Dallas Journals

Dallas' Charismatic Personality

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A travel journal to Dallas by smileygirl

Dallas Skyline Photo, Dallas, Texas More Photos
Quote: I'm sitting here trying to conjure up some thoughts on Dallas -- a city where I have lived in or by all of my life. I want to create a journal that will be alive and meaningful. Needless to say, I will give it my best effort to bring Dallas to life.

Dallas' Charismatic Personality

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Dallas Skyline Photo, Dallas, Texas
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Dallas is well known for its fashionable trends, million dollar businesses, magnificent skyscrapers, largest banking centers, magnificent symphony orchestras, masterful ballet, artistic theatre, exotic gourmet dining experiences, accomplished museums, and so much more. By now, I’m sure you are getting a fleeting taste of what Dallas is like. SOME OF DALLAS ATTRACTIONS: African American Museum American Museum of the Minature Arts Biblical Arts Center Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden Dallas Firefighters Museum Dallas Museum of Art Dallas Symphony Orchestra Dallas Theatre Center Dallas World Aqu...Read More

Dallas West End Historic District

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Dallas West End Historic District Photo, Dallas, Texas
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INTRODUCTION: We had the opportunity to explore Dallas’ West End Historic District, West End Marketplace, and Wilson Historic District Walking Tour right before we went to The Sixth Floor. Once you set foot into this district, you will notice you have been transported back into the 1800’s. An admirable early-day business district that has been revived and restored with shops, push-cart traders, restaurants, nightlife clubs, museums and inspirational events all immersed with modern day technologies. BRIEF HISTORY: In the early 1800’s, the founder of Dallas, John Neely Bryan made a deal with the Caddo Indians for some land that was located near the Trinity River. A...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2003

Dallas West End Historic District
208 N. Market Street
Dallas, Texas

West End MarketPlace

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INTRODUCTION: The West End Marketplace is where we began our adventure at the Dallas’ West End Historic District. West End Marketplace is located at North End of Market Street at Munger Avenue. You will enter a festive outdoor atmosphere filled with exciting adventures just waiting for you. There are numerous of restaurants, nightclubs, boutiques, and bands that occupy three adjoining buildings to make up the West End Marketplace. Look out for street entertainers that will surely enthrall you with their lively music. You’ll be captivated and relaxed in this wonderful light hearted environment. BRIEF HISTORY: In 1911, the West End Marketplace Building was originally ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 27, 2003

West End MarketPlace
603 Munger Ave
Dallas, Texas 75202
+1 214 748 4801

Swiss Avenue: Historic Preservation League

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Attraction | "Wilson Historic District Walking Tour"

Swiss Avenue:  Historic Preservation League Photo, Dallas, Texas
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INTRODUCTION: Walk the historic Wilson Block along the Swiss Avenue in Downtown Dallas. You’ll see many Victorian homes fashioned in early era style. A simple yet interesting walking tour that will only fascinate and charm you all the more. BRIEF HISTORY: In 1981, the Meadows Foundation recognized an opportunity to solve its needs of larger space, while at the same time, providing office space for other nonprofit organizations. The foundation purchased the Wilson Block and began the restoration project. The end results created this block into something magical and inspiring. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Some of the things you should "know before you go" are:...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 27, 2003

Swiss Avenue: Historic Preservation League
2922 Swiss Ave
Dallas, Texas 75204
(214) 821-3290

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza

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Attraction | "The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza"

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INTRODUCTION: The Sixth Floor Museum represents an educational exhibition on the life, death and the legacy of John F. Kennedy. You’ll encounter numerous of photographs, artifacts, displays, 30-minute audio tour (which is available in seven different languages) and six films about a person who was trying to make a difference in the world. The Dealy Plaza is a National Historic Landmark for John F. Kennedy, cherishing the everlasting moments of John F. Kennedy’s fateful life. I encourage you to visit The Sixth Floor Museum to grasp a hint of understanding of something that truly shocked the world into numbness. There are several different types of exhibits that you should vie...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2003

