Dallas, Texas, is known the world over for its rich oil reserves, sports franchises, and wide open spaces. The city also offers residents and visitors a wealth of attractions, with lots to see and do while in and around the city as well as nearby areas of Fort Worth, Plano, Houston, and other such hotspots.
If you’re planning a visit to Dallas or already live in or near the city, check out these 3 fun and famous spots. They all offer a variety of options for sightseeing and for enjoying your day or weekend when in the Lone Star State.
If you’re interested in American history, and that means both its positive and not-so-positive events, you must visit The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. This museum is located in the former Texas School Book Depository, the hiding spot of Lee Harvey Oswald, whom many believe assassinated then-President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The depository has since been turned into a museum housing many artifacts related to Kennedy’s life, presidency, and death, as well as his legacy in the ensuring decades. The museum offers tours to the general public and is a hotspot for history buffs as well as conspiracy theorists who have their own ideas about Kennedy’s death and those truly responsible!
When you say the name “Dallas,” some TV buffs might wonder if you mean the city or the nighttime soap opera bearing its name! Airing from 1978 all the way through early 1991, “Dallas” highlighted the wealthy yet conniving Ewing family, who lived primarily on The Southfork Ranch. The real-life ranch that provided this authentic backdrop for the show now offers tours to visitors, along with trivia about the TV show and some of its most iconic characters. Whether you love classic TV, nighttime soaps, or an iconic and classic Texas ranch, The Southfork Ranch is a must-see when in the Dallas area!
Nicknamed America’s Team, every sports buff should see The Dallas Cowboys play at least once in their lifetime! Leading the league for several seasons, especially during the 1990s when Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith were the team’s main players, The Dallas Cowboys are known the world over for their many successes including Super Bowl wins. Seeing a game in person is always a fun time for anyone but especially those who love football and love watching a team on top of their sport dominate the field!
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