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

Sam Moon - Shopping

Written by HipHopChick on 11 Oct, 2004

You will never, ever find a better place for purses and accessories than Sam Moon, unless you are in China itself. This is the best knock-off shopping you will ever experience. They have a few locations throughout Dallas. There is one next to the Stonebriar…Read More


Dallas Cowboys Stadium

Written by SRT8175 on 12 Feb, 2006

I've awed over it on TV a hundred times. Visiting it was a big disappointment. The facility is old, in a horrible location, and is in bad repair. The only part I enjoyed was the tour of the field itself where you get to attempt…Read More


Dallas Sites

Written by SRT8175 on 12 Feb, 2006

The Dealy Plaza area, Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth Raceway were all enjoyable. Takes some time to travel your way around and parking is not so easy in the Dealy area. Worth the effort though.…Read More


Shopping

Written by j-meiners on 30 Jul, 2003

There are so many malls that the family enjoyed shopping at--Nordstroms, Macy's, Saks, and Foleys at the Galleria, Stonebriar, and Willowbend malls. The Grapevine Mills mall has a Gameworks with high tech video games, Rain Forest Cafe, and a lot of outlet malls.…Read More


Dealey Plaza Memory

Written by Casual on 04 Mar, 2001

I was very young when President Kennedy was killed and I have no clear memory of the event except for my mother crying while she watched the news bulletins on TV. That was the first time I remember seeing my mother cry and though…Read More


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Tips for Getting Around Dallas

Written by juliejaynak on 03 Sep, 2013

Dallas is going through a lot of construction right now- and I feel that it's important to let visitors know some important tips to getting around.635/LBJ Freeway has been under construction for about 10 years. It's an ongoing joke. While it is a major route…Read More


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Getting There

Written by Valerita on 18 Aug, 2010

We had to take four flights to get to Dallas, yes, four! First, Montevideo-Santiago de Chile on Lan. It was a short trip, in less than 2 hours we were landing at Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. We had a couple of hours to have…Read More


Chicago at its Best

Written by movingon123 on 07 Jun, 2009

Went to cubs game and pre-cub partying should not be saved for Cubby Bear of Harry Carays. There is a place just down Clark by the name of Lucky's.Fabulous food, VERY decent prices-friendly staff-and great music selections.…Read More


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