After living in Dallas for so many years, one thing I find most amusing is when people who do not live here imagine Dallas to be a dirt road with tie posts lined up along saloons to park your horse. I have even had someone ask me if I rode a horse to work! Well, I am here to tell you that there is more to Dallas than just horse ranches and cowboys. Dallas is a huge metropolitan that offers some of the best museums, shopping, arts festivals, music venues and sports events in the country.

If you are familiar with Friday Night Lights, then you know that football is kinda a big deal in Texas.

AT&T Dallas Cowboy Stadium

AT&T Dallas Cowboy Stadium

Our state is extremely proud of our Cowboys and our AT&T Dallas Cowboy Stadium definitely makes that statement! With a capacity of over 40,000 seats, you can be sure that when you are sitting in our stadium watching the boys, you will feel the passion and energy that Texas is know for when it comes to football.

Dallas also offers a more creative side by boasting numerous renowned museums to get your art on.

The Perot Natural Science Museum

The Perot Natural Science Museum

Whether you are looking for a more traditional art viewing experience and opt in for the Dallas Museum of Art, dma.org or you are looking for more eclectic pieces and choose to hit up the local Frontiers of Flight location flightmuseum.com, Dallas offers a wide range of museums and historical sites.

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

If you are looking for a family friendly excursion and would like to enjoy the aquatic adventure, then our Dallas World Aquarium is perfect! The DWA offers the normal viewings you would expect from a high end aquarium, but it also has a few unique venues that you won’t see at other aquariums. DWA provides customers with a rain forest, coral reef room, a port hole and so much more. With a combination of animal cams, feedings, educational tours, and on-site restaurant, it is easy to see how you can make a full day out of your visit. dwazoo.com

History can also be an adventure in Dallas and the Historic West End offers the most per capita retailers in an area than any other city in the country.

 Historic Dallas West End Entrance

Historic Dallas West End Entrance

Whether you are looking for specialty shops such as tasty chocolates, or want to see the local architectural genius of an era that is preserved in time, the West End has a huge variety of activities, restaurants, venues, and events to attend giving you a wonderful taste of Texas and history. dallaswestend.org

If you are looking to enjoy a well prepared meal using local produce and fresh herbs, then the Dallas Farmers Market might be the place for you.

The main entry at the Dallas Farmers Market

The main entry at the Dallas Farmers Market

With countless artisan shops varying from local restaurants, to seafood markets, cheese connoisseurs, to good ole Texas barbecue, this place has it all. You can find general provisions, fresh produce, friendly people and great food to wrap up a wonderful day enjoying the city. The Farmers Market is opened year around and offers seasonal harvests, local produce, live music on the weekends and much more. dallasfarmersmarket.org

The saying goes, “Everything is bigger in Texas”, so put down your over sized Texas post card and come on down to see what this great state and city is all about. With Dallas being nearly 400 square miles wide, you can only imagine how many great things there are to explore. Whether you are looking to find out about local culture, check out the great architecture, enjoy some of the beautiful lakes and parks, or simply want to drive around and explore, Dallas has something for everyone.

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