12 Cool Things to Do in Dallas

The global city of Dallas, aka the 'Big D' has something in store for everyone, as long as one knows where to go and what to do.
Ishaan Govardhan Jun 30, 2019
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Start by getting yourself acquainted with the stunning cityscape of Dallas. The top of Reunion Tower offers a bird's eye view of the postmodernist skyscrapers.
Stroll around the 66 acres of lush greenery and colorful blossoms at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum. And check out the seasonal festivities and cultural events for kids that are held here regularly.

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Drive down to the designated fishing piers of Dallas' White Rock Lake for a bit of fishing, as you bask in the sunshine.

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Don't feel like fishing? Grab a rental boat and set off on the peaceful lake. If local myths are to be believed, you should keep an eye out for the ghostly 'Lady of White Rock Lake'!

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For a good show, head over to one of the rodeos just outside of Dallas. The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is just 15 minutes from the city.

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You can visit the 3-weeks long State Fair of Texas, which has taken place at Dallas every September since 1886. You can't afford to miss this huge carnival event that Dallas is famous for.
For a change of pace, visit the Sixth Floor Museum of Dealey Plaza: the site of a pivotal moment of the last century - the Kennedy assassination.
Klyde Warren Park is a green mini-oasis that can be found near the bustling Dallas Arts District. There are plenty of food trucks here, if you feel like having some street food.
You must sip the famous Dallas Frozen Margarita. Influenced by its Mexican community, the dishes and drinks of Dallas offer a tasty blend of the American and Mexican cuisines ('Tex-Mex cuisine').
Another sign of the city's thriving Mexican community is the fun Cinco de Mayo celebration that takes over Dallas every year. Celebrate Mexican culture with parades, mariachi bands, traditional exhibitions and parties.

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Find out why Dallas' Six Flags Over Texas is known as the state's 'Thrill Capital'. With huge rides that seem to defy gravity, this amusement park is the next level for thrill-seekers.

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Prove that you're no city-slicker at one of the dude ranches near Dallas. You won't have to go far from Dallas for a taste of the rustic cowboy life.