Dallas Things to Do
There’s more to Texas than cowboys and oil rigs. Here are some of the top attractions and things to do in Dallas.
The annual Texas State Fair is held at Fair Park along with many year round attractions including an aquarium and butterfly gardens. Fair Park is a division of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department and is located two miles east of downtown Dallas. Fair Park is home to nine museums and six performance facilities including the Band Shell and the Cotton Bowl Stadium. This National Historic Landmark has the largest collection of 1930’s Art Deco exposition style architecture in the United States and is located on 277 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Special features include the Leonhardt Lagoon, Texas Vietnam Memorial and Smith Fountain. Over seven million people visit Fair Park annually for ticketed events with 3.5 million attending the State Fair of Texas for three weeks each fall.
The Texas State Fair
The Midway was all aglow with lights and featured more than 80 rides and shows. At the far end of the Midway, the new Texas Skyway traveled from a loading station near BIG TEX to the opposite end of the Midway for a full 1800 feet of fun! The Thrill Zone was adjacent to the Midway and offered extreme rides like Sling Shot, 2 Extreme, Sky Coaster and The Booster. I could see the giant Ferris Wheel as I strolled through the ride area.
Crowd appealing shows presenting canine acrobats, racing pigs, 4H exhibitors, horse training demos, a BMX stunt show, puppet shows, prize contests featuring cooking, quilting, photography and crafts ran throughout the three weeks.
They have also started lining up famous country singers to perform on the weekends. So, take a look at the calendar, and pick a day where one of your favorite singers is performing and come enjoy a great time!
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