Overview Dallas

Visiting Dallas

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is the largest metropolitan area in the south, home to big business, big oil, big hair and big opportunity. Visitors to this land of plenty will find a host of excellent museums, great sightseeing and plethora of family-friendly recreation.

Museum nuts will have plenty to choose from here, including the massive Old Red Courthouse, which charts the history of the Dallas area from pre-history to current day. Another popular, though more morbid option, is the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza. Housed in the former Dallas Book Depository Building, the museums commemorates the life, death and legacy of JFK, on the very site of his assassination.

Families flock to Dallas’s Dallas World Aquarium, and Texas’s largest zoo, the Dallas Zoo, home to over 1,800 animals housed in exhibits like ZooNorth, Wilds of Africa and... Read More
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is the largest metropolitan area in the south, home to big business, big oil, big hair and big opportunity. Visitors to this land of plenty will find a host of excellent museums, great sightseeing and plethora of family-friendly recreation.

Museum nuts will have plenty to choose from here, including the massive Old Red Courthouse, which charts the history of the Dallas area from pre-history to current day. Another popular, though more morbid option, is the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza. Housed in the former Dallas Book Depository Building, the museums commemorates the life, death and legacy of JFK, on the very site of his assassination.

Families flock to Dallas’s Dallas World Aquarium, and Texas’s largest zoo, the Dallas Zoo, home to over 1,800 animals housed in exhibits like ZooNorth, Wilds of Africa and Giants of the Savannah. Other recreation includes perusing the high-end offerings of the upscale Galleria mall, or enjoying the ever-blooming azaleas at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden on the scenic White Rock Lake, which boasts panoramic views of the downtown Dallas skyline.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Dallas

Dallas Arts District: best in the USA!

Written by brigar on 23 May, 2012

Dallas has the best arts district in the USA. Award winning architects have spread their cutting edge designs across 19 contiguous blocks and 68 acres. These Pritzker Architecture Prize recipients helped to create a true arts destination where the buildings are as important…Read More


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JFK Celebrated? Philip Johnson's Dallas Memorial

Written by callen60 on 29 Jul, 2006

Located a few blocks from the Texas School Book Depository, this simple structure by renowned architect Philip Johnson sits at Market and Commerce Streets, well hidden behind ‘Big Red’, the former Dallas City Hall. I didn’t know of it before our trip to Dallas, but…Read More


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Dealey Plaza

Written by jwdorris on 11 Jan, 2005

Ask almost any American over the age of 50 where they were and what they were doing on November 22, 1963, and most can tell you. That was the day that John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated in…Read More


Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Written by quinius on 04 Aug, 2005

Save the turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and Grandma's pumpkin pie until lunch and just let the thoughts of your soon-to-be enormous lunch spur you on to finish the Annual YMCA Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is an annual race held on Thanksgiving morning in…Read More


To market, to market to buy....

Written by BeAdventureous! on 15 Apr, 2001

Ok, so I have a friend who could get me into "MARKET". All the interior designers are there with their small suitcases on rollers, there is probably some professional name for it, but that is what it looks like! The prices are not…Read More


D-FW International Airport

Written by samepenny on 23 Oct, 2000

Many people who arrive at D-FW for the first time actually think that they are in Dallas. They are, perhaps, technically either in Fort Worth or Dallas depending on where they are standing at the monent; but they are many dozen miles from either…Read More


A Word on Dallas Nightlife

Written by barbara on 12 Feb, 2003

When you leave the kids at home, where do you go and paint the town? Depends on what you like when it comes to music and atmosphere. Even ballroom dancing is popular in Dallas! Here''s a brief rundown on some of the hot nightlife…Read More


Texas

Written by Ewest on 17 Aug, 2007

If you want a strong accent to listen to, you are going to want to head to the south part of Texas or east. East they have a pretty thick accent but they don't talk as slow as some of the people in the South.…Read More


Fair Park: a place for family

Written by barbara on 06 May, 2003

What is Fair Park, you ask? This is where the State Fair is held each year in Dallas. That's such a big deal for Dallasites that kids get a day off from school just to attend it! The rest of the year, however, Fair Park…Read More


Excellent Limo Service

Written by rufusatemylunch on 26 Feb, 2007

On our anniversary, we traveled around the Dallas/Fort Worth area in a limousine provided by ECS. Not only did we get curbside airport transportation, we also took the stretch limo for a night on the town!Several wine bars and downtown museums later, our limo took…Read More


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