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Dallas Travel Guide: 1,356 reviews and 2,514 photos

Dallas began its life from humble beginnings in 1840 as a trading post along the Trinity River. It has grown into a cosmopolitan city. Today Dallas is a high tech banking and insurance centre and third largest fashion centre and film production area in the nation. The skyline is also an architectural experiment of lights and creativity and one of the nations most spectacular.

While the city produces high profile sports stars and has an exceptional medical community, it is unfortunately more well known internationally for the T.V. series "DALLAS" with J.R. Ewing and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Dallas is often called home to all things "BIG" from buildings to hair, and they are not wrong on both accounts. The biggest Baptist and Methodist churches in the world are here. Though the area around Dallas was once wooded prairies, the major development in the Metroplex has resulted in the clearing of a lot trees and to me, lacks in a lot of the "prettiness" you see in some major cities. There are a few green areas, but they are generally man-made and few and far between. Gardens both public and household struggle for colour with the heat and drought of the summer months destroying any vain attempts.

Fortunately Dallas is waking up, albeit a little late, to what it must do to bring back the tourists and promote the city. It is learning much from its counterpart city Fort Worth who seems to have got it right. Hopefully in the future Dallas will be more visitor/tourist friendly.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.(c) keeweechic 2001-2008 (copyright)

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  • Feb 18, 2010 at 8:25 PM

    Your directions were perfect. The Jesus statue has the family name of "Santos" on it. Her grave is almost under the hedges. Next to her mother.

  • Jul 14, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Fantastic - wonderful pictures, I used to live there and am planning a trip in November - you give a lot to think about. Thank you.

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    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    great pages when my daughter moved to Dallas last year and I visited your Dallas were very helpful

  • Apr 19, 2007 at 9:12 AM

    FYI Dallas Alley was recently closed in 2007. Hate to see it go

  • Apr 2, 2007 at 7:55 PM

    The old Hard Rock Cafe in the old church has closed.

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    Nov 21, 2006 at 8:06 AM

    Looking to visit friends in Dallas within the next 18mths and your pages have been a fabulous insight into the area, thank you.

  • Oct 15, 2006 at 1:25 PM

    lovely page! Nikos

  • Aug 2, 2006 at 2:38 AM

    Thank you for posting this picture. We visited Dallas today and wanted to know more about this structure. I must however disagree with your views of its beauty...our family loved it!!!

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    Jul 3, 2006 at 1:46 AM

    great pages and photos on Dallas. I really liked it. congrats. love from Istanbul. Bora

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    Apr 14, 2006 at 6:03 AM

    Oh boy --- the only thing I remember of Dallas is no sidewalks --- which really did my head in ... everywhere you need to drive ... or get a helicopter or plane hihi--- a la JR Ewing! hihi :)

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