In 1841, a man named John Neely who rode a horse named Walking wolf and had a dog called Tubby settled down overlooking the Trinity River and became the first citizen of Dallas.
From there, Fort Worth was built as a means of protection, the first State Fair was held in 1886 and saw the likes of Buffalo Bill and Dallas grow to the largest population in Texas by 1890.
Fast forward some years, Dallas helped with constructing aircrafts to help in World War 2, also had the Great Drought which saw no rainfall for over 5 years, and the saddening event of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Due to its rich history, Dallas sees over 27 million people visit it per year. Because of this, there are many things to see and do in Dallas. Here are a couple that you shouldn’t miss.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
As mentioned before Dallas was the site of the assassination of John F Kennedy. And the building where the assassination was carried out has been turned into a museum, honoring the great man.
The museum is a must-see if you have an interest in history and want to know more about the assassination and the kind of man Kennedy was. The intriguing part to some is to look out of the windows that Harvey Lee Oswald did on that historical day.
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
If you want to spend a day in beautiful areas with stunning flower displays, artwork and views then you shouldn’t miss taking a trip to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
This is a place where you should make sure that you’re wearing your walking boots as with 66 acres of garden displays that happen year long, there is easily more than a day’s worth of entertainment for you and your family.
From “A Woman’s Garden” where you can relax by the infinity pool and water features to the Jonsson Color Garden that boasts 6.5 acres of well-groomed lawn and the vibrant colors of seasonal flowers, these are just some of the stunning views that you can encounter.
It’s not just gardens that you can enjoy. Each day is full of something to do for all ages. It could be art exhibitions from contemporary artists, garden parties with frozen treats, and a petting zoo for children or learning to cook from Dallas College’s nationally recognized culinary institute.
Whatever the day, it’s easy for you to wander around and lose yourself in nature, surrounded by the dazzling colors of various flowers and being presented with beautiful views like no other.
These are only a handful of some of the amazing venues that you could visit if you decided to go to Dallas. To make things easy, hiring a vehicle to get around is recommended but make sure that you have a mobile mechanic in Dallas so you aren’t left stranded if something goes wrong.