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7138 N. Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75247
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This beautiful freshwater lake offers a nice oasis in the city. Bachman Lake is a man-made lake was originally to be Dallas' water source, but that idea was later rejected because the lake was too small. Today this lake is perfect for fishing and sailing. If you want to fully enjoy the scenery then take the 3.3 mile (5.3 kilometer) trail that surrounds the lake.
Located right in Dallas' Design District is this small craft brewery. Peticolas Brewing Company's products can be found in bars around Dallas, but the best way to taste them is right from the source. On the first and third Saturdays of every month, show up with some cash for a tour and receive a Peticolas pint glass and three wooden nickel tokens to redeems for beers at the end of the tour. Experienced and knowledgeable brewery staff guide you on a short but informative tour about the brewing process, then in the end try one of their distinctive beers like Great Scott, Velvet Hammer or Royal Scandal, among others.
Opened at the beginning of 2013, Community Beer Company likes to think of itself as more than just a craft brewery. The brewery hosts tours every Saturday afternoon and the price gets you a pint glass and four drink tickets so you can sample the wares. They usually have a few food trucks posted up during touring times too so you can delight all your taste buds. In addition to the tours, Community Beer Company hosts all kinds of community events at the brewery like art shows, concerts and beer school just to name a few.
Majestic beautiful and dressed with a sea of green the Lee Park on Turtle Creek Boulevard is one of the most stunning and gorgeous parks Dallas has ever seen. Spread over nine acres of land, this pastured park has a waterfall, pavilions, a children's garden and a marvelous Croquet Court. Inside the Lee Park is the fascinating Arlington Conservancy which was set up by the combined efforts of the Dallas Southern Memorial Association, the Oak Lawn Forum, the Dallas Tavern Guild and the The Turtle Creek Association. Be it for a picnic, to walk your dog, for an early morning jog or just to spend time outdoors, the Lee Park will serve just right. The Lee Park is also a noted events space with neighborhood functions, meets and gatherings taking place here.
This impressive brick, limestone and granite marvel, designed by David M. Schwartz Architectural Services and HKS, Inc., was built not only as the home of the Dallas Stars and the Dallas Mavericks, but also as a venue for other entertainment. It anchors the 72-acre Victory Development, a project that reclaimed an area occupied by an abandoned rail yard and power plant and is in the process of creating a vibrant urban area. Special features include retractable seating and more than USD3 million in public art. Public tours are available and require reservations.
Dallas' historic trolley system transports locals and visitors along its everyday route from downtown to uptown McKinney Avenue, all year round. Workers discovered the original trolley tracks under layers of asphalt and concrete in 1983, and today five authentic streetcars use those restored lines, preserving a piece of Dallas history. Rides are free (except charters). In the future, the city plans to extend the tracks to run farther south into the West End Historic District. Current stops include the Dallas Museum of Art and Hard Rock Cafe. The trolleys can be chartered for private events, including birthday parties and wedding receptions.
If you're looking for fun outdoor activities in Dallas, head over to Klyde Warren Park. Built over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, this park gives city-dwellers a much needed green space. Dogs can run free through the water fountains in the dog park to keep cool. Concerts and other events open to the public are held here often. Bask in the sun, play some chess or ping pong, or take the kids over to the playground - make a day of it!
This is a permanent exhibition of the tragic events leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza opened in 1989 and is located in the Texas School Book Depository building, the site from where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot the President. Displays include a moving overview of the time period, and the life and accomplishments of the 35th President of the United States. Enlarged police photographs, news footage, and audio tools allow visitors to learn about the tragic events of November 22, 1963.
Step into West End and you are instantly taken back in time. Beautifully restored and renovated old buildings among tree-lined streets and brick sidewalks, testify to the historical importance of this district that was established in 1872. Apart from the ancient buildings whose architecture never ceases to marvel, the district also has museums, amazing stores and delicious restaurants. Host to various events throughout the year, West End is definitely a hit amongst visitors and has something to offer for every individual!
Virtually unchanged from the time of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, this historic site is a tragic reminder of one of the most shocking and difficult times in American history. The landmark district, which includes the Dealey Plaza as well as the Texas School Book Depository, is one of Dallas's most important historical landmarks. You'll feel like you've stepped through time as you walk around the area, as the skyscrapers form a modern backdrop, chronicling the years gone past. Visitors can visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza to learn more about the tragic event.
Discover a South American rainforest filled with monkeys, colorful toucans, crocodiles, manatees and otters. The aquarium portion of this popular attraction features 85,000 gallons (321,760 liters) of saltwater containing marine life from around the world. Giant turaco, Three-toed sloths, Weedy and Ribbon sea dragons are but a few of the intriguing animals on display. An outdoor lagoon-like exhibit features Black-footed penguins.
The Old Red Courthouse is an outstanding feature of the Dallas County Historic Plaza. It was built in 1892 in Romanesque Revival style. It is constructed of rough-cut, Pecos Red Sandstone and trimmed in Arkansas blue granite. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a City of Dallas Landmark and a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark. Four prior courthouses have graced the same location. The Old Red Courthouse contains the Old Red Museum.