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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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Dallas holidays - Top Places To Go

 
1. Old City Park
1717 Gano Street, Dallas
www.oldcitypark.org
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 Day) Phone:Ticket office: (214) 428 5448; Main office: (214) 421 5141

 

 

2. Sixth Floor Museum
411 Elm Street, Dealey Plaza, Dallas
www.jfk.org
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
www.fortworthstockyards.org
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

 

 


Dallas holidays - Top Events

 

1. North Texas Irish Festival

From 2007-03-02

To 2007-03-04
 

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 silver.' Where is it? Fair Park

 

 

2. National Championship Indian Pow Wow

From 2007-09-06

To 2007-09-08
 

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

From 2007-09-29

To 2007-10-22
 

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 pr@bigtex.com Where is it? Fair Park

 

 

4. Deep Ellum Arts Festival

From 2007-04-06

To 2007-04-08
 

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 info@meifestivals.com Where is it? Deep Ellum Entertainment District on Main Street between Good Latimer and Hall Streets

 

 



 

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