To be the eighth-largest city and the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of 1,279,910. The ultra modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making the city the most pleasured destination. Take DFW International Airport in Dallas - the world’s third busiest airport - as an example. It offers nearly 1,800 flights per day and gives non-stop service to 134 domestic and 40 international destinations worldwide to and from the city.
Besides, Dallas is simultaneously business and financial center for the Southwest region, and home to the world's largest wholesale market. This is the reason why Dallas seems to be the most attracting place that tourists should come to visit first.
The fact that in Dallas there are so many interesting things to do as well as many places for visitors to discover. Tourists may themselves find out the reasons for these choices, but in this article, we also show 5 attractions that may help their choices easier.
1. The Dallas Zoo -
Founded in 1888, with 95 developed acres, The Dallas Zoo is the largest zoological park in Texas. The first impression for tourists, especially for the children when they put their feet to the Zoo, is the giant giraffe sculpture - 67½ feet tall – marking the Zoo’s entrance. Tourists will also have a great and exciting adventure here because the Zoo is home of 406 species, 1,800 animals (6,800 counting invertebrates) and 375 another species of marine and freshwater animals. Moreover, the ticket price is also very reasonable: $10.000 for adults (age 12 – 64), $7.00 for children (age 3-11) and seniors (age 65 up) and free for under 2 year-old children and all members of the Dallas Zoological Society.
2. The Dallas Arboretum -
The Dallas Arboretum is a lovely place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city! Only an $8 for admission and $5 for parking, it's really quite a steal compared to other major privately owned gardens. The garden offers excellent research programs and classes for planting for children and adults. Because it is a working garden, it is always nice to see the Horticulture Staff working so hard to keep the gardens beautiful year round. With the hope to make the city a beautiful blooming garden, now the Dallas Arboretum has about 2,800 specimens of flowers and plants.
3. Fountain Place -
As beautifully as the building is designed, with its green reflective glass facade, Fountain Place is one of the most interesting architectural structures that you have never seen before. The most impression is its exterior which was designed as a carvel with 10 sides. All of that give the structure a unique appearance from every direction. Fountain Place totally has 1.2 million square feet on 60 floors. The favorite thing about Fountain Place is the water gardens for which the building is named. If you sit and observe it long enough, you will recognize an interesting cyclical pattern repeat. It is a hypnotic and relaxing effect to get out of the noisy and dusty city.
4. The Sixth Floor Museum -
The Sixth Floor Museum is located on the sixth and seventh floors of an early 20th-century warehouse at Dealey Plaza in 1963, which is one of Dallas best museums and most popular attractions. Since its opening day on Presidents Day 1989, the Museum has welcomed more than 6 million tourists from around the world. People of all ages come here to seek information and understand about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and many interesting information that they want.
5. White Rock Lake -
The White Rock Lake is a 1.254 acre - reservoir which is located in East Dallas. The Lake is surrounded by White Rock Lake Park with 9.33 mile (15 km) trail for hiking, running, bicycling, fishing as well as sailing. You can have a nice afternoon you’re your friends or your darling when you rent a bicycle at a nearby shop (Bike Mart) and ride around the lake which was about 9 miles. The White Rock Lake is also the paradise for people who like marathon as they can runs from downtown up to the lake, around the lake, and back.
People can hold picnics at the lake and after that they can go to the Dallas Arboretum because it lies on the East side of the lake.