City of Dallas (Texas)

The city of Dallas is included to the state Texas and to the county Dallas County

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Dallas

Dallas is the ninth largest city in the United States, with a population of 1.24 million people. When combined with the neighboring city of Fort Worth, the two cities comprise the fourth largest metropolitan area in the entire United States. Dallas was founded in 1841 in the state of Texas due to its key location near several major railroad lines, and became historically important due to its oil and cotton industries. Today, its large economy focuses on banking, energy, transportation, telecommunications, healthcare, medical research, and computer technology. The city is famous for being the city where U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963. Its downtown area features several skyscrapers, many over 700 ft (210 m) high, such as Fountain Place and the Renaissance Tower. It is also the home of the annual State Fair of Texas, which brings approximately 3 million people to the city for 24 days of food, music, attractions, and other festivities.

Points of interests / things to see

Fair Park

Fair Park is a 277 acre landmark in Dallas that contains six performance facilities, nine museums, a lagoon, and the largest Ferris wheel in North America. Most of its buildings were created for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition and provide excellent examples of Art Deco architecture. Visitors could spend days exploring the many things in Fair Park. The African American Museum contains fascinating collections by famous African American artists such as Clementine Hunter and Romare Bearden. The Band Shell has a 5,000 seat amphitheater that is often used for open-air performances. The Texas Discovery Gardens are located inside the exposition’s original Horticulture Building, while nature can also be enjoyed at the beautiful Leonhardt Lagoon, a great place to relax on a sunny day. Fair Park is also the home of the Cotton Bowl stadium which was built in 1932 and today holds over 92,000 people. It is often the site of American football games, and was also recently expanded in order to host World Cup soccer matches. Other favorite sites to visit include the Top o’ Texas Tower, a 500 ft (150 m) tall observation tower ride, and the Texas Star, which is the largest Ferris wheel in North America at a record 212 ft (64.6 m) tall. Website: http://www.dallascityhall.com/FairPark/administration.html

Meadows Museum

If there’s a must-see museum for art lovers visiting Dallas, it’s the Meadows Museum. The Meadows Museum is also known as the “Prado on the Prairie” due to containing one of the largest collections of Spanish art outside of Spain, with works from the 10th century to the present. The collections include masterpieces from world famous painters such as El Greco, Sorolla, Ribera, Goya, Picasso, Miró, and Velázquez. Some of the most popular pieces in the collection include several paintings by Francisco de Goya, including “La Tauromaquia” and “Los Caprichos”, as well as 20th century sculptures by artists including Auguste Rodin and Henry Moore. One of the largest pieces is “Wave,” a moving sculpture by Santiago Calatrava above a reflecting pool. Those who are more interested in more modern works will love perusing the galleries filled with paintings such as “Still Life in a Landscape” by Pablo Picasso and “Cubist Landscape” by Juan Gris. The museum also has a gift shop full of interesting books and items related to Spanish culture and art that you can take home as a souvenir of your visit.Location: 5900 Bishop Blvd, DallasHours: Tues through Sat 10:00 to 17:00, Thurs until 21:00, Sun 13:00 to 17:00Admission: Adults $10, Seniors (65+) $8, Students $4, Children under 12 free; Free admission Thursdays after 17:00Website: http://www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org/

Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo, opened in 1888, is the oldest and largest zoo in all of Texas with over 2,000 animal species. Whether you visit for a few hours or a few days, there are plenty of animals to see and things to do and learn. The oldest part of the zoo is ZooNorth, which is home to the Otter Outpost and a habitat with Galapagos tortoises. Other great exhibits include the Endangered Tiger Habitat, the Gorilla Research Center and the Chimpanzee Forest, where you can watch the chimpanzees swing around and climb trees. A favorite area is the Koala Walkabout, which introduces you to animals from the Australian Outback, including kookaburras, wallabies, red kangaroos, and koalas. At penguin cove, you can watch the adorable penguins swim. There are also several areas of the zoo created to entertain children. The children’s zoo has a petting area where kids can see the animals up close, as well as offering pony rides. The Bug U! exhibit also teaches children all about bugs, spiders, and bees. Don’t miss the monorail, a 20 minute ride through the Wilds of Africa exhibit that allows you to see animals like zebras, okapi and ostriches from above. Location: 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35E), DallasHours: Open daily 9:00 to 17:00Admission: Adults $15, Seniors (65+) and children (3-11) $12, Children under 2 freeWebsite: http://www.dallaszoo.com/

Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art was founded in 1903 and is home to a vast and diverse collection of over 22,000 works of art that date from the third millennium BC to modern times. There are so many distinct collections of art that you are sure to find one that you truly love. The African Art collection focuses on sub-Saharan art that contains everything from throwing knives to whistles. In the American Art collection, you can see paintings and sculptures from all over North America including Mexico and Canada, while the Ancient American Art collection includes beautiful textiles from Peru and gold from Panama. The European Art collection features works from the 18th to 20th centuries, and the Asian Art collection contains artifacts of India’s Mughal Empire. The Pacific Islands Art is fascinating, with pieces from as far away as Sumatra and Borneo. The museum also contains an impressive collection of Contemporary Art with many Abstract Expressionist paintings. It also has what is considered the finest collection of 19th and 20th century American silver in the entire world in its Decorative Arts and Design collection. Location: 1717 North Harwood, DallasHours: Open Tues through Sun from 11:00 until 17:00, open late until 21:00 on ThursdaysAdmission: FreeWebsite: http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org/

