District on Main Street between
Good Latimer and Hall Streets