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Dallas Texas

For many years, Dallas, Texas, has been known for ranching. But today, the contemporary city has experienced tremendous transformation. Indeed the state’s northern city is brimming with history, art, and attractions.

The cosmopolitan city has a high concentration of a relatively young and diverse population, including Europeans, African Americans, and Hispanics. Dallas has several shopping centers, restaurants, skyscrapers, high-technology service companies, etc.

Additionally, this city is a major transportation hub and home to the world’s busiest international airport The amount of cargo that goes through this airport has ranked it the largest inland port in America. An extensive highways network, light rail, and commuter-rail transit systems also support Dallas.

You can engage in many activities when you visit Dallas, including musicals, ballet, opera, and symphony concerts. Here are the other 4 things you can do in this city.

1.      Dallas World Aquarium

The adventure on this attraction site starts at the rainforest exhibit, where you see exotic birds, endangered animals, and interesting marine life. You will see when to get to The Dallas World Aquarium:

  • Different toucan species
  • Cocks-of-the-rock
  • Two-toed and three-toed sloths
  • Orinoco crocodiles
  • Giant river otters
  • Antillean manatees
  • Monkey species
  • Japanese crabs
  • Ribbon sea dragons

You will watch black-footed and blue penguins swimming when you visit the South Africa exhibit. Rays, sharks, and sawfish await you at Mundo Maya Cenote. Other creatures you will see throughout the exhibit that are important to the Maya culture are hummingbirds, tanagers, euphonias, amphibians, and reptiles.

2.      White Rock Lake Park

Do you enjoy bird watching, fishing, and hiking? If so, White Rock Lake Park is the place to visit. This reservoir is situated on the Northeast side of Dallas. It was formed due to damming white rock creek, which with time, widened into a lake that emptied into the Trinity River.

White Rock Lake Park allows you to experience wildlife and nature in an urban setting. You engage in activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, jogging, and fishing as you enjoy its lush scenery. The park is heavily used to host many special events and runs.

3.      Dallas Museum of Art

This is the crown jewel of Dallas city’s art scene. The museum has a vast collection of more than 25,000 pieces of art representing different world cultures. Dallas Museum of Art is the tenth art museum in terms of size, and this can be intimidating.

An art lover will be excited to see collections by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Georgia O’Keeffe, among others. The museum has a vast contemporary art collection encompassing sculptures, paintings, media-based works, works off-paper, and more.

Other activities include talks and tours that help guests interact with scholars, artists, and artistic leaders and explore the art. You will watch a series of literary and performing arts that combine films, music, visual arts, and literature.

4.      Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Pumpkin Village

This public venue promotes knowledge of horticulture, enjoyment, and art. It offers adults and children adequate research and education opportunities and a broad range of family-oriented activities.

The Dallas Arboretum is located on the shores of White Rock Lake, which offers guests endless potential for discovery throughout the year. In summer, you can enjoy outdoor concert series, multiple water features, and breathtaking floral displays. Pumpkin Village is available at the Arboretum during autumn and features more than 90,000 pumpkins, squash, and guards.

Indeed there is a lot you can do and see in Dallas Text. Other exciting features include Pioneer Plaza, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Perot Museum of Nature ad Science, and much more.

Kossi Adzo is the editor and author of He is software engineer. Innovation, Businesses and companies are his passion. He filled several patents in IT & Communication technologies. He manages the technical operations at

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