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza
411 Elm St.
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 747-6660

American Museum of the Miniature Arts

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Attraction | "American Museum of Miniature Arts"

American Museum of the Miniature Arts Photo, Dallas, Texas
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INTRODUCTION: The most fascinating thing about this museum is acknowledging all of the small things that surround you. So many talented people who have volunteered their time and efforts were the ones who made this museum possible. A work of art that depicts flawless beauty. BRIEF HISTORY: American Museum of the Miniature Arts, also known as AMMA was founded in the mid-1980’s. It all began in a 19th-century cottage that was located on Routh Street, which later became the AMMA’s home. AMMA’s EXHIBITS: Some of the exhibits you will find on display are: Biehl House Mt. Pleasant Early Texas Rooms The Mus...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 22, 2003

American Museum of the Miniature Arts
2001 North Lamar St
Dallas, Texas 75202
+1 214 969 5502

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden

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Attraction | "Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens"

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden Photo, Dallas, Texas
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INTRODUCTION Only minutes from Downtown Dallas, we decided to tour Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Once we stepped foot on this lovely historic ground, we knew we had been transformed back into time. There were bright colorful flowers everywhere we turned, surrounded by beautiful green lawns and elegant historic homes. We knew we were ready to continue our adventure in the past. BRIEF HISTORY: In 1938, a 66-acre of haven beauty located in Camp Estate, which was designed and created by James Staub, a famous residential architect. Also on the grounds is the famous historic DeGolyer House, a magnificent Spanish Colonial style mansion built in 1940 by a Texas...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 22, 2003

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218
+1 214 515 6500

Dallas World Aquarium

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Attraction | "The Dallas World Aquarium"

Dallas World Aquarium Photo, Dallas, Texas
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INTRODUCTION: Imagine yourself being surrounded by sea life from all around the world. Imagine a place that brings all this conveniently to you in one location. No need to let your imagination run wild. Look no farther; there is such a place. May I introduce you to the Dallas World Aquarium. Dallas World Aquarium offers a place where you can view many splendors of the ocean, tropical rainforest, and exotic outdoor exhibits representing numerous of both plants and animals. Such things are: Bahamian Acropora Corals Giant Tridacna Clams Bonnet-Head Sharks and Stingrays Squirrels Monkeys Jaguars Snakes...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2003

Dallas World Aquarium
1801 North Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 720-2224

Dallas Museum of Art

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INTRODUCTION: Dallas Museum of Art is an exclusive place that displays matchless collection of artwork who genuinely recognizes the true definition of the word Art. Here, you will find many "collections" that will satisfy your heart’s desire. Welcome . . . THE COLLECTIONS: Ancient Mediterranean Asia Pacific European Painting and Sculpture Africa American Painting and Sculpture Americas Contemporary Art and Design Decorative Arts SOME OF THE FASCINATING EXHIBITS: Church’s "The Icebergs" Oldenberg’s "Stake Hitch" Monet Sargent...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 23, 2003

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 922-1200

Dallas Zoo

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INTRODUCTION: Dallas Zoo was founded in 1988 and is considered the oldest zoo in Texas. Sitting on 95 acres, this zoo is home to over 2,000 animals, including many rare and endangered species, such as Okapis, Snow Leopards, Tuataras, and so much more. It also has Reptile Collection, Reptile Discovery Center, and a Walk-Thru Rain Forest Aviary. Take advantage of their Picnic Areas, Gift Shop, and Adopt-An-Animal Program, which is all conveniently located at the zoo. Within the zoo, is the 25-acre Wilds of Africa exhibit. Featuring in this park, you will find over 90 species of African birds and mammals, and reptiles in their natural habitat. Some other features in this zoo are:...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2003

Dallas Zoo
650 South R.l. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75203
(214) 670-5656