Dallas is a major city of Texas and the largest economic centre of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. Dallas is the county seat of the Dallas County, in which majority of the city is situated in, although the parts of the city extends to the Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. Dallas rose to prominence from being a centre for the oil and cotton industries, as well as its contributions to pop culture such as the Cowboys and their cheerleaders. Dallas also has a rich culture, an impressive cultural landscape, numerous malls, many excellent museums, and more.
What to see & do
Dallas Zoo - Located in Marsalis Park 5 kilometres south of downtown Dallas, Dallas Zoo is a 106-acre zoo that bears the title as the oldest and largest zoological park in the state. Dallas Zoo houses more than 2,000 animals of 406 species. The zoo is managed by the non-profit Dallas Zoological Society, and is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums as well as the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Dallas Zoo is divided into two major regions: ZooNorth, the original and oldest section, and Wilds of Africa, which was created seventy-eight years later. In ZooNorth are the exhibits Endangered Tiger Habitat, Children's Zoo, BUG U!, and Koala Walkabout. In the Wilds of Africa are Penguin Cove, Chimpanzee Forest, Crocodile Isle, Forest Aviary, Monorail Safari, and Giants of the Savanna.
Zero Gravity Amusement Park – Perfect for family bonding time, visit Texas' Zero Gravity Amusement Park, which has lots of exciting rides, including a 16-story free fall, 7-story bungee jumping drop, and a ride that will shoot you straight up at 70 mph. The amusement park's motto, 'Extreme Rides for Extreme Family Fun', reflects the park's initial goal to become the most extreme amusement park in the world.
State Fair of Texas - The annual state fair held in Dallas occurs at the 227-acre recreational and educational complex (also Dallas Landmark and National Historic Landmark) Fair Park. The fair usually begins on the last Friday of September and lasts for 24 days. The famous fair hosts full-blown auto shows, shows and exhibits for the children, a bike show, lots and lots of food, as well as dog and pig races, and so much more.
How to get around within Dallas
One way to get around Dallas is by using the bus service, which can take you almost anywhere. There’s also a combination of the system of buses and a light rail network with four different lines. Taxi service is also available, but they cannot be hailed off the street; one has to call for a ride. The most reliable method of transportation in Dallas is by renting a car.
How to get there
The primary airport serving the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, located in the cities of Irving, Coppell, Grapevine, and Euless. With a total area of 17,207 acres, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the largest airport in Texas, the second largest in the United States, and is the third busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements. The airport is also the largest hub for American Airlines. Flights can be booked to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from many domestic airports within the US and several international airports worldwide.