Dallas is the third largest city in Texas and the eighth largest in the United States. Dallas was officially founded in February 1856. Today, the population of Dallas and the surrounding areas is 6.3 million inhabitants. In this city, the leading industries are telecommunications, computer technology, trade, banking and energy.
The main attractions in Dallas are the buildings built in the Modernist, Neoclassical and Victorian styles. Historic buildings are concentrated on Swiss Avenue. In the center of this area of Dallas, there are protected commercial buildings dating from 1880 to 1950. Also the oldest building in the city, which dates back to the 19th century, is the Cathedral of Santario de Guadeloupe.
Dallas is famous for its grilled meats, which are made and offered with a variety of sauces. Hence there are such a large number of restaurants, cafes and eateries. In Dallas, the most famous restaurant is the Ritz-Carlton, which in 2009 was voted the best restaurant in the United States.
Dallas is also a city of culture and art. Here you can visit the Center for Contemporary Sculpture, the Art Museum, the collection of Asian art by Trammell and Margaret Crowe, the modern children’s theater. Dallas is home to one of the largest opera houses in the world – Morton H. Meyerson.
The most popular observation deck is located in the Downtown area, the location of which is the “Reunification Tower”. On the 50th floor of the high-rise building, there is a wonderful observation deck, which visitors can climb by a high-speed elevator. From a height of 171 meters, a wonderful panorama of the city opens; in clear weather, you can see the surroundings of Dallas.
The symbolic place for the city is the Pioneers’ Square, which is located in front of the town hall building. On this square, you can see an original sculptural composition that symbolizes the driving of cattle. This composition depicts 70 life-size bulls and cows, and three more cowboys, all cast in bronze.
Those who want to delight themselves with unusual entertainment should go to McKinney Avenue. An unusual tram line runs along this historic street, along which retro trams run. A ride on them will give a lot of impressions, the history of this tram route is very interesting. The old tram tracks in this part of the city were discovered in 1983 during the renovation of the street. The city authorities decided to restore them and put five old trams on the route, which are now a real historical symbol of Dallas.
The West End area is a great place to walk; many beautiful buildings of the late 19th century have been preserved here. Today, these historic buildings house popular shops and restaurants, as well as some excellent art workshops that many tourists visit as museums.
Dallas has dozens of interesting museums and cultural centers, one of the most interesting is the Conspiracy Museum. The exposition of this museum is dedicated to the loudest and most mysterious crimes, including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
There are more than 400 parks in Dallas, with a total area of about 85 square meters. km. One of the most interesting is the historic Old City Park, where you can admire not only beautiful plants, but also ancient buildings that were erected when the city was founded. Now this park is perfectly equipped for outdoor activities; you can ride a bicycle or walk on its territory. There is a lot of free space for active games and there are playgrounds for children.
The West End is considered the historical district of the city; several dozen buildings of the late 19th century have survived on its territory. Many historic buildings have now been converted into museums and galleries. The excursion program must include a visit to the Deep Ellum area, it is here that the Lakewood Theater is located. There are also several suitable places for hiking on the territory of the quarter, among which foreign tourists highlight the Bayran and Vickery squares. They are surrounded by a picturesque park area, there is also a botanical garden.
Park City remains a favorite resting place for residents and visitors, immediately behind which one of the main shopping streets begins. North of downtown Dallas is the Arts District, or the Arts District. The quarter got its name due to the abundance of various cultural institutions and museums. It houses the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Taetral Center and the Nesher Sculpture Center.