|Dallas City Facts|
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|Counties||Harris, FortBend, and Montgomery|
|Total Area||997.1 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||32.7828° N, 96.8039° W|
|Time Zone||CST (UTC−06:00)|
|Area Code||214 , 469, 972|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Dallas museum of art|
|Universities||University of north texas|
|Dallas Fort Worth International Airport||Addison Airport|
|Dallas North Airport||Downtown Heliport Airport|
|Love Field Airport||Market Centre H P Airport|
|North Park Inn H P Airport||Redbird Airport|
Museums: There are many fine museums located in Dallas including contemporary art, fine art, general history, and local history and culture museums. For instance, if you want to visit a contemporary art museum, then you can choose from the following beautiful museums Dallas Museum of Art, Pillsbury & Peter Fine Art, and the African American Museum. The African American Museum is an exquisite building made of ivory stone. It houses many beautiful exhibits of African-American culture, art, and history. One of the largest collections of African-American folk art is available here.
Amusement Parks: Dallas has plenty of amusement parks to give you the thrills that you are seeking including, SpeedZone, Adventure Landing, and Sandy Lake Amusement Park. At Sandy Lake, you can enjoy more than 20 rides such as a Miniature Train, Merry-Go-Round, Bumper Cars, and Zumur. There are plenty of rides for the kids as well as adults.
Beaches: If you love water sports, then some of the beaches that you can visit in Dallas are Lake Texoma, Lake Whitney, and Hidden Cove Park. Lake Texoma is a 93,000-acre water body in Oklahoma and Texas states. This beautiful lake, which was constructed in 1940, offers a plethora of recreation opportunities for outdoor water sports lovers. Its attractions include two wildlife refuges, two state parks, 54 US Army parks, many campgrounds, golf courses, and 26 resorts. The lake is also a prime fishing spot and has an abundance of all varieties of fish.
Outdoor Activities: For outdoor sports enthusiasts, Dallas offers many opportunities. If you love adventure sports, then you should visit Six Flags Over Texas. The best time to visit this is during the spring season. Your day there will be jam-packed with activities to take part in. An option available to the golf lovers in Dallas is Scottys Golf Park. This is a small, four-hole golf course, which offers a decent chance to practice your golf. Adjoining the course are a lighted putting green and a driving range.
Shopping Information: Dallas has some very fine shopping destinations including Colin Creek Mall, Galleria Dallas, and Grapevine Mills. You can find most of your daily needs here. The Galleria Dallas has been inspired by Milan Italys famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Its one of Dallas best and most popular shopping centers. There are more than 200 shops located in it. The mall also offers an ice-skating center, a private sport and social club, a hotel, cinema hall, and many restaurants. It is the only Texas shopping center to be named One of the top ten places to spend it all by USA Today.
Dallas Hotels are mostly concentrated in the northern parts of the city beside the North Central Superhighway and Interstate 635 and northwestern regions beside Interstate 35E. At the same time, more luxurious accommodations are available in the Downtown region. The best Dallas hotels are located in Irving, Arlington, Carrollton, Lewisville, Plano, and Richardson.
Some of the finest hotels in Dallas are listed below:
- Luxury Hotel Palomar
- The Joule
- Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
- Hotel Adolphus
- Hyatt Regency
- The Fairmont
- Hotel Lumen
- The Stoneleigh
Customs and Traditions:
Texans go out of their way to find excuses to celebrate, have get-togethers, and cook outs. Its a common sight to have entire blocks cordoned off from traffic in order to have a pub crawl, celebrate the 4th of July, or St. Patrick's Day. If there are no festivals coming up, Dallas will often create an unofficial one. If they are going for a football match, they celebrate before going for the match and have a tail gate party. There are jazz festivals, outlaw parties, in addition to a party to celebrate sweet potatoes.
Last Updated : December 07, 2013
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