is home to one of the most popular NFL teams, the Dallas
Cowboys. Dallas also features reliable and quick rail service by Amtrak's Eagle
service. The service stops near a variety of hotels, restaurants and entertainment
complexes. Dallas is the showcase of public rail transportation because of its
ease of use. We recommend going to the West End historical district. It features
a multi screen cinema with many different shops to choose from. Trains travel
every 5 minutes during peak periods and every 10 minutes on evenings and weekends.
One of the most popular malls in Dallas is the Galleria Shopping center, it features
over 200 stores, four levels, skating rink and a massive 5 screen Cineplex. It
is strongly recommended that you take public transportation to Galleria as parking
is extremely limited. Would you like to see exotic animals? Then the Dallas Zoo
is the place for you. It features many different types of animals and exhibitions.
The Zoo also has a food court with foods such as hotdogs and pizza. The largest
model train display in America is in the Dallas Children’s Medical Center
lobby. It has all different types of unique train displays that people from all
ages will enjoy. The Dallas Arboretum has a huge public selection of azaleas.
If you visit the Dallas Convention Center you will see the world’s largest
bronze monument which has more than 40 longhorns, horses and cowboys. The Dallas
market center has more then 69 million square feet of wholesale market space making
it one of the world’s largest.
Here are some quick facts on Dallas
Area: 330 sq miles (850 sq km)
Population: 1.1 million
Elevation: 595ft (180m)
Time zone: Central Time
American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
The American Airlines history museum uncovers the history of its airplanes which
include a fully restored DC-3. You can also view video presentations, and an
awesome 2-seater flight simulator. Admission is free and the opportunity to
learn how planes work and how to fly them should not be missed.
The Dallas aquarium is home to freshwater fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
There is everything from Walking Batfish and Electric Torpedo Rays to a six-foot-long
Alligator. In 1964 the park added a saltwater section. There are over 6,000
different animals to look at. One of the special features is the “Amazon
forest which has over 30 different fish. You will not want to miss this. Admission
is as follows: $3.00 for adults 12 and older; $1.50 for children 3 - 11; free
for children under 3. Pre-registered school groups: $1.00 per person
J.Erik Jonsson Central Library
This 8 story educational hub of information was created in memory of Texas Instruments
owner J. Erik Jonsson. amed in memory of Texas Instruments’ J. Erik Jonsson,
. Located on the second floor in the Children’s Center, is a hand-crafted
scale model of the 8th century Viking ship Drakkar. On the seventh floor is
the declaration of independence which was printed on July 4th, 1776. Also, included
on the 7th floor in a special room is William Shakespeare’s complete printing
of his plays. The book was created in 1623 and was given to the library by the
Dallas Shakespear club in 1986.
Nasher Sculpture Center
This unique attraction covers over 54,000 square feet and a 2.0 acre sculpture
garden. The center will be opening on October 19th 2003. You will not want to
miss this grand opening. The center was designed by architect Renzo Piano. The
center will have one of the world’s largest modern sculpture collections.
It will also have a rotational schedule of different exhibits as well as many
educational initiatives. Admission Prices are as follows: Adults $10.00 Seniors
$7.00 Students $5.00 Children under 12: Free Hours of Operation are: Tuesday
- Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., except on Thursdays: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Closed Mondays
Six Flags over texas
The world’s tallest ride is here. The “Tower of Power” it
stands at a thrilling 325 feet and gives you the feeling of soaring through
the air just like superman himself. This park has many different rollaercoasters
and children’s attractions for everyone of all ages to enjoy. This park
is host to the October 3rd event “Fright Fest” Admission is: $39.99
48” or under $24.99 Children 2 and Under Free, Senior 55+ $24.99, Walk-up
Groups of 10+ $27.00 (each) Season Passes $69.99 Family Pass $59.99 (each) Gold
Season Pass $89.99
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Dealy Plaza hosts more then 2 million visitors each year and focuses on
the late John F. Kennedy. There are over 400 photos and 45 minutes of documentary
film depicting the mystery crime. If you are a John F Kennedy fan you don’t
want to miss out. Admission is as follows: Adult $10.00 Senior $9.00 (Over 65)
Student/Child $9.00 (Ages 6-18) Children under 6 free. If you would like to
enjoy an audio tour it will enhance the experience of this magnificent museum.
Prices for an audio Tour are as follows: Adult $13.00 Senior $ 12.00(65+) Student/Child
$12.00(Age 6-18) Children under 6 $3.00