State Fair of Texas

If there’s one Dallas event you shouldn’t miss, it’s the State Fair of Texas, held each year starting on the last Friday of September for 24 fun-filled days. The biggest event at the fair is the “Red River Rivalry,” an annual college football game played by the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Oklahoma in the park’s Cotton Bowl stadium. If you’ve never seen an American football game before, then don’t miss the opportunity. The State Fair also includes an auto show that started in 1904, featuring tons of new model vehicles and a test drive track. You can also view the fairgrounds from above by taking a ride on the Texas Skyway gondola ride or take in a BMX bike show or a pig race. There are also plenty of activities for children, including puppet shows and storytelling. One of the most popular reasons to visit, however, is to try its unique, though unhealthy, foods. There’s plenty to try, from deep-fried pork ribs to deep-fried Twinkies and deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, though you can always go for the traditional corn dog instead.Location: Fair Park, DallasHours: Sun through Thurs 10:00 to 21:00, Fri and Sat 10:00 to 22:00Admission: Adults $17, Seniors (60+) and children (under 48” in height) $13, Children under 3 free, Seniors free on ThursdaysWebsite: http://bigtex.com/

Reunion Tower

One of the city’s tallest landmarks is Reunion Tower, a 561 ft (171 m) tall observation tower located in downtown Dallas that opened in 1978. It is one of the city’s top attractions due to its spectacular GeO-Deck, a geodesic dome that encompasses the top three floors of the building and is lit at night by 259 LED lights in various colors and patterns. There’s a large gift shop full of souvenirs, clothing, and collectibles, but the main reason to take the 68 second elevator trip to the top of the building is to take in the breathtaking views of Dallas below. Location: 300 Reunion Boulevard East, DallasHours: Open daily 10:00 to 22:00Admission: Adults $16, Seniors $14, Children $8Website: http://www.reuniontower.com/

Dallas World Aquarium

You can’t go wrong with a visit to Dallas World Aquarium. This unique aquarium is divided into several exhibits focusing on different ecosystems. Mundo Maya teaches about the culture of the Mayan people as you walk through an aquarium filled with sharks, sea turtles, and rays from their native land. The South Africa exhibit features penguins and storks, while the Borneo exhibit is filled with fascinating birds and the Aquarium contains a 20,000 gallon tunnel full of fish that surround you. There are also frequent otter, shark, penguin and crocodile feedings, as well as informative talks on sloths and jaguars.Location: 1801 North Griffin St, DallasHours: Open daily 9:00 to 17:00Admission: Adults $20.95, Seniors (65+) $16.95, Children (2-12) $12.95, Children under 2 free (prices do not include tax)Website: http://www.dwazoo.com/

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

One of the most famous moments in American history is the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. If you’re interested in this historical event, then stop by the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, located in the building formerly known as the Texas School Book Depository, which is the site from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot the president. The museum’s permanent exhibit focuses on the life, death and legacy of JFK, with over 40,000 artifacts related to his assassination, the events that followed, and his impact on American culture.Location: 411 Elm Street, DallasHours: Mon 12:00 to 18:00, Tues through Sun 10:00 to 18:00Admission: Adults $16, Seniors (65+) $14, Youth (6-18) $13, Children under 5 free; admission price includes audio guideWebsite: http://www.jfk.org/

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Nature lovers will want to spend hours at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, the site of several beautiful gardens as well as views of the Dallas skyline. Start your visit at the visitor education pavilion before heading into the vast array of gardens. The Color Garden contains over 2,000 varieties of azaleas that bloom in the spring, while A Woman’s Garden features breathtaking views of White Rock Lake. Another garden contains over 80 varieties of Japanese maple trees by a stream, while Pecan Grove is perfect for a picnic. A favorite area of the gardens is a tunnel made of crape myrtle trees that leads to the “frog fountain”.Location: 8525 Garland Rd, DallasHours: Open daily 9:00 to 17:00Admission: Adults $15, Seniors (65+) $12, Children (3-12) $10, Children under 2 freeWebsite: http://www.dallasarboretum.org/

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Time in dallas

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Local time and timezone in dallas

Dallas time
Timezone
UTC -5:00 (America/Indiana/Vincennes)
Summer time UTC --6:00
Winter time UTC -5:00

Figures

Country :
United States
Locality :
Dallas
Administrative area 1 :
Texas
Administrative area 2 :
Dallas County
Country code :
US
Latitude :
32.7766642
Longitude :
-96.7969879

Surrounding towns

  • Irving ~15 km
  • Garland ~21 km
  • Grand Prairie ~19 km
  • Mesquite ~19 km
  • Richardson ~20 km
  • Farmers Branch ~19 km
  • Duncanville ~17 km
  • University Park ~9 km
  • Balch Springs ~17 km
  • Highland Park ~6 km

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How to get there

By plane: Dallas is home to the second largest airport in the United States and the largest airport in the state of Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). It provides services to over 200 destinations both within the US and internationally.Website: http://www.dfwairport.com/By car: Dallas is easily accessible by car and is well connected by freeways that are relatively new and in good driving condition.Getting aroundPublic transportation: Dallas has an excellent public transportation system run by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit authority (DART). It operates buses as well as light rail and commuter rail trains. There are over 100 regular bus routes in the Dallas area, as well as 32 buses that provide services in downtown Dallas. Buses are generally the most popular form of mass transit, but trains are also used. The light rail system has four color-coded lines that cover 85 miles. There is also a commuter rail line called the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) which connects downtown Dallas to nearby downtown Fort Worth. Visit the DART website for help planning your trip.Website: http://www.dart.org/On foot: While public transportation may be preferable for those traveling large distances, large areas of Dallas are friendly to pedestrians, especially the downtown and uptown areas.

Dallas city hall

City hall address
CITY OF DALLAS
1500 Marilla St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
City hall phone number
+1 214-670-3111
City hall location
Latitude
32.7761782
Longitude
-96.7973409
Web site
http://www.ci.dallas.tx.us/

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